Recent content by aesch

  1. aesch

    Show me your dust baths

    Ahhh. Good observation. I never thought of that. Thank you.
  2. aesch

    Show me your dust baths

    Nice. My dream is to have a contained area just for dust bathing that protects from rain, snow, and sleet. Maybe this summer I can get something made.
  3. aesch

    Show me your dust baths

    Good to know. Thanks. I've been using animal grade but it's quite coarse. I've used food grade for flea hot spots in the house which works nicely. Big difference between them
  4. aesch

    Show me your dust baths

    Pretty good ideas. Thank you all so much. I might try to make at least 1 covered bath if we ever get temps above freezing again in my lifetime. You all rock! Appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
  5. aesch

    Show me your dust baths

    Hello all. I'm needing a way to keep my girls and Mr. Wattles dust baths from the elements. I've tried a few different designs but nothing works too well. Either they can't stretch all out or the rain and snow ruin the mix. (I use DE, premethrim (might not have spelled that right), ash from my...
  6. aesch

    Baby chicks failing to thrive??

    Me too. Bloody poop can mean a lot of things: worms, infection, etc. If more than 2 of them are bleeding I'd be tempted to take a couple samples to the vet for analysis. If you bought these from a breeder or online hatchery you should get in touch with them to see what they recommend. If they're...
  7. aesch

    Baby chicks failing to thrive??

    Thanks for the pics. Definitely pasty butt on the last one. Not sure about the eye problem, I've never had that with any of mine. But the other pics show feathered and active peepers and they look really healthy to me. Not sure why the size discrepancy between them but they simply may have...
  8. aesch

    Baby chicks failing to thrive??

    Would you please post pics? Makes it easier to visualize what each chick is going through. It sounds like you've got several issues at once. The first thing I would do is replace the shavings with dried all purpose sand. Pine can trigger breathing problems. The only thing I put in the water for...
  9. aesch

    Looking for a few broadbreasted female bronze turkeys.

    Got my birds from local grain mill this past spring: 3 toms, 1 hen. Toms were delicious and Matilda is now my official pet. I just love her and so do my neighbors. I'm looking for a heritage Bourbon Red now.
  10. aesch

    Swollen hen foot, need treatment advice

    Hopefully the leg will heal correctly and that all goes well. I'd like to address the shaking head and walking backwards since no one else has mentioned this. Please check her ears for ear mites as long as she's laid up and you have easy access. They are miserable for an animal.
  11. aesch

    How do I know if my chick dying?

    I'm sorry you have to go through this process. It's a hard lesson we have all learned one way or another. It's possible that the chick was sick when you bought it. I've gotten chicks from very reliable sources and they still ended up with pasty butt and other problems. Now that you are better...
  12. aesch

    How do I know if my chick dying?

    Yep, you're absolutely right. He just looks parrot-like in that pose but the comb gives it away. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and with such tact. I've never seen a dyed chicken before. Can't be good for them.
  13. aesch

    How do I know if my chick dying?

    Check the yellow chicks vent where it poops and see if there is any clinging to the feathers. If there is poop clean it off very gently by soaking it in warm not hot water. Dry the chick thoroughly. You have a parrot and a chicken. They have different feeding needs. The chicken should be given...
Top Bottom