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    Botulism in domestic chicken

    Hi I have a hen who is about 3yo. She took ill last weekend. Vet put her on antibiotics. Diagn botulism. She's paralysed from wings down. I got it in time. She's in isolation. I don't work and spend all day rehabilitating her. I love nursing her. I've been nursing her for a week. She's no...
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    Angel wing or not please?

    Thanks heaps she's on 18% protein. Id like to drop the protein level for my other goose anyway. Interesting it's his right wing AW. They usually have a feed in the morning when my chickens and ducks get fed. Rest of the day is fresh grass and whatever fruit or veges I throw as treats for...
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    Angel wing or not please?

    Each came from completely separate breeders btw
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    Angel wing or not please?

    Hi my baby goose is about 3mo I think. Only just got her wing feathers about 2wks ago. She's constantly dropping and adjusting both wings. I tried to video but it won't attach here. Both wings are always dropping, stay in place only for a few secs. They def don't stick out. Does this look like...
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    2mo gander angel wing

    Thank you I've read that AW is generally caused by with genetics or too much protein. A low protein diet. We don't have much green grass here for my new goose to peck at. It's summer and all our paddocks are brown. I'm happy to feed him separately to the others, if he needs low protein. I'll...
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    2mo gander angel wing

    Hi I picked up an approx 2mo gander yesterday. He has one wing (right side) angel wing. He's a brown Chinese goose. The tips stick out. It doesn't affect him. He stretches it well. Otherwise he's healthy, poops are good, drinking fine. Not really eating yet - it's only been 20hrs since he...
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    First time with rooster

    Well it doesn't smell. I reckon it's just an anomaly from her
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    First time with rooster

    Yeah thx I thought it could be a fart egg. My girl is getting older
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    First time with rooster

    Thank heaps I'll do more research. Yes that tiny egg does look like a bird egg not a chicken egg but it was in the nest box of the coop. I'll learn to candle it
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    First time with rooster

    Thanks the small egg definitely wasn't from the 6mo hen. She has been laying good sized eggs for her age. My question then is if I take the eggs away, then there's nothing for the hens to be broody for. Unless I put dummy eggs in and see if somebody gets broody?
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    First time with rooster

    The small speckly egg is only 3.5cm long
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    First time with rooster

    Hi I have a 6mo rooster. Just started getting frisky. Had him since he was a baby. Hes housed at night with 2 girls his age. He roams during the day with my older girls as well. He prefers trying to get lucky with my older girls. The older girls are higher in the pecking order and usually...
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    Buttercup comb hen

    Thanks heaps. Still learning about these things. Thought buttercup was too rare lol
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    Buttercup comb hen

    Thx yeah I was think buttercup cross Isa brown
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    Buttercup comb hen

    Hi I rescued a hen this week. I'm in Australia. She's about 2yo. Prev owner said she's an Isa. But she has a definite buttercup comb. Thought maybe she's an Isa cross with something. I know Sicilian Buttercups are rare. Are there any other breeds with buttercups please? Please excuse her...
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