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    Serious Bumble Foot

    Oh, thanks! I will. She's a sweet little mix that was sold as a silkie by mistake. We just kept her because she's a dear. Poor thing. Appreciate the oral drop idea.
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    Serious Bumble Foot

    Have her in a dog kennel in the garage and one infection kernel removed. Thank you so much!!! Wrapped with antibiotic, gauze and vet tape. Just afraid I caught it too late while being ill myself!
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    Serious Bumble Foot

    Thanks so much. Have already started soaking! Appreciate your time Will hit TSC tomorrow
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    Serious Bumble Foot

    I just came out of a bad case of pneumonia and found out that a hen has serious bumble foot. I feel awful. I got the core out but her leg is hot. Penicillin? if so, how much in an injection and what size needles. We have had many cases, successful in all with minor surgery, but...
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    I have no clue. Any ideas?

    I guess it could be Barred Rock cross since it was with them. It is three weeks old. Any way I can tell if it is a rooster or pullet? Geesh! Appreciate your time!
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    I have no clue. Any ideas?

    Oh, no, I am even more clueless! What is a silky cross bred? How can I tell if it is a boy or girl? And thanks so much!!
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    I have no clue. Any ideas?

    I got this chicken out of either a Barred Rock or Black Sex Link bin, but it doesn't look like any of my other chickens. At all. It also has an odd foot. The skin is black, but none of the others are. I would love any info from a learned BYC member. Thanks! Skin color under wing Full body...
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    Just lost a favorite young hen

    Well, I started to get on to post an emergency, but my granddaughter's favorite chick just died in my arms. It is almost certainly internal, she never did lay like other hens and, when she did, it was a very small egg. Anyway, could any of you experienced chicken keepers tell me the best...
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    Reconsider Effectiveness of Hardware Cloth

    We layer, also. Field fencing in the interior with heavy gauge half inch hardware cloth over that. In a few places that we think the fox will try harder to get in (toward the woods) we actually have the field fencing covered with 8 ft. steel lath sheets ($7.50 from Home Depot). That stuff...
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    Coccidiosis Help!

    So very sorry for you loss! Hugs!
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    <RESOLVED>Worm...2 week old chick...HELP PLEASE!

    Not really. I got a tube of the paste and it was definitely affordable, and was on sale to boot. I squeezed a pea size amount on my index finger and just put it in their mouth. We were very short on time with a family emergency, so we tag teamed it. I pulled down on the wattles and placed it...
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    <RESOLVED>Worm...2 week old chick...HELP PLEASE!

    Yes, it is. And, when you hear from one of the experts, you will get the right information. They will tell you what to get, where to get it and how much to administer. I was lucky and had bought the safeguard for my first aid kit and had it handy, so I grabbed it, said 'open wide' and got it...
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    <RESOLVED>Worm...2 week old chick...HELP PLEASE!

    We have had chicks for years, but this was the first time I saw a visible worm so I needed help from the more experienced members badly!
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