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    Hen returned with 2 chicks

    Haha no she’s a Barnevelder/shaver cross!
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    Hen returned with 2 chicks

    *update* So omg! When I got home all is well with mum and two chicks so I went looking for the nest again and I found it! Sadly there were two more dead chicks there and two eggs had pipped holes and there were nine other eggs. They were cold as. So I gathered up all the eggs to go dispose of...
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    Hen returned with 2 chicks

    Thank you everyone yes I have locked her in with her two babies. They are doing ok, tiny wee chicks cause she’s little too, only 6mths old so I was surprised she’s gone broody so young. I’ll post a pic when I get home :)
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    Hen returned with 2 chicks

    Hi my little hen arrived with two baby chicks this morning. She’s been coming and going last few weeks and I don’t know where her nest is. I found two dead chicks about the place. Should I keep her and the chicks locked up now? I’m worried she may have other eggs/chicks or chicks hatching. Would...
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    do i have bleed my birds

    After dislocating how long do you hang it to let blood drain into neck cavity?
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    Gapeworm?

    Thank you for your reply, ok yes it is also winter here and we have had a lot of rain recently. Which antibiotic would be best if it’s a resp infection? I’ll keep her inside and monitor her first.
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    Gapeworm?

    My bantam just started this odd breathing sound, she was fine earlier. Sounds like a duck, her breathing sounds “chesty” also. I’ve looked down her throat and doesn’t appear to be a foreign body, crop feels normal, comb red. Can’t get aviverm till tomorrow. Can I give her anything to ease this...
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    Identify these Bantam Breeds

    That’s interesting, I guess like dog breed standards can be different in other areas too. They probably are too well fed though too haha
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    Identify these Bantam Breeds

    Yes I’m in New Zealand. Thank you that’s really helpful. I don’t know much about bantams and took them as a favour as the previous owner had a house fire and couldn’t have them anymore. I was going to move them on but I like them to much now lol. They are good looking wee things with a lot of...
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    Identify these Bantam Breeds

    Thanks! I really like the little smooth ones
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    Identify these Bantam Breeds

    Thank you yes I think we call them Pekins here, very cute and I like the little OEGBs. Yes,they are being treated with ivomec and baths and manuka honey and neem oil. Need a net to catch them cause they are fast!
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    Identify these Bantam Breeds

    Hi can anyone tell me what breeds these bantams are that I inherited? Thank you
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    To shift or not to shift

    Ok yeah I have an incubator, if they hatch there, will I put the chicks straight in with mother? Will definitely get a pic of them altogether, I have one pic of the chicks, I checked them over yesterday.
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    To shift or not to shift

    Yes I put water and starter next to them. They have popped out today and mother is eating with them. Yesterday and this morning I candled eggs and took out ten! that were no good. I think she’s got approx another eight in the nest. No more chicks have hatched yet. I’ll sneak in and candle some...
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    To shift or not to shift

    Hi thank you, I put some other eggs around other nesting spots. There’s another chick now, hoping more hatch today, it’s been three days and she’s not off the nest yet, not sure exactly how many eggs are under her cause I hadn’t managed to catch her off the nest long enough to count.
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