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    Yall helped save Alexa!!!!

    Here's the original post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/symptomatic-hen-cant-account-for-illness.1344972/page-2#post-22098999 Alexa was on the edge of death. I thought for sure she would die. I immediately isolated her and put out the word that I needed help here on this forum. All...
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    Sure the pics are in the main post now. I have her on nutridrench, pedialyte, and sugar water right now. She's not eating yet :( Crop is normal. On just my own exam (im not a vet), she feels completely normal. She has gasped a few times.
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    Yes she can *slightly* raise her head up and look around. Not fully though. She kind of hangs it. She's never had any reproductive issues however that doesnt mean thats not a cause of what she's going through. THe belly has no distension or hardness, no lumps or anything like that. I'm going to...
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    Thank you, I will do that. I appreciate it!
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    For a second I wondered that myself, but she doesn't appear to fit the bill on that. Wry neck always is a disturbing thing to see. What she's doing is more like, she looks highly distressed and is hunched over. Very lethargic.
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    Yes I will post pics no problem. I'll go get them after i write this. I have no roosters in my flock. She appears uninjured. She can stand if I put her up, but she's unsteady and she is very hunched over. Wings dropped, backside dropped, head dropped. She's still looking around like she always...
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    I was wondering if it could be an egg issue. I live in NEOH and its pretty dark all the time, I do not supplement light and so she hasn't laid in probably a month. My bantam polish aren't the best egg layers to begin with, but I haven't seen either of them lay in at least a month. WHen she was...
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    Symptomatic hen, can't account for illness

    I have a VERY sick bantam buff laced polish hen (frizzle). She is 1.5 years of age. On Friday it was warm and I let the chickens out to free range. She was fine and running around like the little spunk she is. Yesterday, Saturday, I found her crouched, wings down, head down, backside curved...
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    Red tail hawks are toying with me and terrorizing my flock!

    Ask me anything - I am currently going through the process of applying for a permit from the US FWS for depredation. I have a swarm of red tail hawks that have moved from the farm down the street to the woods in my backyard. Its only a matter of time. I have a steel wire covered run and it is...
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    Quail can't wallk help

    Found my favorite quail laying down on her side in her habitat. I picked her up to see if she was ok and her legs were stiff sticking out. I thought maybe she was going to die. I fed her nutridrench and B12 liquid mixed together, and then water. She drank a ton. I put her in a box on a bunch of...
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    Chickens bringing "presents"?

    That makes sense. And yet, still highly disturbing that my little Alexa (bird) would eat another bird.... ewe.
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    Chickens bringing "presents"?

    Has anyone ever had one of their chickens bring them a "present"? Similar to how a cat would? I really feel like no one will believe this, but it happened this morning and I dont know whether to be amazed or disturbed. So this morning around 530am I let all the chickens out of their enclosed...
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    you cannot **JUST** get some chickens

    Exactly! I have 9 and that’s plenty for me!
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    you cannot **JUST** get some chickens

    Disclosure: my chickens are my pets as well as my source of eggs so I am HIGHLY biased on how they **should** be treated. SO here's the thing. A close relative of mine wants chickens. I've been hatching chickens, raising chickens, caring for chickens, and even breeding quail this for a couple...
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    My HEN is CROWING????

    That does make sense. She's VERY protective of the flock.
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