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    Help, chicken attacked by a horse

    Thank you, thank you for your help...I know she'll give a splint a try and the web site is full of great information. Thank you both!!!
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    Help, chicken attacked by a horse

    My friend just called and her chicken has one leg that is hanging like a noodle, can a chicken survive with one leg? Her comb is torn, but it appears that it isn't going to be a big problem. she also thinks she may have been kicked in the body but of course she has no way to tell for sure:(...
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    do lice or mites die

    I'll take a picture tomorrow and get some help figuring out how to post it. I have to admit that seeing her vent kind of gaged me. I'm used to horses, dogs and cats, I've never had to deal with lice or mites. Her vent and tail feather area looked brown and crusty. Trust me I took care of...
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    do lice or mites die

    Thank you, thank you. I treated them tonight with the Seven. I only have 2 hens, and they live in a part of the barn that's the size of a one car garage. It's metal and not partically warm. They free range all day and I shut them in at night. I threw dust around in the pine shavings, and since...
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    do lice or mites die

    Do lice and or mites die when it gets cold like fleas or ticks? And how do I know a mite from lice? I feel terrible, I thought they were molting and then I noticed the one girls butt looked dark and funny. They are thriving but it must really feel yukie. Poor girls!! How long does it take for...
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    red chapped looking feet

    Thanks, that's along what I was thinking too. Do you think they hurt her? I just wish I know why it happened, they're such happy girls, and their free range and wander all over, come to the back door for treats etc. Maybe a grass or weed from the pasture has irritated her? Again thank you:D
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    red chapped looking feet

    She is a two yr. old Rhode Island Red. I only have 2 hens. They have a whole horse stall, with hay and straw for their laying boxes. Fresh pine shavings just 2 weeks ago. I'm in Kansas so it's been unusualy chilly and damp, but the have a luxury coop which is always clean and dry. They have 2...
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    red chapped looking feet

    One of my hens has red chapped looking feet and legs. It started last week and while I was gone over the weekend it crept up her legs. What could it be and how can I help her?
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    integrating a rooster

    I have 2 grown hens and someone dropped a rooster off in my barn. If I were to keep him how do I integrate him so as to make it easy for my girls?
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    unwanted rooster, what do I do

    Thank you all for giving me help. I am a novice at this, and I hadn't thought about the fact that it was rude to just dump him off, my ego got in the way...thinking they wanted me to have him. So anyway, I should get him out of that part of the barn away from the girls and what are the issues...
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    unwanted rooster, what do I do

    ooooh shoot, who ever did this put him right in the part of the barn where they are. He is still in the cage and I've been feeding and watering him in there, but he is in their area. Is this a really bad thing?
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    unwanted rooster, what do I do

    Someone dropped off a rooster in our barn yesterday. He was in a cage with a water dish and a note written with a computer covered in a plastic sleeve. It said, Hi My name is Little Mikey, I am needing a good homeand these two chicks ae cute. Can I stay? Can I huh, Can I huh, huh Can I. I...
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    quick questions

    digitS...Thank you, that's the best help yet. With the weather still cold I wouldn't want to get her wet, but I sure can go down and put her on the perch with her sister just after dark. And I feel better about her lack of appetite, and water consumption. I won't worry so much. Again THANK YOU...
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    quick questions

    Thanks for the suggestions....I don't want more chickens, that's why I haven't put any fertile eggs under her to hatch. One day I did keep her out of the barn for a while, but she was so dispondent and agitated that I hated the thought that I was disrupting the natural flow of what she's...
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    quick questions

    How long does a hen stay broody? There's NO rooster and she doesn't even have any eggs in her nest. I take her off her nest 2 times a day for food and water, but she doesn't always drink. How long can she go on with this light diet? I want to do the best I can for her. By the way I only have...
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