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    Slow hen, diarrhea, big crop, she's sick

    Well...I had the vet over on Friday (3 days ago) and he decided to ultrasound Thelma internally and externally, and found absolutely no egg issues. Thank God!!! BUT he did see that her intestines were packed and solid white on the machine. So...far too many mice at once. I was giving her olive...
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    Acclimate a recovered hen from indoors to outdoors in -15C

    Ya...we might be near to eachother as it's been gorgeous out for the last few days. She's spent a bit of time outside yesterday and today and seems to get pretty tired, pretty fast. So giving her the option of going out as well as figuring out how to possibly open a window is nice too. Thank you. 😁
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    Acclimate a recovered hen from indoors to outdoors in -15C

    Thank you so much. I might be able to open a window but she is in our sunroom which is our entry to our house. I was toying with the idea of letting her outside a bit longer each day for a few days, and then putting her in the hospital crate in the coop with a heating pad. I like your idea...
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    Help! What is going on with my hen?!

    If you can move it around but it's stuck in there, then my guess is a tick. Alot of tines when you gently move it you can see their legs squirming around. I've seen them look exactly like a BB. I've mistaken them for a BB before. I have a set of tick twisters, they have 2 sizes for large and...
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    Help! What is going on with my hen?!

    Ticks cause a few things. When there was one stuck in my dog for a while, then I pulled it out and that spot stayed like a swollen bump for a long time. 🤷‍♀️
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    Acclimate a recovered hen from indoors to outdoors in -15C

    Hi all. I am happy to say I have a recovering Ameraucana hen who I will be looking to put back in the coop in the next few days. She's spent the last 6 days in the house and it is winter here. The nights go down to at least -15C. It was really warm and sunny out today so I gave her a bit of...
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    Slow hen, diarrhea, big crop, she's sick

    The two poops on the wood floor are from today. And the poop in the sand is from Monday (2 days ago). The round firm poop on the wood floor was hard and dry and light coloured on the inside, and the white wet poop had very dry light coloured bits in it too.
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    Slow hen, diarrhea, big crop, she's sick

    Hello peeps. Please help. ❤ My 2 yr old Ameraucana hen is very much off. Her behaviour was off about a week ago. So I checked her and couldn't find anything going on with her. She had stuff in her crop but she also ate her brekkie shortly before I checked her, so I assumed that's why. She LOVES...
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    Ya...I thought the freezing would mess up the enzymes and such. Thank you. I think that's a good idea to feed only the amount they can eat in that short time. Then they can eat the layer pellets the rest of the time. Or I can feed them a few times a day. Whatever works will be done. Lol.
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    I'm in Ontario, Canada. There's no free ranging right now with the frozen ground and so much snow. Lol. I also have layer pellets available for them all day long. They don't eat them very much though. Maybe I'm giving them too much of the fermented feed right now. If I give them less then...
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    Thank you so much for this info. I've already taken a look at the link you shared and there's so much info there. I'm gonna take my chances with fermenting, for now and see how things go. 😊 I've been keeping the feed covered with water and feeding after 24hrs. If there is no water above the feed...
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    Oh yes...that's a good idea. Do you ferment too? I looked up quite a few different types of feed to ferment and scratch was one of the types talked about alot. My guess is because of mostly whole grains. I'm going to be adding pumpkin seeds, and millet when I'm a but more comfy fermenting. 😊
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    Yes I ferment inside. 😊 But the feed freezes after fermenting when I feed them. It takes about 30-40 minutes for the feed to freeze. I can break it up easy enough, and they go wild for it again. Lol.
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    Fermented feed in winter??

    Hello peeps. I'm feeding my girls fermented scratch and they are loving it. BUT...it's very cold here, often at or below -10°C. Today it is -18°C and the feed is frozen. I drain it really well before I take it to them. And then I break it up when it freezes and the girls still eat it. Are there...
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    Fermented feed for molting?

    @PioneerChicks do you know of a thread that covers this? Or do I do the same thing as with the scratch? I put water about an inch above the scratch and make sure to keep it covered in water. If I do as @Percheron chick says, do you know if I mix the flock raiser in with the scratch and then put...
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