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  1. tarahharlin

    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    My speckled beauty...Fern Meadow. She's my sweet and sassy Speckled Sussex who is smart, curious, a comedian, always busy, my number one forager, but is also so affectionate and always wants to sit on my lap.
  2. tarahharlin

    Hen With Squishy Crop - Advice Needed

    I thought I would update this thread with the final outcome. She continued having an empty crop throughout her 7 day treatment and we are now going on about a week after her last treatment dose and her crop has been good. The only thing is, she hasn't laid since her crop issue, but some of the...
  3. tarahharlin

    Hen With Squishy Crop - Advice Needed

    Update- Her crop was empty when I checked her first thing this morning and she seemed to be more herself...eating crumble and scratching around. What a relief! I’ll continue her treatment for the 7 days and hopefully she’ll continue to do well!
  4. tarahharlin

    Hen With Squishy Crop - Advice Needed

    That makes me feel a little more at ease about impaction in the gizzard. So, I ended up with the cream as they didn't have the suppositories in the 7 day treatment. She got her first dose tonight, so fingers crossed. She laid an egg today too. Thanks again for your help!
  5. tarahharlin

    Hen With Squishy Crop - Advice Needed

    Thank you so much for your reply and advice! I will get her started on the miconazole as soon as I get home from work. You mentioned in your article about using 1/4 inch of the suppository. I’ve never given it in the suppository form before. Do you just cut it and pop it in their beak? In...
  6. tarahharlin

    Hen With Squishy Crop - Advice Needed

    Hi, I have a Blue Splash Marans hen that is 8 months old with a squishy crop. I check my girls crops every morning and yesterday was when I first noticed hers hadn’t fully emptied and felt squishy. I did feel her crop before going to bed last night and it was full and then checked again first...
  7. The Hennie's New Coop

    The Hennie's New Coop

    It all started with five girls in 2014 that we totally fell in love with. Their original coop was 6x3 ft not including the three nesting boxes. In 2016 we added three chicks, however one turned out to be a little boy that we had to rehome. While this coop was small, they really didn't spend much...
  8. tarahharlin

    Review by 'tarahharlin' in article 'The Old Homestead Coop'

    What a lovely coop and wonderful setup for a flock of pretty ladies! I love the pic of your Australorp's in the finished coop/run staring out. So cute!
  9. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    I had checked her ears before and they looked clear, but I'll do another check to be sure nothing has changed. Thanks!
  10. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    The Tyolsin on jedds.com is out of stock. I did find this though... https://www.nepigeonsupplies.com/product/tylosin-powder/ I'm assuming this is the same and okay to use? How many days would you give for and do you know what the dosage would be for a 4.5lb hen?
  11. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    Update on my hen- We finished up her antibiotic once she received the correct dosage, however I didn't really notice any significant improvement until about a week after being done with the meds. It definitely improved and whether that had to do with the meds, or just time, I don't know. As of...
  12. tarahharlin

    It's 13 degrees outside...And I am worried

    Hey @analyticalblonde ! I'm here to give you some peace of mind...I'm your neighbor and live in Salt Lake. :) My oldest girls will be 6 years old this spring and they have all done well throughout our winters with no heat. You're doing everything right and @aart is so correct in that first...
  13. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    So, I just found out that while at the vet, they weighed in her at 1lb. 1lb! That would be a severely underweight hen and I'm shocked that no one questioned this. I weighed her several times last night and this morning and she's averaging about 4.4-4.5 lbs. That means for five days now, she's...
  14. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    Yeah, I was really hoping it was just the typical sinus infection, but when those bumps on her wattles started growing, I felt like this was something else and of course all the scary things come to mind like you mentioned. All our girls were vaccinated for Mareks, however I know that doesn't...
  15. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    In that case, I'll start using the eye ointment again. Thanks, I hope so too and I'll definitely keep you posted and will update this thread. Thanks so much for your advice!
  16. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    Aww, Lady DI is beautiful girl!! What a rockstar and I love that she still has some spiciness! The location of her tumor looks like it's in that same spot as my girl though the one on mine isn't rock hard, but it doesn't feel overly soft either. There is a little give. 11 years old is an amazing...
  17. tarahharlin

    Lump Near Eye - Advice Needed

    I will definitely finish her sulfa antibiotic out and she still has through Friday to take it, so there is still time. Is it okay to do the antibiotic and terramycin at the same time? I'm assuming it is, but just want to double check. If so, I'll start her on that again. The thing she had this...
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