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  1. kattfink

    Vet says Mareks... 2 girls down... another sick. I am DEVASTATED.

    She is booked in to see the vet this afternoon. If it is the same scenario I will ask for her to be sent to the lab.
  2. kattfink

    Vet says Mareks... 2 girls down... another sick. I am DEVASTATED.

    Damn.. They didn't mention that as an option and I was too hysterical to think that intelligently. 😔
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    Vet says Mareks... 2 girls down... another sick. I am DEVASTATED.

    Back from a vet trip without my 2 girls.. They had to be euthanised. One had become lethargic, sleeping standing up, not perching. The other, a rescue from cage farm, always had a limp and very funny looking. Her limp had worsened so off to the vet with them both. The vet said more than likely...
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    Sick Hen.. What should I do???

    I had someone who knows chickens well to have a look at her.. She said yes she's sick, no she's not egg bound, she had food in her crop and it felt normal. She suggested worming them all again and feeding my sick girl a teaspoon of minced garlic and chilli every day for 5 days. Has anyone else...
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    Sick Hen.. What should I do???

    I just gave her some water with soluvite D in it. She drank about 5ml without any fuss. I'm not sure who is laying at moment. We average 3 eggs a day from our 10 hens. She is holding her head normally, very clean around vent. She looks in great condition. It's night time at moment so hard to...
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    Sick Hen.. What should I do???

    My 1.5 yr old hen has been laying down with her eyes shut on and off today. Every time I get stressed and worried she seems to make a recovery... She has been eating, I'm not sure about drinking. I gave them all multi vitamins in their water yesterday. I just went in to lock them up for the...
  7. kattfink

    Cracked maize and porridge

    Thanks for your reply! Yes, my chickens are also my pets :love They get layers pellets and Peters Mix everyday as main feed, then veggies etc later. I heard that warm porridge is good to keep them warm at night. LOL great coincidence :clap They had me fooled!
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    Cracked maize and porridge

    I experimented yesterday and soaked oats and cracked maize in boiled water for 30min... The girls went NUTS for it! Is this ok for them to be eating? There were more eggs this morning than usual :-)
  9. kattfink

    Is my girl sick?

    I still don't know what or how to check a hen's vent is???:sick
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    Is my girl sick?

    The past 2 days my hen Crystal has been dozing during the day, standing up. Today she's not eating or scratching around. Is just standing in the corner of the run. Her eyes look different but I cant tell why. She hasn't laid for past 2 days either. She feels normal... Should I take her to the...
  11. kattfink

    Rescue Chickens can’t roost

    That's great to hear! Thanks, you have re-assured me that they will adjust. Those posts are a good idea... nice and thick.
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    Rescue Chickens can’t roost

    I rescued 4 Isa Browns from a caged environment. There were 50 of them all kept in a shed. They are approx 8 months old and very clumsy on their feet. I’m wondering if they have long term damage from being kept in cages? They struggle to step up onto things, and really stumble over a wooden...
  13. kattfink

    Adding 4 Isa Browns to our flock- look mistreated ☹️

    Today we bought 4 Isa Browns... The last of 50 a woman had. Apparently they’ve spent past 4 months in a shed as they had a fox problem ( all 50 hens) They are 35 weeks old and apparently moulting. 2 are so pale in face and combs. They have been eating non stop since we got them home 2 hrs ago...
  14. kattfink

    Australorp x Leghorn boy or girl?

    Here are the other 2...
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    Australorp x Leghorn boy or girl?

    We were told this was a SHE but I'm pretty sure she was trying to crow this morning... Is 10 weeks old and much bigger than the female Australorpe x Isa sibblings. What do you think?
  16. kattfink

    Integrating new pullets

    I have exactly the same situation! Have 3x 7month old hens (2 reds, 1 bantam) and 3x 3month old australorps. Have separated the coop with chicken mesh. Have been living alongside each other for a few weeks now. When I let the together, our "head red" goes nuts. Attacks the new girls, jumps on...
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    Anyone used Aristopet Scaly Face & Leg treatment (for ornamental birds) on chickens???

    Just found a bottle of this at farm supplies shop. Would it work on chickens? My girl has scaly leg pretty badly. Thanks!
  18. kattfink

    Australorp X chicks sexing help!

    I’m pretty sure u are right... this one is very sweet, the other 3 fight a lot... :-(
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    Australorp X chicks sexing help!

    They are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your pics!
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    Australorp X chicks sexing help!

    that’s what I’m thinking
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