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  1. ChickenMama308

    Very thin hen - concerned

    Hello everyone! One of the chickens I raised on my property, who has since reverted into living / being fully wild on the property / in the neighborhood, yet still around my home at least once a day and docile enough to allow me to pick her up, has become very thin. Observing her, she doesn't...
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    Soft shelled eggs. Lash material? Reproductive illness? Ascites?

    Aloha everyone! My sweet 2.5 year old RIR hen, Oia, had a swollen abdomen for at least a couple months that had her having soft poops, eating less, and loss of muscle mass. Her sister died in November from reproductive illness :( Oia seemed to be getting more unwell as her abdomen enlarged, and...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Hi everyone, so 10/27 I took Nani to the vet and sadly received an EYP diagnosis, exactly 3 weeks after I discovered something was off with her and along the way I've treated her for many different things trying to rule it all out. (She is a 2.5 y/o RIR who free ranges 24/7 and I don't even see...
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    Impacted crop on a severely underweight hen - how to treat?

    Hi everyone! My sweet hen Nani (2 years old rhode island red hen) has been through a lot these past few weeks, and where we're at now, is an impacted crop. She's eating very little, but still managing to eat a bit of spinach. Overall low / sleepy energy and staying in one place mostly...
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    Severly underweight - please help! Cocci / diarrhea

    It's been quite a journey with Nani (2 years old rhode island red hen) - it's been about 2.5 weeks of lethargy, no-low appetite, sleepiness, etc. Her poops looked normal in the beginning so I didn't believe it was coccidiosis (I now know that blood doesn't always show in this case) but I wanted...
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    Visible eye worms in month old baby chicken :(

    Hey guys... I picked up my hen's only baby chick today and saw that in the corner of their eye closest to their beak, there are clear worms moving around in there :( I have no idea how long they've had this issue but they seem to be functioning normally and thankfully I haven't seen them...
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    Coop treated with DE - safe for week old baby chick?!

    Hi everyone! It's been a crazy week trying to get rid of mites, lice, and cocci in everyone / everything while caring for a newborn chick who was initially struggling from cocci. I have 3 hens in our large coop and now we have this one baby chick. 3 days ago I removed and discarded all bedding...
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    Coop treated with DE - safe for week old baby chick?!

    Hi everyone! It's been a crazy week trying to get rid of mites, lice, and cocci while caring for a newborn chick. I have 3 hens in our large coop and now we have one baby chick. 3 days ago I removed and discarded all bedding, nesting boxes etc. and went to town with dusting the coop, nesting...
  9. ChickenMama308

    Questionable symptoms in newborn chicks, 4 died, 1 left. Please help ASAP!

    My 2 year old hen just had 5 chicks with a high mortality rate... The newborn chick symptoms all came within a day or two of the chicks hatching: - General weakness, tiredness, dozing off, low energy, limpness, closed eyes - inability or lack of desire to eat / drink - consistent yawn-like...
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