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  1. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    :welcome I just wanted to make sure you used "food grade" diatomaceous earth? Enjoy the coming adventure with your chicken friends!
  2. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    Some times it's hard to catch up... @FeatherPugs sending strength, and prayers.... I just haven't done fermented food, The younger hens seem to be ok, it's just the old EE that lays really soft or no shell eggs. Can overfeeding calcium by adding it in for the others cause them any harm...
  3. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    Mine won't eat either oyster or egg shells.... I keep trying, but they just ignore them
  4. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    welcome:woot:welcome
  5. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    I'm pretty sure you listed more then ten chickens???? Sending prayers, hugs, and spirit strength.....
  6. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    I've been saving egg shells to feed back to my hens because they won't eat oyster shells. How small should I crush them? So far they are not showing any interest in egg shell either. I have at least one sometimes two that are laying thin or broken eggs
  7. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    :loveWith little ones time goes very fast... She is beautiful:love Enjoy every second with her, she will be running :weebefore you know it. And I enjoy seeing pics of our families, feathered, furred, or people. Down to five hens.... good number for my backyard, but I always want...
  8. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    They don't always know what's best, but now she is safe, and will be happier!
  9. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    Keep an eye on the heat and humidity, The hen should keep humidity right, but about two years ago, I had shrink wrapped chicks because it was so hot and dry.... Last time I transferred the broody to a dog crate inside the house.... It was much better.
  10. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    :welcome this is the :love so welcome back...:yesss:
  11. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    Pretty Babies.... Have fun with them!!! Something seems to be going around.... I've lost two now, Hope she gets better for you!
  12. nicollee

    5yr old hen, retaining liquid in the breast area.

    If she's perky that's a good sign, If you tilted her too far forward that could cause her to "throw-up" (not good, they can aspirate) If you need more help read the thread I suggested above, it helped me with my hen with water belly, ascites. This hen I lost, I was not able to solve the...
  13. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    Ok so hay is ok, as long as it's not bedding..... The sister was one of the first 5 my husband got me as a birthday gift in 2013.... There is one sister left.... I had 10 chickens at the end of last summer, after the roo's went away, 7 felt like a more comfortable number for my yard. We lost...
  14. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    unfortunately, whatever I did was too little too late. Why no hay or straw???? I have to have hay available for the tortoise to eat.
  15. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    sending:hugs support :hugs and recognizing courage :hugs
  16. nicollee

    Laying hens with "water belly" or "ascites"?

    keeping this thread for my records
  17. nicollee

    5yr old hen, retaining liquid in the breast area.

    Look at this thread, and a good video is on this page https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/laying-hens-with-water-belly-or-ascites.68731/page-34
  18. nicollee

    5yr old hen, retaining liquid in the breast area.

    We had a hen with water belly... There are Lots of good videos on how to drain her...... Go to your local feed store and buy syringes, have a small kennel, or chicken hospital set up.... It's nerve wracking the first time you drain them, but they usually are good about it and feel much better...
  19. nicollee

    5yr old hen, retaining liquid in the breast area.

    :hit:hit:hit:hitShe didn't make it. :hit:hit:hit:hit
  20. nicollee

    Arizona Chickens

    :hit:hit:hit
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