Don't know if there's anyone out there who knows a lot about biosecurity. I'm a student who lives away from home and works at the poultry farm at my school (once or twice a week, we are a smaller farm), but I also have my own small flock back at home. I only go home a few times a year...
So I just found out my Holland Lop has fur mites... Great. Anyways I've been reading a lot of people recommend Ivermectin to treat, but I was wondering if I should use the topical treatment, liquid, or paste and what dosage? Also don't know if I should use anything to treat the hutch? I don't...
It it possible for chickens to just shed their leg scales or does discolored, slightly raised scales always mean mites? My one hen has looked like this for about a month, but I never really thought it was a concern until now. My other hen also has one or two discolored leg scales. If it is SLM...
My 3 year old Polish hen has had poop coated around her butt feathers for about a month now. We sprayed it off with a hose twice and it dirtied up again. She is not showing any other signs of illness. It smells musty down there. I did have one other hen with a dirty butt, but it was...
So someone I know has a lot of call ducks they need to rehome. I was going to add two new bantams to my flock, but I've really been having the urge to get ducks. I have 5 hens: 4 bantams (2 EEs, 1 Naked Neck, and 1 Silkie) and a standard Polish. I was hoping the call ducks could live with the...
So I was just at a poultry show today and some of the birds had mites... Of course my birds were next in line for the health check, so the person who checked the mites birds also checked my birds. When I got home, I sprayed my birds with Adam'Adam's flea, tick, and mites spray as a precautionary...
So, I have a question regarding Baytril (antibiotic). One time my chicken had to get a baytril injection because she had a respitory infection, and the vet said her eggs can be eaten after a month. Today, I had a hen get attacked by a hawk and the vet stitched her and gave me liquid baytril to...
Hi, I'm having a problem with one of my hens
1. She is a 2.5 year Buff Orpington hen. I haven't noticed a weight change yet.
2. She is normally bright, social, and alert but has been acting very slow, not talking much, less desire to eat, Just stands around sometimes. She is eating, but she is...
I need help. This morning, I noticed my buff Orpington hen (1 year old) was very slow at coming out of the coop. She didn't eat much today, and is very lethargic. She is sitting down, and standing around in the shade a lot (it is not that hot out here). She was fine yesterday. Her comb is a...
I have a green anole and he jumped out of his tank yesterday. We caught him, but I'm worried he'll do it again. He is super fast and won't let me touch him, so catching him was not easy... The lid on my tank slides lengthwise, so the whole length of the tank opens with the lid, thus allowing him...
This issue has been happening for about two months now. On my iPad, whenever I try to blow up a photo or view a photo gallery, Safari freezes completely and has to be opened twice (the first time doesn't open and closes out on me) after I close out of it. It's getting quite annoying. Certain...
Hello. You can probably already see my issue. My text is coming out as code and when...
So, I'm fascinated with dreams and what they mean. I believe dreams are powerful things and have the ability to predict the future. Here, you can share any interesting dreams that you've had, or any interesting facts about dreams! Have fun, and as always, please make sure everything is...
My Easter Egger bantam was standing on one foot a lot today. When she did walk, she was kind limping. I picked her up and noticed a small amount of blood on her toes, and I also noticed one of the toenails. The center toenail looks as if the exterior of the nail was taken off and just the...
I picked up my Polish hen today and noticed what looked like a small bit of dried blood on/in her nostril. I also saw a small streak of dried blood on her crest near her nostril. Could she have hit her beak on something or have had a nosebleed? She's fine otherwise and I have seen nothing else...
When I click on "Subscriptions" under my PM link, it says "No Subscription Activity" . However, when I go to my profile or click on "Threads" in my aSunscription link, it displays them. I read somewhere about deleting your cache, but I don't know what that means. I am using an iPad, and have...
Lately, three of my hens have started squatting for me, but two still don't. Whenever I go near my Orpington, she squats, so I pet her. However, ever since yesterday, my Polish hen will run up to my Orp and peck her on the head twice after I touch her. Why would she do this? She is bottom of...
I never had this problem until recently. I keep getting email reminders about threads and its really annoying, I have my default settings to "receive site only notifications for new threads", and I clicked "set all notifications to site only", but there are certain threads that keep on...
I have a Salmon Faverolle pullet who won't stop picking 3 of my other pullets. I have tried giving them more space, food, and I even applied Blu-Kote but it isn't working. Every time she goes near the 3 EEs she rips their feathers out and eats them. No other bird is doing this. I am trying to...
This thread is for anyone who lives in the city/suburbs! Chances are, most of us probably don't have farms, being that we're not from the country, but who cares? Not all of us are clueless in the world of poultry/ livestock, and it's time to prove it. Feel free to share your stories, explain how...