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    my first time brooder wont leave the nest of eggs for going on four days now

    Should I make her get off or just leave her alone to figure it out? I have been giving her food which she eats but Im worried she is pooing on the eggs and in the nest. She is tucked back between two vertical walls so I dont get much view of anything more than her head. I dont smell any poo...
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    Coccidiosis treatment?

    I have been reading through chicken forums regarding Coccidiosis and found the treatment is Amprolium (Corrid). No word about antibiotics. I read on Wikopedia that Sulfasalazine or other sulfa antibiotics are used to tread Coccidiosis and there was no mention of amprolium (Corrid). Why is...
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    Sultan cockerel look question

    I just acquired a young Sultan and I noticed when I first got him that the feathers on each wing near where his wings attach to his body were sort of sticking out/curling out. I thought the feathers got twisted maybe in the effort to corral and transport him. It has been a week and the...
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    Effect of mating on egglaying behavior?

    I know it is said that roos are not needed to get eggs from hens but I have witness something different. I have roos and my gals are always laying, brooding and raising chicks, year around. I have a few "delicate" hens, some of them older, on my porch that I keep away from the rest of the...
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    Two month old chick struggles to poo

    Ive check for pasty butt and that is not it. It is not eating probably because she feels horrible due to not passing food. Eating food might help with any digestion issues but I cant get her to eat. It seems like a catch 22 situation. I have administered amoxicillin, doxycillin and Corrid as...
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    Chick with swelling around vent needs relief

    I dont know how to treat this. It struggle to poo but poo is normal. Checks of vent indicates no pasty but just the swelling which impedes its poop. Any suggestions as to how I can help it? Going to try Magnesium sulfate soak.
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    Possible need help with late hatchlings

    I have a broody hen who has not been doing a great job keeping her eggs warm. The result is her eggs are about a week late to hatch but they are alive as they wiggly and peep when I water candled them. I know that they have a yolk store for the normal incubation time of three weeks + a few days...
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    Helping late hatchlings

    I have a broody hen who has not been doing a great job keeping her eggs warm. The result is her eggs are about a week late to hatch but they are alive as they wiggly and peep when I water candled them. I know that they have a yolk store for the normal incubation time of three weeks + a few...
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    Can Oxine be used effectively in a humidifier?

    I am wondering if a humidifier can deliver Oxine to a group of chickens or do I need to get a fogger?
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    Denagard not working

    Young roo not responding to denagard or amoxicillin for respiratory issue. Can I give him anything for the severe wheezing he is suffering with? He has been sick for six months or longer with no apparent help from either medicine mentioned. Trying Duramycin start today. I need to help ease...
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    Mother hen being very mean to babies she hatched but were not from her eggs

    I have a mother hen who hatched many babies with two other hens in the same nest box. There were two eggs in an abandoned nest so I gave these eggs to the three broodies. All the hatchlings are light in color or brown but the two from the abandoned nest hatched out black. Two of the hens are...
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    Pullet broody on plastic bottle

    So my little house pullet, Annie, who hatched in November has been broody on a plastic bottle for a few weeks. I kept taking the eggs she was laying away but she found this bottle next to her nest. Ive given her an egg but she ignores the egg and covets the bottle. Today I tried to give her...
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    Chick hatched with slight cross beak, suggestions as to how to help correct?

    Im looking for ideas. Im trying something Ive never tried before but then I have never noticed a chick with cross beak beak so early before. It just came out of the shell this morning and I could see that the beak is slightly crossed. I have had experience and I know the with age the cross...
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    Pullet started having egg formation and laying problems

    I have a six month old pullet who started laying early and laid an egg religiously for about two months. She also laid about the same time every day rather than the one hour off routine. Anyway, after laying about 24 eggs or so she stopped for a day then laid again then stopped. Now she is...
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    Does anyone recognize this leg joint issue in my deceased quail?

    My little girl finally died but she survived since I got her as a nearly mature female with this leg/joint issue. She had a hard time getting around but managed and lived with me for about a year with this joint swelling issue.
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    Does anyone recognize this leg joint issue in my deceased quail?

    My little girl finally died but she survived since I got her as a nearly mature female with this leg/joint issue. She had a hard time getting around but managed and lived with me for about a year with this joint swelling issue.
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    Swollen, itchy around the eye area on one side, favus?

    I have a young roo who I just notice was lethargic and with closer exam found its eye area swollen and that he was bothered by it, possibly itchy him. I also have been treating an older hen for what I am pretty sure is Favus on her neck. I noticed she was scratching her neck and found the...
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    Ideas on what to do with excess male quail

    I have to get my male quail number down. It is just too hard on the females. I have about a one to one ratio right now and so I rounded up about 75% of the males and have them separated from my females. It is so much calmer for the females and Id like to continue this environment for them. I...
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    Advice needed regarding quail hen with head enlargement

    I was out feeding the quail and came across a little hen with a strange looking head. I brought her in and she is away from any males for now. Im pretty sure the sack on her head which wiggles when she moves her head is filled with blood. She doesnt seem to be bothered by it and she can stay...
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    Swollen leg joints prevents walking

    Any idea what might have caused this? She has been crippled even since I got her. I didnt notice months ago why but just the other day I happened to get a look at her leg joints. They are so enlarged rendering her legs locked in position. She gets around pretty well but used her wings as...
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