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    Silkie hen and chicks with DRY light brown crust at nostrils??

    I have a silkie hen and 7 chicks who have a crusty brown discharge around their nostrils. I have two other silkies, one roo and one hen in the same coop, but they are separate from the mom and babies and I see no crust on their nostrils. There is no wet discharge at all that I can see. When I...
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    Why would my silkies head started to bob??

    I have a silkie whos head just started to bob in a strange way. He seems to be fine otherwise but it's really bothering me. I just got him a few days ago and he appeared to be fine up until this morning. He was eating some grass and it looked like his was taking extra time to swallow the grass...
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    Silkie roo with a strange bobbing head! Help!!

    I just got two silkies. I am guessing they are between 8-10 weeks old. One I believe is a roo and the other a hen. Anyway, I have had them for 3 days now and the roo started doing this strange bobbing head thing today. He didn't do it at all before and I noticed it this morning. He looks as...
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    Is there such a thing as using TOO MUCH Sevin Powder for Lice?

    I just got two silkies who had some lice on them. I gave them a good dusting with Sevin powder. My question is, do I have to get the excess powder off of them or is it okay to leave excess on them. I am worried if it gets into their food or water. Thanks in advance. At first I thought it may be...
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    Just curious what actually works best on poultry lice?

    I just bought two silkies and they have what I believe is lice. I looked on the poof on their heads and I see flat little brown bugs that kind of resemble a flea, but is not a flea. I am pretty sure that they are lice. I was reading that sevin powder works, but it sounds messy. What else works...
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    My neighbor has 15+ cats and I'm afraid to let my chickens free range!

    Okay, so I have a question and it may sound dumb. We have 18 pullets who just started laying about a month ago and 2 roos. We have a big yard, and I would love to see them able to free range and have control of our yard. HOWEVER, my neighbor right next to us has at least 15 cats! I see one in...
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    Worrying about Mareks...what to do?

    Where to begin. I have a crate that I have been using for my pet chickens. We had a sick girl a bit ago, and we had her confined in this crate. We had acquired a few other chickens yesterday and had to put them in the crate that we use for our pet chickens. We put the chickens that we acquired...
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    Does this sound like Mareks disease to you?

    I have a young hen who recently had what I thought was sour crop. I had made a bunch of phone calls to see if I could find a vet in my area who deals with chickens. Eventually I found one. I told her all of my chickens symptoms and she told me that it sounded like Mareks to her. Her symptoms are...
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    Can someone give me some advice on sour crop?

    My chicken definitely has sour crop. I am able to make her vomit some of the nasty stuff up, but not all of it comes out. There is still quite a bit left in her crop. I put some probiotic capsules in her water and took her food away. She is separated from the others for now. I also saw that she...
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    Chickens Crop is HUGE and Squishy!!

    I have a barred rock hen who isn't doing so well. I caught her and separated her from my others because her crop is SO full, it's bulging and she's separating herself from the others. I noticed it today. It's not hard, it feels like there is liquid in there. I read to smell at their beaks to see...
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    My 14 week old bantum/leghorn rooster died :( Anyone have any info...

    I'm so sad This morning he seemed to be just fine. Last night he was fine, he was running around as usual with the gang. Tonight we noticed that he was just laying around and wouldn't get up. We got him out of the coop and he just felt weak. He wouldn't walk, eat or drink ANYTHING. Just laid...
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    My chickey is keeping his mouth open most of the time??? What's wrong?

    I have 9 barred rock chicks. They are about two weeks old. One of them I noticed last night is keeping her little mouth open most of the time. She will close it now and again, I just don't know what's wrong because none of the other ones are doing this. Kinda bothers me. Any insight would be...
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    Can I put chicks less than a week old with my four week old chicks?

    I have chicks that will be roughly four weeks old next week. I am going to be getting 2 chicks next week that are a few days old. Is it okay to put them together? I don't want the bigger ones picking on the little ones! Any advice on a smooth transition?
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    Hi from Central PA :)

    I'm new here and I was reading posts and fell in love with this site!! I saved some chicks from a friend from being ripped apart by her roosters. I was on the phone with her when she discovered her little peeps and told her I wanted them!!!! I couldn't stand the thought of them not having a...
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