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  1. Chickarama1

    Sick older birds

    Thank you - yes, I did wonder if it was a reproductive issue. This girl is still going out but lying down for most of the day and going off into a nest box on her own at night but I think I will isolate her tonight and try to get her a little bit more comfortable. I had another bird die of this...
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    Sick older birds

    She is an older girl - probably about 4 years old. I suspect she has not laid for a while and she was a little off colour about five or six months ago with similar symptoms. She did have a bloated abdomen but it seemed to clear up a bit after a very gentle massage. Droppings seem normal...
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    Sick older birds

    Hello dear Chickeramas! I was wondering if I could ask your advice again please... last week I had one of my older birds die. She had been ill for a couple of days and I had separated her and tried everything I could to pull her through. She lost a lot of weight very quickly and in the last few...
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    Failure to thrive

    It's not looking good for this little chick. It has its eyes shut most of the time and what seems like a full crop so I think that its digestive tract has not developed properly :(
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    Worming....

    Yes, on the packaging it shows a chicken, turkey and goose and only refers to these species in the instructions hence my question. I am probably being over cautious but thought I would check. Thanks anyway.
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    Failure to thrive

    Hello I have a small group of commercial chicks who are about three-four weeks old. All look great apart from one that has not grown at all and still looks like a week-old chick. It is eating and drinking but sleeps quite a bit. I have given them all some vits to try and help it a bit but am...
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    Worming....

    Good morning all! I was wondering if I could ask for some advice. I have chickens, ducks and guinea fowl and I want to worm them all. Can I use Flubenvet for all of them? It does not mention ducks or guineas on the packaging... Tried calling a variety of vets and no definitive answers! Many...
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    Sudden Death Syndrome

    Morning all, I have three day-old chicks who all looked amazing and well this morning. They all seemed to be going great guns, just started to peck at starter crumb and took their first drink etc. The largest and first born was running around great so I went off to sort our my dogs in the next...
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    Guinea with a dodgy eye

    Thanks ever so much for answering. Yes I have pretty much been gently washing and trying to put in eye drops when I can catch him.- which is a major task. His eye looked odd when he was born and he had spraddle leg (we hatched him in an incubator) so I guess it is not a surprise that there is...
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    Guinea with a dodgy eye

    Dear all, I bred a load of guineas last October and when they hatched we had one which was a bit odd looking, it couldn't open its eye properly.. and it had straddle leg. we fixed the leg and it seemed ok and now it is fit and well in every way except I noticed tonight that its eye doesn't look...
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    Angry Mama!

    Many thanks..
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    Angry Mama!

    Dear all, Advice please! I have a hen with two three week old chicks in a small run and chick house. The hen is desperate to get out and free range but I really don't want to let her chicks go with her because we have lots of predators here (birds of prey and a very large domestic cat from...
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    Is there something wrong?

    Dear all, Just to let you know that the ickle cutie 'disabled' chicklet that we thought had no chance at all suddenly turned into ninja chick as soon as he (and I reckon he IS a he!!) got himself some mates :) Here he is standing on his younger duckling siblings - god knows what will happen...
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    Is there something wrong?

    Hi everyone, One of my hens was sitting on a clutch of eggs and she successfully hatched two but the other five were slightly younger eggs (not due to hatch for a few more days). She sat for another day or so but then gave up, destroyed the nest and abandoned it. One egg in particular was...
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    Gold Silkie drama

    Thanks for this - it is summer (UK - awful rain!) here so I will try to wean them off the lamp I think. She has perked up a bit in the last few hours and she is eating well now with no unusual poop which rather strangely, makes my heart sing! I am learning all the time so any advice is...
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    Gold Silkie drama

    Hi, I'm new to this so please forgive my ignorance - it is a learning curve! I am currently raising two 7 wk old chicks and a 6wk gold silkie. I have had them all for a few weeks and they are currently inside still under a lamp in clean conditions. I have noticed in the last few days the...
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