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  1. Granolamom

    No poop in 10 days!

    We've had a 12 week old BCM pullet quarantined in the house for the past 10 days. She is lethargic and only eats/drinks when prompted (we go in there 20 times a day, to "wake her up"). She will eat starter feed, finely chopped sunflower seeds, and scrambled egg. No fruits, yogurt, raw...
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    3.5 pounds of impaction removed from hen's crop! Now, what to feed her?

    Well, we found a vet who actually agreed to do surgery for a severely impacted crop on our 2-year old Jersey Giant hen. He pulled out 3.5 pounds (seriously!!!) of sand, gravel, grain and hay, and then flushed and closed her back up. She is on antibiotics, and has food and water in her cage, but...
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    2-year old hen acting "drunk" (Update: she has severely impacted crop, - please advise on crop surge

    2 years ago we purchased 3 Jersey Giant chicks, who turned out to be wonderful hens. One of them has always been a heavy eater, and if she were a human, I suppose she would be consider "obese". She free-ranges along with everybody else, and is a good forager, but she also loves to indulge in her...
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    4 week old duckling constantly sits down on it's haunches

    We currently have no rooster, and therefor decided to let one of our hens, who goes broody every month or so, hatch a fertile duck egg. Everything went well, and she successfully hatched a little Pekin duckling. He is 4 weeks old now, growing well, and seems active and lively, but he only walks...
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    So I rescued these 2 Pekin drakes...

    ...and now the question arises, what to do with them. I have no other ducks (only a flock of chickens), and therefor must decide whether to keep these boys in a separate area with only each other as company, or whether to get them some girls. If I keep both drakes, how many females should I get...
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    They were sitting in a cage infront of a local business for 3 days, without food and water, and in their own feces. Brought them home, gave them chicken feed, water, and a small tub to play in. They immediately proceeded to clean themselves up, and went from being dirty and stinky to shiney and...
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    Chicks with 2 Moms - How's that going to work out...???

    So my White Leghorn (who I was told won't go broody) went broody at 5 months of age, and we let her sit on 4 eggs. About a week ago, her sister decided to go broody, as well, and ended up sitting on the same 4 eggs (they sit side by side, take turns getting up and eating, and defend the nest...
  8. Granolamom

    6 month old White Leghorn in severe distress, please help!

    She is standing up in a corner, clucking in a weird, high pitched voice every few seconds, and looks like she is straining to pass an egg. She has poop hanging from her backside, her eyes are closed, and she drops her behind to the ground every few seconds, only to stand right back up again...
  9. Granolamom

    Hen vomiting yellow liquid - help please!

    I have an 8-month old Delaware who stood around looking puffy and sluggish this morning. I brought her in and did the usual if a quaranteen chicken (warm cage in house, favorite foods, vitamins, etc.). She had some interest in food, but seemed really sluggish. I just came back home and found...
  10. Granolamom

    Just found a worm in an egg! Ewwwwww!!!

    Getting ready to crack 2 eggs for breakfast, I discovered a greyish lump in one of them, about the size of a lentil. Upon further examination with a magnifying glass, it turned out to be a white worm, about 1 1/2 inches long, and dead. I worm my chickens naturally by adding garlic powder and...
  11. Granolamom

    BO hen with troubled breathing, green poop, and perhaps paralized leg

    Sarah is a slightly overweight 2-year old BO hen. We separated her from the rest of the (free-ranging) flock 9 days ago, because she was sneezing and did not seem her usual bossy self (she's one of the top hens in a flock of 20). We treated with Vet RX for the respiratory symptoms, and Tylan 50...
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    5-month old BO pullet has trouble lifting head up, pls help!

    Just found one of my BO pullets with her head on the ground. She can still lift her head, but has a hard time keeping it up. This is her only symptom, and she was happy and active last night. My hens get layer crumble, kitchen treats, BOSS, whey (from the goats' milk), and ACV in their water...
  13. Granolamom

    My hen died in my arms!

    Lucy was a 2-year old SLW, and the picture of health, up until 3 days ago, when I found her sitting around, tail down, and puffed up. I brought her into the house, gave her water with ACV and some Colloidal Silver, and made scrambled eggs mixed with fresh goat milk for her, which she ate a tiny...
  14. Granolamom

    Wanted: 3 Buff Orpington pullets (3 months +), West Georgia

    If you have some nice, healthy girls available, please contact me via pm. Thanks!
  15. Granolamom

    How much Oxytetracycline do I give to 1 chicken? Help with dosage, pls

    After 4 days of having a weak, barely eating, heavy breathing 8-months old Welsummer hen in the house, and giving her Colloidal Silver, tomatoes with garlic, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, vitamins, and everything else all-natural, all to no effect, I have now purchased a pouch of Terra-Vet soluble...
  16. Granolamom

    Georgia BYC'ers: Where do I send a deceased hen for testing?

    Our beloved Frieda died last night, after having severe respiratory distress. Since we have another one with similar symptoms, we want to send Frieda's body to a lab to get tested, in order to determine the best course of action for the remainder of the flock. Where in West Georgia can we send...
  17. Granolamom

    Help now, PLEASE!!! Hen down, gasping for air, comb and wattles purple

    2 year old BR hen. We just found her in the backyard (she was fine this morning), laying on the ground, and gasping for air (each time she breathes, her entire body lifts up, then relaxes back down as she inhales). Comb and wattles are purple, she is not walking. We have her inside, please help...
  18. Granolamom

    Lethargic roo with mint green poop - please help

    "Velocy" is a 10 month old BR rooster, and has been the picture of health until now. This morning he did not want to come off his roost, and this afternoon he is sitting around, tail down, with no interest in his surroundings. His crop is close to empty (I can feel a tiny amount of "grainy"...
  19. Granolamom

    Rooster laying on his side, head on the ground, crop empty. Help!!!

    I'm posting this for a friend of mine who just called me. Her roo (about 7 months old) was found an hour ago, laying on his side, unable to get up, with his head wobbly and on the ground. He has trouble breathing (beak is open, and he's gasping), and his crop is completely empty. He was in the...
  20. Granolamom

    Newly purchased pullet with leaky eye. What could it be?

    I brought home three 5-month old Welsummer pullets yesterday, and have them in a separate run, away from my flock. All three looked great to me, when I picked them up (clean feet, clean feathers, clear eyes, good weight and overall appearance), but when I got them home and looked at them in the...
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