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  1. Skyla

    Do I need to clean up droppings with worms after deworming?

    Hello, This may be a stupid question, but I just want to make sure. I dewormed my flock 2 days ago with Safe Guard and today I noticed some of their droppings had roundworms in it (dead? I think, I hope?), Do I need to pick up and discard all the droppings with worms or is it fine to just leave...
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    Sick young hen, not sure what's wrong

    Hello, I have a black austrolorp, a year old, that has suddenly become sick within the last 3 days. My chickens have been pooping blood recently (not sure if it's all of them or just a few) and some have been acting sick, but not to the extent of the austrolorp. I have treated them with Corid...
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    How long to use Safe Guard goat dewormer for unknown kind of worms

    Hello, I purchased some safe guard goat dewormer to worm my chickens. It is too expensive to get a fecal test to find out which kind they had or even if they have any, so I wanted to use a pretty general dewormer. My hens have been sick recently and pooping blood, I treated for coccidiosis but...
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    Treated chickens with Corid for 7 days and still getting bloody poop

    Hello, I've never had any bloody poop until last week when I introduced 2 new birds to the flock. Within 2 days I started noticing the bloody poop and one of the new ones was acting especially sick. I started treating them when I noticed as I already had Corid on hand from treating the flock a...
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    Blood in chicken coop, what is it?

    Hello, I went to check on the girls this morning and noticed some blood in one of the droppings. I recently got 4 new birds this week and I'm guessing its from them given I've never seen blood like this in my older 3 girls. I treated my older girls for coccidiosis a few months ago, so I don't...
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    Is there a way to stop a hanging feeder from swinging/spinning?

    Hello, I decided to switch over to hanging my feeder instead of propping it up off the ground on some wood to save space. I have it hung up on a chain from the rafters (see picture below) however it keeps spinning and swinging, is this a common problem other people who hang their feeders have...
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    Is this wood sealant safe for chickens? Oil based vs water based?

    Hello, I plan on sealing the interior of my coop (which is plywood) and have read Minwax Helmsman Interior/Exterior Clear Spar Urethane worked well for their coop. I just wanted to double check that this produce is safe for chickens. Also, should I get the water based or oil based sealant? I'm...
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    Should I paint the inside of the coop to weather proof it?

    Hello, Our coop is insulated so we have very thin plywood covering all the insulation inside the coop. My question is, do we need to weatherproof the plywood so it doesn't hold moisture, get moldy over time, or warp? For the outside we used plywood as well and I used an exterior stain that water...
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    Is the roost to close to the dropping board? (Other dimension questions)

    Hello, We are making a new coop for the girls and one of the features I'm exited about is a dropping board. After looking at dimensions I read the first roost should be at least 6 inches above. Because of a window I was unable to do so, so it is very close to the dropping board (see picture...
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    Are these black worms in their water harmful?

    Hello, I have never seen these worms before nor ran into this problem in my 5 years of having chickens, however after checking one of their waterers I noticed their was a ton of tiny black worms swimming in it. I usually change out their water every few days and keep it clean, however theirs a...
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    Do my chickens have Infectious Bronchitis?

    Hello, My chickens have been laying odd eggs for about 2-3 months now. One of them lays wrinkly eggs, however recently they are not nearly as wrinkly as before, but there is still ridges and 1 or 2 wrinkles. The other hen's eggs have calcium deposits all over it and is often weirdly shaped...
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    Is a 6x7 coop to big for 6-7 chickens?

    Hello, Yes, this is the definition of a first world problem, I take full responsibility for that. Anyways, we're building a new coop for our 7 hens (we'd get more but our neighborhood ordinance only allows so many, and our 7 hens may or may not be going over that amount) and after using a 6x4...
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    What to feed broody malnourished, sick and weak hen to strengthen her?

    Hello, One of my hens recently fell ill after the end of her broodiness which lasted a few weeks. She has progressively gotten worse the last week. Her legs are very weak and she has trouble standing and walking. She also has lost quite a bit of weight and is very lethargic, puffy, and not...
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    Sick hen, Help! Tail down, lethargic, puffy

    Hello, One of my hens, a black austrolorp, has become sick. She stands in a single spot, puffed up, eyes closed, and has mild interest in food and water. I have also noticed that her tail is always pointed down. This has been going on for about a week, although she wasn't to bad to begin she is...
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    Wrinkly and thin shelled eggs, possible IB? 2 deaths possibly related? How to treat

    Hello, So I have been having some egg issues lately and health issues, I'm thinking they might be more related then I thought. Starting off first with the egg issues, one of my birds (black austrolorp) has started laying wrinkly eggs (picture below) for the past 2 weeks. The others lay thin...
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    Is this Coccidiosis?

    Hi, I believe my chickens might have coccidiosis but they don't have all of the tell tale symptoms so I'm not sure. I have found out the the environment they're in, an often muddy and wet chicken run can make coccidiosis likely.In February and this month I had 2 sudden chicken deaths, they were...
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    What bedding to use in chicken run that is poorly drained and wet

    Hi, My chicken coop is in a low area and the run is a disaster to say the least, muddy, wet, and slimy. I plan on moving the whole setup and start on new ground. Where I'm moving is at the same ground level so I plan on building the ground up so hopefully it can drain better, however I still...
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    Is this feed good quality and healthy for my birds?

    Hello, I have been having problems with my chickens health lately and also in the egg laying department. I have been getting little eggs and the ones I do are thin shelled and wrinkly. I give them free choice oyster shells and grit and I make sure their feeder is always full. It made me wonder...
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    Wet run with algae bloom possibly harming chickens health

    Hello, My chicken coop and run is in a pretty low spot and after rain or melted snow easily turns into a muddy nightmare with standing water everywhere (The ground doesn't absorb the water well), some a good 5 inches deep. When it's not muddy the ground is hard packed, desolate of life with what...
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    Healthy young chicken's sudden death without explanation, please help

    Hello, yesterday morning I had checked on my flock of 5 chickens and all appeared well and healthy. It was then later that night when I put them to bed I noticed one was showing signs of clear illness. I have lost many chickens for the short amount of time I have kept them (4 years), most for...
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