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    Severely depressed chicken :(

    I posted the other day about Lulus friend (only have the two chickens) Tilly having a tumor. I ended up Friday having her put to sleep. Lulu is not wanting to come out of her coop. Shes pretty much stopped eating, taking a few pinches of food out of my hands. Since Saturday I have gone and got...
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    Help Diagnosed Tumor Tumour - alternatives?

    Will attempt to be brief. Friday (NZ) afternoon discovered what I thought was a wound - black scab 5cm wide, red around edges, small amount of puss. Got in to see vet Saturday afternoon - verdict tumor. she removed the scab and put some powder on to help contain bit of bleeding. Now on Friday...
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    New sunroof / protecting roof

    Hi everyone, My Dad came down from Paraparaumu other weekend to see if he could help with the leaking into the coop. Have added some pics. The blue used tarpoline / ground cover is not the best quality. It is what I originally had covering the coop, but water had been getting through a little...
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    Red bottom, dealing with symptoms - Mites? temporary solution

    Hi everyone, been away for a bit, hope everybody is doing well. I know it is only a temporary solution until I deal totally to the coop. Thought I was dealing with a behavourial problem, with Tilly a number of times a day pecking Lulu. Did the whole, put Lulu in top of coop, Tilly down the...
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    Chicken pecked my eye

    Hi there, Yesterday, Lulu pecked my eye. It didnt feel too bad, but when I went to drive to local store in the afternoon my eye started watering profusely. Had to keep pulling over and stopping. Ended up covering my eye with one hand and driving with other. Noticed in mirror that from the edge...
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    Mixing oyster shell and flint grit?

    Morning / afternoon / evening :) Questions - is it okay to have shell and grit in same dish? What have others experienced, as I have read about having Them separate? When I first got Tilly and Lulu I was going To go get second hand small gumboots And fill one with grit and one with shell. Well...
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    Urgent advice needed - landlord cleaning exterior of house

    hi, Tomorrow morning a maintenance guy coming to clean outside of house. He said he was using Janola (bleach). No bleach will be used on exterior wall where chickens have their dust bath, or where veges are growing. Belatedly I was thinking that one of the other walls has all concrete between it...
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    Different types of diatomaceous earth?

    I myself have on and off - more off than on - had food grade fossil shell flour myself in water. I added some to their dry feed (food grade). Assuming this means there is non-food grade? Just had a new 1Kg bag of food grade delivered today. I sprinkled some in their nesting boxes, a little bit...
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    Shared outside water; questionable worm castings; cat pee and poo

    Ok, hard part over - trying to make the title short enough :) Got my first two chickens two Saturdays ago. 1 - By accident the cats and chickens are drinking out of the same outdoor dish with water in it. Can this be a problem to either of them? 2. Chickens have been free-ranging some of the...
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    Is she egg bound, broody, or what?

    Hi, just joined up yesterday. Got my first chickens Saturday morning. Up to 4th egg been laid earlier today (Tuesday). They have had 3 hrs yesterday and 3 today Freeranging. Couple hrs ago Lulu was making a few noises Looking like she needed to do something. She went back in coop and up ladder...
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    Hello from New Zealand :)

    Hi from New Zealand, (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Brand new. Saturday just gone (Monday here today). (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Two (3) What breeds do you have? (see pic - am not sure). One is ex-battery, the other was a early...
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