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  1. coach723

    Old girl has laid a lash egg

    Thank you for the update, I'm glad you have vet that knows something about birds, and I do hope this one has a happy ending. @jwehl , my guess is that the implant is Suprelorin or the equivalent. There are some threads on here that discuss cost in the US, probably you can search for those...
  2. coach723

    Chicken with odd scab on foot starting to smell rotten...

    Glad to see the update, awesome job! Looks so good. Congrats!
  3. coach723

    What's wrong with Hazel ?

    Molting? They sometimes don't eat well during molt and can lose weight. If she has pinfeathers coming in anywhere then that is what I would suspect. The new feathers are sensitive and uncomfortable, they may be standoffish from others due to that, sometimes they just don't feel great. You...
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    Lash egg / salpingitis diagnosed - what next?

    I've had some go fairly quickly. Others lived longer, a couple made it 18 months or so. Those that survived longer gradually slowed down. Body condition deteriorated (keel became very prominent) despite feeling heavy, due to the matter in their abdomens. I had one that had an abcessed ovary...
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    Lash egg / salpingitis diagnosed - what next?

    I have attempted treatment on about 8 hens for this over the last 10 years. None of mine have recovered. My guess is that while the antibiotics might slow it down, it's really resistant to treatment, and the fact she's expelling lash material would indicate the issue is not resolved. And you...
  6. coach723

    Necessary Multiple Rooster Space in a Coop and Run

    It very much depends on your space, the number of hens, and the roosters/cockerels in question. I have two roo's currently, 5.5 and 6 years old, and 25 hens. They all stay in the same coop, they all range in the same enclosure. They are outside from morning until dusk in their fenced run...
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    Bumble foot surgery...successful?

    Jeez, I'm so sorry, I neglected to put the link to the thread in my answer. :he:oops: Here is the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/bumblefoot-removed-but-no-kernal-came-out-despite-major-swelling.1419956/page-2#post-23466292 Yes, I would also do the lesion on the bottom of the...
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    Bumble foot surgery...successful?

    Hard to say if his foot will be normal after it's all healed or not. I had to do a lot of tissue removal and cleaning the first go round with mine and the toe that was swollen appears to have nerve damage. He does OK with it, so I just keep an eye on him. It is no longer swollen, it just...
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    Bumble foot surgery...successful?

    So first two pictures are before surgery, third is immediately post surgery, and last two are now? Just guessing, but the middle toe and foot still appears swollen in the pictures, so you may not have gotten all of it out. The one on the top/side appears to me to be regenerating, circled...
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    Co-operating with Marek's

    Here is another thread, all about people dealing with Marek's in their flocks and breeding for resistance, may find something helpful there. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/moving-forward-breeding-for-resistance-to-mareks-disease.894589/
  11. coach723

    5 month old silkie with wry neck now dying

    I'm very sorry. It's always harder when you have put a lot of time and effort into caring for one. It's very hard to say from a distance what your best options are. If you think the vitamins are having any positive effect then you can continue those. Since she also has scissor beak (it...
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    5 month old silkie with wry neck now dying

    I went back and read your other posts. Did you up your dose of vitamin E to 400iu? And provide something containing selenium to help absorbtion? While wry neck is often caused by vitamin deficiency, it can also have other causes. Illness like Marek's disease can also cause it. The leg...
  13. coach723

    Leghorn earlobes are yellow

    Yellow legged breeds with white earlobes will sometimes have yellowish earlobes. It's probably normal. Leghorns in particular are mentioned on page four in the attached document.
  14. coach723

    Mites causing an eye infection in chicken

    Since you still have mites on her, I would do as @Eggcessive recommended, and I would clean out the coop again, spray with a permethrin based spray, and replace all bedding/nesting materials again. Sometimes it can take multiple times at weekly intervals to get all the mites that continue to...
  15. coach723

    Help. Need info for my hen

    What does it feel like? Hard, soft, squishy, etc. and does it move when you manipulate it? What do droppings look like? If it's been this way for a year, and it's getting gradually larger, then a tumor or cyst would be suspect. If vet care is an option for you then some imaging might...
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    Injury? Self-inflicted? Something more?

    The cockerels won't eat the oyster shell, their bodies don't need it. They may pick at it at first out of curiosity, then ignore it. Some cockerels will calm down as they mature, every one is different. If you can't find a flock raiser then an 18% starter/grower is a decent substitution, that...
  17. coach723

    What is this??

    Normal chicken temp is 105 to 107, and can sometimes be as high as 109 Fahrenheit, so they will feel warm and can be totally normal. Lots of things can affect temp. Ambient temp, stress, activity, etc. How they act is often a better indication. You can take the temp by inserting a digital...
  18. coach723

    Injury? Self-inflicted? Something more?

    That is rooster damage. She may be a favorite due to being more submissive. They lose feathers here from his feet hanging on, they sometimes lose feathers on the back of the head from his beak hanging on. I also think you need more room for them. Minimum recommendations are 2 - 3 square feet...
  19. coach723

    What is this??

    I agree with @LaFleche . I would trim his beak, I would not wait to do that. Instead of giving him canned vegetables I would use a regular balanced feed (flock raiser or all flock since he's a boy and doesn't lay) and moisten it with water to make a mash so it's easier for him to eat with the...
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