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  1. glassdragonfly

    Heartbroken

    I'm so heartbroken, my little Mercury passed today. She started having problems laying eggs and nothing I did seemed to help. We would get passed one egg and the next would be worse. This was my biggest fear for her. Yesterday she was great and today gone. I know you guys will understand how...
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    Old girl in trouble

    Hi all! When it rains it pours :( So I have a 5 yr old Barred Rock hen Girly, that I thought has an impacted crop. Not empty in the morning,no smell,stinky runny poop plus drinking like a fish! Oil,massage,repeat and it felt like her crop would go down. She would eat a few bites,then nothing...
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    Question about cold temps

    :frowHi Everyone! I have a strange problem. Mercury has been doing great,living in the garage,being spoiled rotten. But today she went into her little box and I thought she was going to lay her first egg. But no egg,wanted no food(:eek:) Crazy for Mercury! So I got worried and brought her in the...
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    Mercury has a tail!

    So this is Mercury,and at 7 months old she is finally growing a tail and some awesome foot feathers! Mercury has had a troubled start. Her mom did a great job until week 5,then stopped being mom to her and her brother. Then brother who had a vaulted skull of the silkie got killed by one of my...
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    Bumblefoot??

    Hi everyone. One of my brother-in-laws chickens was limping today,so his wife asked me if I would take her home to see what I can do. Of coarse I said yes. I cleaned it but now I don't know if it's bumblefoot. Heres what I know. Sexlink hen is around 2 yrs,layer feed,no free range,no rooster,no...
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    Is Mercury a boy or girl?

    Hi and good morning! Mercury was hatched on April 15 and I always thought she was a girl. However I'm not getting any signs either way. Both parents are half silkie on mothers side.Parents on fathers side is Hawkie or his son,I think they are EEs. Mercury is still smaller than her mother and her...
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    Treat entire flock with corid or not?

    Hi All, Thanks for all your help with my little hen. Sadly she passed last night:(. She was the only chicken sick but should I treat the rest with corid or not? She has been separated in a cage but when it was cooler the cage was in the coop. Now due to a brazen fox everyone is locked up. I've...
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    Long time lurker,new member

    Hey All,My name is Katie and I have been using Backyard Chickens for info for a long time. So I want to thank everyone for all the info. By posting all the trials and errors of keeping chickens yo have help me keep mine healthier and happier! I have a mixed flock of old and young...
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    chick not thriving

    Hi all! First thank you to everyone for posting here. I have been lurking here a long time and always found what I needed. But now I have a problem chick and need some help. My stepson had some chicks hatch under a hen,two had crooked toes so he brought them to me. I took care of that and...
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