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  1. welovechickens

    Ducks darts around in circles

    We thought about it, but I was never able to grab him. I had him eating out of my hand a few times, but he'd move if I moved. A couple wild ducks joined him at the creek a couple days ago, so I'm hoping he'll follow them to a better place.
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    Ducks darts around in circles

    Sorry it took me so long to respond. No, he has been down at the creek by himself until just a day or two ago.
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    Ducks darts around in circles

    We do feed him, but his behavior seems to be more a fear thing than excitement. Lately it has happened before he even eats. I'll take a video next time.
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    Ducks darts around in circles

    I will take a video. My ducks would do the "fresh pond" dart, but his thing is different. He appears to be afraid.
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    Ducks darts around in circles

    There's a Rouen we've been feeding down at our creek for several months, and he often behaves very strangely. He'll get out in the deeper water when we arrive and start darting around, as if he's afraid of something in the water. Sometimes he'll eat first and then do it, other times he does it...
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    What happened to my chicken's toe?

    Thanks! I'll clean it up and make sure nothing else is wrong with it. She seems totally normal, no limping, so I'm thankful for that.
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    What happened to my chicken's toe?

    I was checking my hen's feet earlier and found an injury on one of her toes. I don't see any blood. It just looks like tissue came out and kind of dried up. I attached a couple pictures.
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    Bumblefoot Surgery

    Reply is down below.
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    Bumblefoot Surgery

    Emmy is 9 months. I found the large scab about a month ago. We removed it, but no pus seemed to be in the wound. I found the smaller scab earlier this week. I thought it was dirt stuck to her foot pad so I picked at it. The scab came loose and had lots of pus behind it. Never could detect any of...
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    Bumblefoot Surgery

    I apologize for my late reply. I couldn't get pictures until I had help this evening.
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    Bumblefoot Surgery

    Is there anyone in the Round Rock, TX, area who might be able to do a bumblefoot surgery on my EE? She's got it in both feet. We've removed the scabs and soaked her feet in epsom salts water, applied antibiotic ointment and wrapped with gauze/vetrap. Her feet are slightly swollen, but no redness...
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    Best worming medication for chickens

    Thank you! I don't have a regular vet...would I just call one to see if they are willing to do it?
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    Best worming medication for chickens

    My three girls are 7 months old now, laying like crazy, but today I noticed worms in a cecal dropping! They were very much alive. :sick What's the best wormer for what I assume are roundworms? I never had worm issues with my other chickens. Thanks,
  14. welovechickens

    Is this fowl pox? Please look at these photos

    Yes, that is definitely pox. It makes them feel pretty droopy, so you may have to tempt your listless one with some really tasty treats to get her to eat something. My bantam had huge scabs on her tiny face with it, and it was awful to see. Hope your girls feel better soon!
  15. welovechickens

    Someone help!! Never had this happen......:(

    Chicken wire doesn't protect against predators at all. You must use 1/2" hardware cloth like was previously mentioned. I'm so sorry for the loss of your babies! :(
  16. welovechickens

    Fleas in the yard, NOT on chickens, but on ME!

    I am so itchy today, and keep feeling like something is crawling on my head! (I've never found a flea on my head...but UGH!) :tongue
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    Fleas in the yard, NOT on chickens, but on ME!

    I've been finding a flea in my clothing here & there, and bites in various places, mostly on my legs. There is no evidence of them in the chicken house or on the chickens, and none of our immediate neighbors have outdoor pets. It looks like we will need to treat our yard, but I need to know what...
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    Crazy, jealous bantam

    I tried letting them work it out, but Cookie bopped Baby on her comb and Baby ended up with blood all over her head and face. I'd rather they didn't draw blood on each other. Maybe Baby will be in a better mood after a few days.
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    Crazy, jealous bantam

    Is there any way I can get my bantam to stop attacking one of my other chickens? Cookie (Ameraucana) stood up to Baby (bantam) ONCE...and now Baby goes completely berserk, attacking Cookie if I let them out at the same time. Baby is just coming off of being broody; do you think that might have...
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    Comment by 'welovechickens' in article '《Human After All》'

    what does this have to do with back yard chickens
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