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  1. ChickConcierge

    Hen limping!!

    Here’s the necropsy report on Ginger. Vet said the limp was most likely from a blood clot in her leg. I’m somewhat surprised how quickly she went from seemingly completely normal to death’s door. Poor thing was probably in more pain than I realized.
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    Hen limping!!

    I will post the report if I can get it from my vet. I’ve also asked for pictures but haven’t received them yet.
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    Hen limping!!

    Update on Ginger. I had her put down and a necropsy done today. Without sending samples for testing the vet is pretty sure it was a cancer. Ginger had lesions on her liver and lungs but the vet didn’t seem think it was Mareks, and ruled out EYP too. Ginger also had a lot of inflammation in her...
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    Hen limping!!

    Thank you for the info. Another reason we didn’t x-ray was because Ginger showed no pain reaction when the vet manipulated her legs, feet, back etc. I would have expected a little wincing or something; but nothing. I did find it interesting in the Mareks article that labored breathing was...
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    Hen limping!!

    Yes to Mareks as a possibility. No detectable numbness in her leg/foot. I’m hoping for the best. I’ll post updates. Thank you
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    Hen limping!!

    Ginger went to the vet today (in a snow storm!!). Vet thinks something else is going on in that the limp is not likely from an injury. I elected not to x-ray because regardless of what it might reveal it wasn’t going to change the course of treatment. The vet detected a slight rasp in her...
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    Hen limping!!

    Interesting. I don’t think Ginger has any sort of infection, at least not yet and it’s been 4 days or so since it began. She’s eating fine, pooping fine, still the boss and complaining about being confined (I take that as a good sign). So sorry about your chicken. I appreciate your concern...
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    Hen limping!!

    Good advice. I have been doing this and I think she’s improving. But I do expect a slow go. Thank you.
  9. ChickConcierge

    Hen limping!!

    Did the vet say what was wrong with your pullet?
  10. ChickConcierge

    Hen limping!!

    I will take her to the vet if she doesn’t improve or gets worse. I’ll keep you posted.
  11. ChickConcierge

    Hen limping!!

    It does seem like the injury is higher up on her leg. I will keep a close eye on her and keep you posted. Thank you.
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    Hen limping!!

    Thank you for your concerns. I’m hoping it’s just a sprain too. It’s always good to hear good news.
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    Hen limping!!

    My favorite hen also started limping yesterday. It’s worse today. Can anyone take an educated guess as to what part of the leg might be injured based on the video? Her foot looks clean and soft and I can’t see an injury or feel any heat or anything out of place. Ginger is a 4 year old normally...
  14. ChickConcierge

    How will my chickens do in snow?

    While I don't have any better advice to add to this thread I thought you might enjoy this video I took of my chickens a few years ago of them experiencing snow for the first time:
  15. ChickConcierge

    Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

    I plan on going to the Fowl Fest show at Birch Run again this year. It is fun for oogling the various breeds. Not sure if you’re planning on attending, but if I come across any thumb area breeders I will post them on this forum.
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    My Old Girl of 7 is pooping yellow and very small green not eating is drinking

    When my chicken had mites I gave her a warm sulphur bath to get the mites off of her and then dusted with poultry dust being very careful not to get in her ears or eyes. I don’t know anything about the cream but it does have the same ingredient as the dust. Here are pics of the products if that...
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    My Old Girl of 7 is pooping yellow and very small green not eating is drinking

    I'm so sorry to hear about your chicken. I've had 2 cases of EYP (Egg Yolk Peritonitis). I'm certain of the diagnosis in one case because I had a necropsy done. In both my cases of EYP their bellies were heavy, round and felt like soggy balloons. This is not to say that this is what your...
  18. ChickConcierge

    New member from Michigan

    Thank you to all for such a warm welcome!!
  19. ChickConcierge

    Adding heat to coop in winter?

    Here’s some pics. The Sweeter Heaters hang by chains so I can simply take up more chain to raise up, etc. I’m in lower eastern Michigan about 50 miles north of Detroit metro. It gets humid at times, but not so much in winter.
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