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    Weird poop, some advice please

    Hello I saw this weird poop today and I thought I had better get some advice on it. I have five hens so I’m not sure who did it, but I have an 18 month old Australorp who is going through a heavy moult, so I’m wondering if it’s her. She hasn’t been as interested in the commercial feed, but...
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    Possible crop issues... some help please

    Hello, I’ve been reading other posts about sour crop and I’ve been a bit reluctant to create yet another post as it feels like people are repeating themselves, but I thought maybe I should post something as it’s specific to my hen. I have a salmon Faverolle who is approximately fifteen months...
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    Chicken physio... Anything else I can do??

    Dear all My Barred Rock pullet started limping three weeks ago. I took her to the vet who put her on antibiotics and pain meds. She had a second course the week later and slowly seemed to be getting better, but then seemed to go backwards. She would barely move, but would eat and drink...
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    Pecking below the eyes?!

    Hello fellow chook lovers. I took my eight month-old Barred Rock pullet to the vet today as she’s limping. She gave me some meds and I brought her home. I let her out to free-range before bedtime and my two Isa Browns who are Boss Chook and 2IC started doing this weird thing where they appeared...
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    Help with suspicious poo

    Dear all I'm a bit worried about my girls, their poo isn't looking as normal as I'd like it at the moment. A lot of is light brown and squishy, rather than dark with a white cap. The vet confirmed a tapeworm egg in a fecal float a couple of weeks ago, so I got some strong worming solution and...
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    Eggs during the withholding period

    Dear all I am dosing my girls today with some strong worming solution and the advice is not to eat any eggs for at least seven days. Rather than tossing them (like I did when treating them for coccidiosis) I thought of cooking them up and feeding them back to my flock. Does anyone else do this...
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    Dirty/red bottom, to wash or not to wash??

    Dear all One of my hens has, to put it delicately, a “poopy butt”. I have been treating her for coccidiosis and she and the other hen have not been able to free-range as I have two pullets in quarantine. She has a favourite spot in the garden where she likes to have a dirt-bath, at a certain...
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    19-Week pullet has diarrhoea...stress??

    Hello friends We got two pullets three weeks ago at 16 weeks. They have been in quarantine all this time as we have two Isa Brown hens. We discovered that the Isas had coccidiosis so they are being treated for that. There was diarrhoea in the quarantine pen so the vet said to treat them as...
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    Crazy chook-lady signing on ;-)

    Hello new friends I thought I would join this forum so I can ask questions about my fears/concerns about chook-rearing and give my poor friend a rest. (1) When did you first get chickens? We got our original two ladies in October 2017. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now we...
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