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  1. Kris5902

    Feral Goat Lice Treatment?

    I adopted an orphaned baby goat a little over one week ago, and lacking an outside companion for her, she is currently a “house goat” until we can transition her to living outside (hopefully with my mother’s pet sheep. I’m bottle feeding her and introducing her to a textured goat feed, alfalfa...
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    Pradofloxacin? Is it ok for chickens?

    I have a Rooster lame with severe bumblefoot I’ve been treating for several weeks now, the swelling is moving up his leg now. I have been treating him with Baytril (day 7 today with little improvement) that I had on hand while my fingers are crossed for getting some stronger antibiotics. I found...
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    Severe Bumblefoot in Meat Rooster, Antibiotic advice?

    I have a very large meat Rooster who is a wonderful boy. With severe bumblefoot on both his feet. I’ve removed the bumble and cleaned one foot, but the infection and swelling just isn’t responding to topical treatment. I’m using a triple antibiotic, changing the dressing and flushing the area...
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    Meat spot or something else?

    I found these in an elongated egg with a super thin shell. The shell seems to be missing the membrane and interior white shell... it’s brown through and through, with a rough texture. Thoughts? The yolk was also much oranger than usual...
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    Please help with damaged beak! Rooster, insect bite. Swollen face

    Yesterday morning my rooster was perfectly fine, but sometime between then and this morning I believe he was bitten on the face by something and has had a fairly severe reaction. I dosed him with some Benadryl about 1/4 of a 25mg tablet at 11 am and redosed him again about 5 minutes ago when I...
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    Strange noise gasping?

    Just went out for evening egg check and heard an odd noise one of my younger pullets who has been laying for the last month or so is making a strange noise she can’t seem to stop. Could she have been injured during a mating attempt? Is there anything I can do to help her? She has clearly been...
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    Power outage on day 5!

    The power went out early this morning on day five of my hatch. My incubator temperature dropped to 65 and has only gotten up to 85 in the two hours that I’ve had it plugged into an inverter and deep cycle battery. I’m not sure how long the power outage will be for. But the room temperature has...
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    Random Rooster Questions/chicken psychology

    Hi, I have lots of Roosters (7) and have developed some questions about how they interact with the flock and their hens. I’ve been keeping chickens for just over 1 year now, and have grown my flocks to a total of 79 birds. I do a little free ranging, but mostly keep my birds in Chicken tractors...
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    Rooster attacked by hens, and possible frostbite

    I did a little chicken rearranging and everything was seeming fine. yesterday morning was day three of giving all my Roosters hens and pullets. I had maintained a cockerel pen with just three boys since late spring. I gave both my roosters separate pens and a group of 4 hens and 4 pullets that...
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    Big enough for hatching and other egg questions

    I'm desperate for more blue and green Layers as well as Black Copper Marans. The Farm where I live just bought six green layers at POL to directly compete with me for the niche I found in the local egg market. :he So much for a friendly supportive family farm environment. :( I’m considering one...
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    Bi- something or rather? What breed is this?

    so these were purchased as point of lay pullets with the description of they might be a “bi something rather I didn’t pay attention to it she had three different breeds and these were on sale” any guesses on the breed? They were bought in Sannichton Vancouver Island BC Canada. They have grayish...
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    Prolapsed vent

    today one of my rescue chickens developed a prolapsed vent I’m trying to get it back in and it’s not staying she is almost 2 years old
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    Help with re-integration for rescues.

    Hi, I’m looking for some advice on reintegrating some rescue hens and my not-exactly healthy Cockerel Sammy (he will be 1 year in November). Background info: since December I have been treating, abducting, and rehousing the chickens on the farm I live on. Their conditions are not good, with...
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    Chick with malformed vent? Please help.

    this is my second hatch, things went overall quite well, my chicks are now 2 days old and I’m concerned about the vent on one, I thought it was just pasty butt yesterday, however on cleaning it again today I noticed I can’t find the actual vent? today I also noticed it’s a little lethargic. The...
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    Little giant, low temps

    I’ve got a full incubator, it’s a little Giant styrofoam forced air one, the two thermometers in the Bator read 99.5, as does the digital one, but when I check it against my digital human thermometer it reads a bit low 96-97 degrees. Is this too awfully low? Should I try to adjust it up?I’m dry...
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    Meat bird, Probably dying. Can I help her? Possible heart issue?

    I came back from setting some eggs in the incubator and when I went to do the evening move/feed noticed one of my meat birds didn’t move to the new grass, wouldn’t stand or go for the feed. I’ve moved her inside her comb is purplish she is panting and has a swollen abdomen right near her vent. I...
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    Size for chicken hatching eggs?

    I’m going to do a hatch! I’m collecting my own eggs for the first time ever, and was wondering about the sizes. I’ve got some red hyline layers that are 1 1/2 years old laying 70-100g eggs, I’m keeping the best of the 70-80g ones. My Marans has only been laying for 2 1/2 months, but I really...
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    One of these things is not like the others...

    Moved my meat birds out today at 4 weeks old, and I’m puzzled by this featherless wonder. I am supposed to have all Red Rangers, but this one is a little different... hatchery (Beau Peep in BC, Canada) also provides CX and dark Cornish as meat breeds. Any thoughts on what it might be? This is...
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    Is this bruising? Not an emergency

    on April 15th one of the farm chickens was dropped hard by a child in the coop, she was limping badly. I’ve been treating her for SLM and trying to get her to walk on her left foot. A lot of dead scales came off after a few days of treatment. She doesn’t have bumble foot, and the limping is...
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    Egg bound? Broken egg inside?

    I have an underweight hen I rescued who was dropped and injured her leg/foot. Leg is doing much better, but she has been laying very thin shelled pointy eggs. (She also laid a really wierd body checked one early on). I treated her for SLM and dosed her with Ivermectin on April 15. Yesterday...
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