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  1. UT Hobby Farmer

    And the chickens went running.......

    Chickens for having very little brains...have a very good memory of the time that their great-great-great grandfather witnessed the savage pillaging and plundering of their great great great granduncle. Mine hit the deck when doves fly over as well.
  2. UT Hobby Farmer

    Hen doesn't look too good- Help please!

    If you can isolate her from the other chickens that would help too. Chickens are like humans, our greatest stresses and trials in life come from your own species and usually your own family. Just for the record, that is probably the only way that chickens are like humans. In every other way...
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    Hen doesn't look too good- Help please!

    Google has 2 definitions: pamper: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs" I meant the first one. Basically treat her like she is your $1,000 exotic chihuahua, except...
  4. UT Hobby Farmer

    Feces on feathers

    It happens to all of us eventually in life. Just hope that it doesn't happy to me until after I die.
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    Hen doesn't look too good- Help please!

    Nine weeks is too long. She needs to be coddled and carefully brought back to full health or else she will die. During broodiness they only poop, eat, and drink once a day. They usually don't eat as much as they need and really sacrifice things because they know their bodies can take it...
  6. UT Hobby Farmer

    MY COCKEREL HAS DROPSY! OH MY!

    The cockerel is only on his 2nd day of droopiness (first full day is today...he began hiding in the coveted and preferred nesting box yesterday evening).
  7. UT Hobby Farmer

    Hen doesn't look too good- Help please!

    She must be in her first trimester. Sounds just like my wife. J/K. All of my hens who come off broody are puffed up and such...however...they are also always more energetic than ever because they are caring for their chicks. Does this hen have chicks or did she lose them? How long was she...
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    MY COCKEREL HAS DROPSY! OH MY!

    By brooder problems...in the last we week we had 3 chicks begin to be pecked. 2 of them were only superficially pecked and no further injury occurred. This cockerel was pecked down to bloody skin. I responded by separating him from the curious eyes and wandering beaks of the others. Now he...
  9. UT Hobby Farmer

    Can it be fixed? PICTURE

    I don't think it can either. Reminds of a cartoon character...the one that is absent minded and clueless.
  10. UT Hobby Farmer

    pasting up. from a newbie chicken owner & board member.

    Uhhh... Butt exp? That sounds like a little more than the poster was asking about.
  11. UT Hobby Farmer

    pasting up. from a newbie chicken owner & board member.

    First, just curious...board member of what? As for pasting up here is the way I do it. You will need a bowl of warm water to soak, drip, and dab onto the chicks hiney. You will need to carefully pull/pick the dried poop from the chick. This is harder than you think because it is usually...
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    MY COCKEREL HAS DROPSY! OH MY!

    Thank you threehorses. Once I'm done with my real job I'll inspect for droppings. I'm fresh out of pedialyte...would gatorade work? (I'm joking here. Ironically enough we still have pedialyte from our kids winter sick spells.) The bedding in the coop is primarily barley straw. However...
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    MY COCKEREL HAS DROPSY! OH MY!

    POSTING GUIDELINES for Emergencies / Diseases and Cures. Please help us to help you. When you need to post in the "Emergencies / Diseases and Cures" section please make the title of your thread concise and specific. For example, to title a thread "HELP" or "URGENT" or "EMERGENCY", etc., is...
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