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    Rooster fight results in infected eye

    It definitely looks punctured. He looked better this morning, so that’s good. I’ll try to do some more cleaning with saline this afternoon. Thank you for the tips.
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    Rooster fight results in infected eye

    I do not have any pictures at this time, but my rooster has an infected eye. Recently he and another rooster got into a fight, which disrupted the hierarchy of my whole flock. At first he only had the normal cuts that were easy to treat, but today I noticed that his eye was shut and had swelled...
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    Chicks are pecking at pine shavings when good is right there

    They usually do peck at the shavings. It's instinct.
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    Possible twisted tibia? 4 week old chick with twisted leg

    Looks like she is moving around just fine! I wouldn't be too worried. She's a trooper! Chickens are way stronger than you may think. One of my special needs (she's partially blind) overcame two serious infections back-to-back and is now doing really well.
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    Do you intervene with a new chick?

    That chick has a mama so there's nothing for you to do. Although, keep an eye on the pair for any odd behaviors.
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    Chicks are pecking at pine shavings when good is right there

    Are you sure that they are eating the shavings and not just pecking at the ground for fallen food (for some reason, they prefer this)? The shaving won't hurt them unless that is ALL that they eat. The shavings could tear at their gizzards and stomachs.
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    She is a cross between a Barred Rock Rooster and a Buff Orpington. She's one of my favorite girls!

    She is a cross between a Barred Rock Rooster and a Buff Orpington. She's one of my favorite girls!
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    Possible twisted tibia? 4 week old chick with twisted leg

    Has she always had this problem or it is something that just happened? If she is already four weeks old and has had this problem since she was little, there is probably no real way to fix the problem. Therapy will make it easier for her, but it is not a cure. She will likely have this weird...
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    Official BYC Poll: Where Do You Buy Your Feed From & Why?

    I buy Dumor at TSC. I noticed that my hen's poop doesn't smell nearly as bad and the feed is a great price.
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    Are there any chicken breeds that lay right through winter naturally?

    Salmon Favorelles, Orloff (a Russian breed), and pearl white leghorns (because they are bred to). The Orloff chickens are bred for cold winter weather and are a great choice when it comes to northern states, not southern.
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    Chick drinks but doesn’t eat

    That was an idea I had. I am glad that it may work
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    Sexing 11 week old Chicks. RIR Rusty and Acme, a Jersey Giant

    I only see one rooster and it’s a RIR. The others are hens. 😁
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    Chick drinks but doesn’t eat

    I have a lot of experience with raising baby chicks, but I have never experienced a chick that drinks water just fine and doesn’t eat. The chick in question is now four days old. The first two days were pretty rough with the chick being lethargic and unresponsive until I finally got it to drink...
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    I have an egg eater.

    During the last two days I noticed that some of my eggs had been broken into and not just cracked. I figured that I had an egg eater and began examining all of my chickens beaks. Low and behold I found the culprit. She is a silver leghorn. I am not sure if she is laying yet. I have placed her in...
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    That’s the problem, I don’t know which one to get.
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    I need to know the concentration that is safe for my chicken of endofloxacin. I am finding two types: 22.7 mg/ml and 100 mg/ml. Which one should I use?
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    She is not bloated. I can try that treatment but it is going to be difficult. I have a busy schedule and would need to find a way to work around it. Where can I get this medication from? There are no avian vets.
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    She went right in with no struggle. It worry’s me though. I figured that I might have had to hold her down for a few minutes. I am going to start massaging a few minutes after this this post and then let you know how everything went in the morning. (I felt her flexing her vent so I think that...
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    She healed herself in about 2-3 weeks. Then she began laying again and was perfectly heathly after a month and a half. She’s hasn’t any problems since and that was back in March. She is acting differently than when she had salpingitus. She was standing around and didn’t have a dirty butt with...
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    Possibly egg-bound?

    Ok I will try after I get home this afternoon. She is 1 1/2 old. She had salpingitis in the past, which she recovered from. Ever since she seemed to have been laying normally but I kept a close eye. I am going to soak her and try to help her out today.
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