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  1. Lyranonamous

    Coyotes got to all my ducks :(

    I'm really sorry for your loss. I know how hard that is. Are you sure it was coyotes? Seems a coyote would have taken them. I had a similar attack last year, but assumed it was a dog because none of them were taken.
  2. Lyranonamous

    Comment by 'Lyranonamous' in article 'Top 10 Chicken Predators'

    You might have wildlife control that can re-home the racoon. I always think that they need to eat too-and can't go to the food store like we can....
  3. Lyranonamous

    Chickens are all ? attacking one on the ground

    Ok I get it. Thanks so much for all your advice and support.
  4. Lyranonamous

    Chickens are all ? attacking one on the ground

    So just to be clear this separation need to be for about 3 weeks more or less?
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    Chickens are all ? attacking one on the ground

    Thank you so much for your reply and the article about victims. I had no idea it could get this bad, and I have separated the two Australorps for now until I can build an enclosure I so appreciate this information. Thanks for clarify that this is indeed a situation that needs to be addressed.
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    Chickens are all ? attacking one on the ground

    I have 6 SS (3 young) and one Wellsummer (5 yrs old) and 2 Australorps (both 5 months old). The Welsummer is usually quite timid about everything. Today the Welsummer had one of Australorps pinned on the ground and was pecking her head. Two other times in the past few weeks an Austalorp (same...
  7. Lyranonamous

    Amoxi-tabs excessive dose?

    I'm only asking if the dose sounds reasonable based on others' experience with it, so I can give her the full AM dose (or half that much) while I wait for the vet to call back.........I'm not asking anyone to diagnose or prescribe-just asking if it sounds about correct or not. Thanks to...
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    Amoxi-tabs excessive dose?

    My SS chicken is bloated, and was taken to the vet. She was prescribed Amoxi-tabs 400 mg twice a day. The pill itself is huge-and looks more like a dog sized dose. We need to cut it into fourths- From what I've found online it seems she would get 22 mg a day (she is about 5 lbs). Even a...
  9. Lyranonamous

    I just found all 26 of my ducks headless!?!?

    How sad. I'm so sorry you had to go through this.
  10. Lyranonamous

    In demand chicken breeds

    My vote goes to Specked Sussex; friendly, curious, and beautiful.
  11. Lyranonamous

    Has anyone got Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Bird Keepers Lung/Flu)

    Do you know how you got this if you didn't have chickens?
  12. Lyranonamous

    Has anyone got Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Bird Keepers Lung/Flu)

    I'm curious if those of you who have gotten sick, were you cleaning the whole coop? Just the poop board? Do you use shavings or sand or dirt floors? We use stall sweet under the roosting poles, and clean it using a kitty litter scoop-and there is some dust but nothing like removing shavings...
  13. Lyranonamous

    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Thanks very much for your response. I will follow up. I so appreciate you taking time to look at this.
  14. Lyranonamous

    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/gout-in-chickens.915762/#post-13930883 possible gout BAY AREA CHICK
  15. Lyranonamous

    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Here is the photo from that link. (this is not my chicken) I think the OP was asking about gout. I think Eggsessive was in the conversation. It looks like a Speckled Sussex The post is from 2014 and it seems the OP has not been on BYC since 2015 i will try to fix the link
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    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Ok I did not find this tread before but this looks very very similar and it also appears to be a SS. I found other photos online when this started and they were SS also The photos are from 2014 when the hen was 1 https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/gout-in-chickens.915762/
  17. Lyranonamous

    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Thanks for the suggestion of mycoplasma synovitis. I looked at some photos of this and it does appear similar. Will bring this up with the vet. But what's interesting is she isn't in pain and it's been over a year and none of other 3 have become sick. In the summer she is the one who flies over...
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    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    The first vet tried and was unable to get fluid. I think I will ask Cornell to try again. I felt her feet yesterday checking for heat and that felt normal. But I did not press on them, I will do that today. What would be your guess if they are hard or liquidy?
  19. Lyranonamous

    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Yes, this looks completely different. Was this ever confirmed osteopetrosis?
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    SS swollen legs and feet getting worse-not emergency

    Thanks for reposting my earlier photos-I had planned to do that for comparison.It is clearly getting worse. I will bring up the arthritis with vet and check her today for bumblefoot.
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