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  1. Lisa202

    wheezing chicken & whites of eyes red

    I have a 6 year old EE bantam, who last night started wheezing loudly. I separated her, gave her bread soaked in Olive oil (which she didn't eat until this morning) and the wheezing stopped (it had stopped last night when I checked on her late). She seems okay except that her face looks redder...
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    This fly trap REALLY works. *PICS

    I've tried the vanilla car scents and the sticky pest strips...both did not work. Sure, flies got stuck to the pest strips, but it didn't get rid of them. Then, one day... I was in Home Depot looking for something heavy duty to kill giant spiders I just discovered in my basement (my throat...
  3. Lisa202

    Now I've seen it all

    I know that a hen, in the absence of a rooster, will take on the roll. I've lost a rooster in my flock twice, and each time I've had a hen crow from time to time, but I had no idea that they would actually mount another hen?! I saw Lucy squat for Thelma the other day and though "hmmm?", but I...
  4. Lisa202

    what could this be? Is it just a cold?

    I found my bantam cochin outside of the coup, after all the chickens had gone in to roost. It was dark, freezing and she was under the coup all puffed up. The coup is heated (with a heat lamp) so she obviously was too weak or sick to go into the coup with the rest of them. her eyes were closed...
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    Why is my Mille Fluer duccle rooster so mean?

    I was told that they are friendly roosters..."great to raise around children"...blah blah blah. Everything I read about them is the same, yet mine is so mean. He drop kicks you every chance he gets and does it when you turn your back to him. I raised him myself and held him a lot, yet he's...
  6. Lisa202

    Please help...My son is leaving for Europe for 2 years...

    I need a major perspective overhaul. He's 24 and got a scholarship to get his masters. All expenses paid. He'll be in Finland, Germany and the Amsterdam. This is the first time he's leaving because he went to a local college. I know this is an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn't be...
  7. Lisa202

    rooster missing his neck & beard feathers

    Would anyone know why and how that would happen? It seems to have happened overnight. He is a young guy, but he and the 4 others have been integrated since December and he's already been mounting some of them. I've only seen one hen challenge him and he doesn't back down, so I can't believe...
  8. Lisa202

    nystatin liquid suspension for vent gleet?

    I think my hen has vent gleet. I've been pouring through the archives and came across some advice about using an anti fungal cream on her vent and nystatin liquid suspension, but they didn't go into any detail about the nystatin. So these are my questions... What kind of Nystatin liquid do...
  9. Lisa202

    I never thought I'd see this happen, but it's true. UPDATE: VIDEO

    I have read where a hen, in the absence of a rooster, will take over the role and even start crowing. I thought this was rare, but my little Esme started crowing yesterday morning. My rooster was killed by a hawk 2 months ago, and while I have started seeing the chickens start squatting for...
  10. Lisa202

    how long will a hen lay fertile eggs after mating?

    My rooster was killed by a hawk about 22 days ago. So I gave my broody hen some of the brahma eggs (he was a brahma) to hatch so that I could get another one of him. Well, of the 6 eggs, only 1 was fertile and that one hatched on Thursday,but died. Is it possible that after this long any of...
  11. Lisa202

    hatching eggs 10 days apart under broody hen...will this work?

    I have a question...my great rooster (buff brahma bantam) was killed by a hawk about 10 days ago. I happened to have a broody chicken at the time (I was taking her eggs waiting for her to give up)...so I decided that I would like to make another buff brahma rooster. So I let her keep any eggs...
  12. Lisa202

    can I wrap a chicken wound in gauze?

    I had a hawk attack yesterday. My great rooster Mister was able to save my silkie, but was killed. I feel so bad about him...he was such a great rooster. The reason for my post...my silkie has 2 talon wounds on her back, just under each wing. I have her indoors today, washed her wounds and...
  13. Lisa202

    vent prolapse getting crusty

    Last Sunday, I noticed a somewhat small red protrusion coming from the vent of one of my 2 year old EE's and the other chickens had pecked off the feathers from her butt. I read posts here that said I should bath her, use Prep H and try to push it back in. The prolapse wasn't that big to begin...
  14. Lisa202

    older roo got exiled...now frostbit comb...is he now more suseptable to cold?

    My 30 week old rooster went after my 2 year old rooster and kicked him out of the coop. Of course, this was the ONE night we didn't count heads when we locked them up for the night. The next morning, there was poor Mister outside the coop with the tips of his comp black/purple. That morning it...
  15. Lisa202

    I thought this was very interesting

    http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/30/11959786-salmonella-by-mail-hatchery-sparks-8-year-outbreak?lite
  16. Lisa202

    This new format lags really bad. Is it me?

    Ever since they changed everything, it's very frustrating to look around on here. Every time I go to a new page, it takes at least 10 seconds for the new page to be usable. What I mean by "usable" is that you try to scroll up or down, but the page doesn't move. You try again and again, but...
  17. Lisa202

    2 chicks hatched last week, yesterday one chick and mother died...

    ...so I'm left with one chick. I can brood her myself, but I was wondering if I should get her some other chicks to grow up with...for company until integrating with the rest of the flock, and for strength in numbers when integrating with the flock. I can get some other chicks today, but they...
  18. Lisa202

    Can sevin be used now if eggs will be hatching in 6 days?

    I've been reading through the archives but I haven't found an answer to my questions, so here's my dilemma... I just noticed mites (I think...they are very, very tiny) on my broody and last night on her eggs. Her eggs will hatch next Sat. I bought sevin to dust all the chickens tonight when...
  19. Lisa202

    2 silkies dead, for no reason, within 5 days of each other????

    Last Thursday I posted about how one of my silkies died for no reason. Most said that sudden death in chickens sometimes happens. Today, another silkie (this one was broody) just died. No injuries, mites, lice, sickly behavior or anything. It's been kind of cold here (about 20-30 at night)...
  20. Lisa202

    dead chicken in coop with no wounds?

    This morning I found my 10 month old silkie dead in the coop. There are no wounds and she wasn't acting strange or sickly lately. Her head is in a very crooked position, so I was thinking that maybe she got spooked in the middle of the night and flew into the wall and broke her neck. I don't...
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