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  1. HOTchick916

    Hideous growth on leg

    About 6 months ago I noticed one of my 5 year old blue-laced Wyandottes had a very hard, callous-like “growth” on her leg. She was the only one of my chickens to show signs of having scaly leg mites so I figured it must have something to do with that. I soaked her legs in warm water & Epson salt...
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    I am not a monster

    I think I felt compelled to share this story in hopes that somebody out there has had a similar experience and will comment so I know I’m not completely crazy. Ok so for the past three days I’ve been sharing our spare bedroom with one of my rescue hens, Sarah. She had been showing all the...
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    Chicks trippin'

    Incubated eggs hatched 19 days ago ...15 new healthy chicks... until a couple of days ago I noticed one of them constantly moving it's head in a downward twist but still eating and drinking and seemingly healthy...now 2 more are doing it and the 1st one seems worse. It acts like it's...
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    chick vaccines

    I just rescued 4 feral chicks from their squalid living conditions in a ghetto neighborhood. They are the size of the 3 day old chicks I get from the local feed store, however they are starting to get feathers so I'm not sure how old they are. They are probably small for their age as they have...
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    CHICK ATTACKED BY OWL...CAN'T STAND OR WALK

    1) What type of bird (Easter Egger) , age (71/2 weeks old) and weight (out of 8 chicks 1 being lightest & 8 being heaviest she is about a 4 1/2) 2) What is the behavior, exactly. (flaps her wings trying to stand but just can't do it) 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? (since...
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    911

    Hello All...My name is Colleen & I am a chickenaholic! My fiance & I have 11 adult chickens, 8 – 7 1/2 week old chicks, 1 lab/retriever mix & a cat somebody dumped on our beautiful property in Auburn, CA. I am a new BYC 'member' but have visited this site NUMEROUS time. Everything I know about...
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    HELP...my 71/2 week old chick was attacked by an owl

    I let my girls (11 adult & 8 71/2 wk old chicks) out for a couple of hours of chaperoned free ranging yesterday...I ALWAYS chaperone because I've lost 25 chickens in 3 years to predators...bear [-10] coyotes [-9] neighbor dogs [-6]....took a 5 minute bathroom break and when I came out ALL of my...
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