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  1. MelissaTXRn

    Worms in eggs

    After seeing that picture, I just ordered more wormer. Lol
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    Chicks outside??

    Here in TX, I am not worried about them getting cold. I am worried about them getting picked or pecked by the other 2(1year olds)
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    ideas for homemade chicken feeder This is where I got the idea from. I have since changed mine to a galvanized can also.
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    EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!My chicken has a bump on her fot and can't stand up

    Looks like bumblefoot. A staph infection. That lump of infection will need to be removed. See the link.
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    Why does my hen's behind look like this?

    Look for tiny bugs around the vent. I would dust with seven dust.
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    why does my hen have a big bald spot?

    It's from being ridden by the rooster too much.
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    Constipated Roo? Pics

    That looks like a fungal infection. Neosporin will do NO good. I would soak in Epsom salt and warm water then apply an anti- fungal cream like lotrimin. Good luck
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    Cysts? on neck and face

    I would try to squeeze that out.
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    Water freezing

    I know that I am spoiled with the horizontal nipples, as long as it's not freezing. (My mistake for not setting it up right to start with) Hauling water is for the birds. Lol
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    Water freezing

    This is my problem too. I have the exact set-up. I found a submersible aquarium heater at Petco. Com but haven't purchased it yet. The idea is to "snake" the heater from the Rubbermaid cooler thru the hose and down to the PVC. It's worth a try so I may just give it a whirl!!! Ps. The heater...
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    HELP Performed surgery for Bumblefoot, can't tell if we got it all or not

    Squeeze the dickens out of it from the opposite side and see if anything else will come out.
  12. MelissaTXRn

    Updated! - Test Your Diagnostic Skills - Warning, Contains Graphic Necropsy Photos

    Holy moly! That is gross, but I love the learning opportunity. Thanks
  13. MelissaTXRn

    cockerel has swollen cheek!

    I would cull this bird. If he smells, he probably has coryza and will be a carrier and can infect other birds.
  14. MelissaTXRn

    help! my roosters wattles are frozen solid!

    I had to haul water out to mine too. Wattles got wet, but thankfully none froze. Good luck
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    help! my roosters wattles are frozen solid!

    Put some petroleum jelly on them. It will soothe them some.
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    Help! Infected swollen leg [PIC GRAPHIC]

    I would make an incision across that swollen part and remove all the gunk from inside.
  17. MelissaTXRn

    Help! Infected swollen leg [PIC GRAPHIC]

    It sounds like ther is pus in there. It will have to be removed. You will be amazed how quickly it will heal after you remove the pus. Anything else will just prolong her suffering.
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    Help! Infected swollen leg [PIC GRAPHIC]

    That's great! It may be a hard mass of pus in there. Just keep an eye on it. You may have to make another incision over the hard part.
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