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  1. Neeci84

    Sick pet rooster. Please help!

    I'm waiting to see if I can get to a vet this weekend but it's looking grim. Today my rooster started acting a bit lethargic and disinterested. Not completely blah but just not quite himself. Then he crowed. It was the most pitiful sound I've ever heard and he's typically got a super loud manly...
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    Need help! Sickness moving through flock!

    The vet really didn't know. They seem pretty healthy besides not eating and acting pitiful. She just checked their poop and it was normal. Antibiotics were given to the first chicken that came down with this because we thought she was having issues with her reproductive system again and the...
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    Need help! Sickness moving through flock!

    So, last week one of my hens was lethargic, not eating, standing in the corner alone, tail and head drooped. She has had some other health issues so I wasn't surprised but I took her to the vet and she was put on antibiotics. Within 2 days she was back to normal. Well then another hen started...
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    When should i get involved?

    After some more research I think you're right about the broodiness. Thanks for the tip!
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    When should i get involved?

    Would her backside seem swollen too? She is very warm under there when I pick her up. She did poop totally normal last night and this morning. I've never dealt with a broody hen so I'm not sure
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    When should i get involved?

    Well its day 4 and she's right back in the nesting box. Still acts ok when she pops out for a few minutes. She felt very squishy swollen where im assuming the egg is so I gave her an antibiotic last night. It was super hot to the touch too. Im really worried and unsure what to do. How long can...
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    When should i get involved?

    My girl has been trying to get this egg out for 2 days now. Shes pretty much staying in the nesting box, but when she does come out she acts totally normal. Eats well, isn't walking funny, doesn't seem to feel bad. She feels very swollen and tight where the egg is. I gave her a calcium...
  8. Neeci84

    Egg bound???

    I thought the pills were too big too. My vet said they can swallow huge stuff and I ended up needing xrays for one and found a freaking bullet shell casing in her stomach. That's way bigger than her beak 🤦🏼‍♀️
  9. Neeci84

    Egg bound???

    I'm giving her antibiotics orally now too. Once u do it you'll realize its not that hard. Im afraid she hates me now, but at least she's getting healthy! 🤦🏼‍♀️😊
  10. Neeci84

    Egg bound???

    My vet said she can do it luckily. Ill do whatever to save my baby
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    Egg bound???

    I just gave her the calcium pill! Hopefully it helps. I definitely think she has some type of genetic issue which is why I want to get her the implant. I hate seeing her go through this
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    Egg bound???

    I got the calcium pill in her! First time giving a chicken a pill!
  13. Neeci84

    Egg bound???

    She gets extra calcium and vitamin D. A good layer feed and oyster shell. I had her at the vet Tuesday and they said she looks great. Don't see any infection or issues. I crush the calcium pills and put in food usually. Im scared to death of pushing that giant pill down her throat, but she won't...
  14. Neeci84

    Egg bound???

    Can a chicken be egg bound with an egg with no shell? My baby unfortunately doesn't produce shells on her eggs. We're looking into getting her an implant to stop her from laying all together. When she lays her egg she usually seems to not feel good before and for a little while after, but then...
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    Heavy metals found in hen

    Just had x-rays done and found several pieces of metal in my hens stomach. Looks like a bullet casing, lug nut and maybe something else. Im looking for a vet that will do surgery. Shes only 8 months old and I cant lose her. Any advice on this? My heart is breaking.
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    My girls ate some treated grass seed! Is this bad?

    That's exactly what I've been telling myself lol. And its been hours and they're perfectly normal. They're so sneaky!
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    My girls ate some treated grass seed! Is this bad?

    My girls got into some grass seed i had just put down. Only the little seeds that made it outside the fence area so they didn't eat a ton of it, but enough to worry. Its treated with mefenoxam. Will this kill them?
  18. Neeci84

    Young chicken laying soft eggs. Super worried mom here

    The others snatched it up and ate it before I had a chance 😕
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    Young chicken laying soft eggs. Super worried mom here

    Its been 3 days since the egg yolk came out of her and besides not laying shes totally normal. If she had an infection wouldn't there be some signs of illness?
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