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  1. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    I can’t figure out anything else wrong with her, but she seems to be declining more. Her head seems to be twitching involuntarily and she’s not eating and drinking as much since yesterday. It may just be too late for her 😞
  2. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    Awesome! Just got all the supplies needed! They had poultry cell! She was eating! Thank you so very much!!! I thought she was a goner, but I have some hope for her now!
  3. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    Oooh that reminds me, we have a homemade salve made with crisco and healing herbs our Native American friend makes! I bet that’d work too! Her eyes concern me and everything I’ve read now doesn’t mention eyesight at all. It seems like she’s struggling to see. I hope that gets better! I’m going...
  4. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    THANK YOU!! I will take care of my birds! How much epsom salt to water would you use? That sounds much more gentle than the gasoline!! Oh and I was going to ask, is too much dust on the birds a bad thing? Lol
  5. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    @coach723 You were correct! I haven’t treated my birds for mites in years! But I had some permethrin dust, I dusted her with. She’s in the chicken hospital until I can get to the rest of the flock! I think you’re right about scaly mites too. Her toe started bleeding though, so I’m afraid to...
  6. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    I will look again tomorrow as I can’t quite tell in my photo! Her skin looks ok to you though? She looks so uncomfortable! Poor girl.
  7. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    Ooohhhow would you serve beef liver? We do have some! Her health is definitely making me realize I need to restock my supplies, as it’s been years since I have treated my flock!
  8. ChxLadyCass

    Old injury declining hen’s health? Hen acting lethargic and sickly! Please help!

    My wyandotte is about 3 or 4 years old (given to me by a friend). She has definitely always been lower on the pecking order. My dog pawed at her about 6 months ago and I know for sure she was injured on her rear end, above her vent. I was able to keep her separate from the flock and she healed...
  9. ChxLadyCass

    Maternity Ward! Show me your pictures!

    Wishing them the best of luck hatching!!! It looks great!!
  10. ChxLadyCass

    Maternity Ward! Show me your pictures!

    Hahaha nothing wrong with spoiled chickens!! I have done something similar around nest boxes. It is worth it to keep them safe and happy!
  11. ChxLadyCass

    Maternity Ward! Show me your pictures!

    I feel like this could go under 3 different threads! @Zantechick just posted a great picture of their makeshift maternity ward for a broody hen! I am looking for some inspiration for an outdoor maternity ward! Would like it do near the run outsude for easy flock integration! Please show me yours!
  12. ChxLadyCass

    Too many roosters ruined my flock :(

    Thank you!! Ironically, my Mother-in-law walked by yesterday and saw their feathers and offered the same advice about the hay! They are getting supervised free range time and I cluttered their run. I also realized their layer pellet feed was only 16% protein *face palm*. I chose an all flock...
  13. ChxLadyCass

    Too many roosters ruined my flock :(

    Correct! While the males were tearing each other up and over-mating the hens, the picking seemed to start. I will see if I can get some blinders delivered! For now, I moved all the offenders to one side, with other black hens with fewest missing feathers and hoping that helps for now. Picking up...
  14. ChxLadyCass

    Too many roosters ruined my flock :(

    Some more pictures of their set up My young picker
  15. ChxLadyCass

    Too many roosters ruined my flock :(

    The roosters were originally all together (5 of them, I gave away 2 young roos about 3 weeks ago). Little over a week ago I put up a separation in the run. 2 of the roosters were still fighting through the fence so I put up pallets and then yesterday got rid of the 3rd roo. The 2 remaining get...
  16. ChxLadyCass

    Too many roosters ruined my flock :(

    Well I finally got rid of my extra roosters from late summer hatches last year. I have 2 coops and a split run. As of today I have 16 hens and 2 roosters. BUT the damage has been done!! Not sure where to even start now! Because 2 of the roosters really started fighting and over mating, the...
  17. ChxLadyCass

    Really Aggressive Hen Behavior!

    It makes me sad! Poor Blossom got her butt kicked and just took it! Mean old bittys!
  18. ChxLadyCass

    Really Aggressive Hen Behavior!

    Hey friends! I recently ended a saga of an aggressive, young, sloppy rooster who tore my poor hens apart during mating (but only a select few of them that were of prime laying age). Now that the rooster is gone, I observed a hen the other day acting REALLY aggressive. I've seen hens at the...
  19. ChxLadyCass

    To Roo or Not to Roo?

    The EXACT same thing happened to me! I had to cull him a few weeks ago as well it was so bad. I have found that all of my hens have been safely free ranging without him. I can't speak to free ranging when they have not been raised that way. i think even just having experienced free ranging hens...
  20. ChxLadyCass

    Don't know what breed or gender you have? Click here!

    Easter Eggers (Ameracaunas?) Any idea on the genders? Photos taken about 4 weeks old!
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