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  1. Bawkmeow

    Sick silkie. Help

    Thank you for your reply. I did have a call in to her. She was improving. Just eating less. They told me her appetite might be off because the medication has a bad taste. But she must of had something else. This morning she was laying on her side and I held her to examine and see what was wrong...
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    Sick silkie. Help

    I have a sick silkie. She went to the the bet a week ago. She had a egg break inside and is on antibiotics and an anti inflammatory. She has not been eating well and this morning is very weak. I think she need vitamins? Food? Any help is appreciated.
  3. Bawkmeow

    Pale combs and waddles.

    Thank you. They do have them. ESP my Orpington. I appreciate your help.
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    Pale combs and waddles.

    Sorry I never thought of pics. Of course that would be helpful. Usually these two have such beautiful red combs in the summer.
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    Pale combs and waddles.

    I have a BR and Lav. Orpington that went through a late hard molt. They were almost bald and we live in WI. The weather dipped enough for them to be uncomfortably cold besides the normal uncomfortable with molting. They are on almost week 3-4ish and have enough feathers to cover and keep warm...
  6. Bawkmeow

    Wry neck?

    We went 6 weeks. After the spasms (that was during week 1) she was unable to sit up or hold her head up. (it was 5 weeks of this) I had to spoon feed and water her every 3-4 hours. she would sleep for most of the time. I made a little sling for her to prop her up and she could watch me/the...
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    Wry neck?

    Thank you for the reply. She can use her legs but is unstable and will roll she uses her wings to try to balance. But the more she struggles the more her head twists. I keep her is a dishpan with a blanket rolled and in a u shape around her. Supports her on all sides but her butt. She relaxes...
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    Wry neck?

    I believe my bantam Cochin Roxie has wry neck. She is pretty bad. I noticed a head tilt 3 days ago and it progressed. I separated and started treatment 2 days ago. Vitamin E extra spinach vitamins in water. Her normal grower food (she is roughly 6 months) offer a mix of oats. Sunflower seeds...
  9. Bawkmeow

    do I, or don't I, bring on a new hen?

    I have a 3 foot roost with a ramp(silkies like ramps) and another 3 foot bar on the other side of the ramp. The larger white silkie was a roo so he has been rehomed. So it would just be those 5 the run is 12x15 and it’s 16 foot tall in the center 10 on the edges. That would be where they spend...
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    Kindest Way to Treat a Broody Hen

    I find it depends on the breed. I have a polish/appenzeller who will sit on eggs. I will see that she is in there open the box and she will hiss and spit at me I lift her up and take the eggs and with in 2 minutes she jumps out and is fine. I have a silkie who 1/2 the time if I take her out in...
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    random egg appeared

    And a store bought carton with 11 eggs in it in the fridge.
  12. Bawkmeow

    random egg appeared

    Do you have a spouse giggling at you through the window?
  13. Bawkmeow

    do I, or don't I, bring on a new hen?

    the place that has the wheaten also has a OE the same age my understanding is "typically" all these breeds would have a calm friendly personality. and should get along?
  14. Bawkmeow

    do I, or don't I, bring on a new hen?

    does age and breed play a factor? I have 2 24 month silkies and 1 24 month bantam cochin want to add a 2 month old wheaten ameraucana
  15. Bawkmeow

    I Guess I Have to Call Her a Serial Broody

    I have a stubborn broody (Russett a bantam cochin) always 3 days in the cage. I put her in the first day let her out at 24 hours ran straight for the nesting box. so put her back in. Tried at 48, straight to the box, back in, then last night she was wild in her cage almost throwing herself...
  16. Bawkmeow

    introduction of new bird

    I am considering adding a new bird/birds to my flock. I have 2 coops and 2 runs. the 2 runs have a joint wall that has a pop door that can open so they can mix. One side my original girls BR, Lav Orpington, EE,Isbar,2Silkies and Bantam Cochin. Other side this year chicks 2 silkies and 1 bantam...
  17. Bawkmeow

    Broody Girls

    I have two 1 year old silkie and one 1 year old bantam Cochin. So far this spring until now I have had Pixie (silkie) go broody twice Russett (Cochin) go broody twice. And Poppy (silkie) broody once. I used the wire cage method to break them and it worked fine but I have two 25 week old silkies...
  18. Bawkmeow

    Thanks for the add

    Whaaaaat? That’s not the norm. Everyone doesn’t order special order wallpaper from Australia?? But it has roosters on it and matches my special order blue flooring. He hee
  19. Bawkmeow

    Thanks for the add

    Figured out the pictures!
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