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  1. exactlyzac

    Soft shell membrane hanging from vent - Egg Bound

    Wow Jenna, thank you so much. I'm just amazed at how quick and thorough you are. I'll give all that and some calcium a shot. I've been keeping my Willow in chicken jail these past few days, but considering letting her out because I have to leave town tomorrow and I won't be back for 11 days...
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    Soft shell membrane hanging from vent - Egg Bound

    Oh my, thank you so much for such a quick and thorough reply. I gave her a second bath (this time with epsom salts), and discovered that she had an impacted crop (I can't believe I didn't check for this in the first place). I've been tending to her crop by force feeding her oils and massaging...
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    Soft shell membrane hanging from vent - Egg Bound

    Hi buffy-the-eggpile-layer, One of my girls is exhibiting all the same symptoms you're talking about here. How did things end up? Were you able to figure out what was wrong // find a solution to help fix it? Any information would help! Wishing the best for you and your lil girl, Zac
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    Hen crowing..

    My 2 1/2 year old barred rock started crowing the day after her girlfriend died. At first I thought I was going crazy, but now I've heard her crow several times. ... and she's getting better at it. :th She's been really sweet with me, but more aggressive and territorial with the food and...
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    Managing Mosquitoes in the Coop

    I have a citronilla candle that's been sitting uselessly for 2 summers, so I'll definitely give this a try! Very sorry to hear about your lost flock though. That must have been devistating.
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    Managing Mosquitoes in the Coop

    How did the bat houses go?? DE, vinegar, ventilation... all great solutions I'm sure but bats bring in big points for style.
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    Early Signs of Scaly Leg Mites?

    Wow, that is such great and simple advice. I'll just give it a try and see what happens. Thanks!
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    Early Signs of Scaly Leg Mites?

    Hi all, This is my sweet Rosie. She is 2 1/2 years old, and I noticed some of her leg scales were a little raised about 6 weeks ago, and they still look about the same. Any thoughts about what this might be??
  9. exactlyzac

    Water Belly // Ascites :: Hypodermic Needle Won't Drain Fluids

    Ooh I hadn't seen this one. I found another article (cited below) that says, "Grossly, features were distended abdomen that contained fluid filled cyst which varies from 2.5 cm to 10 cm in diameter. The wall of the cyst was very thin and it contained slightly opaque watery fluid that ranged from...
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    Water Belly // Ascites :: Hypodermic Needle Won't Drain Fluids

    I'm going in to the right of the cloaca and down low toward the bottom of her belly, as shown in this video (except I give er a good butt bath first) Here's a photo where you can see one of my entry holes. It only bled a drop
  11. exactlyzac

    Water Belly // Ascites :: Hypodermic Needle Won't Drain Fluids

    Thanks for the quick and thorough reply @Eggcessive The really confusing thing is how I'm unable to draw any fluid now after having done this 5 times before. Do you or @casportpony think I'm missing the mark with my needle ooorr... I dunno. But yes, the fluid is almost perfectly clear and...
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    Water Belly // Ascites :: Hypodermic Needle Won't Drain Fluids

    Hello all my lovely chicken folks! I have a bit of an advanced question for y'all regarding water belly. I'm completely bewildered by this one so maybe one of you smarties could help?! IN A NUTSHELL: The patient is a 2 year old silver laced Wyandotte named Celosia (after the flower). She has...
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    Comment by 'exactlyzac' in article 'At Home Fecal Float Test'

    @4yearsofchickens How did it go??!!
  14. exactlyzac

    Hard molt in January with watery diarreah and lethargy

    Wow, thank you @azygous ! I don't know whether I'm more grateful or impressed here, but sure is a lot of both... from me and Willow alike! :D So we've been wondering, how do you know all this? At first I thought you were a vet, but we took a loot at the photos in your article and now Willow...
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    Hard molt in January with watery diarreah and lethargy

    Oh, and here are some pics of our sick Willow, the natural water additive and her (very wet) droppings
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    Hard molt in January with watery diarreah and lethargy

    Okayyy, Dr. Dad reporting for duty, @azygous !! I took your advice and mixed up electrolyte water, added Corid and got some antibiotics just in case. I'll get de-wormer once the chicken store opens tomorrow morning. I gave our little Willow a physical, and did a bunch of research and here is...
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    Hard molt in January with watery diarreah and lethargy

    Thank you so much for the advice. I'll get right on it and let you know how it all turns out. 🙏
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    Hard molt in January with watery diarreah and lethargy

    Moving from another thread to here Thanks @azygous Quote
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