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  1. SilkiesnFrizzle

    How to hydrate a bird before tube feeding?

    @casportpony Can you explain how much liquid is needed before tube feeding and what the best method is? Also what if any thing should be added to the water (electrolytes, vitamins, etc) And how long should you hydrate before administering the Kaytee suppliment.
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    Prolapse vent or possible egg bound in Pekin

    I have a Pekin hen, little over a year old and this afternoon I noticed some redish tissue protruding from her vent..it is almost egg shaped. I've had ducks and chickens for 6 years now and have never had to treat this. What should my course of action be?
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    Showgirl with a bad spider bite!!! *Graffic Pics***

    I just took in a Showgirl hen because the owner is I'll and can't take care of her. She thinks it's a spider bite. Massive swelling, puss, some blood...it's right below the base of her head on her neck. I have Vetracycin, BlueKote, antibiotics....what should my course of treatment be? Some one...
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    *Update* Looking for feedback from sellers and buyers of eggs.

    I'm looking for advice and feedback. I sold some Silkie/Showgirl eggs for $45 a dozen and shipping was included. The buyer got 14 or 15. 7 eggs hatched...5 were Silkies,another was a Silkie but had light skin and had only 4 toes on one foot (I have Satin Showgirls with light pigmentation) one...
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    12+ Assorted Variety Silkie, Showgirl and Satin Showgirl Eggs

    12+ extras Assorted Color Silkie eggs $45 shipping included. Right now my flock is all together, so the colors you might get are Blue, Black, Splash, White, Partridge, Buff, Grey ( Silver Partridge) I also do have a Red Showgirl roo and a Porcelain Showgirl roo in the flock as well as 3 Satin...
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    Silkie and Possible Satin Showgirl Eggs (Assorted Colors)

    6+ extras Assorted Color Silkie eggs $25 plus shipping. Right now my flock is all together, so the colors you might get are Blue, Black, Splash, White, Partridge, Buff, Grey ( Silver Partridge) I also do have a Red Showgirl roo and a Porcelain Showgirl roo in the flock as well as 3 Satin...
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    Given a bird with broken leg....the break is 2 weeks old...what to do?

    8 month old Barred Rock was given to me with a broken leg. Apparently it has been broken for about 2 weeks. The leg was never splinted or anything. I started putting together a sling and I am about to give her an epsom salt soak....then should I splint the leg and then put her in the sling? She...
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    Dominant Female Duck behavior?

    I have one Pekin drake, 2 Pekin and 2 Rouen females. They are all 6-8 months old. I have noticed that one of the Pekin females is asserting dominance over the other ducks. After my drake mated with her, she then nipped at the other Pekin girls neck and looked like she tried to mount her? Is this...
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     No chance on extending this contest?

    I saw it too late but I would love to try it ( and I'm sure there are plenty others) that would love to try the challenge. I raise, brees and show Silkies, so I am always looking for newer, better products.
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    Love it!!!!!

    Speaking as someone who uses there phone for everything...I just lii love the app! I was see pumped when I saw it in the app store.
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    How many ML's should a tube fed bird get each day?

    I was given a Silkie hen almost a week ago with severe wry neck. The previous owner had already been tube feeding her. I am feeding her the Katee Exact parrot food, a vitamin and electrolyte powder and oxytetracycline. I am feeding her with a (roughly) 20 ML syringe at least 3 times a day but...
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    I've been chillin for a while now...LOL

    This might seem like a dumb question...but at what point do you become "Overrun with Chickens"? Is it a certain # of post? (PLZ say 400 because I'm almost there) I take my chicken status very seriously. :P
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    Silkie hens sitting on eggs but chicks dying after pipping

    I just had 9 Silkie girls go broody, the problem is that I have 5 of the hens in a pile sitting on eggs. The first chicks started to hatch and a few died under the hens, a few are alive and thriving but I had to give them to my Showgirl to mother them, the 5 did not pay attention to them at all...
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    A friend's bird has me stumped..Vitamin Deficiency, Marek's, EYP?

    A friend of mine was given a 2 year old Silkie hen with unknown illness because she had the time to care for the bird. History: The bird began looking weakened and unstable about two weeks ago. She was given Sulfadiomothoxine for 5 days and with no improvements on strength, the bird was given...
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    Newly hatched Silkie chick has beak picked off by another chick

    I had eggs hatch over the past 36 hours and I usually only hatch Silkies. A friend gave me some Brahma eggs to hatch for her so, I hatched both breeds at the same time. When I went to check on the babies in the incubator today, I found one of the Silkie chicks face was bloody. I inspected closer...
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    What is wrong with my Silk ie Cockerel? **Poop pics inc***

    I noticed my 7 month old Silkie Cockerel was not interested on food about 4 days ago, the next day he was standing alone in his pen. Upon picking him up, he felt underweight. Brought him inside. No signs of respitory prpblems, not coccidia. He will eat bread, corn...people food basically but not...
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    Safeguard pellet dosage ....

    Anyone tried the Safeguard pellets for worming their birds? The bag gives the dosage for turkeys but not any other fowl. Anyone tried this product on their birds, or knows what the dosage should be?
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    6+ Silkie Eggs

    My incubators are full so I am offering 6 + Blue, Black, Splash Silkie eggs for $25 with shipping included. I started with some of the best lines, Bobbi Porto, Sunshine Silkies, Geri Godina, Signal Hollow Silkies, and Valerie Hirvela. I do on occasion offer other colors, my Black pen has picked...
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    4 Month old Silkie with cocci (I believe) Help!!

    Temps have been very hot, 100°+, I thought the last few days she was acting broody even though she is only 4 months old. Yesterday she looked a hot, brought her in and she is thin.Keel bone is prominent. She passed what looked like straight blood. I quickly gave her lots of water with Amprolium...
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