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    Fourth dose of ivermectin?

    Hi, my flock has scaly leg mites, somewhat severe cases. I've given them all 3 doses of ivermectin so far, 2 weeks apart, and their feet still look the same. The old scales haven't sloughed off, no new scales appearing. Should I give them a fourth ivermectin dose? I tried the smothering in oil...
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    Chicken's feet changing color

    Hi, this is my 7 year old Welsummer hen, Bon. Over the last couple months, I've noticed her feet and legs being red, and she's developed dark spots. The spots aren't specific to particular scales, the pigment, whatever it is, appears to be underneath the scales. This morning, her right outer toe...
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    Hi, I have a 7 year old Polish hen, Vera, whose head is trembling this morning. It's not the shaking that they do to communicate or when they eat, it's more like a pronounced shiver. She's walking around, eating and talking normally otherwise. I've noticed that during the colder months, her feet...
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    Rehoming 4 elderly hens in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Hi, this is a difficult post for me to make, but I'm hoping it might result in my babies being better off. I have 4 hens (possibly soon to be 3 - one isn't doing well :(), all 7 years old, who I'd like to find a new home for. My parents aren't capable of taking proper care of them, and it would...
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    Ivermectin dosing

    Hi, I have 4 chickens, and took 2 of them to the vet for scaly leg mites. Vet gave them their first ivermectin dose and sent me home with lots more. But she said she couldn't tell us how to give the other two birds their first dose, because she'd need to see them in order to dose them. (I'm...
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    Strange mottled pattern and redness on legs

    Hi, this is my hen Bon. She is a 7 year old Welsummer, still laying (although not atm since it's winter), has already finished molting this year, and the flock has scaly leg mites. I haven't noticed signs of them on her personally, but I have noticed these dark spots appearing on her legs, as...
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    Hen walking backwards

    Hi, I have a hen, Neo, who is 7 years old, still laying (although not at this moment since it's fall), and is currently missing many of her neck feathers from molting. Her comb is currently pale. For around a year now, she's been doing the behavior chickens sometimes do where she puts her head...
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    Introduction

    Hello! I've had chickens for 10 years, since I was 15 years old and my mom decided to get some chicks. Those initial 5 little beings melted my heart, and I've never been the same since. I kept them in my room and took care of them obsessively, and I'm still doing that with the chickens we have...
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    What to feed hen with gout?

    Hi, I have a 7 year old hen, Fleur, who has gout. I'm trying to find feed for her that's low in protein and calcium, and I can't find any brands that sell such a feed. Does anyone know what I can feed her that is properly nutritionally balanced (fat, carbs, vitamins, minerals, etc) and low in...
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