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  1. A

    Hen or rooster

    We bought 6 easter egger chicks in June we ended up with 2 cockerels which we rehomed and we're left with what we thought was 4 pullets, but now we are questioning if one of them is a cockerel that just developed late. We did have a dominant rooster in our flock that we had to dispatch 3 days...
  2. F

    Soft shelled eggs and impacted crop issue?

    A few days ago my hen Angel started to lay soft shell eggs The next day I noticed her crop wasn't empty in the morning she doesn't eat or drink anything She's less active how can I help her? I gave her a warm Epsom salt bath and massage her crop
  3. Tmartin7711

    Broken leg maybe please help!

    Hello everyone! My mystic onyx hen Calypso got locked in the garage and I believe stepped on a rat trap. I feel horrible I didn't even notice she went in. Her symptoms are: Laying on side Limping Swollen foot I have been giving her water with electrolytes in it but I think I need to wrap it but...
  4. The chicken nurd

    Lethargic duck help

    today I went out to the coop to find one of my Muscovy hens not looking so good she seamed fine yesterday She’s acting lethargic not moving around much and I haven’t seen her eat yet I’ve delt with sick chickens before but never Ducks anyone have any ideas
  5. ChickenMama1421

    Hen is Limping After Slipping on Icy Coop

    Good morning, y’all! I opened my coop about an hour ago to let my chickens out & as one of my Orpingtons (about 10 months old) was jump flying out, she landed on the coop floor (outside the door) and slid when she landed. She got down & was limping, but she puts pressure on that foot & will limp...
  6. D

    my ducks won't stay inside

    Hello, i have an issue with my ducks. this is my first winter with them and geese. here we get down to -30°C and lower, and have been hovering at that for a fair bit. every other animal stays inside their "homes" Not my Ducks... they are Always outside. and because of that they keep Dying. no...
  7. CaliFarmsAR

    Stiffness In buckling! Need help ASAP!!!!

    Hello, I really need help. My sister has a 6 month old buckling and I’ve noticed he looks a little stiff and his gate is off. He hasn’t got his C.D.T shot yet, so we will be giving that to him and his sister soon. Anyone have any suggestions? We are trying to sell this beautiful boy, but need...
  8. N

    Help Silkie Chicken eggs father in law

    Hi all I bought my father in law a incubator for his birthday 31st December I bought him 9 eggs Silkie chicken eggs now then seller of the eggs is shipping me the eggs be here tommorow some of eggs are 5 days others are 1 day since laid now when these eggs turn up tomorrow 23rd December what...
  9. T

    My duck hasn’t been walking

    Good morning, this thread seems to be so helpful so I thought I’d post for a bit of help. My duckling hatched on dec 2nd, first week went brilliant no problems at all. Thursday morning the duckling was fine, then in the afternoon it just stopped walking. I thought it could be a niacin deficiency...
  10. T

    One of my Oldest chickens is suddenly sickly. Help Please

    My Oldest chicken of a flock of 6 is suddenly sick looking. She is about 6 years old almost 7 in a few months. Yesterday I noticed she was sleeping a lot more around the yard, and not moving too much. Today she spent all day near the coop under a tree, I hadn't seen her go eat or drink all day...
  11. K

    Help! Molting hen walking around in a crouched position.

    My hen is a roughly 1 1/2 year old australorp. She is in the middle of a seasonal hard molt. Today I noticed she is walking around strange; she's crouching with her body low to the ground and kinda stumble-crawling around. Her belly doesn't seem to be dragging the ground. And to be clear, this...
  12. N

    My Chickens eye (it got removed) keeps getting swollen, ive seen a vet about it and hes drained it about 5 times now but it keeps getting swollen.

    My Chickens eye (it got removed) keeps getting swollen, ive seen a vet about it and hes drained it about 5 times now but it keeps getting swollen. I don't know what to do about it and I can't keep seeing a vet for it because of tight money issues (the stuff he takes out is hard and yellow, and...
  13. PoultryLover1289

    Watering duckling eye??? Help maybe

    Hi my 3 week old ducking has had this water coming out of her eyes like tears for the past week or so. I noticed her eyes tear up when she preens but my others don’t have that issue is this normal?
  14. PoultryLover1289

    HELP!! my duckling isn’t pooping that often!!

    I don’t know if it is normal for my duckling to only poop every hour or so, usually they would poop more often right? It is eating, drinking and running around and it shows no other signs of illness. PLEASE HELp!!
  15. S

    HELP!!! Weird sore on baby chick hatchling (turken hybrid)

    Hello I need help identifying what in the world this site is? Ring worm? Botfly? Fungus? Cellulitis? Something else? PLEASE HELP!!! This is 1 of 2 turkens we hatched put of 9 and they are all loved!
  16. C

    Polish chicken being bullied

    Hello I am new to backyard chickens. I have five 28 week old chickens and 13 week old Polish chicken. My older chickens are americana chickens and Brahma chickens. I had them first and then I got the Polish chicken when she was about eight weeks old. The first week the bigger girls were bullying...
  17. J

    Hen with one eye swollen shut, please help

    So today I let my chickens out of the coop as usual when I noticed my one hen was acting a bit off and then I noticed her eye. I've never had this happen before so I'm not quite sure what to do. I saw on another post to open the eye, flush it with saline solution, and put antibiotic cream on it...
  18. I

    egg has started zipping but hasnt made progress in hours

    this is the first egg of the clutch and pipped this morning and started zipping soon after but they have not made any progress in more than 4 hours and the membrane looks like its dry and looks like its going hard humidity is 75-80% and temps are high end of 37c baby is peeping and trying to...
  19. Puddingtheamericana

    Chicken foot has gone limp, she can’t use it!

    i have a chicken who likes to roost and hangout in the dirt alot. although i’m starting to think it was because she couldn’t move around very much. i noticed her behind the food dispenser one wing out and one leg out, laying there, alive though. i picked her up and place into the middle of the...
  20. Puddingtheamericana

    Chicken’s leg has gone limp and she can’t walk

    i have a chicken who likes to roost and hangout in the dirt alot. although i’m starting to think it wasn’t because she loved it. i noticed her behind the food dispenser one wing out and one leg out, laying there, alive though. i picked her up and place into the middle of the coop, just kinda...
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