Last night one of my drakes was attacked by a raccoon. All of the feathers and skin have been ripped off of the back of his neck, I'm not sure if the same goes for the front. I also believe that he is now blind in one eye as I can see his right eye socket stick out from his head. He's not moving...
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My silkie hen was attacked by something today (12/27) around 12pm is when I found her. she has a very large "hole" in the back of her neck. I believe that I can see blood vessels and her trachea/esophagus (whichever one sits in the back of the neck). she is alive and...
Good day to all, I found a Gosling on our relatives farm with bowed legs and it was in a very bad condition. I started feeding it a starter diet, she is doing much better now but her legs are still bowed. I have done some research and found that it can be due to a niacin deficiency.
How can I...
Hi! I've never hatched an egg in general so this is a first - I've always wanted to hatch a duck myself and was given fertile egg from a farm I volunteer at (it's an Indian runner).
The temperature has been fluctuating between 37.3 and 37.7 but it's set to 37.5.
On day 10 I did mist the egg...
So, I had 6 duck eggs in an incubator and about 4 of them died early on. 2 of them hatched but 1 of the 2 died when I was gone. Now the other one is alone and constantly crying out for a momma or sibling but I cant always be with it. I’d love to give her to her original mom but that’s how the...
So back in late august I noticed 3 of my hens’ laying slowed down. Then in September it completely stopped. They were growing noon feathers and losing feathers (especially large wing feathers). Now, those three hens haven’t laid, except for maybe 3 eggs, one or two a broken/soft...
advise is very much needed
I have a female BB Turkey that has stopped eating and I'm currently at my wits end on what to do. I do not feel any blockage in her crop. She was recently dewormed with the SafeGuard goat dewormer. She does not have sour crop. She drinks a lot of water, so much so that it collects in her...
I found a chick in my coop this morning that had hatched and died, and I suspect my broody hen had something to do with the death, so I took a pipping egg from her to try to hatch and save the chick on my own, but I have no incubator and have never hatched eggs before.
I’ve been sitting with a...
Hi i opened the incubator on day 14 to prepare for lockdown and to my surprise there was a chick already trying to hatch out
.. now i put the chick back in the incubator 24 hours and still hasnt made any progress.. im afraid to open the incubator as there are more chicks hatching... Please help...
I have a duckling that started to hatch yesterday and I unfortunately interviened, which I am regretting now. It's completely seperated from its shell except for one tiny stand that is still attached to the shell. It's been out of the shell since early this morning and is not yet dried off or...
This has puzzled me for 10 months…Literally.
In fall 2020, my hens molted. However, one of my hens didn’t grow any feathers back on her neck and shoulder area. I saw some lice and treated with DE and Manna Pro Lice Spray.
She never grew those feathers back!!!
Then another hen had the exact...
please don't die
Hello Everyone, I hope you're all doing well!
I'm new to quail and birds in general, so I'm hoping to get a little bit of insight from others who may have faced a similar problem before.
I have a 4 month old California Quail who was hatched in an incubator after the nest was abandoned (the...
Hello chicken enthusiasts!
Back in April, I was only able to get two barred rock (due to some specific circumstances). I had them in the run for a few weeks, so that they would know that it was their home and such.
My older flock, free ranges and would come and go from the run as they would...
new additions to flock
new and old chickens
peck order fighting
pecking at each other
Hello, i need some help with a chicken in a particular situation.
I have a common layer hen that i found months ago, she appeared on my porch, was underweight, had a scar on her stomach and an infection in her oviduct which she was treated for until she stopped laying lash eggs and started...
This is the first crop issue I've come across in my young flock, this is my first flock that I've raised and I didn't know what I was facing at the moment. One of my ameraucana hens, Momo, was visibly having problems with her crop, I first thought sour crop as I've seen the nasty liquid come out...
2 days ago i got an unwanted fox visit . ( In context I'm a minor and live with my father so it's harder for me to do things on my own[like vet visits and purchases on my own}) Thankfully my father saw it and stopped him. he was persistent. The fox cam back around and got a hold of one of our...
i noticed today that our 1 year old splash cochin has some little white worms in her poop, they are very small and its the first time ive ever seen it happen:(. she is an indoor chicken (cause of unavoidable circumstances) and so im around her pretty much 24/7. she has been broody the past few...
I am so embarrassed to post this but am in desperate need of advice - I have overdosed my poor bantam rooster with penicillin and he his hanging on but am unsure of what to do from here.
I have been giving him 3cc for 2 days now and he probably only weighs 3lbs. Yesterday I gave 3cc TWICE and...
Before I dive into this, I just wanted to say that I know that I have already posted about this problem, but I didn't receive any effective help....Therefore, I am hoping that more people will see this, and offer any advice! Thanks so much in advance!!
In September 2020 one of my hens...
chicken health concern
feathers aren't growing
feathers missing around neck
feathers not growing back