My apologies that my post came off as a personal attack... as it was meant to be informational and helpful only.... hence the fingers crossed to cheer you on.It's hard to take advise from someone that just told you you're doing EVERYTHING wrong. Their extra non-feed food is 10% or less. The girls I've had since chicks have had their scrambled eggs on regular basis for over a year & half & have also never molted & lay almost year round. They have a free choice feeder , grit, feed, & oyster shell. I'm gonna stick with the vets advise & the vetinary school consult.
I don't drink, so no wine bottles for crushing, but good tip on going back to crushing them up. Thanks
Guess you don't know me well enough top know that I am sincere int the things I say and truly care about helping fellow BYCer's and their pets!
My suggestions and advice come from many years of experience... and questioning vets... I would get a second opinion from another qualified vet IF one suggested worming without doing a fecal load count. Anyways... if it was another reason than worms that it was suggested.. It would be awesome if you share with us the reason... as the majority of us are here not only to share the knowledge we already have but also to hone it and expand it when possible!
My husband uses wine in his cooking. A soy sauce bottle, seltzer water, or any semi heavy glass container that fits inside the egg shell container works well.
Please note... I did not point any finger at you or say YOU are doing anything wrong! Many folks can't see a vet even if they want to. We all do our best until we learn something new... then we switch it up if possible.
Again, in case you missed the point of my first post... it was to support you and your birds! Best wishes for y'all!