Chicken Drama- please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Meganita513, Jul 21, 2019.

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  1. Meganita513

    Meganita513 Chirping

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    Yeah- I think that what I initially thought was a molt, was actually something else. Or maybe that some were molting (and have since replaced feathers) but the ones with something else have stayed that way.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Photos of the damage and your set-up may be helpful.

    If space is at a premium, that can cause a lot of stress, aggression, feather picking. A rooster can also have a few favorites that look more worn than others.
    Also if space is limited, removing the rooster may help, but a lot of times the more dominant hen(s) will take his place and become bullies - a good rooster helps control unwanted behavior in hens, so take a little time to consider if he needs separation or if it's better to move/re-home hens. Probably not a popular view to most, but a lot of times everything gets blamed on the rooster.
     
  3. cottagecheese

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    LOL! 'Chicken Drama', never seen a thread more aptly named!
    OP, of course some of your birds are still molting - a molt may take as long as 4 to 6 months. https://extension.msstate.edu/content/molting-laying-hens It is extremely common for a molt to last 2 to 3 months, which is the case here.

    For anyone who is interested, here is why chickens get worms, or children get recurrent bacterial infections, etc (thank you to Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH and to the legendary Dr. Tyler). Let's use an analogy - the situation of mosquitoes and swamps. Swamps are a perfect environment for the mosquitoes to reproduce. Think of using insecticide to kill the mosquitoes, conventional medicine will use de-wormers, or antibiotics respectively. Now the mosquitoes are dead, the worms gone, the bacteria dead (the good ones too I'm afraid oops). But, because the swamp is still a swamp, it is still a perfect environment for new mosquitoes to fly in and to lay their eggs. So, time for a new round of insecticides, but over time, some mosquitoes do not get sprayed with fatal doses. Instead, they adapt to the insecticide that they have ingested, and with each generation they are able to pass an increased immunity to the insecticide on to their offspring. Hello anthelmintic resistance and hello antibiotic resistance! I remember @CarpCharacin had a thread on antibiotic resistance. Although the antibiotics may be effective in getting rid of the bacteria temporarily, they do not change the factors that led to the infection in the first place. The physician prescribes antibiotics but doesn’t change the conditions which created the problem and you my fellow chicken keepers use chemical de-wormers but don't change the immune system of your animals. Homeopathic Cina acts vibrationally, stimulates the immune system and makes the body inhospitable to worms, in other words drains the swamp. No more swamp means no more mosquitoes, or in other words no more worms, or no more recurrent bacterial infections. Food for thought. I recommend the protocol in the link.
    https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/what-you-cows-and-worms-have-in-common-cina/

    HOW TO STORE
    Homeopathics should be stored at room temperature, away from light, away from strong smells, and away from strong electromagnetic fields. 'Strong smells' means very strong aromatics or toxic odors like eucalyptus, wintergreen, peppermint, essential oils like patchouli, strong perfumes, strong after-shave and soap, smelly chemicals, moth-balls.

    HOW TO ADMINISTER
    It is very important to not touch them, if accidentally touched or if they fall on the floor/ground, they should be thrown away (not a problem because they are very cheap).
     
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  4. MomJones

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    What a refreshing post. Thank you!
     
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  5. We used homeopathic remedies on our dobe with Wobblers. After three weeks of faithful and careful treatment she went from barely being able to walk to have to be carried on a stretcher. She had surgery and was up the next day. Not a believer in homeopathy. If we’d kept on she would have died. As it was, post surgery she lived five more years to age thirteen which is a good age for a Doberman.
     
  6. MomJones

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    Good point, Willow. I'm glad your Dobe made it.
     
  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Homeopathy has been largely debunked as pseudoscience.
     
  8. Kayla's Lunch

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    I have been using homeopathy for about 10 years. Like many different teachers, doctors, car mechanics, etc., some are better at their trade than others. I have had 2 different dogs in the past in seriously bad conditions. I took them to numerous vets, spent thousands of dollars and got no where. At one point the vets were strongly encouraging me to put the one dog down. In both cases, once connected to a good homeopath, in one week, the dogs made "miraculous" recoveries. I saw all my vet bills, as well as human doctor bills, go way down since using homeopathy. Homeopathy is my main form of health care for all the humans and animals in my household. Studies can be run to accomplish whatever they want. I'm sticking with what I have seen first hand what homeopathy can do.
     
  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Did you see the link I posted? I'm not basing my opinion (which is also the general consensus of the scientific community) off one study, there are hundreds of studies supporting it.
     
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