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Decrowing surgery - my roosters experiences

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Double Kindness, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Spray PDZ powder????

    I use the granules on the roost boards, even they can be dusty....
    ...I can't imagine 'spraying' it....or how or why.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2014
  2. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Live and learn...
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Indeed, still curious as to why and how....PM if you prefer.
     
  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talked to the local vet who does this today. He charges $150 (which seems reasonable) and he recommends waiting until they've at least attempted to crow (he says the surgery is easier to do when they're more developed than when they're younger). So conflicting opinions abound.
     
  5. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a learning curve for sure. The crowing is a bit much for me atm... but I have more candidates for the decrowing surgery. I have 1 better black saturated ayam cemani, and 2 white bresse roos I like.

    $150 is what I pay for mine to get done. I've also had a respiratory thing since before Thanksgiving I can't shake.

    Never again will I carelessly sprinkle sweet pdz powder again. Going to the dr tomorrow.
     
  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really sucks. I didn't even know it came in a powder form. Mine is little granules. Hope the doc and figure something out for you!
     
  7. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do too. The roos that had not had the crow reduction surgery are now in freezer camp. Peace has returned to the flock. Ahh.. much better. :)

    Off to the dr soon... I coughed up blood today. So I'm a bit nervous. Ok, scared out of my mind.

    Never again will I be so careless with DE, sevin dust and sweet pzd powder. I am hoping it's not too bad..
     
  8. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    Goodness! I hope your doctors appointment goes well. Keep us updated...
     
  9. southsdiego

    southsdiego Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, can you tell me which Vet you have spoken to about this? I live in California and am interested in the surgery, but I can't find anyone local. Thanks!
     
  10. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You may be able to tell in a few weeks if the surgery has worked or not. I have two 12 week old cockerels and they make what they think is a good effort at crowing every morning when i let them out of the coop!

    CT
     

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