Do they look ok you? (Pics attached)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by epitidios, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that my elder chicken are a bit quiet. Also they are pretty easy to catch, which is a bit strange to me. Also their combs are not straight up, as in the roosters and in the slightly younger ones. I attach 3 pics to see. Do they look normal to you?


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    Thanx a lot in advance.
     
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  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look fine. how old are they? do they lay plenty of eggs?
     
  3. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first two are 6-7 months old. The last one is almost two. In total i got 5 egg laying hens, and they were laying 3-4 eggs a day. During the last two days, i am getting only 1 or 2. Also the fact that they are pretty east to catch makes me suspicious. I dewromed them lately, dunno if there is any side effect from it. Also they also sneeze/cough. Last month i gave them antibiotics because i found a turkey with swollen head syndrome. Since then they sneeze/cough.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    There shouldnt be any side effects from worming if you wormed them properly. Is it hot where you live? The heat will slow them down and there'll be a drop in egg production. As far as the pics...they look ok to me. A side thought, check them for lice/mites. Good luck. Edited: What did you worm them with?
     
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  5. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The deworming process was done properly. Till yesterday was pretty warm here (up 36C in the shade). I checked them for lice/mites and they are clean. As for the name of the medicine i forgot...., which is not really smart. I got it from my vet though.
     
  6. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more parameter. Two days ago i got only one egg (there are 5 hens that lay eggs). Yesterday and today none (though there are still a lot of hours till sunset). I guess if i don't get any eggs today and tomorrow, then something has to be really wrong here.
     
  7. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hot weather has cut back on eggs here. also you possible had a visit from a snake. when I find no eggs I always think hungry snake.
     
  8. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that a snake invasion is not that likely. What makes me worried (not for the eggs) was the fact that two days ago, two hawks were flying above my coop. I am sure that these ones are not related to the famous chicken hawk, from looney tunes
     
  9. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more question. From your experience do you know if chickens during high heat are losing weight? Also i noticed that all of them were eating sand now like crazy. Any idea why?
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hmm I've been thinking about his.....are they still coughing or sneezing? You could give them some duramayacin in their drinking water for ten days......that might help. And something else I thought about.....could they be starting to molt? Have you noticed alot of feathers around?
     

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