Boy!... I wish we had a resident avian specialist here at BYC. One of the saddest index threads, next to "predators" is "emergencies, sickness, and cures". It breaks my heart to read about sick chickens and feel so helpless! I've tried to do searches for answers to my questions, and the nswers are here, but when you're face with a crisis your mind just can't stay calm. So thanks to all whogive a "hoot" and try to help when its needed.