Josie Joe

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Josie Joe, May 24, 2019.

  1. Josie Joe

    Josie Joe In the Brooder

    May 24, 2019
    I live in Panama. I started to have chicken for eggs and for eating. Now, since almost one year, I became (almost) vegan so my chicken are my pets now. I refuse to give them to anyone because here they will make a soup out of them. I want them to live a long happy life. I think they deserve it. The type of chicken, I don't know the name, they have no feathers on the neck. They are very cute and look like prehistoric birds. Because I stopped eating the males and now they all are pets, I have 3 roosters and 3 hens. Just two weeks ago one hen passed away and now I have her sister that is sick which is why I started to look up for information and help to try to save her life. One rooster is older and he had that disease, he got the neck crooked and he can't eat on his own having the beak up. So, I feed him 2 to 3 times per day and hold his water container so he can drink. Sometimes he is a little better and manage a little. He looks like a little paralyzed like after a stroke. I had chickens in the past when I was living in Canada but never kept them long. They were for meat. Now, my objective is different. I do eat an egg once a while but only from my hens. I like to keep them healthy and friendly. I live in a hostel in Panama, Central America and here people when they talk about chicken it is just about making a soup. They don't bother of how to keep them healthy so much; as soon they have some weight they become food. So even from the vet, I don't find people knowledgeable enough to help me with my sick hen. Therefore why I joined the blog. Please, anyone that know what I should do I would be grateful for any help. Thank you. Looking forward to learn lots and keep my babies for a happy long life. Oh! Right. I also have 7 cats and three dogs... all rescued and they all get along well with my chicken; I thought them to never hurt my chickens. This morning I have my big dog, Bobby, sniffing my Ti-Roux (the crooked neck one) front and back and just led don't beside him. Regular scene between all of them in my home. Nice to see.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.

    Sounds like you may have Naked Necks.

    The one with the bent neck...that may be wry neck from vitamin deficiencies.

    Could you possibly upload a short video or two to YouTube?
  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens :frow:welcome
  4. Josie Joe

    Josie Joe In the Brooder

    May 24, 2019
    Ti-Roux with the crooked neck.
    Goldie with the necked neck.
    Goldie's dirty butt two days ago.
    Goldie's clean butt after a 30 minutes bath.
    Goldie is very bloated and I don't know what to do. I am afraid she will die if I don't act fast enough. I am trying to read stuff but I am getting tired. I need help to decide what action I should take. Could you help me or know someone that could give me some directions of what to do.

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  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :ya
  6. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Try posting a thread about your sick chickens on the emergencies/ diseases/ injuries and cures forum-
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop

    I hope you get help on the emergencies Thread!
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    You definitely want to start some new threads in the ER Forum.
    I would post one for Ti-Roux with the wry neck symptoms and one for Goldie with what looks like ascites. I wish you the best of luck treating your birds.
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
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