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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by filtuel, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. filtuel

    filtuel Hatching

    Mar 8, 2009
    Northern California
    I'm typing through tears of joy and thanks. All of you BYC contributors deserve a place in heaven. Let me explain.

    This is my third year with chickens. We placed our first big order from McMurrarys this year, put them in their sweet brooder pen with shavings from our wood working neighbor, and put them on unmediated "organic" feed. Two became quite ill, a Cuckoo Moran & a Blue Andalusian, their toes drew up and they were quite unsteady. It was heart wrenching to see them stumble around on their hockles. After searching this site, we changed the (possibly) walnut contaminated bedding, started them on Poly Vi Sol without Iron (so hard to find!) and hydrated them with an eye dropper, and switched to medicated feed.

    Two nights later it did not seem to be helping, I checked them at midnight: lots of peeping, and it seemed painful to straighten out their toes, they looked so pitiful. I told them to sleep well, as this would be their last. Saturday morning brought us a true miracle; they starting stretching their toes, and flapping their wings. Now, three hours later, they are running around, "flying" and generally behaving like healthy chicks. Thanks to all of you and your past contributions, these two will have a chance to grow up. Thank you so much.

    Cheryl Witteman

  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    What an awesome story !
  3. Glad they made it!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We all love great news here! That's terrific.
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Thank you for sharing your story with us! [​IMG]

  6. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    Glad they made it [​IMG] and glad the others didn't get sick (course, there may have been only two grand total [​IMG])

    I'm kinda new to BYC, too - and I LOVE IT - I find myself here nearly everday [​IMG] Glad to have ya!

  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Glad to hear!

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