Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    cement like yup..... soaks daily and try those links and EPSON.... its a yeast infection!!!


    Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral, a combination of magnesium and sulfate. It’s soothing on the skin, and so is the choice for soaking baths if a hen has a dermatological issue. Epsom salt is also used internally. It detoxifies toxins, so if your hen has ingested a dangerous plant, or consumed botulism, or gotten into a poison, an epsom salt drench is the cure. It acts as a laxative, so if your hen’s system needs flushing, or if her crop is impacted or the digestive process seems blocked, this will gently move things along. It also controls yeast infections. It’s a general cure-all, so if you’re faced with a hen that seems weak in the legs, has a sudden loss of vigor, seems sick without having respiratory symptoms, epsom salt might help. It can’t hurt.
     
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  2. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Sally! I will give it a try with her. I hope it isn't too late for her.
     
  3. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    DH put the kabosh on my incubator plans. The thought of brooding 1200 chicks deterred him...don't know why? I may have to work on him some more!

    Penta was awesome enough to be my 'wing man' and make certain I was not a CL casualty.




    Oh no!

    Ash, LOVE the Pips, made me smile.

    Motorcycle Chick, I like the idea of lots of different colored eggs too. Wish my Marans would lay more....but LOVE the color of their eggs enough to put up with the sporadic laying. I've not noticed you asking any more questions than anyone else. I'm so very grateful to have so many knowledgable people guide me when I'm panicking. This thread is great!
     
  4. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    funny!!, he's all Boss!,haha..gonna have to get a camera, too funny [​IMG]
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    how thin is she? fluffy was sooooo boney : (
     
  6. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Awwww, Sally! Yer making me blush, glad I could give ya a smile. Those Brahmas are ridiculous big! When you figure out a good way to weigh them, let me know. I want weights on my Orps.

    I'm STILL in Annville.
     
  7. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sally, could you use Cider vinegar for intestinal issues or is that for a more specific problem?, have been reading-seems vinegar(cider), like epsoms salts, is also used for everything. Am I way-off on this thinking?..still taking notes..[​IMG]
     
  8. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a tiny little girl and when picking her I could not really tell a difference but when I was feeling around to see if she was eggbound or if her abdomen was swollen, I could really feel her breast bone. I was looking at the links and it did look alot like the chickens in those pictures.
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes I use ACV but have done some reading and I dont use it every day anymore, just once a week or two. Plus this didnt do ANYTHINg for fluffy.... it took the hard core epson salt and it made her poo clear that day but she got better and even started eating the next day!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    My mom is from there, now they live in the mnt about a mile up from us lol

    I have a postal scale I put a box on it and then zero it and weigh away... used it for puppies too!
     

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