( she laid a egg ) MissPrissy and Speckledhen I need HELP !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazychicken, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Speckledhen this is for you. or anyone really.

    So today I went and got my new hen I went to the guy and it was a nightmare from Hades. it was terrible.

    I pick up one hen that I liked looked fine. but then I saw her feet. she had two toes on one foot and she had the scales on her legs sticking straight out. so I look at all of their feet and I want to scream. [​IMG] does he not take care of any of them. [​IMG] so I find one that is ok and he gets this hook and grabs it by the leg and pulls it up [​IMG] I look at her and she has all 8 toes. but her leg scales are the same. I think it might be scaly leg I did not see mites. How can I cure her ? bless them I would of taken them all if dad had not said only one. poor babies I hope that they find good homes.

    Here is my new hen in quarantine .

    sorry it is dark outside.


    Now MissPrissy this is for you. or anyone

    So the same guy when we walk up. he asks am I the one with the Incubator? I say yes he walks in and comes out with Two Toulouse geese eggs for me to hatch. he said that they are like chickens just take longer. he also said that they were laid today. my question is how do you really hatch them.

    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  2. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Gosh that does sound HORRIBLE!!!Bless those little chickens!!![​IMG]
  3. I'm not speckledhen but, sounds like scaly leg mites to me. Put a coating of vaseline on those legs. Maybe you could tell the guy so he can cure his chickens before he sells them.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree, it's scaley leg mites. You can smother them with oil/vaseline/VetRx/Camphophenique or anything that coats the legs. The problem is that if they are that bad, the scales may never lay down like they should without alot of care, etc.
    Frankly, some people are worse about their chickens than they are about their mangey dogs on chains, covered in fleas. What is missing in this world is empathy for innocent animals who depend on us for everything. [​IMG]
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Quote:i agree speckled hen. i'm in a debate at school right now about animal testing for medical and cosmic reasons. i quickly picked the side against the testing. everyone in my class muttered "ohh! big shocker there!!" and i smiled. i'm proud that everyone knows i'd do anything for animals. last year i organized a fundraiser for the ASPCA and in one day got about $300. keep in mind my school has only about 150 people. i hope you can cure your chicken and i would contact the owner and tell him to start helping his chickens or you will report him for animal cruelty. keep checking up on him and if nothing changes, call the local SPCA. they deserve the best they can get, the don't deserve to be neglected.
  6. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Cary, NC
    O Lordy! Doulap Toulouse Geese - they are HUGE - We had 3 get to be about 70 lbs or more. I hope you have a lot of land and a self cleaning pond. They are fun to watch around your yard - but did I say they are HUGE? Big and Beautiful and.....poopy - poop everywhere.

    Sorry, I shouldn't be so negative. We did not have a pond and they were on our deck and porches and we just couldn't take the poop any longer. And ended up giving them to a lady with a large natural pond. They guy who gave them to you must have a pond because they can't mate very successfully without deep enough water. Although it's funny to watch them try.

    However, in all the time we had those dang poop machines we never NOT ONCE had problems with raccoon or fox or any other predator. They were the king of protectors. When one of those things comes at you hissing with its long neck sticking out and its 5 foot wing span spread all the way -- heck, I'd run if I were a Mt. lion; let alone a measly little coon!
  7. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Ok I called him and told him and he said he would take care of them. in the meantime tomorrow I will get better pictures. so can I use any oil like vegetable oil or corn oil. I might be able to get some Vaseline tomorrow.
    She is sleeping now. she seems real sweet though and I just love that she is a bantam. before she went to sleep she was walking around the cage all puffed up like any one of my standards. [​IMG]

    Quote:Yes he had a huge pond in their backyard and I also saw Sebies, turkeys, ducks,guineas and a couple other chickens here and there.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  8. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    I found this, does anyone know if it is right ?

    Prepare the incubator. Be sure that it's clean and sterilized. Keep it at a steady temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 50-55 percent relative humidity, using a hatching thermometer and a hydrometer or a wet bulb. The wet bulb conversion for this relative humidity is 81 to 83 degrees.

    Ready the eggs. Use eggs that are no older than 4 days, have no cracks and are regular in size and shape. Mark one side of the eggs with the set date with a pencil or crayon.

    Set the eggs. Place them in the incubator on their sides with the date side up. The temperature in the incubator will drop after you have placed the eggs. Don't adjust the temperature at this point; let it catch up as it warms the cool eggs.

    Cool the eggs for 15 minutes each day and spray them with room-temperature water from day 4 to day 27.

    Turn the eggs at least three times daily. Additional turns may increase hatchability, but be sure that you turn the eggs an odd number of times each day so that they aren't left on the same side every night. Use the date marking to remember which eggs have been turned; they should all be face up or face down.

    Stop cooling, spraying and turning the eggs on day 27, and increase the humidity in the incubator to 75 percent. The goslings are beginning to position themselves for hatching now, and turning them will confuse them. Let the baby geese hatch on their own unless they go for more than 12 hours without making any progress.

    Let the goslings dry and fluff for one day in the incubator before moving them.
  9. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    All right so this morning we caught her and put some baby oil (only thing we had on hand) on her feet and legs.
    she did not like us touching her legs, but we put a nice coat on her.

    here she is this morning.

    any ideas on names ?

  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She's cute. You may want to oil up her legs again in a week or two, just to be sure, plus the oil will help the scales. You can use veg oil, too, though vaseline stays on better.

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