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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jessicas, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Jessicas

    Jessicas Hatching

    Jan 28, 2015
    My daughter wanted to hatch and raise chickens last year at this time and so our adventure began. We started out with 78 eggs( chicken that is and 140 quail egg out of all those eggs we got 6 chickens and 12 quail by the time they were old enough to go out side we had 2 chickens and 9 quail. I got some more chicks from the farm store which we raised all in all 29 chickens they were all laying and doing well until the hawk got 8 chickens which devastated my daughter but it did not stop her.
    My problem now is this one hen has a swollen foot and another is not moving around very well and my daughter said that the hen threw up. I know how to fix the foot but I don't know what to do about the other one. Can someone please help me. Thank you
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the problems with your birds. You'll want to post in the Emergencies forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures with as much detail as you can about the sick hen. Give her a good overall exam (it often helps to compare her to a healthy bird). If she "threw up", how does her crop look and feel to start with?
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your birds. Is sounds like the one that is "throwing up" has a crop issue. Take a look at this article on treating birds with crop problems. Lots of things can cause slow and sour crops but this article will tell you how to treat these issues....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments

    You can also post in our emergency section as well as Kelsie has suggested.

    I hope you can get your birds back to good health soon!!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Two Crows.

    Good luck with your bird![​IMG]
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your sick/injured birds. [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your sick birds![​IMG] Good luck with them.
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry for your predator losses. The best thing to protect against hawks is a secure, covered run.

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