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  1. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Hey all, I have a polish crested hen who’s been acting extremely weird the last week. Every time I went into the coop, she would be in the same corner, most of the time with her head down in the bedding of the coop. Almost like she was suicidal! Idk how she could breathe! I would set her up near...
  2. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    We’ve had a new flock of bantams just shy of 3 weeks - around a week and a half ago we noticed respiratory issues in the cockerel. Baring in mind the cockerel was already noticeably smaller and weaker than the hens. Additional to this, we bought 4 bantams around a month before who we’ve kept...
  3. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    We have 2 Ameraucanas (5-6mos old)1 black THELMA, 1 blue Louise. Louise died and what she did before she died...She was very active- flying and the whole thing- then she stopped and started to slowly walked everywhere (her balance slightly off). Then she would stop and stare off into space as...
  4. Introductions
    Hi, I'm Ken. I'm kinda new to chicken raising or farming, whatever is common speak here. I vae a very mixed flock, 4 barred Rocks, 2 Rhode Island red's, 1 Sexlinks, 2 Ancona's, and 1 white leghorn. Up until 2 weeks ago my White Leghorn was Olympic quality, not missing a day laying an egg since...
  5. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Hey all. About a month ago or so I lost one of my chickens, a white leghorn that was hatched in early March. She wasn't laying yet which I thought was a little weird, but since we got her (and the others) she was never the same as the other chickens. She was always slower to develop, her comb...
  6. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    This is a question from one of our readers. I'm inquiring about a sickness of a few hens I have and should I move them away from the others? Here is what is happening, I thought it was a respiratory infection yet now some have swollen up in the face and have closed their eyes on one side can...
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