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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
    My wife and I have a small flock of 7 hens that live in our backyard in Colorado. They are young and have yet to produce any eggs. One of our hens, Opalopteryx, has had bubbly eye discharge for a couple weeks now. We tried a powdered antibiotic in their water, and most recently have given her...
  3. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Hello, my girlfriend's chicken, a three month old buff orpington, has what we believe to be sour crop. This is the second day of her showing symptoms (lethargy, not eating and barely drinking, swollen crop). We have been trying to feed it Greek yogurt, but she just refuses to eat it no matter...
  4. Beginners Forum
    hey guys, totally new here and new to chicks. My wife and I purchased 11 chics from 2 different farms and are raising them up in a 80 gallon steel tub with a heat lamp (lowered with rhestotat to have a hot spot of 100 on one side of the oval tubb) and a heated brooder plate in the middle of the...
  5. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    One of our Girls eyes are shut, it just started today. she rarely opens it I also noticed the over all color is a deep orange where as the other eye is not as orange, she is a bit tired but over all still eating and walking around any ideas ? Im wondering if one of the other chickens pecker her...
  6. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    My 5 week old Americauna was outside and she suddenly cried out and shook her head. She shook it once more and now I took her inside and she seems to be really spitty in her mouth. She seemed to trip a little, but her walking is fine. I see a piece of grass in her mouth, but she doesn't seem...
  7. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    For the past three days or so my chicken has been extremely lethargic and has not been acting like her usual self. Found her in the middle of the yard the other morning after noticing she didn't make it back to the coop the night before. She has not been eating very much but has occasionally...
  8. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    This is my first post here and I am so excited about joining your community. I can't wait to learn from you all! I hate to jump in with questions like this but I have a case that is pretty urgent and I really need help. So, here goes... I have a sick bird who I suspect has one of the above...
  9. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    I have around 30 leghorns (mixed colour) 15-17 weeks old in a 80 x 80 ft pen (movable fence) with fresh grass. I found 1 in the shade yesterday which seemed tired and weak, didnt want to stand. I took it in overnight with water & feed. Didnt seem to drink but had a go on a banana which...
  10. 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...
  11. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    My hen, Rosy, is six and is a Rhode Island Red. I was gone for a few weeks, during which the neighbors took care of the girls. When I came back today, the other two hens were acting fine. But Rosy is hardly moving. She just stands in one spot even when I pet her. She isn't interested in food...
  12. Waterfowl
    I have an 8 month old roeun hen. She began to lay an egg every day in the summer. About a month ago when it turned cold all of my chickens and the two ducks stopped laying. All of the birds began to lay eggs again normally about two weeks ago. Except this duck. Now I've noticed her sitting in a...
  13. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Hi, I'm Chloe! My brother an I recently acquired (about two weeks ago) a pair of Rhode Island birds. One cockerel, and a pullet. They weren't cheap. Yesterday morning the rooster started acting "drunken." He had trouble walking, he acted dizzy, and he lurched around with his wings out...
  14. General Chicken Discussion
    I kept my chickens in their pen today because it stormed all day (hard rain, thunder/lightning) and it was very cold (about 40 degrees all day), well one hen had flown out the top of the pen and I couldn't catch her so I left her out. well I came back to feed this evening and she was laying...
  15. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    My sweet-tempered ameraucana has been feeling low for several days--a week maybe-- and today when I picked her up she vomited a vile liquid. She's weak and has vomited a couple more times. I would surely appreciate some advice as this is beyond my realm completely and I do care about this...
  16. General Chicken Discussion
    I have a hen that has been sneezing, and looks terrible. I thought at first she was molting, but now not so much. I noticed her "sneezing" the other day, but she is still running around eating and drinking and has just started to lay really soft shell eggs. Is there something I can give her to...
  17. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Our rooster, Nick Fury - yes, we are Avengers fans :D, a splash Marans was sitting on his breast, wings drooping when I went out to feed the gang today. When I picked him up, I could feel his keel bone and he felt really light. He was since been quarantined in the house. My son assisted in...
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