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by Roisin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Antibiotics

Do you guys use antibiotics on your birds? As a follow on to my previous posts re mycoplasmosis infection two years ago ~all my (vaccinated) birds recovered. But one of the older birds began to gasp and cough a bit again, before she died last year. I now have only two birds left (fox took two earlie...
by Roisin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Coop for 10 hens - recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Coop for 10 hens - recommendations

I recommend this company https://www.woodenart.org.uk/ I bought a James coop from them 11 years ago. I absolutely love it! As it is wooden I do give it a lick of varnish every other year or so but other than that very easy to maintain. I also have an eglu which is a great design but I think the wood...
by Roisin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: broody hen

IT WORKED! Poor girl was not happy in the cage but is now back with the others and does not appear to be broody. Thanks all for the advice.
by Roisin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: Sneezing and runny nose

It was definitelyan infection. I dont close the coop door at night (except maybe when it snows). I hear what you're saying - and i know farmers often cull old flock before bringing in new birds. I understand the health benefitsof this in terms of infection control - but i dont cull my birds (too chi...
by Roisin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: Sneezing and runny nose

The birds were vaccinated against mycoplasmosis and did recover completely althoug i must say my two older birds were very poorly indeed. Still, all well now, though i do hear the occasional snuffle/sneeze from one of them. My only worry is, I get 3 or four new birds evry couple of years. Will they ...
by Roisin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: broody hen

Thanks everyone for the advice. After 5 days of keeping her locked out of nest box shes only half cured. So today i went the whole hog and put her in the cage of shame - a dog crate in a lighted garage type room. She is of course making a bit of a fuss. Walking on a wire cage looks uncomfortable. Wi...
by Roisin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: broody hen

Ive alsohad leghorn hybrids before and agree they dont usually go broody. This one is broody though , shows no sign at all of being unwell. Has been doing the whole feather hackling/clucking thing that a broody hen does too. Made a great fuss when locked out of nest box yesterday! A bit early to tel...
by Roisin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

broody hen

I have a young white leghhorn type hen who has gone broody (in november!)and sits on her nest all day. Needless to say she's out of lay. Yesterdayi locked her out of the nest box (Tricky for me as i have other hens that need access). Is thare anything else i can do? Advice welcome!
by Roisin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: Sneezing and runny nose

I have just emailed the breeder to see if they were vaccinated against mycoplasmosis.
by Roisin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5084

Re: Sneezing and runny nose

Yes, the old birds are vaccinated too _ brought from the same breeder 3 years ago. It just looks more like an infection than an allergy. Looks like the old birds will pull through though _only one is very snotty now. And although i love the sun am relievedfor them that the hot weather is cooling dow...

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