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by chickenfan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Impacted/sour crop and examining the whole bird
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Impacted/sour crop and examining the whole bird

I've recently taken a hybrid bird with an impacted crop to a poultry vet. She said that sour and/or impacted crop is always secondary to another condition or being run down in some way or low immune system. On examination her belly was hard as well which is unusual, so she might also have peritoniti...
by chickenfan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Linseed oil for internal painting of coops ?
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Linseed oil for internal painting of coops ?

I'm sure chemicals or anything with an odour does significantly affect the hens and their eggs.
by chickenfan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Large neck growth
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Large neck growth

Thanks very much Chris, I will check her throat for spots. However, she's had this huge lump like a tennis ball for over a year. It hasn't affected her quality of life at all but she's started pecking at it, and the vet thinks this is because it has become very heavy.
by chickenfan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Large neck growth
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Large neck growth

Thank you Chris. Its the hen that was waiting to be put to sleep with an impacted crop at the conventional vet 5 years ago, when you suggested remedies which made her better. I'm not quite sure how to check for cankers? But the poultry vet thinks the growth is outside the oesophagus. However, her br...
by chickenfan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Large neck growth
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Large neck growth

My lovely 7 year old Marans hen Grace has had a large growth near her crop like a tennis ball for over a year. She has remained very cheerful and well, but is now pulling out her feathers over the growth, which may be a little bigger, so I imagine it feels tight or uncomfortable in some way. I just ...
by chickenfan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: treating fox bites

Well, we've been to the poultry vet and Toffee is doing fine. Manuka honey was a good choice and she has no infection and no sign of internal injuries, just an adrenalin response which is making her quiet. I am to carry on with Manuka honey mixed 50% with Aloe vera gel twice a day and a multivitamin...
by chickenfan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: treating fox bites

Having been very perky for a couple of days, she is depressed today, although she is eating.
by chickenfan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: treating fox bites

I would really appreciate some advice as I think the wounds may be going septic. Her skin looks a bit moist, although the bites are dry. Do I wash her extensively/ cut off her feathers around wounds? I will take her to the vet tomorrow
by chickenfan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: treating fox bites

Her bites and wounds seem to be drying up just on the manuka honey. I've not yet founds any chlorhexedine, but perhaps she will manage. She spends a lot of time resting and I have her indoors in a catbox for most of the day. I hope she will be OK. She looks bright enough, but is just sitting down mo...
by chickenfan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: treating fox bites

Thank you Shadrach for this detailed advice. She does have more bite wounds and tears to her skin than I realised and one wing looks a bit sore. I had thought she was OK as she was running around after she was dropped by the fox. At the moment I've put manuka honey on the bites and given her some me...

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