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by chickenfan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Large neck growth
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Large neck growth

Thankyou Margaid. Grace was very special and used to talk to me in a dove-like voice. She had 3-4 years extra due to Chris's help.
by chickenfan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Large neck growth
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Large neck growth

It was a tumour of some sort in her oesophagus full of dark green liquid. The vet emptied it twice but she was going downhill over Christmas and she's no longer with us.
by chickenfan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: exhausted bird

Thanks for all the kind messages. She seemed to get back almost to normal but has now gone off her feet and can't seem to stand for long. She was so near death when I found her, and not being a young bird (7 years old), I think its been too much for her.
by chickenfan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: exhausted bird

Well I haven't been too clever as I let her eat too much in one go when she started eating and she has had an impacted crop. I hope it will gradually start working again and does finally seem to be beginning to empty again. Thanks for your message Valerie.
by chickenfan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: exhausted bird

Thanks Marigold and Bigetyiman. She's finally on her feet and has eaten a big meal, but is still very dazed and motionless. I'm still giving her warm fluids as she hasn't started drinking, but have stoped the tea, although this did seem to help when she was barely breathing.
by chickenfan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 290

exhausted bird

Unfortunately I found one of my birds trapped in the fence and barely alive this morning. It was an extremely cold, frosty night and she may also not have had anything to eat or drink for some time. I've had her wrapped in a towel by the radiator and been syringing aternatively sweet weak black tea ...
by chickenfan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: collapsed young sablepoot
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: collapsed young sablepoot

Thanks Hen-Gen. I can't think how I missed her being poorly, but it has been awful weather and she was sheltering from the rain recently under her house. I breed all my birds myself to avoid the inbreeding problem, but the cockerel is about 7 years old so perhaps that's a bit old.
by chickenfan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: collapsed young sablepoot
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: collapsed young sablepoot

Thanks unfortunately she has died. I think its probably impossible to know what from as she was so weak.
by chickenfan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: collapsed young sablepoot
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: collapsed young sablepoot

I am wondering whether it could be Marek's disease which booted bantams are prone to, although I've never had it in any of my birds. She objects very strongly to a syringe of critical care liquid food, although her legs are in a normal position.
by chickenfan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: choosing a cockerel
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: choosing a cockerel

Thanks Hen-Gen. I'm not quite sure why the hens suddenly found him so objectionable. He is a large cockerel so perhaps just a bit too big and heavy, or perhaps he has become less charming than when he was younger.

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