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by GemmaEllen
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...

HI Marigold! I've removed all the straw - I have aubiose down all the time, but tend to add a bit of straw in the winter. This was just a stray bit that she managed to find as I was cleaning them out. It blew over on the wind and she gobbled it down before I had a chance to grab it off her. The Lily...
by GemmaEllen
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...
Replies: 3
Views: 63

New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...

HI All! Our new hens, Ginger and Nutmeg, are adorable.They are friendly Blacktails, about 20 weeks old now, and both laying tiny eggs every day. They've sorted out the pecking order with Pepper, and all 3 bumble about the garden, happily digging in my flowerbeds and eating all my plants. https://i.i...
by GemmaEllen
Fri May 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

Rosie has finally gone to the dust bath in the sky. She held on for a long time - way past when any normal poorly girl should have given up - but we finally had her put to sleep at our vets this afternoon. We are shattered that she has left us, and the garden feels too big and empty without her char...
by GemmaEllen
Wed May 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

Hi all, Thanks for the link, Marigold. I can't see any worm that looks like what Rosie passed. Perhaps it wasn't a worm at all? I'm now wondering if it was a tumor or something like a lash, although the shape was so strange... Bad news; Rose took a turn for the worse today. She was OK this morning w...
by GemmaEllen
Tue May 26, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

todays update - she's still very slow and not eating much. She had 3 days of worming before we stopped I'll probably start again tomorrow since she's not showing any sign of getting better. It's very hot so I'm trying to make sure she drinks as much as possible which isnt easy. I've tried her on eve...
by GemmaEllen
Mon May 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

Quick update - we stopped worming Rosie as she was really suffering. I'm giving her a few more days off, and then I'll start again with the full 7 days. She spent most of yesterday up in the coop, and we were worried it was the end, but then this morning she passed a big worm looking thing - it was ...
by GemmaEllen
Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

HI all! so we are on day 3 of the flubenvet and Rosie is struggling. She still has a doughy crop in the morning, and is still slow and sleepy, but the worming is taking its toll and she is even slower than usual! we gave her a warm epsom bath earler as she's made a mess of her bum. she's not really ...
by GemmaEllen
Tue May 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

Morning! Quick update on Rosie - she perked up a few hours after Andy vomited her yesterday, although spent most of the day asleep under her favourite bush. (pepper slept with her on and off) She put herself to bed early, as she often does on her 'bad days'. This morning, Andy let her out and report...
by GemmaEllen
Mon May 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

Hi marigold, I've just ordered some more flubenvet as they dont like the liquid variety we have. I'm trying to powder version. (pellets are no good - they only eat mash!) I've put it on a rush order so it should be here by wednesday. we will see how she gets on until then, worm them both as a last d...
by GemmaEllen
Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: 3 year old hen mouth breathing?

HI all, so Rosie has slow crop again. She didn't lay any eggs and stopped crouching after a few days. She has been vomited this morning (by my husband, as I can't stand to do it!) as she was so full she leaked as she walked. I honestly don't know how to help her anymore. It feels like she has been s...

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