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by GemmaEllen
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Hen had sour crop - now wont eat much and is generally feeling sorry for herself!
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Hen had sour crop - now wont eat much and is generally feeling sorry for herself!

Hello! It's been a long time since I've had to post on here, but I've got an issue with one of my Hens, Rosie. She is a Maran Cuvree, and will be 3 years old in the new year. About a month ago, she stopped laying, after giving us an egg on a fairly regular every other day. She had been through a fai...
by GemmaEllen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

Hi Chrismahon, Thanks for the input. Maggie had sour crop last year and I know the symptoms - it's definitely not sour crop, but I see why you might think that. Unfortunately, we lost Maggie last night. She was a very old lady by ex-Batt standards, and I'm pleased to say she went peacefully in her s...
by GemmaEllen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

OK, After some further research, I have ruled out Peritonitis. Maggie has no swelling that I can feel, and I checked her abdomen against Rosie (our 8 month old, smallest girl) and they are the same. Thanks for checking though!
by GemmaEllen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

Looking into Peritonitis, I should add that Maggie stopped laying about a year ago, along with Gracie. She has laid a couple of lash eggs since then, but nothing this side of Christmas, and was in seemingly good health until a few weeks back.
by GemmaEllen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

HI Lady A,

I guess she is a bit swollen around her underside, although she's losing weight. What is peritonitis and how do I fix it? The other 2 girls seem fine with her at the moment. they leave her to it, but i'll keep an eye on it. Thanks for the heads up.
by GemmaEllen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new girls to our single ex-batt
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: Introducing new girls to our single ex-batt

CJ2512 - I'm sorry to hear about Gert. What happened to her? 2 years is quite young. good luck with the new sister for Dolly though! Its not much fun in the beginning, and I was convinced that Maggie just didn't play well with others - but the three are very happy together now so it does all work ou...
by GemmaEllen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

Just a quick note on Maggie - she seems to have settled into her new normal. Her comb has not got any more purple -just the tips are purple and wrinkled, and it flops over a little now. She's very slow and not eating a lot of grain or mealworms, but seems to be enjoying cucumber and worms she finds ...
by GemmaEllen
Tue May 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

yeah the purply colour is about right. only on the tips so far, and that's where it's shrivelled. the base is still a nice red. Gracie's comb was really shrunken and purple for a while before she died, and she was slow and sleepy a lot. is there anything you can do for heart failure? I'm a little re...
by GemmaEllen
Tue May 30, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

thanks for coming back so quickly! We've had the 2 new girls since January, and they are all together now. (farm bred road rock and maran cuveree) Both are laying and fine. (both vaccinated against all the usual's when we got them at 16 weeks) Another thing I forgot to mention is her comb. Before Gr...
by GemmaEllen
Tue May 30, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii481/gemmaellen86/20170530_071227.jpg This is Maggie. She is a 4 and a half year old ex-batt, and the one remaining after we lost her sister, Gracie, in January. Over the last few days she's slowed right down - barely eating, spending most of her time asleep, ex...

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