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by Chicken Vet
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!

Hello Charlie,

We are glad to hear that you hen is back to her usual self. We hope the advice was helpful.

Best Wishes,
Chicken Vet
by Chicken Vet
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!

Hello Charlie, It can take several weeks for a hen to lay again after illness and stress so do not worry about this as it is quite normal. Black spots on the comb can be due to parasites. To treat ectoparasites you can use a variety of products. Diatomacious Earth ( MiteX ) can be applied directly t...
by Chicken Vet
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: bright yellow poos
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: bright yellow poos

Hello, Can we firstly ask which wormer you have used on your chickens? It doesn’t sound like your hen has Coccidiosis, it is likely that she is suffering from a bacterial illness. If she doesn’t seem too under the weather you could try using Beryl’s Friendly Bacteria and Amino Plus which will improv...
by Chicken Vet
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Will the swelling ever go?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Will the swelling ever go?

Hello, It seems you are having a fair share of problems with your chickens, we are sorry to hear this. Again the watery faeces will be due to her not eating properly. The other possibility to consider for your 12 week old bird is Marek’s disease which sadly has no cure. Your existing birds could hav...
by Chicken Vet
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Moved into the health board as now I'm worried!

Hello, It always hard to diagnose a bird when we have not examined her ourselves. We would however agree with Elmwood that you check your hen’s crop. There are a few potential causes for the blood around her vent. One could be that she has Red Mites. These can sometimes disappear in the daytime and ...
by Chicken Vet
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Will the swelling ever go?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Will the swelling ever go?

Hello, We would advise that you hold back from using a needle and syringe yourself as you may cause damage to the cockerel. If you feel that this is necessary it would be best to see a Vet for this procedure. It is common for Mycoplasma to leave swelling of the sinuses after treatment however this i...
by Chicken Vet
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sprained leg?
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Re: Sprained leg?

Hello Nicola,

We are pleased your investigations of the run area will hopefully prevent anything like this from happening again.

Best Wishes,

Chicken Vet
by Chicken Vet
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sprained leg?
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Re: Sprained leg?

Hi Bantam Girl, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your hen, it does sound by what you describe from your final vet visit that she was suffering from a nasty infection in her leg. We also apologise, it seems that we read incorrectly that your hen was ½ a year old instead of 1 ½ years old. M...
by Chicken Vet
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Pasturella in chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Pasturella in chickens

Hello, We agree with Tim, hygienic conditions are the best way to avoid illness. Unfortunately rats are extremely common and if your rabbits were housed in a shed and grazed on grass they would have almost undoubtedly come into contact with rats. Keep everything clean, control rodents, feed healthy ...
by Chicken Vet
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health FAQ
Topic: Respiratory Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 10325

Respiratory Disease

This FAQ gives information on Respiritory Disease in Poultry One of the most common complaints of backyard chickens is snicking, sneezing and coughing. Birds can have a runny nose and foamy running eyes. In severe cases these birds can have swollen sinuses (presents as swelling around the eyes), st...

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