Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Tweetypie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:01 am

Isn't it odd how they have these unexplained illnesses or health issues? I remember asking for advice on the forum last year about Barbie, who was constantly sneezing. She was otherwise bright and chirpy. What is now apparent is that since October last year, when I decided not to let the girls have the run of my garden anymore, that Barbies sneezing ceased. It only "clicked" a few weeks later. 😏 She must have been allergic to something, methinks.
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Tweetypie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:10 am

I recall posting here last year for advice on Barbie, who was continuously sneezing, but otherwise had no other health issues. Since October last year, when I decided not to allow them free run of my garden through winter, it became apparent to me that Barbie was no longer sneezing. Took a few weeks to "click". 😏 That's the reason OH made them a large run. She must have been allergic to something in my garden.
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Marigold » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 pm

Yes, that's another example of how sensible attention to possible environmental problems, and the willingness to 'wait and see what happens' can produce better results than a hasty visit to the vet. I'm glad they're all well and happy in their new run, Tweetypie. It must be good for the garden as well. Being an asthmatic, the grass pollen season is affecting me quite badly ATM, and there's no reason why chickens can't be allergic to dust in the same way. Difference is, chickens don't know how to use an inhaler!
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by chrismahon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm

Chickens get hay fever- some of ours are sneezing because of the lizard orchids. We know how potent they are because we brought some into the house and had to get them out very quickly!

Doubt a vet would know that.
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:09 am

We have a hen that sneezes when it is dusty and she will also do it when scratching about in new straw. Bet most vets would say a chicken can't get hay fever
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:47 am

Yes, all is well with the girls and again it's great to have this forum for advice, especially for very inexperienced owners like me. The girls seem quite happy. They have 2 dustbaths, one is in full sun and the other in full shade. Paving slabs in 2/3 of the run and an area where I put fresh grass clippings once a week and clear out the same. The garden looks better now, too. 😁 I do miss seeing them roaming about, but the positives outweigh the negatives. At least I can watch the garden birds feeding.
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Sandrine » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:45 am

Peckford is back to normal now ☺️ Interesting facts though about the hay fever... Bith Peckford and Doris keep sneezing too at the moment but can't say that it's a concern to be fair.
The thing with Peckford is that he doesn't crow anymore... He does plenty other cockerel noises but that's it. Someone said that it could be that one if the two new girls who us about same size as Peckford (compared to the others much smaller) might have taken over and is now top girl, with Peckford being 2nd in command... Does this sound like a good explanation? The other thing is that he does a lot of roosting / falling asleep these days... And literally anywhere... Currently having a nap in the garden near a small tree with Doris. Yesterday he napped for about 20mins on my daughter's lap, in the morning and then later on towards the evening... Any if yours do this?
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Marigold » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:23 pm

Sandrine wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:45 am
The other thing is that he does a lot of roosting / falling asleep these days... And literally anywhere... Currently having a nap in the garden near a small tree with Doris. Yesterday he napped for about 20mins on my daughter's lap, in the morning and then later on towards the evening... Any if yours do this?
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Sandrine » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:51 pm

Ah ah yeah me too!!!
He's just had another 20 mins or so on my lap lol
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Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Post by Sandrine » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Forgot to attach this lol
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