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kit1959kat
Nov 19, 2019
In Backyard Chickens Love
Hello, I have enjoyed my hens and coop from Dare 2 Dream since 2017. They are nice egg-layers as well. I am concerned about Goldie, the sex-link, who just sits on her hocks most of the day. She will take a few steps and then sit down and does not go up/down the ramp. She was getting picked on, so now she is separated and is brought in to the house at night. She is skinny despite eating. I am providing TLC and after a month, brought her to the vet. He really couldn't tell what was wrong with her w/o blood work and scans. Her poop tested normal and she does not have lice or mites. I added B complex to her diet a few days ago. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thank you for your knowledge.
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kit1959kat
Aug 31, 2018
In Backyard Chickens Love
My sweet barred rock hen, about 1 1/2 years old has this squishy red lump under her vent. She acts normal, poops are fine, and she lays an egg almost daily. What is this?
Red lump, what is it? content media
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kit1959kat
Apr 17, 2018
In Backyard Chickens Love
I love my little flock of 3 hens delivered by your farm a little over a year ago. They all started laying eggs at around 6 months, and continued laying almost daily, even through the winter. My concern is for the Easter Egger, who hasn't laid an egg in a few days. She looks like she might be molting. Other than that, she is active, eating OK, and her poop looks normal. I have observed her laying on the nest, but no egg. Is there anything else I should be doing, or watching out for? Thank you, Kathy
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kit1959kat
Jul 19, 2017
In Backyard Chickens Love
Hello all, Great tips on staying cool during 100+ degree weather! Shade, frozen water bottles for chickens to get close to, and hosing the run in the morning. I drop ice cubes in their water container to keep their drinkining water cool. I also place ice cubes on a brick inside a pan. The ice melts, and the brick stays cool. The chickens stand on the cool brick. For treats, I have chopped watermelons and worms (ewww) frozen in muffin tins with water. The chickens peck at the ice, and like the treats. Kathy
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