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  Strange object in nest box
Posted by: Sutty - 06-02-2019, 06:53 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (5)

I found a strange object in the nest box today, though I vaguely remember seeing something like it in the past.
It's hard and buff/light brown in colour, about 7cm long and 4cm across, hard and oval, though one end has a larger radius than the other.
Anyone any idea what it might be?

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  Merry Christmas to all our PoultryChatters!
Posted by: scotsfran - 24-12-2018, 07:38 PM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (2)

Hope you and your flock all have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  Infected legs
Posted by: scotsfran - 24-12-2018, 04:20 PM - Forum: Feeding & Health Care - Replies (3)

I wish I'd taken a photo now. I finally caught one of my Plymouth Rock today - I noticed she was starting to limp when running. She had a big scab on the back of her leg which I picked most off - and took the result to the vet (after having sprayed the leg with purple spray as it was bleeding.) I didn't see the vet but she's given me antibiotic liquid to be given twice a day - what fun! The scab was just under  1cm x 1cm x 1.5cm - I've noticed it for a while but thought it was scaly mite. Ordered Harkamectin which I planned to put on all the birds today - the rest bar one are fine, one other hen has a similar much smaller scab. I treated all the birds plus a dollop of vaseline 'just in case'. The scab was yellow inside - almost like solidified pus - and a bit smelly - any ideas how this might have happened?? The other leg also had a similar scab a little bit smaller which got the same treatment. I've also been advised to try and pick all the scab off. Poor girl.

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  Golden Cuckoo Maran
Posted by: april - 19-12-2018, 02:20 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (3)

Bought a dodgy looking 'pullet' from an auction a couple of months back and as I sort of suspected, it has turned out to be a cockerel.  It was listed as a 'Maran'.  Looking at him starting to mature, he looks like a Golden Cuckoo Maran which is something I'd never heard of.  Anyone else got one ?  Sadly, he can't stay but rather than culling him immediately (if this is what he is) I'll take a bit of time to advertise him and see if there is any interest.

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  Lovely green eggs
Posted by: april - 19-12-2018, 02:17 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (5)

Got my first Shetland eggs this morning from the pullets I hatched in the Summer having lost nearly all my Shetlands to the fox.  Something very exciting about girls laying their first eggs but these are extra special as it means that all my plans that were cut short last April are now hopefully back on track.  Not to mention, gorgeous green eggs over Christmas.

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  New girls
Posted by: chickenmum - 06-12-2018, 09:49 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (1)

I've been selling my eggs down the allotment to raise money for BHWT.  I have loads of takers so decided to rescue another 3 a couple of weeks ago.  I have never ever seen 3 such bald, terrified chickens in my life.  They're growing feathers now but are just too terrified to come out of the Eglu run.  Honestly it would break a concrete heart. 
I would add an attachment if I knew how...

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  Twinks.
Posted by: k9crystal - 29-11-2018, 10:25 AM - Forum: TGD General Chat - Replies (9)

I have my first ever turkey.
Twinks arrived last night, she is lovely Heart
Ive always wanted a stag but having asked advice its a no go as they live with the hens and a stag trying to mate hens is never a good thing.Besides which the gobbling may upset the old bat next door Big Grin

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  Corneal eye ulcer
Posted by: april - 22-11-2018, 10:11 AM - Forum: Feeding & Health Care - Replies (4)

I have a lovely Cockerel with a horrible Corneal Eye Ulcer.  He has seen the vet and been on treatment for a week but it looks much worse than a week ago - it is permanently closed and when I open it to medicate, I can't see his eye at all, just a large white blob.  I have lots of experience of eye ulcers in dogs but not in poultry and am wondering if I should continue treatment.  He hates it, is obviously in pain and at the moment has to spend his days separated as my other boys don't like his weird behaviour (he is very disorientated) and will attack him if he is out with them (although they are fine with him being back in the house at night).  Even if the eye was to improve, I'm not sure I could return him to the flock without more bloodshed.  Despite my 'no vet' policy, 3 of my chickens have seen a vet in the last month - really can't justify much more outlay.  Anyone any experience of this condition in their birds and whether I am 'flogging a dead horse' and should pts.

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  NTG Happy Birthday
Posted by: zenith - 21-11-2018, 01:19 PM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (12)

Happy Birthday Nick, Smile I hope you have a good day.

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  squizzer!!!!
Posted by: Nick the Grief - 16-11-2018, 09:25 AM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (3)

so, what are the telegrams like off the Queen?

Happy birthday ... hope it a good one...

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