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by Sisterhood
19 Jan 2016, 12:12
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unbalanced hen!
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

Re: Unbalanced hen!

She's all better now! Didn't phone the vet in the end as she's perked right up again.

Phew
by Sisterhood
17 Jan 2016, 19:47
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unbalanced hen!
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

Re: Unbalanced hen!

Ooh I hope not - I had read that Marek's seems more aggressive than this - and that they carry on eating normally.

I think I'll phone the vet in the morning...

S
by Sisterhood
17 Jan 2016, 14:18
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unbalanced hen!
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

Unbalanced hen!

Hello all, any advice / suggestions gratefully received: We have an unbalanced hen! Just since this morning she's not eating much, but she's quite alert and vocal, but unsteady on her feet and seems to be having trouble balancing... Any ideas? We've taken her into the house and given nutridrops whic...
by Sisterhood
11 May 2015, 07:58
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly hen, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 5313

Re: Poorly hen, please help!

Sadly she didn't make it. She was perky during the week, but was down with another much worse round of infection this weekend, so we said goodbye yesterday... Our first dispatch that we'd done ourselves - and don't particularly want to do another... :( We collected 4 rescues hens on Saturday we were...
by Sisterhood
02 May 2015, 17:00
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly hen, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 5313

Re: Poorly hen, please help!

Thanks. It sounds like stopping laying could be the best outcome if her egg-bits (technical term) are permanently damaged. She's doing much better now but obviously needs long term monitoring. I'll try some dry oats as well, not that she's eaten a lot of proper pellets. If she carries on improving c...
by Sisterhood
02 May 2015, 09:28
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly hen, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 5313

Re: Poorly hen, please help!

Grove veterinary Centre in new mills and high peak Veterinary practice in Buxton are part of the same group and they have a vet called Victoria who keeps chickens. She is some times in new mills and sometimes Buxton.
by Sisterhood
02 May 2015, 09:09
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly hen, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 5313

Poorly hen, please help!

hello all, I've been studying the poo pictures page this morning, so thought I would ask for any advice on my poorly hen. We separated her from her sisters a couple of weeks ago as she was getting picked on and needed to grow some feathers back. She seemed a bit sad at being on her own, but otherwis...
by Sisterhood
02 Jun 2014, 20:58
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Two eggs in one day!! Make that three!
Replies: 8
Views: 8309

Re: Two eggs in one day!! Make that three!

Sorry didn't see this - they don't tell you when someone has replied to something after a few days...

Yes she's fine now, thanks for asking - absolutely business as usual!

Fingers crossed she continues!
by Sisterhood
02 Jun 2014, 20:50
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Arg! Scaly leg

Sad news here I'm afraid... Margot deteriorated badly from Sunday evening onwards and we took her to the vet this evening. It's likely she had a few things up with her and vet thought she was underweight, respiratory and digestive problems - and actually not much wrong with her feet at all! We felt ...
by Sisterhood
31 May 2014, 08:33
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Arg! Scaly leg

Okay - so I might start a new thread called "Scaly leg / Bumblefoot / both?" The complication at the moment is that I had to catch a train yesterday at 10, so rather running straight to the vet we have collected a range of stuff from our local pet/livestock suppliers. They know more about horses tha...
by Sisterhood
30 May 2014, 07:08
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Arg! Scaly leg

Oh no feeling terrible as I now think it is bumblefoot - there was no swelling there the other day - but now there is.

We're off to the vet as soon as it opens! They're not amazing with chickens, but hopefully they be prepared to do the lancing and I'll watch and learn!

Poor Margot...
by Sisterhood
29 May 2014, 22:39
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Arg! Scaly leg

Thanks for the replies - I think we will carry on with the lotion, as we've got it, maybe use some vaseline as well, as it can't hurt! It's definitely not bumblefoot, looking at pics - but it does look like only an early case of scaly leg mite, which is why I'm concerned that she's in so much discom...
by Sisterhood
29 May 2014, 14:38
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Arg! Scaly leg

Hello all, I bit of basic advice needed please, as this is our first experience of Scaly Leg Mite. Last night we noticed Margot our Barnvelder having trouble walking - so we picked her for inspection and found what looks to our untrained eyes as Scaly Leg - we treated it with something we got the 'h...
by Sisterhood
29 May 2014, 14:24
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Possible brain damage in our chicken
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Possible brain damage in our chicken

Oh no! Sorry to say that we had a brain problem with our Cream Legbar last year - she was only young, but after a few days 'off colour' we found her lying at the end of the run - similar to this with her head craned round to the right and twitching slightly. In her case she went downhill very fast a...
by Sisterhood
05 May 2014, 11:49
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Two eggs in one day!! Make that three!
Replies: 8
Views: 8309

Re: Two eggs in one day!! Make that three!

Yes Kate - exactly that behaviour. It's now around 20 hrs since the crazy extra egg laying, and she's behaving as if nothing is wrong. She did go in to the nest for quite a while, but came out without laying and now is just strutting about with the others. We'll keep an eye on her - hopefully it's j...