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wings crossed , baytril/ tylan and Metacam fixes her up and a stay in the big coop.
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Panic over for now. When I checked her later on Giblet had layed a good size egg & seemed a bit happier. Its possible she just had a stuck egg, which would explain her odd posture & the squirty poop, maybe even her odd breathing. I cancelled the vet today, I'll see how she is tomorrow.
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Phew that is good news! Let's hope that's all it was. Poor little Gibby. {hug}

We must put our detective hats on and track down where our favourite chicken vet has gone!
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How is Giblet doing now Kitty?
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Gib is much better most of the time Karen. Atm she's laying every couple of days & seems at her best after she's produced the egg. Then she eats well, goes to bed with a full crop & poops properly! In between she's not eating well & night poops are green & small. She is 6, perhaps her egg laying muscles are wearing out.
I went to clean out the main coop at about 10.30 this morning, opened the lid & found it full of chooks! They'd all gone back to bed - fed up with the rain I think
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Hi hope she stay well for along time to come. One of the old girls of the forum .
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Perhaps she is approaching the henopause!! :-D

Bob's right, she is one of our longer lived ladies now (with Wiggy and Posh) which is a fantastic achievement especially for a little disabled hen. Testament to the outstanding care she gets from her mum )t'
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I think at 6 years old all my hens are now henapausal - (except Misspiggy who never seems to slow down & doesnt look a day older than when I got her.) Bonny & Beany are still beautiful, but a real couple of old ladies now. Bonny gets up late in the mornings, her eyesight in her one eye is not too good, she often ends up on her own when she hasnt noticed the others have wandered off. Beany's started sleeping on the floor of the coop instead of perching & in the morning she wont leave the run till Bonny gets up. She hasnt started laying again & I doubt she will now. Poppy is generally slowing down, often likes to hang out on her own & no eggs from her any more either. And well, Gibby is just old & strange instead of just strange! I spotted her bathing in the wet grass in the rain the other day :?
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Beautiful Beany had a trip to the vet today. She's been producing those bubbly yellow poops that nearly always mean infection & when I felt her underneath she was very swollen. The vet found some hard masses & she has - well the vet kept calling her infection cloaca, now I realise she mean vent gleet. Anyway I have some baytril for her, which should make her more comfortable for the time she has left.
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Hi , it amazes me that they can survive the hardest winters and look forward to the sun . Then they pass away . Hope she can make the warmth of summer .
Baytril does work magic sometimes .
She is in good hands for sure.
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Hi what does are you giving her . Mine are .8 twice a day
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bikesandbirdsbob wrote:Hi what does are you giving her . Mine are .8 twice a day
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Of Baytril? 1ml twice a day, it's supposed to be diluted with 4 ml water, but I found that too much to get her to take.
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Oh Beany, what sad news {hug} I hope the infection goes soon and she can enjoy what time she has left.
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She must be a heavy weight.
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