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by jaxhen
24 Apr 2020, 12:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens and Strokes
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Chickens and Strokes

CC So very saddened to hear about Rose. You must take comfort in that you did all you could for her and were prepared to do more if it would have helped. For to her die on your knee was much more preferable than taking her to the vet. At least you aren't left thinking "what if I'd done this or ...
by jaxhen
23 Apr 2020, 17:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens and Strokes
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: Chickens and Strokes

Hi CC

Sorry to hear Rosie has problems again. How is she today?
by jaxhen
04 Mar 2020, 17:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Olive
Replies: 11
Views: 17818

Re: Olive

Hi CC How is Olive today? If she's bright and feisty that is a good sign. I'm in agreement with KarenE about the vent gleet. None of my girls has ever had it but I'm told it's pretty bad and unmistakable. One of my girls who has been a superb layer has always had a very big, firm, lower abdomen/'bot...
by jaxhen
20 Feb 2020, 19:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poorly Rose
Replies: 22
Views: 14223

Re: Poorly Rose

Cheshire Chick and Karen, thank you for your kind words. Hen keepers understand the feeling of loss of an old friend. Many folks can relate to the loss of a pet dog or cat but just can't get their heads around what is, to them, "only a chicken"! Little do they know what personalities those...
by jaxhen
15 Feb 2020, 17:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poorly Rose
Replies: 22
Views: 14223

Re: Poorly Rose

Good news that Rose is making progress. Seems that KarenE and I were thinking along the same lines about a sprain/strain. This weather is awful and I'm feeling miserable as LL's sibling, Buffy (a buff sussex), crossed the rainbow bridge this morning I was wrong about their age!! They hatched 7yrs 8 ...
by jaxhen
13 Feb 2020, 19:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poorly Rose
Replies: 22
Views: 14223

Re: Poorly Rose

Hi Cheshire Chick How is Rose today? Any improvement with her mobility? In your first post you said that Rose was running around and flapping like a spring chicken. If she's eating and drinking okay and there are no crop problems have you considered that she might have strained her leg joints someho...
by jaxhen
20 Apr 2018, 13:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: An offer
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Re: An offer

Even if you gave the chicks back you'd still have to accommodate the three mums and their offspring for 4 weeks. Unless you have spare accommodation it may be more trouble than it's worth. You could end up with a high proportion of boys and then what happens to them afterwards? I'd be inclined to le...
by jaxhen
20 Apr 2018, 13:09
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Crop Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3109

Re: Crop Problem

Thanks for the update KarenE.

I shall look at the diary post as I have a neighbour who has a similar crop problem with one of her girls.
by jaxhen
19 Apr 2018, 11:04
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Crop Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3109

Re: Crop Problem

Is there an update on this crop problem?
by jaxhen
18 Apr 2018, 10:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mice in Chicken Coop and Run Area
Replies: 18
Views: 5473

Re: Mice in Chicken Coop and Run Area

Love that picture of the mice, but rather not have them anywhere near food! Food always brought in at night. We use the green & white feeders with an anti-scratch ring in them, hung up so the feed trough is level with hen's back. Any container put on the floor either gets knocked over or woodchi...
by jaxhen
13 Apr 2018, 18:32
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Run incorporating hedge?
Replies: 15
Views: 6710

Re: Run incorporating hedge?

Hello Selz Welcome to your girls and their new home. I agree with KarenE that they will need a dustbath as the hedge roots might prevent them dustbathing. Mo is right about chicken wire and how flimsy it is these days, but the real problem is that chicken wire is 'chicken proof' not 'fox proof'. If ...
by jaxhen
16 Feb 2018, 11:23
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: poorly hen
Replies: 7
Views: 2941

Re: poorly hen

Had a similar problem with one of my 5 year olds last Autumn. Her lack of mobility seemed to come on gradually, which we put down to old age. Checked for bumblefoot, but no sign of that. She was hobbling around so she was given a course of aspirin as she wasn't laying. Gail Damerow in the Chicken He...
by jaxhen
31 Jan 2018, 17:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: mice
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

Re: mice

An update to the Victor electronic mousetrap. Bought one last week and paid £18. Set the trap with peanut butter bait and placed it in the covered run. First night nothing although I saw a mouse run over the trap as it was getting dark. Second night caught a mouse. Third night caught another one. So...
by jaxhen
18 Jan 2018, 15:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian Flu Prevention - 18 January 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Re: Avian Flu Prevention - 18 January 2018

Welcome to hen-keeping Gwenoakes. Just when you thought you'd got your run all set up, along comes Avian Flu restrictions to give you another job to do! As Lancashire Lass says, this AI business is likely to be a regular thing, so it's worth considering a solid roof of polycarbonate, or a cheaper al...
by jaxhen
18 Jan 2018, 13:18
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian Flu Prevention - 18 January 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Avian Flu Prevention - 18 January 2018

Apologies for being the bearer of depressing news, but I've just received this email from the British Hen Welfare Trust: "Defra has this morning announced that an Avian Flu Prevention Zone has been put in place in England. This applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds, meaning the...