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  1. Grant at Hunters lodge in guildford is our go to chicken vet, he's excellent on chickens. Not the nearest but we aren't too far from London. By train its 45 min from Waterloo. Good luck!
  2. So much better thank you! I think she was maybe a bit cold. Very busy over the past few days and went to bed with a nice full crop tonight. thank you!
  3. Just to note, the breeder vaccinated her for cocci.
  4. Hi all, Just wondering if its normal to have one chick that is sleepier than the others? Have a three 6 week old Pekin bantams, the frizzle who's the biggest (not sure if oldest) seems to need so much more sleep than the others. Is this a cause for concern? New chick worries here! Also would you sleep them outside? They were at the breeders but is it too cold at night? Thank you in advance!
  5. In the meantime would things like garlic and pumpkin seeds be any help? And safe? Will ring vet asap but just thinking what I can do now...
  6. Just emailed. Yeah the fact she's so teeny might make it harder. Just spoke to the breeder, he was very surprised. Hope she will be okay!
  7. Hi all, So we brought home some growers yesterday and the littlest just pooed a live round worm... they are only 6-8 weeks and small; bantams. I'm wondering if it would it be safe to worm them yet? Or best to wait? Is it a risk to wait? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi all, So we brought home some growers yesterday and the littlest just pooed a live round worm... they are only 6-8 weeks and small; bantams. I'm wondering if it would it be safe to worm them yet? Or best to wait? Is it a risk to wait? Thanks in advance!
  9. Thank you, I think maybe she's given up. She's had various infections over the past year, poor girl. Think maybe it's just her time. Least she had 2 lovely years of freedom.
  10. Thank you both. That's exactly what I did Cattails on waking this am! Great minds! Sadly tho she can no longer walk, so back to the vets today. Thanks guys.
  11. Hi all, Would love some advice please... One of my chickens has just gone blind, not too sure why. She's older and a rescue. I took her to the vets today and as she's in good health apart from this so he suggested trying to see if she can manage. It was also hard to tell if she is 100% blind or not. She's currently in a flock of 6 who are on the whole pretty gentle. So far only the broody has been unpleasant to her. BUT it's a big WIR... the vet advised creating her a small area where she can find her way and find food easily. I'm not sure what the best option is, would love some help working it out: 1. To add more food/drink stations to current run so she stays with her buddies. But then it is a huge space so maybe cruel? But she knows it. 2..move her to her own small run (but then I don't like that she would be alone??? If I added a buddy I worry for them when reintegrating as I don't see her living that long.... it is a space she's been in before when we first rescuded them. 3. Section of part of the current run so she's along side the others but in a small space- really not 100% sure how.... I think it would have to be the back of the run, which they don't use often so is that too alien. I'm really unsure what's best for her, I'd like to give her a fighting chance and some happiness in whatever set up though. (If she's not getting on okay then I won't let her suffer). I'm erring to the separate run, she seemed happy enough in there earlier when I was trying to work things out. But with a buddy? Or separated in the main run? Can't figure it out and don't want to swap and change on her! Also Just any tips to help her would be very much appreciated..I'm able to give her water by using a running hose but food is much harder. Thanks so much all.
  12. Thanks, am thinking as there are 3 mucky bums just to put in all their water?
  13. Cattails I read this but mine have had raw egg loads and I've never had an issue. Not sure they've connected the dots 🤣
  14. Hadn't actually started the course yet as she went straight to bed last night. Would you still give in this case?
  15. Well I don't believe it! She's back to normal! Never had that happen before. So relieved. 😊 Have just left her be this am but added some tonic to the water. Wondering if I should still give the anti biotic just in case? I wouldn't with my daughter but then are chickens different?! She has a mucky bum still which is why the vet gave the antibiotic. In fact the other two legbars do as well so I'm contemplating just giving it to all of them? What do you guys think? Thanks everyone:)
  16. Ah, just found a video by the Dogmother. I've been doing it right. Will do tomorrow. Thank you.
  17. Yes I might try that.i always worry I'll do it wrong which is why I hadn't. Any tips? Do I just put in her beak? Thanks for your help.
  18. Thank you. Sadly she refused them, tried them in the raw egg she was eating. But will try again tomorrow. Thanks, me too.
  19. My rescues have turned out excellent chickens for children, they are so unphaseable and easy going. My daughter regularly carts them around the garden under one arm and they are always there under foot if we are about. That's with very little handling, just a few months of having them and some tlc. We hand reared the others and the rescues are by far more amenable with my 5 year old and me! They like to hop on my foot and follow me constantly hoping for treats!
  20. Hello lovely lot, I'm hoping some of you clever chicken experts might have some idea what's going on with my baby. My favourite chook has suddenly gone hunched tail and lying around. She's not fully given up eating and drinking and is still semi interested in her flock. But the tail hunch is definitely there and she cuddled on my lap for a good few hours earlier looking sorry for herself. Took her to the vets to check not egg bound or heart (been there before) or lungs. Only thing was slightly mucky bum altho she does seem a bit lazy with her bum in general. So she's on antibiotics and wormer and fingers crossed but anything else I can do? Letting her go with the gang to sleep but own run in the day so she gets her meds and doesnt get picked on..... So hoping it's just chickenitis, this one is a very special cuddly little one, hand reared too. Any tips or suggestions gladly welcomed! Thanks guys.
  21. Hope you find put what's going on asap. Fingers crossed for you x

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