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  1. sandyhas3chucks

    Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    Putting food out for foxes does not make them fearless of humans . There is a virus that they can get that makes the fearless of anything. But they are also weak and die . Mostly they are oportinist feeders and will go for an easy meal . Not unlike humans that opt for take aways Domestic cats kill birds all the time yet people don't hate them and call them vermin.. Yes they can be a bloody nuisance and once the have found their easy meal they WILL return . Just as we return to the supermarket to restock. There are many many pages where you can learn the facts which may help you better understand our native wild life. Understanding is important
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    Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    In the interest of safety to all of us with girls . Could you possibly post a photo of where this happened, as I am not understanding.. you say they are in a fox proof run .yet a fox still got your girl. It will help thus not happen to someone else . Thanks
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    Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    I think it's incredibly sad to have list chickens and equally sad that people hate fixes so badly .they probably have more right to live where they do than our domestic pets. I feel it is my duty to protect my chickens they never free-range with out a watcher. There is so so much information out there that it saddens me and infuriates at the same time . If 1/4 inch weldmesh is used a fox cannot bite through it. Omlett has made a business of selling fox proof housing and runs . I do wish they'd add external bolts though to all the poo trays.. Please don't blame the fox. I for I welcome other people feeding them . A Fed fox is not as desperate as a hungry fox. Find time the fix welfare sites they have lots of information.. Foxes are living Amongst us. It is we that have to learn and keep up our defences
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    Impacted crop operated

    I was given 3 exbats. One died actually before she was mine Her crop was solid never clearing. One of her sisters only partially emptied overnight . Eating well . Laying. Happy as Larry . Just contact.ti yes to not clear. Pooping well too. The vet removed a huge impaction the usual culprit long grass and what looked like hairs but might have been remains of grass ?? So fully expected just a happy hen after. However she ballooned with what feels like fluid yet is not drainable not even the vet could. Even been back and she had injected antibiotic rather than pills .anti inflammatory and do. Nystatin. Crop went down after by about a half from full balloon at night . There is solid poo coming through also some wet splats occasionally. Not s much as I'd like to see.. overnight was a credible amount of solids and one wet tar one which I'm used to seeing after clavaseptin. Oral antibiotics she had after op... She's eating well . Is hungry as always .. Oh I should say that even while partially blocked I read massaging several times a day but there was loads of poo can Ming through still. So anyone else had anything similar ? Vet hasn't any idea why ... Thanks for reading
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    Rain getting into Cube

    Mine has always leaked too. I use a heavy tarp as you are doing, I also have done all of the above.
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    table for eglu classic

    So how about a plastic garden table.. people often chuck them out. Maybe ask on free cycle or look on local for sale. You can shorten the legs if you wanted at the bottom end. They're fitted shape on the ö es I've seen at the top.. I've got mine on one of the oblong ones. Someone was 5hrpei g it away. Perfect. Less wood for mites...
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    table for eglu classic

    Ah phew... always worry as some people say... oh we never have foxes... then they do
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    How to diet chicken / vet misdiagnosis

    Yes that's who I thought it would be . Neil Forres i think is next nearest. Amoxycillin helps keep infection of peritonitis away for a while. That s what he gave mine. .if your vet doesn't like draining as mine won't. There is good vets in alton that are very knowledgeable and competent. If your not too far sorry to hear about the other girl .. very sad xxx
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    table for eglu classic

    sorry,,, just wondering why youre not covering the run ? Mr fox an all that ?
  10. i have a weldmesh panel strapped over the poo tray. also paronoid, have a like a luggage srtap around cube holding similar over egg port..
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    How to diet chicken / vet misdiagnosis

    didnt he give her noroclav for peritonitis. If urs the avian specialist vet in Andover, hs pretth hot on all things chickeny although he and another emiment (sp) avian vet totaly disagree on another treatment option..
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    Any experience with Amoxycillin/Deneguard?

    Locum vet prescribed what had been prescribed in past, no experience thought Baytrill treats coccidiosis. Vet back 2nd! Friday..
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    blind ex bat had a stroke

    Well poor old girl had just made house chook status, so wasn't col at all.. She was in the crate indoors and I lifted her down to the floor and she wobbled. Sent video to the vet who says she looks good colour is still eating but clearly some sorted neurological event, similar to dogs. Keep her safe from harm put food where she can find it.suggested vitamin a oily fish salmon oil. See how she goes. Thought the video more explanatory than seeing here on a table.
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    blind ex bat had a stroke

    Has anyone any experience of this? Happened overnight Sat. She seems less wobbly today. Is eating but fear I should take her to be pts!!! speaking to Vet later! Any thoughts?
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    dry shelled eggs?

    It's interesting I have three all had a cream legbar father. Two clearly had the same mother. They have five toes. The other must have had a different mother as eggs are collected daily. But one may have been the day before but unlikely. They all look similar but the one that lays white eggs is white with white beak and lobes. The other two blue lobes. So don't think the colour is connected.. Funny somone suggested more calcium? And to complicate she's just laid a softee. She did a week back and acted very poorly. She is clearly molting heavily right now. So I guess I'll have to monitor her. Thanks for replying