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About sandyhas3chucks

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. table for eglu classic

    Ah phew... always worry as some people say... oh we never have foxes... then they do
  5. 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
  6. table for eglu classic

    sorry,,, just wondering why youre not covering the run ? Mr fox an all that ?
  7. 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..
  8. 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..
  9. Any experience with Amoxycillin/Deneguard?

    Locum vet prescribed what had been prescribed in past, no experience thought Baytrill treats coccidiosis. Vet back 2nd! Friday..
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. dry shelled eggs?

    One of three same family hens lays white eggs that are very dry almost chalky. Her sisters lay blue eggs that are normal and smooth. This seems to cause her problems. Is there a reason for this?
  14. Coxoid

    I realise this is an old thread, but was wonder why coxoid is a harsh treatment ? Doesn't it work by blocking a b vitamin thiamine that the organism needs to breed or live and therefore killing it, then the only thing needed would be to replace vitamin and iron to replace the effects of that and the internal bleedeing it causes .? Do you think it is more or less harsh than baycox? Have just heard retfords aren't using baycox now they are sending something else out, I have a feeling it's corid.... Only they used generic name on phone and am trying to google to see if amprolium is the same as coxoid or not,,,,, Well I just got the answer. And it is so I hope they are not sending that out as I already have that and have treated, I was told it's not effective in older birds , something yo do with the different strains ? Well will know soon as it gets here ..
  15. confused about coccu

    I read that coccidiosis is around most of the time due to wild birds and that only young hens get it as they develope immunity. So u understand why an ex bat might get it. But having had it and treated and recovered, why would it recur? This would apply to any type of hen, as I see from another posting.. The first time before she came to live with me treated with coxoid. A year later Retford tested positive again treated with baycox. That would a good. Four months ago and looks like she has it as again. None of the others ever show signs. Probably stronger immune system she also have bacterial infection due to coccidiosis. But back to original question.why hadn't she now developed immunuty?