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by tishie11
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Treatment and Prevention
Topic: Rooster with swollen back toe
Replies: 2
Views: 7389

Re: Rooster with swollen back toe

Thanks Marina. It sounds similar to your boy. I wondered if it was toenail related. He seems happy enough and is still chasing the girls so I'll leave him be as well.
by tishie11
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Treatment and Prevention
Topic: Rooster with swollen back toe
Replies: 2
Views: 7389

Rooster with swollen back toe

My favourite rooster has been shaking his foot a lot lately and I had a closer look yesterday to find his back toe is swollen up to just be a big lump instead of a toe. Any ideas anyone? I'm wondering if scaly leg mites might have got into the back toe and got inflamed somehow. Apart from shaking hi...
by tishie11
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Poultry
Topic: what to do with quails manure?
Replies: 6
Views: 13032

Re: what to do with quails manure?

That's a lot of quail manure! Neighbourly is a good idea - I'm sure someone would take it off your hands for some sort of fertiliser.
by tishie11
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: 2 roosters wanting to mate quite often
Replies: 5
Views: 9104

Re: 2 roosters wanting to mate quite often

Sounds pretty normal! I have a 5 year old boy who's a bit slow now and a 6 month old boy. The younger one has just discovered he's got hormones and is chasing the girls all the time! They are not happy at all - screeching every time he grabs them by the neck and tries to do his thing. The older boy ...
by tishie11
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Treatment and Prevention
Topic: bumblefoot
Replies: 5
Views: 11107

Re: bumblefoot

Does your chicken have the black scab in the middle of the foot or lumps between the toes? If it's not limping I wouldn't do anything about it. I have done the cutting out of the black scab a couple of times and it's very messy! A lot of blood! The chicken doesn't seem to feel it much however. I hav...
by tishie11
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Treatment and Prevention
Topic: Strange hen behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 4670

Strange hen behaviour

I have an Orpington hen that shows strange behaviour sometimes. She puts her head down and walks backwards! I think it is because she is low down in the pecking order and it is submissive behaviour. Otherwise she seems normal and has a new set of feathers so is looking good. . Any ideas from anyone ...
by tishie11
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Gold laced Orpingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 10039

Re: Gold laced Orpingtons

No I have sold all the 3 roos that had the lacing on their chests. But there is a young boy from the same batch of eggs that is developing more colours so I'll see how he turns out!
by tishie11
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Orpington chick beak deformity
Replies: 5
Views: 9424

Re: Orpington chick beak deformity

My little chick has now reached 4.5 months (same batch of eggs as my gold laced pullet under my other post) but it is a male! He is still small - much smaller than the others of the same age. The best way of feeding him I have found is to put him into the bin of feed and bunch up the feed into a pil...
by tishie11
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Gold laced Orpingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 10039

Gold laced Orpingtons

I have had 3 Orpington roosters which had gold lacing on their chests in the last couple of years, bred from a buff hen and my blue roo I was told. I was always hoping for a pullet like that. In the next season of chicks just gone I have been lucky enough to get this I think. She is 4.5 months old a...
by tishie11
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Are we in for an Early Winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 13143

Re: Are we in for an Early Winter?

My place is a sea of feathers - my 2 turkeys are dropping all their feathers after they decided to stop being broody (actually the field where they were both sitting got mowed!) They are now like 2 pincushions and don't like being touched!
by tishie11
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Pukekos
Replies: 8
Views: 11627

Re: Pukekos

Also watch them around your chook house - they steal eggs!
by tishie11
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Orpington chick beak deformity
Replies: 5
Views: 9424

Re: Orpington chick deformity

Just an update on this chick. She is very active, running around as much as the others. But she takes 4 or 5 attempts to pick up a piece of food poor thing! She is a tryer even though she gets pecked by all the others being the littlest of the flock. Has anyone else had a chick with a beak deformity...
by tishie11
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Orpington chick beak deformity
Replies: 5
Views: 9424

Re: Orpington chick deformity

Yes its tongue flicks in and out. She is a lot smaller than the other 2 of the same age so I know she is not getting as much food. I haven't handled these chicks as they have been with a hen until recently when she started fretting to get out and started laying again. I have been feeding them chick ...
by tishie11
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Orpington chick beak deformity
Replies: 5
Views: 9424

Orpington chick beak deformity

I have a 6 or 7 week old chick hatched under a hen (actually under 2 sharing) which seems to have a beak deformity. Whether one of the hens was a bit clumsy or it was born like that I don't know. Now I have taken some close up photos it looks like it's similar to a human cleft lip type of thing? It ...
by tishie11
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: Zero development in eggs :(
Replies: 7
Views: 10834

Re: Zero development in eggs :(

I agree, wait till at least a week, especially with speckled or darker eggs. Too hard to see anything earlier than that. And the yolk moving around can confuse you!