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by windwalkingwolf
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Poultry Breeding and Projects
Topic: Somebody talk me out of this...
Replies: 42
Views: 19215

Re: Somebody talk me out of this...

"I'm curious to see what the chicks would look like" is ALWAYS a good enough reason to hatch roflmbo
by windwalkingwolf
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen Feet
Replies: 18
Views: 6831

Re: Swollen Feet

There's a couple of things it could be...articular gout, as already suggested, a bacteria infection (likely staph), or mycoplasma synoviae. Are her wing joints swollen or knobby as well? Sorry to hear the one has passed :(
by windwalkingwolf
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Is this Bumble Foot?
Replies: 9
Views: 4725

Re: Is this Bumble Foot?

Yep, that's a bumble! An early one. Hopefully you got the core out, otherwise the skin will heal over but the cyst in her foot will continue to bother her and likely grow and cause structural problems. The infection once loose of its cyst but no outside escape will eat tendons and even bone, or even...
by windwalkingwolf
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Furred Friends
Topic: 4 yo male Pyrenees mix looking for home on farm
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: 4 yo male Pyrenees mix looking for home on farm

I wish I could take him, I'm pretty positive I could set him straight.
by windwalkingwolf
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 534
Views: 66337

Re: Good Morning!

Question for all you chicken quarantine and integration experts: hypothetically, if a lone hen has been a house pet / apartment balcony pet for her entire life, what are the chances of her harbouring diseases that can be passed on the other chickens in an existing flock? Would she need to be quaran...
by windwalkingwolf
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?
Replies: 441
Views: 27419

Re: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?

Farrier1987 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:12 am
windwalkingwolf wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:33 am

Do you sound like Darth Vader when you talk?
No, I sound like a fart in a snowsuit roflmbo
by windwalkingwolf
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: One eyed chicken?
Replies: 13
Views: 5782

Re: One eyed chicken?

Oh yes, mites and lice, that's another point to consider with special needs chickens...they rarely dustbathe, and need more parasite control than healthy birds. I use pour-on Noromectin, 2-4 drops on bare skin, once every month or two. Kills the little nasty critters and regular application keeps ne...
by windwalkingwolf
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: One eyed chicken?
Replies: 13
Views: 5782

Re: One eyed chicken?

I've had several sight-impaired chickens: just one eye gone or both, and varying degrees of sightedness in between. It hurts, there's an adjustment period, and they lose flock status while they're recovering. Sometimes, especially if they've lost sight in both eyes, they will never regain their prev...
by windwalkingwolf
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?
Replies: 441
Views: 27419

Re: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?

This is me now, at work. Day in, day out. It's hot. It's humid. I can barely breathe. It got old long ago. It's inconvenient. But it's necessary to keep our parents and grandparents from dying, and to keep younger folk from losing 10-20 years off their lives, so I suck it up and pant in the humidity...
by windwalkingwolf
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First 2020 set broody
Replies: 120
Views: 34396

Re: First 2020 set broody

I've had several broodies so far this year. One momma is raising 4 chicks (none of them hers) and 4 ducklings. It's going swimmingly, sometimes literally. Shhhh, don't tell her.

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