Vanad
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  • Albuquerque, NM
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"Anyone have a problem with pecking feet? I got no peck on all my girls, but what else can I do?"
Jun 28, 2012
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"Oops sorry everyone got a new phone and forgot to repost!. The bath helped and she pasted the egg!whew!"
Jun 28, 2012
Gloria M replied to Vanad's discussion egg bound in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"How did it go?  I hope all was ok."
Nov 20, 2011
Vanad replied to Vanad's discussion egg bound in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"thanks yeah i'm going to try the bath thing and vaseline.....I don't feel a egg in there (from the outside) so maybe she's got a infection too.....I don't know.....I'll take a picture of it and post it  in the…"
Nov 10, 2011
Jud Lewis-Mahon replied to Vanad's discussion egg bound in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"we had an issue with an egg bound chicken and we tried 2 approaches. warm bath and (i know this sounds gross) applying vaseline to the inside of the chicken's vent. i recommend rubber gloves. you need to be careful to not break the egg inside…"
Nov 10, 2011
Vanad added a discussion to the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
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egg bound

anyone have anyideas what to do with an egg bound chicken?See More
Nov 10, 2011
Jaime Nemitz replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Have you heard of bumblefoot?  It is like a wart, because there is a "kernal" that you have to get out..... might wanna give it a google and see if you see some similarities.  It is treatable....  but it is not fun."
Aug 5, 2011
Dawn Janz replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Do you have a brand name for what you use?  I have Lovely Limpy Loretta who has been down for a long time, maybe that would help her."
Aug 3, 2011
Jennifer H. replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"My suggestion to you would be to watch her closely and possibly quarantine her to minimize her jumping and getting picked on until she is fully healed.  My rooster hurt his leg this year but could still stand on it and had normal…"
Aug 1, 2011
grygon replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Do you feed them vitamin B?  Mine get it sprinkled on their food once a week, and even more when I notice weird gaits.  It does the trick.  I get my Nutritional Yeast from the vitamin collage here in Abq.  They go nuts and want…"
Aug 1, 2011
Vanad replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Thanks Jim. I have dogs but they are not allowed anywere near my hens; I don't trust them at all. I think she got caught in something or like you said a jam or crevous somewhere. When I let them out to free range (towards the end of the day) I…"
Aug 1, 2011
Jim M replied to Vanad's discussion Chicken limping in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Do you have dogs?  I have gimpy hens from time to time.  Although I never see it, I suspect that hens sometimes get under the feet of my dogs or get otherwise trampled. Also, my girls free range all over my backyard so there are plenty of…"
Aug 1, 2011
Vanad added a discussion to the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
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Chicken limping

Hi everyone. I've got a question. I have a buff orphington that is barely 8 months old and she is limping on one foot. I checked it and there's no obvious break, blood, or swelling. Her hip doesn't look dislocated nor is her eating, drinking, or pooping any different from normal. She's able to get up into the nesting area just fine and her eyes or feathers don't look any different. None of my other hens have any thing wrong with them. I'm hoping she just sprained it jumping down from the coop…See More
Aug 1, 2011
Crista replied to Vanad's discussion Good Afternoon Fellow ABQ Chicken Keepers in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"That's way cool - Thanks for posting!"
Jul 19, 2011
Vanad replied to Jennifer's discussion Dozen egg recipes? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Braided Egg Bread Recipe   Ingredients 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 2 cups hot milk 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup water 5 eggs 11 cups all-purpose flour 1…"
Jul 19, 2011
Vanad replied to Jennifer's discussion 2012 Edible Gardens Tour still needs stops! in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Wow I would like to go to this! Can you please keep it posted here or direct where I can keep an eye out on when it will start!? Thanks and good luck to you!"
Jul 19, 2011

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Albuquerque
About Me:
I have 6 chicks in the brooder right now and planing my coop. Soon i'll be a true egg collecting, backyard chicken owner!
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