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April 20, 2012

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Alex

Crikey, your poor chickens and poor you. I do admire for the care and attention you lavish on them. One of my chooks died a couple of weeks ago and I have no idea why - all the others are ok though, I wonder if it was because an alpaca kicked her. Anyway - good luck with the rest of the chickens, hope they all recover.
Alex x

Steel

Thanks Alex, and sorry to hear about your chook. She might have got a kick, but sometimes chickens do just go suddenly for no apparent reason. They keep up the appearance of being well for so long that by the time you find them they're usually too far gone.

I'm very lucky that I have a vet who knows about chickens, having bred them for 35 years. I couldn't do it without his help in accurately diagnosing everything. Rather than the chickens just being hit with a shot of standard gloop as a starter, he is able to pick the exact right type of medication - anitbiotic, ani-fungal, anti-microbial etc. It makes all the diffence to get it right first time and really only avian vets or those who keep chickens themselves seem to be able to do it. I've never had much success with a normal small animal vet.

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