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by Wozza1985
08 Mar 2015, 21:23
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

Sorry not been on for a while, well I brought the bird in for the vet to inspect the following morning and turned out to be a tumor! A pretty large one too so best thing was to despatch the poor girl.
(Mast cell Tumor) to be precise.
by Wozza1985
03 Feb 2015, 22:58
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

With me been a slaughterman at a abbotoir I'm taking the carcass with me tomorrow for a FSA meat inspector & vet to inspect her. Suppose it comes in handy with me working there! I shall keep you updated on the outcome. Poor hen but no more suffering I suppose! I watched her each day deteriorate it w...
by Wozza1985
03 Feb 2015, 20:45
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

I've just done the cull, went very well instant death no suffering, :cry: :cry: :cry:
by Wozza1985
03 Feb 2015, 18:20
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

Thank you, it's nothing that I have done is it? My other 4 birds are healthy, I feed them Verm x layers pellets, plenty of fresh cabbage, and plenty of oyster shell.
Feel awfull but I think I may have to put out of her misery!
by Wozza1985
03 Feb 2015, 17:14
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

Ok was thinking I may after despatch her! That's not a problem as I'm a licenced slaughterman but a bit different on a pet :cry:
She looks even worse today fluffed up, tail feathers really down comb gone really small and pale,
by Wozza1985
02 Feb 2015, 21:32
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

Thank you I shall do that, I've had her since mid September not laid a single egg, I bought her at POL? Anyway I've picked her up ran a like warm bath placed her in looked like she loved it soooo relaxed was great to see! I noticed she is very red & very swollen underneith abdomen/vent area? Feel so...
by Wozza1985
01 Feb 2015, 21:02
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Re: Hybrid hen never laid?

Really worried about her now still no egg and now she looks puffed out with her tail feather down! I've fed her on verm x layers pellets for the past 3 weeks in case it was worms? Still the same, Could the poor hen be egg bound? What are the symptoms/treatments? She is eating & drinking pale comb, s...
by Wozza1985
07 Jan 2015, 20:41
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hybrid hen never laid?
Replies: 25
Views: 6945

Hybrid hen never laid?

Hi I bought 2 hybrid hens in October one started laying right away but my light Sussex has not laid a single egg at all? I bought them at POL, her comb is large and read too?

Any reason why this is?
by Wozza1985
13 Oct 2014, 19:24
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Pecking order advise pleeeease!
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: Pecking order advise pleeeease!

Thank you all for the great Advise and help, while the existing three are in the pen the new hens hide in the coop! So best thing to do it just leave them to it?
by Wozza1985
12 Oct 2014, 19:58
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Pecking order advise pleeeease!
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: Pecking order advise pleeeease!

Right I see, what I've done is taken the most aggressive bird out and separated her for tonight is that the thing to do also?
Just awfull to see especially when one of the original Rangers jumps in its back and pecks the neck!

Hope they sort out..
by Wozza1985
12 Oct 2014, 15:38
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Pecking order advise pleeeease!
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Pecking order advise pleeeease!

Soo Hi I have three hybrids and have just purchased another 2 hybrids (light sussex & ranger) however I introduced them yesterday at dusk and it was awfull to watch, chasing the new hens all over the pen, pecking them till they had feathers In there beeks, they all went to bed fine then this morning...
by Wozza1985
12 Oct 2014, 08:35
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: New hen today!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

New hen today!!

Hi I've just bought a light Sussex, what are these birds like ? Please can somebody tel me a bit about them ? Including what eggs they lay? How many?

Thank you
by Wozza1985
12 Oct 2014, 08:31
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Bluebelle hybrids? Yeah or Nay?
Replies: 17
Views: 6130

Re: Bluebelle hybrids? Yeah or Nay?

I have a bluebelle sold as a hybrid, she is the friendleist most loving bird amongst my 5, she even eats out of the same bowl of my 2 silly staffies!
by Wozza1985
25 Sep 2014, 20:03
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Introducing hens..
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Introducing hens..

Hi currently have 4 hybrids "but" one is going to a friend on a farm as she is very broody & Noisey!!
Anyway so I'm replacing her with another 2 hybrids.
Will my existing 3 be ok with two newcomers?
I bought 2 as I read it's better to introduce in pairs?

Help & info will be very appreciative.
by Wozza1985
13 May 2014, 20:33
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: New hen laying issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: New hen laying issue?

She was laying everyday perfect small eggs then after laying the soft no shelled egg she has not laid any since? Now not laid in 4 days