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K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I was about to write that my hen is still not eating, but she JUST started pecking at some food I offered to her--YAY!  I am hoping this is a sign of recovery.  Thanks again to everyone for your suggestions and information."
Jul 31, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I am sorry to hear Camron died, and under such mysterious circumstances. 

I will continue to keep an eye out for symptoms.  The information provided by everyone is greatly appreciated."
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I did not see any swelling that might indicate a scorpion sting--but it is hard to tell unless it happens on the feet :p  If it is the heat, or if that is contributing, then I am hoping the time in the house helps.  I just noticed some weird mouth…"
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I am researching sour crop.  I am glad to hear that most of your birds have recovered from it.  If that is the cause, I hope mine does as well."
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"That is weird.  I am glad to hear your chicken recovered. "
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I am not seeing her swallowing a lot so maybe the it is a sour crop as suggested from Az Hobby Farm."
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in Micro Livestock
"I looked, but did not see anything that looked abnormal (but, admittedly, I have never looked inside their mouths before). I will observe her more carefully to see if I see a lot of swallowing. Is mostly standing instead of sitting a symptom? I…"
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Hello Everyone,I am at a loss right now and am hoping your collective wisdom can help.  I have an apparently sick hen.  She is about 4-5 years old.  In the last 48 hours she has stopped eating.  The first day she spent the entire day just sitting on…
Jul 23, 2014
K. Neil replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in Micro Livestock
"I know how you feel.  As much as I may sound casual about the losses, I hate finding the bodies (old or young).  I always get excited seeing the new chicks (and ducklings, as I have a variety of birds) and feel very sad when I realize one has…"
Jun 14, 2014
K. Neil replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in Micro Livestock
"I let my hens hatch their own eggs because I prefer it to brooding them myself.  I think the babies are healthier in the long run and they get out in the yard much sooner--mom knows what to do to keep them warm and protected.  However, it does come…"
Jun 14, 2014
K. Neil replied to K. Neil's discussion Muscovy ducklings in Micro Livestock
"They are pure Muscovy.  Yes, I have some left.  I love these ducks and their antics :]  I am in Gilbert.  Send me a message and we can discuss them further."
Jun 12, 2014
K. Neil left a comment for Chelsey Lynn
"I am in Gilbert (near Greenfield and Chandler Heights).  Are you interested in white or white and black?  Just one?"
Jun 12, 2014
K. Neil posted a discussion in Micro Livestock
Hello Everyone,I have some three-week old Muscovy ducklings for sale ($10).  They are unsexed and from a healthy, genetically diverse flock.  Let me know if you are interested.  See the attached picture for what they look like (black with some white…
Jun 12, 2014
K. Neil replied to Carol Duffell's discussion Advice needed on free ranging young chickens in Micro Livestock
"I free range my birds (ducks, chickens, and turkeys) and the chickens always go back to the coop at night.  Well, except this year I had a couple that did not go back, but only because they started laying eggs in a patch of weeds I had been…"
Jun 7, 2014
K. Neil replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Homemade Onion Soup Mix in Growing Gourmet
"I will look into the eggplant--maybe try it in a small batch of the veggie bouillon to see its flavor effect.  Thanks!

The lavender pomegranate jelly was used with cream cheese and crackers/bread.  Yum!"
May 4, 2014
K. Neil replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion Homemade Onion Soup Mix in Growing Gourmet
"If you are making your own bouillon or other seasoning mixes, adding ground, dried mushrooms will give the "meaty" umami flavor of a beef broth when you cannot or do not want to use beef broth.  I make my own veggie bouillon powder to use as stock…"
May 4, 2014
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