• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.


1 of 2 < >

Event Announcements now available FREE to all registered users

We just reconfigured the Event Announcements forum to be available as a free service for all registered forum users. See the thread stuck at the top of that forum for more information.
2 of 2 < >

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

My Rescue Hen - Final Update - Last Page: She's met the girls

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #41
    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    Bacardi - hen was not in good weight when I got her - which was just this past Saturday.
    She is way too light for her size - she should feel like 3 or 4#, feels more like 2 by my guesstimate.
    She does not seem unhealthy aside from the weight. Feathers are in good shape, full coat, glossy and her eyes are bright.

    If she was kept caged like I think - accounting for the overgrown beak & claws - then maybe whatever asshat had her didn't feed enough or didn't notice when the overgrown beak prevented her eating.

    Good to know beaks will regrow.
    My hens have never needed trimming, but I guess they scratch around enough to keep their beaks & claws trimmed.
    Sorry!!! Again - MY BAD. Reading for comprehension apparently hasn't been at its best lately.

    But if your new girl's beak is no longer crossed, chances are better than excellent that she should pick up dietary speed soon.


    • Original Poster

      I hope to have 5 fat hens before too much longer
      *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
      Steppin' Out 1988-2004
      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


      • #43
        Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

        I Googled and she is not patterned like a Sussex - drat!
        In fact I couldn't find anything that looked like her.
        Tried Ameraucana, Cuckoo Maran & red/black mottled chicken.
        No penciling or lacing - just mixed rust & black feathers.
        She has a good-sized comb with distinct whaddyacallem "points"

        What color is her skin on her legs? Have you looked up Easter Egger?
        I LOVE my Chickens!


        • #44
          Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
          I hope to have 5 fat hens before too much longer
          starting to sound like the 12 days of Christmas...


          • #45
            I think the poor dear must be slightly in shock. She went from Chicken Hell, to Chicken Heaven in one day, and is now part of a flock. I'm sure she's seeing food that she never knew existed, and is probably a little overwhelmed by everything. I'm sure the flock will get used to her, and that she'll do fine once she adjusts to her new, and wonderful circumstances.
            You can't fix stupid-Ron White


            • #46
              The end of the beak is cut off in commercial operations I know those beaks don't grow back. I've seen a few that were a couple years old. They needed dishes to be able to eat.

              I wasn't sounding the alarm. Just pointing out I had a chick with this. My chick was obviously much worse than this hen. Hopefully a dish will enable her to eat better.


              • #47
                Learn something new every day! A chipped or cracked beak will grow out! I had no idea. I've had chickens for many years and did not know that.


                • #48
                  If she gets to the point she's not eating or drinking she'll go down hill fast so you need to be prepared (if you want a chance at saving her).

                  I've saved some chickens with Kaytee Baby Bird Formula. It has electrolytes and calories.. As long as you can get that in they will at least not dry of dehydration.

                  I've only lost a handfull of chickens and it's not becuase they starved or were dehydrated.
                  Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group


                  • #49
                    2DogsFarm - Just occurred to me you're saying speckled when the coloration you're looking at might be Splash. We've got Splash Ameraucanas...some might use the term speckled.

                    It does sound like perhaps someone kept this hen in a cage. We have some friends who keep layers in a 1'x1' laying cages...drives me crazy as they have 100s of acres but the birds live in those stupid cages for about 1.5 - 2 yr. then off to a colder climate (the freezer). What a sucky way to exist...

                    Anyway - check out "splash" colorations. And as someone else said, maybe she's a Sooner hen? We've got a Barred Rock x Orpington - fluffy, fluffy girl with washed out charcoal & white barring and the occasional buff feather! LOL


                    • #50
                      I think pictures would go a long ways about now.

                      OP just keep feeding her, she's been through a lot of changes and might just be off her game.
                      “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                      • Original Poster

                        When I got home she had finished all her egg/oatmeal/yogurt and the apple bits.
                        So I think soft is the key to getting her to eat.
                        This morning's buffet will include bread and some finely-chopped kale.

                        Sorry - I am technologically damned, so no pics can happen.
                        Picture an all over mix of rust red & black feathers - legs are pale, I wanna say white? Beak is not yellow and comb looks fully developed. So she's not that young - maybe 6mos or so.
                        But I will Google Splash and see if that looks right.

                        You guys are a lot more fun than BYC and not so judgy-pants!
                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                        • #52
                          I doubt she's a splash if she's red and black as splash happens from the blue coloring. She may just be a barnyard mix. Do you think she's standard fowl?
                          I LOVE my Chickens!


                          • #53
                            *pouts* about no pictures
                            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


                            • #54
                              Maybe you could email photos to someone who can post them?


                              • Original Poster

                                Sorry, JB - still no pics {shrugs} use your imagination

                                Megaladon: I think she's a young standard - too big for a bantam. She looks to be about the same size my hens were around 6mos or so. Maybe puny from bad feeding?

                                She is eating a lot better - very fond of kale, not so thrilled about scrambled egg or yogurt. But she's giving the dampened pellets some consideration.
                                I also added some chick pro-biotics to her waterer.
                                On the whole she looks & acts a lot brighter.

                                Today I left her out of her paddock (after allowing her about 1hr to eat unbothered.
                                The flock will be in their fenced yard all day today, and after I babysat for about 20min, noone seemed to be too put out by her presence.
                                I made a final check before heading to work and Quasi was settled in her bin while Boss Hen polished off her (Q's) breakfast right next to her.

                                I'll probably continue to give Q some private time to eat in the mornings, but I think she is on her way to being allowed into the Mean Girls clique.
                                It's High School all over again!
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                                • #56
                                  That's great news!! Acclimating new birds can be so fretful (for everyone concerned - lol!); it's so nice once it's over with.


                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                                    Sorry, JB - still no pics {shrugs} use your imagination
                                    Hmmph, still not happy, but whatever

                                    Very glad she's heading up in the chickie world
                                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET