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PostSubject: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 8:39 am

I have seven yearling hens that are well trained and feeding half oz morning half oz each but there not flying no longer than ten minutes any suggestions lads
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 9:29 am

droppings and swab test I would guess they have a touch of something its where I would start anyway maybe I am wrong but at least that would be eliminated atb
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Some vets are good for pigeon fanciers. They have to be to get repeat business. Some are down right money grabbers. Especially the small animal vets. New puppy is a case in point. She and her litter mates got their shots week ago. $80. Vets assistant told my daughter in law that they needed shots yearly. Booster shots. THEY DO NOT!! Does more harm than good according to studies! The vet said this pup had a ligament injury. Needed two pins, wire etc,. Cost? $5000! I told my daughter in law to not make an appointment. So she canceled the surgery. They wanted to charge her $85 for canceling!
The pup has nothing wrong with her whatsoever! Apparently this is a common issue with pups and they eventually grow out of it and in most cases when done it does more harm than good. So be careful of what vets one uses. Finished rant!!
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 4:18 pm

agreed hal some of them are robbing charlatans ...I would use belgica de weerd £12-£15 for a droppings and swab test results in 24 hours unless you have a microscope
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Can I suggest that 1 ounce of food per pigeon per day is not quite enough Phil411.

Are you racing these hens?

If so are you building them up every week?

What sort of food are you giving them?

Having asked all those questions - I am in a similar boat, in as much as my yearling hens will not fly very much. We only have yearling birds as we only started again last year after a long lay off.

I am worried that if I flag the hens, they will go off to find cocks down the road. But they race OK, not as fast as the cocks yet, but I am trusting that as the season continues, they will get better and faster.

All the best, let us know what happens (and the answers to my questions)

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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 5:48 pm

I feed Gerry plus untill wedseday am then I feed 50/50 widowhood gp wed pm till Friday morning then I feed fats on Friday morning untill 10:30 as much as want
They where OK last week now nowt
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 5:50 pm

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I feed Gerry plus untill wedseday am then I feed 50/50 widowhood gp wed pm till Friday morning then I feed fats on Friday morning untill 10:30 as much as want
They where OK last week now nowt

have they been raced when did you last canker them phil
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Last week I used tkk tablets
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Tue May 16, 2017 10:30 pm

Can they see the cocks, my hens never fly more than 10 minutes.
So I train once a week weather permitting.
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 2:52 am

halcanada wrote:
Some vets are good for pigeon fanciers. They have to be to get repeat business. Some are down right money grabbers. Especially the small animal vets.  New puppy is a case in point. She and her litter mates got their shots week ago. $80. Vets assistant told my daughter in law that they needed shots yearly. Booster shots. THEY DO NOT!! Does more harm than good according to studies! The vet said this pup had a ligament injury. Needed two pins, wire etc,. Cost? $5000! I told my daughter in law to not make an appointment. So she canceled the surgery. They wanted to charge her $85 for canceling!
The pup has nothing wrong with her whatsoever!  Apparently this is a common issue with pups and they eventually grow out of it and in most cases when done it does more harm than good. So be careful of what vets one uses. Finished rant!!
Interesting Hal Wink Wink Local Vet here Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes fits into that scenario quite nicely etc Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad just carn't lol! lol! lol! think of his name at the moment Smile Smile.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 5:23 am

phil411 wrote:
Last week I used tkk tablets


Hi Phil114 - What are TKK tablets?

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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 9:15 am

It's tablet for pigeon canker
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 10:22 am

phil411 wrote:
I feed Gerry plus untill wedseday am then I feed 50/50 widowhood gp wed pm till Friday morning then I feed fats on Friday morning untill 10:30 as much as want
They where OK last week now nowt

never used the tkk I think that's backs products and to be honest their pretty good maybe try putting more fuel in the tank don't sound a lot 1 ounce of Gerry theirs not a lot to the mix
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 3:27 pm

Knackered what my son had done apparently was give her one drop of Metacam.
New drug to me! Non steroid. Works like Prednisone. She has been bouncing around for two days now and has put on almost 3 lbs. Why did the vet not recommend Metacam? Money I suppose. Son has access to all this stuff. 2000 sows and little pigs, needs it there.
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 6:40 pm

we always keep some metacam for our dog its a anti inflammatory she has problems in the hock area
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Wed May 17, 2017 8:17 pm

I would give the hens what they won't to eat and see if they start to fly any better
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PostSubject: Re: Yearling hens    Fri May 19, 2017 6:09 am

halcanada wrote:
Knackered what my son had done apparently was give her one drop of Metacam.
New drug to me! Non steroid. Works like Prednisone. She has been bouncing around for two days now and has put on almost 3 lbs. Why did the vet not recommend Metacam? Money I suppose. Son has access to all this stuff. 2000 sows and little pigs, needs it there.
Missus having trouble with her hip here Hal Smile Smile. Might just try a drop or two of Metacam Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes to see if she can get the bouncing scenario working again etc.  cheers
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