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Old 09-29-2012, 05:23 AM   #41
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Hilary if I remember correctly its actually a skull deformality that makes this happen. Just make sure she has an extra deep dish where she can scoop out her food and she *should* be fine. some end up starving to death though because they just can't get enough (depends on how deformed it is) I have had a few that had this..about twice a week i would seperate them and give them a special gruel mixture that I blended up in a blender LOL...Sometimes I would just deperate them off (I had 4 at one point) and give them some extra food and time to eat to make sure they were getting enough. One eventually starting starving and I had to syringe feed her..then it got to the point that it really wasn't helping and we had to off her
Oh wow. We are so lucky that our older hen with it survived...hers is really extreme. This seems pretty mild. I will definitely keep a close eye on her.
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