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  1. chuggs
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    HI THER I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD HELP ME? I HAVE A 3 DAY OLD LAVENDER BANTAM ARACUNA CHICK (ONLY ONE HATCHED). IT HAS A LOOSE BLAB OF SKIN THAT HAS NO FLUFF OR ANYTHING ON IT ABOVE ITS BUM. IT HATCHED LIKE THIS. IT IS NOW GETTING FECIES ON THAT FLAB. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS ? IS IT NORMAL? AND HOW COULD IT BE FIXED? APART FROM THAT HE IS VERY HAPPY.

    MANY THANKS CHUGGS

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Hi Chuggs,
    Is it the yolk sac which feed the bird whilst its still in the egg?
    Is it a prolapse of the vent, although this usually occurs when birds are older and egg laying?
    Be careful that the hatchling doesn't get pasted up which occurs with guinea fowl keets where the dropping attach to the bottom area. http://farmingfriends.com/guinea-fowl-keets-pasting-up/
    I hope the chick gets sorted and grows well.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. Hi Sara. How long do hens keep laying eggs? Our 2 hens are about 3 yrs old & we are only getting one egg a day. Our neighbour says we should replace them with younger versions. Is that right? Sounds a bit hard! TopVeg

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. Hi TopVeg, Hens will keep laying eggs but there won't be as many eggs as the hens gets older. It depends how many eggs you are wanting and if the hens are pets as well as for eggs. My beloved pet hen, Hatty was 5 years old but hens can last a lot longer than that.

    Good luck.
    Sara @farmingfriends.com

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. Thanks Sara
    My hens look very similar to yours - but not quite as smart in the waggle dept. How can I send you a photo?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. Hi TopVeg,
    You can send me a photo to admin @ farming friends . com or if your photo is already hosted on a website or social media then you can add it yourself. Just get your image url eg http://farmingfriends.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/incubating-hatching-and-ra.jpg
    Put the link on and add
    <img src=" before the http
    and " /> after the .jpg
    Hope that helps. I look forward to seeing your hen.
    Kind regards Sara @farmingfriends

    Posted 3 months ago #

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