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Luckily tons of fingers crossed Merle is ok having daily massages, Monica Rose had a blip but seems okish now and Linky Ped has been massaged daily by me of course and her crop is now fine, the little newbies nextdoor are really getting big.
We have rats of course, when havent we }hairout{ they run like hell when i shout at them! I am of course on bhwt fb being a volunteer and if you mention you have rats on there OMG you get replies they will climb in the coop and rip your girl's throats out yike*
A lady on there was thinking about leaving as not happy with scary and bossy comments which to be honest are far and few between so i have suggested she comes on here .
Well not much to say, three eggs a day and usually two cracked ones. Just able to start being able to sell them as the 7 days up from Merle's meds
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

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Gosh I'd almost forgotten they lay eggs. All we get now is the occasional fart egg from Giblet.
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So Suranne Ped has a purply , mucky red skinned bum and not being thaa at the mo. Gave her a wash and cremed her skin , still slow today. Young new Peds really growing, poor Vorky who was botom girl is finding it hard to exert her power over BluePed and Ginger who are now bigger than her.
Myfawny has picked up a nasty habit of pecking everyones bot feathers, Mr Ped was waiting for me at my run and was concerned Audrey may have flystrike as Myfawny was pecking so purposely but there was nothing on Audrey to attract any normal hen!
Blossom is pecking everyones beak regardless of there being no food or mud on them and Lauren is pecking eveyones neck feathers, bit worried about Lauren well but so skinny.
Merle today has really had problems with her crop lots of neck manouvres . No good taking her to usual vets as exotic vets not on , they can empty her crop but she has an underlining problem but she certainly is not ill thank goodness. She has had lots of massages today which she hates , if she gets bad i will take her to the farm vets 16 miles away.
forgot to say before all the girls went beserk last sunday, the Peds all huddled into their coop and my girls went in their office, i was lucky i didnt get hit on the head , a very low flying heron flw over us. Bless the girls took a good ten minutes before they ventured out again.
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

Sunny Clucker was ere July 12-21 2012
Sunny Clucker was ere July 6 2016 to Sept 9th 2017
Sunny Clucker is here , rehomed Aug 18th 2018/
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PS Merle , bless her not only does she cause her mum worries and cost me over £500 on her last vet visit but she has now taken to eating eggs }hairout{ so my eggs are down. Lauren and Georgia always lay early so i manage to salvage them when i work earlier i find broken eggs or any that have not been eaten covered in yolk and bedding. I thought it was the rats at first but caught Merle in the act one day!
She is lucky i love her }hairout{
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

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Egg eating is SO frustrating.
Are the shells thin? Would limestone flour help? Though once they've got the habit it is hard to break it.
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It's my fault Mo, when they were on meds i was chucking the eggs for them to eat and Merle has worked out eggs have yummy yolk in >coc<
fter all the massaging yesterday her crop is much better now so Monica-Rose has decided to be unwell, seems she is having trouble laying again, hoping an egg will emerge by tonight, probably for Merle to eat.
Everyone else ok, Lauren still qute light but she is acting fine.
Girl's supply of blackberries now beginning to rot , quite quickly which is a shame as there are still hundred of them in the garden.
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

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Hi Sandy , as long as flock good and improving what is a few eggs.
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I collected the nail clippers from the ped house this morning , so sad they were there for Ivybelle who's nails always needed clipping, bless her cannot believe how quickly she went downhill and that her parents had b£££££ all interest in her welfare }hairout{
Suranne Ped is quite hard underneath and a bit slow, been keeping my eye on her closely.
Newbie Peds so big, surpassed Bjork and Vorky!
i had to move my green bench in my girls house as roof now leaking on it(where isnt the roof leaking) to inside where Lottie and Dottie used to live. Cyd who only ever gets near me when i am sat down is not happy, too dark i expect where i sit now so she dosent feel safe!
Three rats mingling about at treat time last night I really want o pull the whole house down and start again but that till cost far more than Merle's vets bills i am sure!
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

Sunny Clucker was ere July 12-21 2012
Sunny Clucker was ere July 6 2016 to Sept 9th 2017
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Well last saturday I had to stay over my cousins shop, well friday and saturday night and i was very concerned about little Bjork, told her parents who bathed her in Epson salts but she was no better, sure eyp. Told them i would check her friday morning and text them if she needed vets then hens theeth left my phone at home, when i got home at 5 she was really sick, too late for vets unless you pay a huge fee so knew that wasnt gping to happen and i had to leave for overnight, next day came home for a few hours and held her on my lap, they were out. Popped her in her nestbox and phone call from them the next day she had passed {cry}
and now gas man her...will continue
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

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So long since I have been on here yike* :oops:

My lovely bluebelle Ronnie was lost September 28th, I had rehomed her at the age of 5 from a local man who advertised her on here. Every anniversary, Sept 16th, I would send him a photo and an update to which he always replied. This year I did the same not to get a reply, I thought maybe he had lost interest after 3 years. When I got home there was a huge bunch of flowers and a big box of lovely chocolates then I got a text to say sorry they had missed me but they were so grateful and happy Ronnie was still having a good life. So sad I had to text them when I lost her just 12 days later.
I really have lost all patience with the vets, not one hen friendly vet is working at the main vets, why I have no idea >coc< I took Ronnie up on the 15th as she wasnt able to walk or stand properly and was very poorly, the vet I dont like had her for an hour but had actually only spent 10 minutes with her as he was busy said she was fine, really! By the morning she was pitiful, bless her she was 8 years old , she was dribbling and hardly able to move so I rang up out of hours and took her up at 6.30 am, same bl33333 vet but as I would not stick her in a carrier he came to me as she was led on a towel in the passenger seat. He knelt beside her and said she looks dreadful so the decision was made. Please be gentle with her I said wishing to god it was Sara or Becky seeing to her. He came back out with the towel afterwards, couldnt pay over the phone right away as sobbing my heart out.
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

Sunny Clucker was ere July 12-21 2012
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Sorry continued...
Have had such bad flooding where 6 of my girls sleep outside on the perches had to close that section off much to their annoyance, took 4 nights almost to get everyoe to use the disused, since Dottie went, eglu which house about 3 or join the others in the cube. Funny Ingrid, Madeline and Monica-Rose always go in the eglu while the others bunk down in the cube. I would much rather have them perching but the roof is so bad and being big too small for professional roofers and too big for single roofers }hairout{ found an excellent firm who deal with anything to do with coops and runs but they are in Derby!
Well Merle is ok, poor Blossom had an awlful chest, vets said, are you ready for this......must inform Defra! then she asked what medicine would you like, asked for tylan, they didnt stock it, really, metacam and baytril which i got. At the same time Monica-Rose was bloated behind so gave both her and Blossom the meds so it was going fast, phoned up and said both bottles smashed so managed to get more meds without a consultation. Monica=Rose picked up and healed while Blossom had a terrible chest. I did some research and decided she needed denagard so phoned up and asked for it, after a lot of quibbling finally ordered it for me at the coat of £127 {rofwl} but it is a huge bottle ood sept 2021 so if anyone wants some let me know first.
Well it did the trick and she is now THAA as Audrey not really up for that position
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to be continued
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

Sunny Clucker was ere July 12-21 2012
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Sunny Clucker is here , rehomed Aug 18th 2018/
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Hi Sandy , The reason we go to work , Pay the vet bills .
Keep well .
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So sorry to hear that you lost Ronnie. What a wonderful age she was and you were so kind to give her another chance at a wonderful life. It's lovely that the person you rehomed her from really appreciated you giving her this wonderful life and what a kind gesture to send you flowers. I know the feeling only too well of the upset at the vets. When I lost Lily I had to stand in a corner away from everyone while I tried to compose myself and go to the desk to pay. Glad that everyone else is doing well now - it's always such a terrible worry when things go wrong and I don't have much faith in our chicken vets either after having bad experiences. Lovely to hear your catch up Sandy.
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Oh dear more sad news, Miriam Ped is in the same state Lottie was, she can just about walk and is acting and moving just like Lottie did. Have informed Mr Ped when i am at work late so he knows he has to put her to bed.I have put a lot more food and water bowls in so she can reach at least one. Such a shame this has happened now as I am back to work after 2 weeks isolation.
My girls house is so muddy again and the rats are getting bigger. Honestly they ahve made so many entrances impossible to board them all up. I used to cement them up but would probably need a cement mixer now }hairout{
Ginger Ped has gone broody again, she is such a funny girl with her big fluffly ginger top knot.
Giving the girls proper hen porridge in the mornings mixed with pellets, they absolute love it.
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Blossom,Merle-Oberon & Lauren-Bacall ,Cyd-Charisse,Ingrid-Bergman,Georgia,Madeleline,Myfawny & Monica-Rose
The Peds…Suranne,Miriam,Jennifer,Nancy,
Vorky Blueped,Ginger,Ninger &Linky

Sunny Clucker was ere July 12-21 2012
Sunny Clucker was ere July 6 2016 to Sept 9th 2017
Sunny Clucker is here , rehomed Aug 18th 2018/

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