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Just a quick update. Dear Giblet is now seemingly recovered & enjoying the sunshine, poops normal, still a bit thin but getting there.
I hope she doesnt try to lay any more eggs! perhaps she'll make it to 10 y/o
My ex bat Poppy is 9, but she hasnt laid an egg for years. As you said that's often what gets them. Gibby is managing, but I'm still not sure if she'll recover or go downhill.
At the moment Giblet is back in her run, eating l/mash mixed with vitamin water. She looks rather small & frail, her poops are still watery & green, her voice is a bit sad & she really would like cuddling most of the time. But she's still here & she's managing ok for now (with a heat pad in her coop...
2021 planting time! I've been busy this weekend, I've planted out my tomatoes - back in "tomato corner" which is a sheltered suntrap, also some peas, a couple of pumpkins, a 3rd row of potatoes made up from strays I've found growing where they shouldnt. A row of sunflowers in a sheltered spot next t...
Giblet has made a sudden, last minute bid for survival. This morning she started eating again! Just a little bit, then a bit more a couple of hours later. I've cancelled the vet appt, & now I'll see what happens in the next few days
Giblet is still here, but is going to the vets tomorrow for her final journey. I so hoped she would drift away at home but its taking too long. She wont eat & is slowly starving herself. Right now she is lying across me, sleeping in a cuddle, same as every evening this week, but this is the last tim...
Sadly Giblet is spending her last days in a warm box in my conservatory. nearly 9 years ago a dear but confused little chick arrived, I love reading back on her story
now it is drawing to an end.
A long time has past. Chickenopolous has bumbled along much the same, a few rats, lots of mice. Old Poppy & Bonny go to bed very early much to Bill's dissapointment as he has to follow them. Giblet has had a mishap, she has laid a soft egg that has broken inside her, she stayed in bed all day yester...
The netting run extension got nearly wrecked in the last heavy snow, I've fixed it as best I can. They dont seem keen to leave the proper run in the bad weather anyway. I've ordered some live mealworms to keep them occupied, & got a big bag of soft straw to line the coops. I'm so glad that Giblet ha...
I hope your chooks are appreciating your efforts, I've lined my lots beds with extra straw too & extra NE wind protection in the run. Feather pecking can be due to protein craving. My Bonny once had an absurdly long broody spell & came out of it feather pecking like mad, I gave her lots of mealworms...
I have an old photo of a cube on a 2011 post, but its covered with photobucket logos. I was wondering, if I paid for a month of the new photobucket fee, & used that time to download all my old photos from them (98% chicken pics for dtl) is there any way I can reload the pics onto my old posts via an...
I follow a group on facebook & it has also concerned me how many new chicken keepers have been (& still are over winter) hatching chicks with little thought to the issue of the boys. I think there'll be a lot of those wandering around soon too.
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