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by Katiee
01 Aug 2016, 13:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

Really kind of you Bob. She was the least friendly and was always nervous around people, but she was still part of the gang here. She was a loner and if she could get into the house, she would jump on to the unit in the utility room and hide in the darkest corner she could find...( should have named...
by Katiee
31 Jul 2016, 21:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

Hi, my friends partner ( vet ) kindly called tonight after work and Katiee was pts... He said her brain was likely affected by a parasite but her body was still going strong despite no food or water since Thursday. He said that she would not have been conscious during this time, so that's a relief (...
by Katiee
31 Jul 2016, 16:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

think my friends partner will pop up and help her go without me dragging her out of the coop if it goes on any longer...she really seems unconscious and has not moved her position at all. If I thought she was aware I'd want to do something, but thanks v much.....
by Katiee
31 Jul 2016, 15:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

Sad update re Katiee.....she went into the coop, tucked herself in the corner...and has remained there ever since in a sleeping mode ( This started Thursday eve !). She seems to be in a coma, and hasn't had water or food. She was refusing either before this. I just can't believe she is still breathi...
by Katiee
24 Jul 2016, 17:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

Well....Katiee seems to be manfully striding on!! She doesn't have any issues with her pupils that I've noticed...she tries to wander round the garden ( tripping over curbs, food bowls & her chuck pal as she goes). She does seem to have a little vision though, and when she has a good shake,more ...
by Katiee
22 Jul 2016, 22:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Sudden blindness....

Thanku both..the corner of at least one eye is grey. She's very disoriented but I notice that she put herself to bed tonight and so I'm guessing that she's still able to see enough to know when it's dark.. I'm hoping a vet may be able to call in ( the partner of a friend of mine ) and give me an ide...
by Katiee
22 Jul 2016, 19:02
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sudden blindness....
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Sudden blindness....

My Blackrock seems to have lost her sight quite suddenly ...she is also moulting a lot. Could there be a connection? She is eating but I have to coax her. I put a cob of corn on the grass which she really enjoyed, but she is losing weight. She is approaching 4 yrs old. Don't think it's Maraks as the...
by Katiee
18 Jul 2016, 20:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Looking for ideas for a chicken coop
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: Looking for ideas for a chicken coop

Hello & welcome Organica.... You thought that the cosy coop was a bit small. We have the exact one you showed and it's been fine for 3 chucks and easy to clean...no mites in 3 & 1/2 years. We ordered double the recommended run length and they stayed in it all of two days.. . They have free r...
by Katiee
20 Jun 2016, 21:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Our Hen Adventure
Replies: 104
Views: 53335

Re: Our Hen Adventure

You'll have lots of fun.....never thought I'd see ( nor did he.....) a grown man cuddling chickens {rofwl} . I think I may be feeling brave enough to take on rescue girls next time. Well done & excellent pics !!
by Katiee
28 May 2016, 07:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lap Sitters...
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Lap Sitters...

Thanks Bob ! Will try that....I'm missing my confidant so need another )like(
by Katiee
27 May 2016, 16:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lap Sitters...
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Lap Sitters...

I've just had to take Mabel, my lap sitter, to the vets to be pts. {cry} When I went into the garden and no one clamoured to sit on my lap, it really hit me. So, can we train the girls to do this, or is it instinct with individuals?
by Katiee
23 May 2016, 19:35
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: By Halves' Chicken Diary!
Replies: 114
Views: 59183

Re: By Halves' Chicken Diary!

Quite a tough year for you. Hope u find the chicken friendly home .. Sure u will. Wales has so many beautiful areas to choose from...I love West Wales! I live near the Gower Coast so when u return to Wales, we'll be neighbours! Happy chook keeping. :-D
by Katiee
26 Apr 2016, 20:15
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2443
Views: 414269

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

so sorry Bob. So many people have no conscience now. It just doesn't bother them at all. hope things get sorted quickly for you. >fi<
by Katiee
19 Apr 2016, 20:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Are these cockerels?
Replies: 44
Views: 8786

Re: Are these cockerels?

Well done! you could end up with some extra family members as a token of appreciation..... {rofwl} {rofwl}
by Katiee
14 Apr 2016, 22:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2443
Views: 414269

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Yes Bob, I love the thought that my egg has one of the shortest footprints....garden--plate. )like(