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by stripeddonkey
04 May 2018, 15:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poorly Hen with Very High Temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Poorly Hen with Very High Temperature

My two year old Speckled Sussex seemed fine yesterday but today is very unwell. Not wanting to move much, practically not eating. I thought initially she was broody because when I locked her out the coop and run she was shouting to get back in. When I let her back in she sat in a nest box for an hou...
by stripeddonkey
04 May 2018, 15:06
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

sandy wrote:I am so sorry to read you have lost your lovely Bella {hug&kiss}


Thanks Sandy. It was really devastating
by stripeddonkey
16 Apr 2018, 21:59
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 527
Views: 143140

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Henpal condolences to the flock of the Stripey Donkey on the loss of Beautiful Bella Barnevelder. Whilst of course it is terribly sad that she died on the hoperating table, her mummy and flock mates can take some comfort in the knowledge that she was given excellent care and a chance of recovery, w...
by stripeddonkey
16 Apr 2018, 21:58
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

SD there's a heart rending and really uplifting story of a rescue from the last FSFHs - a girl called Fleur who was pulled out half dead and is being nursed back to life by her new mum Haidy. It's on Belle - A Caged Hen's story facebook feed (Belle is the previous little sick girl Haidy rescued). I...
by stripeddonkey
16 Apr 2018, 19:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

SD it sounds like you are having just the most heartbreaking year so far. You will get through this, but be kind to yourself while you are on this journey I can't help with breeders in Scotland - the DTL Facebook site might be a good place to start - but I do know Fresh Start for Hens have some res...
by stripeddonkey
16 Apr 2018, 19:09
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 527
Views: 143140

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Tuesday 10th April - lovely Bella Barnevelder crossed rainbow bridge. Her heart gave out as she came round from a crop operation. Not yet one year old. She was a big, noisy, nosey girl. The garden is so quiet without her.
by stripeddonkey
12 Apr 2018, 13:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

So sorry SD that you have lost your beloved Bella, especially after the traumatic upset of losing members of your family. What an awful time you have had of it. It's a lovely idea to get 2 more girls. I have got 2 more young girls, so I have a flock of 4 now and it's great. Good luck with getting y...
by stripeddonkey
11 Apr 2018, 13:30
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

I'm so so sad to say that my darling Bella died yesterday. Her heart gave out as she came round from the anaesthetic. She wasn't even a year old. They did a pm and found that there was a thickening between the crop and gizzard so food wasn't getting through very easily - thus the crop emptying probl...
by stripeddonkey
10 Apr 2018, 13:13
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 104387

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

It's great when you get some quality time in the garden with the girls. Mine aren't lap sitters but do follow me around.
by stripeddonkey
10 Apr 2018, 13:09
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 422224

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

That's a shame Bob. You are doing the best for her, as always. Come on Chocolate, get well.
by stripeddonkey
10 Apr 2018, 13:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

Latest update on Bella... After a visit to my vet last week, Bella has been on Cisapride - used for constipation - to get her guts moving fast. She has been pooing for Britain. Crop still huge and never reducing much at all though. My vet referred me to an avian specialist, whom I took Bella to, thi...
by stripeddonkey
03 Apr 2018, 22:56
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 226540

Re: karen's chicken diary

Oh dear, I hope Bella is easier to dose with her cisapride than your girls are with their medicines. How do you house your girls that are brought indoors - dog crate?
by stripeddonkey
03 Apr 2018, 22:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 422224

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob,

I've been offline for a while but back now. Glad to hear things are going well with your flock.
by stripeddonkey
03 Apr 2018, 22:49
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden
Replies: 251
Views: 77800

Re: The Dinosaurs in my Back Garden

What are her poos like, when she does them? It sounds as though something may be slightly obstructing the crop opening or perhaps lower down in the gizzard. Keep up the massage, epsom salts and oil. If you do try the maggots as Kitty suggested, you will have to get them into her alive which means y...
by stripeddonkey
03 Apr 2018, 15:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Crop Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: Crop Problem

you could always try live maggots,the theory is they'll eat what's in the crop then get digested. I've had hens with crop issues that actually had some other illness & the crop problem turned out to be a secondary thing, could Bella be poorly? is she losing weight or anything? Bella doesn't app...