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The current situation with our girls

Before I do an update on Shadow’s situation I am just going to run through the other girls. Smoke came out of her broody spell after just a week. She doesn’t seem to be so committed in winter which makes … Continue reading

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Shadow is getting better each day

Yesterday was the first day that I let Shadow fend for herself since she became unwell. She had had tylan for seven days so yesterday was the first day without it. It is recommended to be given for five days … Continue reading

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More hopeful for Shadow at the moment

I am growing more hopeful for Shadow. Today I haven’t heard her squeak when pooping. I have been able to clean her bottom by wiping it with tissue and there is no longer a sickly smell. It has been frosty … Continue reading

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I think Shadow is on the mend

In my last post I thought that Shadow was improving and then she went down hill again. I now think she is improving again and I am hoping that perhaps she is over the worst. Shadow had a really mucky … Continue reading

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Shadow is showing some improvement

Yesterday I continued with Shadow’s treatment. In the morning I separated her on the top of one of the nest boxes and dropped chopped tomato and sunflower hearts in front of her and she ate some. Then we syringed the … Continue reading

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Shadow has a problem

The day before yesterday Shadow was in the nest box for most of the day. She had been in there all morning so at lunch time I lifted her out and gave her some sunflower hearts. Shadow returned to the … Continue reading

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A fish treat for the new year

Yesterday I gave the girls their first fish treat of the new year. Smoke and Shadow are both still laying. Smoke has had a good run and I keep expecting her to go broody any day now. Smoke has been … Continue reading

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End of year egg count

I thought it would be interesting to compare this year’s egg count to last year’s. In general our girls lay less each year with some girls as much as halving their egg number each year but there are always anomalies. … Continue reading

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Treats for the girls on Christmas morning

I always like to give the girls treats for Christmas morning. This morning they had yogurt which is one of their favourites. I have also stocked up on some fish for them over the festive period and they have had … Continue reading

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A fish treat for the girls

I thought it would be good to give the girls a fish treat and get some photos as I haven’t had much to blog about them recently. Mind you no news is good news as they say and it is … Continue reading

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