Author Archives: Carol

A yogurt treat

Today I gave the girls some yogurt as a treat. Marmite and Smoke are still broody so I lifted them out of the nest boxes and put them on the patio before bringing the yogurt dishes in and putting them … Continue reading

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Salmon

I gave the girls tylan in the water for a full three weeks and Salmon was still wheezing at the end of this. It’s now been a week and a half since I stopped the tylan and Salmon seems no … Continue reading

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Spangle

I have never had a girl who has changed in appearance as much as Spangle. When we first got her last August she reminded me of a turnstone. She had blocks of brown feathers on her back and brown tail … Continue reading

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Updates

Monday was day twenty one of tylan in the water. I am so disappointed that Salmon is still wheezing after three weeks of tylan. I can’t go on using it beyond three weeks and I feel if it hasn’t cleared … Continue reading

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Marmite is broody

I have had the feeling, over the last few days, that Marmite was about to go broody. She has laid fifteen eggs in twenty five days which is pretty good going. The last few days she has spent longer in … Continue reading

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A fish treat for the girls

As the girls are still growing their new feathers I thought a protein treat of fish would be good for them. It’s easier to get a group shot now there are only seven girls. The girls have been having tylan … Continue reading

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A tribute to Jasmine

Sadly we lost our lovely Jasmine yesterday. She was our last silky girl. We had her for only a year and a half. Six months ago she had been diagnosed, by the vet, with a heart murmur so at least … Continue reading

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Jasmine has gone

Jasmine perched on the edge of the cat box for about an hour looking as if she was dozing. She thenĀ  had a bit of a last hurrah. She had a wonder around the bathroom. I put her in front … Continue reading

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Jasmine is very poorly

Jasmine has gone down hill over the last few days. She gives me hope when she runs to the treats but the rest of the time she sits hunched with her eyes closing. I know that I am soon going … Continue reading

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Dust bathing and loose feathers

Yesterday afternoon Salmon and Spangle were sharing a dust bath. The girls don’t dust bath as much at this time of year but it is a great way to shake off those loose feathers. I don’t always catch them dust … Continue reading

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