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Speckles is leader of the little girls

Speckles is very often surrounded by the little girls while Flame and Ebony are elsewhere. Sometimes she will be either be stood or sat in the run with the little girls all around her or sometimes she will be on … Continue reading

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I have tylan

The vet said that my tylan would be in on Monday but Monday is their half day and they don’t open until two o’clock. By the time I was able to collect it, it was four o’clock. As the girls … Continue reading

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A lovely vet

I took Salmon to the new vet at half past five this evening. Salmon was so stressed once I had put her in the cat box that I started to worry I might lose her. She was panting with her … Continue reading

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Salmon and a change of heart

Salmon finished her second, seven day, course of baytril yesterday and she is still wheezing. I really don’t believe that baytril is as good as tylan. In fact looking back we have never got a girl well with baytril. Caramel … Continue reading

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Getting through the moult

Marmite and Flame are beginning to look back to normal after their moult. Marmite is now all feathered up except for still having loads of pins on her head making her head look white. Flame is just about feathered up … Continue reading

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A difficult and sad decision to be made

I have been fighting mycoplasma for three years now, since it came into my flock, with Caramel and Pebbles. I have lost so many of my girls to this horrible respiratory disease. I have been advised by my vet that … Continue reading

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A tribute to Cinnamon

We lost our lovely Cinnamon yesterday. She has always been a firm favourite of both of us and of my readers too I think. I made a mistake yesterday when I said she was four years old, in fact she … Continue reading

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Cinnamon has gone

I wanted to get back as early as I could to see how Cinnamon was but everything seemed against me. Everywhere I went I had to queue and the traffic coming home was really slow. When I got home my … Continue reading

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A very poorly Cinnamon

The day before yesterday I noticed that Salmon was wheezing again. Then yesterday afternoon we both saw that Cinnamon was in trouble again. Cinnamon was making the same twisting, neck motion, that she was last time. In between she was … Continue reading

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Smoke is broody again

Smoke has laid nine eggs in fourteen days and then she went broody again. Ebony is now our only girl left laying. Smoke only ever seems to lay for two weeks before going broody. It seems so late in the … Continue reading

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