I let the girls out this morning about fifteen minutes before the automatic door opened. As they hear my footsteps and then hear the gate open I hear them all start to chatter. When I open the big door they are all behind it waiting for me to let them out.
At the moment the automatic door opens at eight o’clock. I let the girls out at quarter to eight as it gives them a bit more time out but any earlier than this is too dark for them.
I was pleased to see first, Freckles and then Dandelion go to the water which has the tylan powder in it.
It was good to see the two girls who need it the most have a drink.
I have spent time with them today keeping a close eye on them. Unfortunately I can hear a faint whisper in Apricot’s breathing now and the same again with Dandelion once more. I have seen all the girls have a drink of the water today.
I am only giving them dry treats of the morning sunflower hearts and bedtime corn, no spinach or fruit. I hope this encourages them to drink more water. I don’t want them to get moisture from anything but their water.
I also mixed small amounts of mash with the tylan water in two small dishes (the little dishes that I measured the powder in). I mixed a little at a time each time I returned to check on them and the mash dish had been emptied. I felt this would get them to take a bit more of the water. Freckles likes this the most followed by Cinnamon but all the girls had some at different times throughout the day.
The girls were all in by four o’clock tonight which is usual at the moment. They were all snuggled up together.
I will keep up this regime for ten days and hope that this will improve them. Again Freckles looked a little brighter today but is still sneezing the most. I have a feeling this is going to be a long slog.