This morning we had to syringe Treacle’s medicine into her beak again. Tomorrow morning after we have done this we will syringe some sugar water into her beak as well to see if we can give her a boost. She has only eaten little amounts of tomato, grape and tuna when picked up and won’t compete with the other girls for food on the ground. I have bought some more maggots to try her with tomorrow. My main concern is that she is not eating enough to build up her strength. She has been preening a little and did have a drink of water before going to bed.
My friend Jackie (who has chickens too) visited us today to give me another pair of eyes on Treacle. She said that she didn’t seem in any pain so thinks I am right to hang on for a bit. I don’t want Treacle to suffer but don’t want to give up if there is any chance of recovery.
We did discuss whether she had a sight problem as she flicks her head and sometimes doesn’t seem to see food items but my husband pointed out that sometimes she goes straight for her favoured food items in a dish held in front of her so he thinks she does see okay. I think we are clutching at all sorts of straws at the moment and will have to play it by ear over the next few days.