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 up the wheezing now then it’s never going to.

I have to prepare myself that we may lose Salmon this winter. At the moment apart from the wheezing she looks absolutely fine so we will just have to wait and see how it goes with her.

Salmon on Monday

Marmite is still broody and I am lifting her from the nest box at the end of each day and placing her on the bedtime perch.

Broody Marmite

Ebony and Smoke are still laying so we are getting enough eggs for the weekend breakfasts. I keep thinking the eggs will stop at any time so any eggs we get are a bonus.

Smoke today

Speckles continues to look well despite her age. Spangle still squeaks and sneezes but otherwise seems fine.

Spangle today

Salmon today

Spangle close up


I will just have to hope for the best with getting these little girls through the winter.

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6 Responses to Updates

  1. Sophie says:

    The girls are looking lovely! xx

  2. david says:

    Nice set of photos, Carol. I am sorry that Salmon has not responded better, but pleased that you have been getting a few eggs. Blackie has not laid for 3 days – b ut then again, she hasn’t turned broody!

    • Carol says:

      It’s frustrating because Salmon looks like a fit and healthy chicken but she is wheezing and I know that is not good. I think I will just have to see how she goes. In other news, Smoke went broody today. Marmite and Smoke were together in the nest box at bedtime and I had to lift both of them to the bedtime perch, sigh! Just Ebony laying now. Last girl laying and I wonder for how much longer. Maybe Blackie has just come to the end of the season.

  3. marion says:

    They are looking so good, We do hope they will all keep well, during
    the cold weather.Was nice to see them, and have a little stroke.

    • Carol says:

      It was nice for you to see them up close. Smoke is now broody as well as Marmite. Salmon is still wheezing but looks fine. I think I will just have to see how she goes. Richard says maybe I should take her to the vet again but I don’t what else they can do either. If she gets worse I will take her to the vet.

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