Yesterday was the last day of tylan for the flock. Today I thought I would give them a treat of probiotic yogurt to help restore some of the good bacteria.
I have also put some vitamins in the water. I want to do everything I can to keep them in good health. The vitamins were recommended by Pipenchick, who I got the three newer girls from. They are poultry multi vitamins with B12 vitamin. It is recommended to add them to the water once a week or all the time in times of any sort of stress.
Flame looks completely back to normal. She is sitting much less and is looking more alert. She is also dropping feathers all over the run and yet so far still looks pristine.
It’s been exactly a week since both Gold and Sugar went broody but Gold is coming out of it already. Yesterday she was out in the run for about half the day. Today I lifted her out of the nest box first thing this morning and so far she has remained out in the run. This is great news if she is only going to stay broody for a short period of time.
I will give it a few more days and then start to break Sugar as I know that left to her own devises she will just go on and on. One of the differences between them is that at the end of the day when I close the nest boxes so that they go in the chicken shed Gold perches but Sugar doesn’t.
I think perching helps but Sugar has always refused to perch when she is broody. No matter how many times I perch her she will just drop back down again so I now don’t bother. Gold perches on her own with no help from me which is great.
We are continuing to get eggs from just two girls, Snowflake and Storm. These two girls are laying well.
I am hoping that there will be no more drama for a while. It is good to see the girls looking happy and well.