Fish for the girls

I thought that a fish treat for the girls would give a protein boost as we now have three girls laying eggs.

The girls have a fish treat
They make short work of the fish

Sugar spends a lot of her time perched. If she isn’t on the perch above the ladder or in the shelter she is in her new favourite spot on the log by the patio area.

Another of Sugar’s favourite spots

In between times Sugar comes to the treats and takes dust baths and does all the normal chicken things but she spends much more time sitting than any of the other girls.

Sugar reminds me of Star when she was sitting a lot and I can’t help thinking that it’s not a good sign. The difference is that Sugar has been like this for a lot longer.

Sugar spent a lot of time sitting in the run last summer. I am happier to see her sitting off the ground all winter but that may be because it’s been very wet. Sugar started laying at the end of March last year so it will be a case of wait and see what happens when, or if, she starts to lay this year.

Mango and Cloud keep Sugar company

These two girls often keep Sugar company but even so they always stand while Sugar always sits.

We can only hope for the best but realistically be prepared for the worst. Best case sinario for me would be if she didn’t lay but like Salmon even that doesn’t mean never laying again. We will just make the most of having her for as long as possible.

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4 Responses to Fish for the girls

  1. DAVID says:

    I can well understand your concerns and she is looking like an ‘old lady’; fingers crossed that she won’t come back into lay.

  2. marion.pharo says:

    Maybe she will feel better when the weather cheers up and we get some sunshine.

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