Update on Sugar

It seems we were wrong about Sugar getting ready to lay an egg. She has shown no interest in the nest boxes.

There are times when Sugar looks quite normal. She runs to the treats and she joins in with the dust bathing. But Sugar spends the rest of the day sitting, mostly in or on top of the shelter. We know this is not normal chicken behaviour but she doesn’t appear to get any better or worse.

We know if she comes into lay this may mean she will go downhill. She started laying again at the end of March last year.

Mango and Cloud have taken to keeping her company some of the time. They sometimes stand in or on the shelter when Sugar is there.

Mango and Cloud are often close to Sugar
Sugar spends most of her days like this looking a bit sad
But when Sugar looks up at me her comb and wattles are red

It’s a complete puzzle. There is nothing to do but wait and see how she goes on.

Both broody girls are over it after only three days so that was easy.

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6 Responses to Update on Sugar

  1. Sophie says:

    Poor Sugar, I hope this resolves itself but as you say, you can only watch and wait. Sorry, I’ve been absent, lots of family things been going on but hopefully that’s it for a while. I’m glad to be back too! 😌 xx

    • Carol says:

      As you say I can only watch and wait. I have missed you and Richard suggested I e-mail you. I decided not to because I didn’t want to look like I expected you to comment and I didn’t want to intrude. I am really happy to see you back though xx

  2. marion.pharo says:

    I hope she will get better soon.

    • Carol says:

      She is definitely not right. She spends all day in the shelter, sitting like above, but comes running for the treats and then goes straight back to the shelter. She must feel safe and comforted in the shelter. It’s so odd. She doesn’t get better or worse at the moment so we just have to wait and see what happens next.

  3. DAVID says:

    Mango and Cloud look like Sugar’s guardians. They are really beautiful and, standing like twins, remind me of Peaches and Barley.

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