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Agree with previous posters, but also check her vent and make sure she's not plugged up with pasty butt.  That happened to one of mine before, when I cleaned her vent, she let out the biggest poop on my hand and she perked up pretty quickly after that.
Thank you for all the prayers!Surgery Update:  Linus is on heart-lung bypass.  The surgeon is currently inspecting the valve to see if there is any way to repair it rather than replace it.
Hi...yes I'm here...Linus and his 2 brothers are my little nephews.  I'm sorry I haven't been on this forum much lately, things have been really crazy around here...been busy with a lot of good, bad and ugly, and everything else.  Thank you Chixie for keeping people around here updated.  Linus is in surgery now and we're hoping and praying that this new valve will allow his body to heal and get stronger.  Andrea
Thank you!  I haven't been on BYC in a while, but I was going to post a prayer request for Linus this morning...I had no idea anyone was posting about him here.Please please please pray for a miracle surgery and recovery for my baby nephew...we are all so worried right now.
I think every dog is different, and getting answers about other dogs might not apply to yours.  My dog killed one of my chickens about 3 months ago...or at least I'm pretty sure it was my dog.  We've had her about 6 months now, and she's only killed one who flew over the fence.  I honestly don't think she did it on purpose, I think she was playing and got too rough.  There were feathers everywhere but the bird was still in one piece, not eaten.  I only have a 4 ft fence...
I voted at 9:something this morning.  I don't know how things are done everywhere else...but we do NOT give info when we vote. (my name was highlighted on a list that I showed up and voted, but did not put any info on the ballot)  Voting is anonymous, that's why you're in a little private booth.  Jury Duty is NOT based on voting.  I've been called (and served) for jury duty before registering to vote, when I moved to a new county.  Maybe things are different in other...
Another thing to consider....is your Silkie broody?  I have a little Silkie hen who's a year and a half old and she's been broody 4 times!  She started young...raised her first batch of chicks at about 7 months old I think.  All my little Silkie thinks about is raising babies...and she's a perfect little mommy.  Maybe your little girl just wants a clutch of eggs to sit on, too...
Ready for another update?  OK, here it is...the boys are 2.5 weeks old and there's really good news all around Simon:  He's doing well, and growing big...a whopping 5 pounds!  His eating and sleep apnea issues are getting better and he should be coming home very soon.   He'll probably have to be on a sleep apnea monitor at home just to be on the safe side.Dexter:  He's HOME and doing great. Linus:  He had his ventilator removed yesterday!!!  He's now on a CPAP and will...
Ready for an update?  Sorry it's been so long...time flies...Simon:  He's still having some feeding issues.  They found out he has reflux pretty bad, that's why he's not as interested in eating.  They started treating him for that and he seems to be getting better.  I heard he sucked down his last 2 bottles with no problems.   Oh, now another issue popped up...he had sleep apnea twice this weekend.  They're just watching him closely and hopefully that will stop on it's...
Sometimes my broody hens throw shavings and hay on their backs while sitting in the nest box.  I definitely think they're trying to camouflage themselves.I've heard people say they put ice packs in the nest boxes (or ziplocs with ice in them).  When the broody sits, it lowers her body temperature and it can stop her broodiness.  If it's warm where you are, i'm sure the ice would melt quickly, so not sure how well this would work.  I haven't tried it myself...I usually just...
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