Originally Posted by erlibrd
Ivie sorry Tom has to go but that's how it goes with those mean boys!
My 4 yo SLW has been looking slow and just sitting around this weekend, I picked her up this afternoon and she sounded like a half filled water balloon. Then some liquid like water came out her beak. I think she's on her way out but was curious what it could be, anyone know?
Was it a clear to "golden" color? If she is old and has Ascites it is that color. You should be able to push on her abdomen and feel it. It is just a fluid build up caused by heart and or kidney's not functioning as they should. You could try chicken dialysis.
Sorry about the he 4 years old is not that old for that to happen. I had a 3 year old that died this spring, just fell off the roost and was dead on the floor. I suppose it can be anything at any time just like with us.
I feel bad about Tom Hanks, It is my fault as I was there with my grand kids. He can be so fast when he wants something. He has no fear, so maybe this will put a little fear in him.
We got some great lilacs though! I am hoping they grow. I put mine in right away and watered them. I have my fingers crossed.
I moved Bert and his harem to another pen quite a ways from King George. Hopefully, that will end the chasing of Bert by King George. King George pooped in his hat tonight. He saw one of Sven's hens by the bird feeder and went running to rape her. She screamed and Sven came on a dead run. He hit King George hard he flew about 3 feet when he was hit. He got up and shook himself off and was going to go for Sven, when Sven came at him again. It does my heart good to see King George be put in his place.
He must have upset JJ also, about an hour later I saw JJ on his tail and King George pedaling his butt as fast as he could away.
I have PC eggs again. I did not check the PC hen yesterday, but I have 2 eggs today! As soon as I took the broody out of the coop the other one started laying again. Is that normal? I have never seen a hen quit laying because another one is broody before.
I caught an egg eater today, and it was NOT Pearl (the dog)! It was one of my 4 penciled EE hens. They all look alike so I do not know which one it is. I have thought I had a lot of broken eggs and I was putting it down to clumsy birds. I caught her with a hole about nickel size reaching in and sucking out the yolk! If I catch her or figure out who she is she will be sharing the same fate as Tom Hanks. I have no time of an egg eating hen. Does anyone know how to break one of this?