Everything being closed today can't get it till tomorrow morning now, however not sure that I'll need it now though?? She has been getting progressively better. Her strength is better.. she's walking all over now and she's definitely eating again.. however not much of their feed although they ARE also def starting to eat it again now.. just slowly, little bits at a time. Remember it was BOTH my hens that just stopped eating the feed, but only Livie who showed any signs of being ill. Just the strangest thing ever?? Daisy continued being active and everything but just not eating the feed??
So here's what I did. Contrary to people telling me to JUST leave them with their feed and stop all treats, I did the opposite after doing that for two entire days and seeing that they just WERE NOT going to eat that feed!! They went 2 days without eating a thing??!! Sooooooo yesterday I went and got them all kinds of HEALTHY treats!! I served them turnip greens, shredded carrots, chopped up cauliflower, red seedless grapes with a little yogurt and put everything in separate bowls all around their food area in the run and they went NUTS!! Even my Livie started slow.. you could see she was TRYING so hard to eat..she'd stand there and try to pick something up but at first just couldn't seem to eat anything.. but little by little she began taking tiny bits of this and that esp the grapes and some yogurt and soon she was going from bowl to bowl taking a little of everything I put out for them!! Daisy just INHALED some of EVERYTHING and she loved it.. you could clearly see how she was enjoying it all.. they BOTH did actually FINALLY!! THEN... i also would even see them taking a few pecks at their feed as well!!!! So I totally believe the BEST THING I did was to feed them "healthy treats"as I did to get them going first. If I hadn't done that.. they'd actually die because they just WERE NOT going to eat the feed!! I believe there are just times when we all must break the rules?? At least it seems to have helped my birds. I've not given them anything yet this morning... they do have constant access to their feed, oyster shell and fresh clean water at all times though. Later I'll go give them more of the same treats though and I'll continue to do this until I feel they're back to 100% again. I'll always give them their afternoon treats also as I've done since they were tiny babies!! This has always worked well for my birds. They produce big, pretty eggs and have always been very healthy and I totally believe it's due to all the healthy treats they get. However a big mistake I'd been making was to give them all that iceberg lettuce without knowing it had no nutritional value for them!! From now on it'll be turnip or collard greens for them instead for sure esp since I found out they LOVE those greens too!!!! And OMG i was sooooooo surprised to see just how much they love those cauliflower crumbles I bought for them...THEY TORE THEM UP!!!! There wasn't a crumble of them left!! And not too expensive either!!
Mine are not laying at the moment as they're still molting, but I bet their eggs will be even better once they start laying now that they will be getting a much more "nutritional" variety of "treats" than I'd been giving them!!
I'm praying my Olivia, Aka Livie, continues to improve day by day as she starts eating again and gets strong again. She's not closing her eyes nearly as much as she had been either.
In summary.. MY opinion of all this, and I could be wrong (??).. it is ONLY an opinion, is that I very possibly may have overdosed my girls with that supplement??!! Kickin Chicken is the name of it. Now I'm NOT knocking it at all btw!! It did ALOT of good when Daisy started laying soft shelled eggs. It corrected the problem in a very short time!! However, I believe I should just have stopped it then OR maybe have only given it once or twice a week?? You know you CAN overdo a good thing too!! It does have niacin, B12 and all the omega fatty acids in it and I'm sure that too much of those things is JUST as bad as too little!! So the MORAL of MY story is:
BE CAREFUL WHEN GIVING ANY SUPPLEMENTS AND USE THEM SPARINGLY ONLY!!!! AGAIN, I am NOT CERTAIN this is what even happened, but I'm honestly almost certain that it IS.
Thank you to all of you for helping me!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!!!!