Originally Posted by Sutremaine
Freshly wet feed doesn't have the same texture as something that's been sitting a little longer (compare cashews cooked in a curry to cashews dropped from the packet into a cooked curry). If you wanted a super-smooth mixture, you could make up a mash, leave it overnight, and then hit it with a blender. It wouldn't have to ferment overnight, just soak. I rather suspect you'll have to get your own blender if you want to dunk it in something fermented.
Even if you keep the mash in the fridge overnight, add a dash of vinegar. Nothing much will happen to a fresh mix, but you want it to happen in a mildly acidic environment.
That is very true about the wet feed, I've never really thought about it before.
We hit a roadblock again with Jill. She's been acting unwell for the past four days, she started acting unwell after I gave her the spice mixture @TwoCrows
recommended, hopefully that was just a coincidence though. Her crop had become slow I believe, as it was very full and squishy, but I didn't smell anything unusual in her breath so I don't believe it was sour yet. She had also been vomiting a lot. Then on Tuesday her crop had gone down and her appetite had returned, so I mixed up a very small amount of the Kaytee Baby Bird Food and fed it to her. About 15 minutes later she proceeded to vomit it up. And that has been the case since Tuesday, whenever and whatever I feed her she vomits right up, including water. I'm worried as she's becoming quite skinny again, and I don't want her to become dehydrated since she vomits up everything she eats/drinks. She's perky though, and follows my mom and me around the kitchen, watching us and begging us for treats.
She's the very sweetest chicken I've ever met, but I can't help feeling like I'm running out of hope and options for her.
I will just die on the inside if she dies. I'm going to try either taking off her crop bra or loosening it tomorrow and see if that helps. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with my sweet little Jill?