Thank you for your advice and kind words. After looking into prolapse and seeing some pictures, I'm pretty sure that is what it was. Lemon always laid very large eggs. I just wish I had noticed something earlier and could have helped her.
I am going to speak to our vet tomorrow about cremation and if that's not feasible we will find a way to get her in the ground.
Thank you all!
Is anyone ordering from Ideal this year? I have 7 blue dutch hens and lost my only rooster in that color. I have asked around and no-one seems to have one to rehome. Has to be the first time in history that I am looking for a rooster and can't find one.
Hi, HippyChippy. Finally, finally, two of my eight started laying three days ago. The EasterEggers. So I've had four blue eggs since Wednesday. And two of my oldest ladies squatted for me yesterday. No eggs from them since October, but they are at least five years old, so we'll see how far into the Spring they wait before gifting us again with breakfast. I don't go to shows unless they're very, very local. I don't travel well; car rides are my bete noir. Roberta Chicken Fairy Godmother has very kindly offered to look around at the next show she goes to (New Jersey later this spring) for two point of lay or started pullets for me that are blue-egg layers and are Mareks vaccinated. I'm thinking Cream Legbars or Ameraucanas or Araucanas. I'm so sorry you lost that young roo. Bummer. Two or three years ago, I lost two young hens to Mareks and it was so sad watching them fade away. I hand fed them with eyedroppers for a few days, but to no avail. (The Mareks diagnosis is strictly my own assumption as there was no necropsy done, but the symptoms were classic. That's my conclusion and I'm stick'n to it.) Belated happy new year wishes right back at you. Hoping for an early spring. It is SO cold here on Long Island. Where are you located?
I am so sad that you lost your little roo. He was so handsome. I find that the boys don't do as well in the cold for some reason, especially my bantams. Maybe they don't have as much bodyfat as the hens?
It has been ages since I have been on. I do have a question for you all
My girls are getting older and laying less and I am starting up a new coop/run etc for my new group of 12. Has anyone here on Long Island purchase d pullet from Wayne Meyer of Long Island Poultry Farm in Riverhead. I bought my last group from a poultry breeder in Connecticut ( 3 1/2 hour ride each way)
He gets his stock from Ohio. I asked if it was a Certitied Hatchery and he said yes. He seems very nice but I was wondering if anyone has head anything about him??
Thanks for your input!