Thanks for the kind thoughts for Stampy guys! I'm pretty sure it wasn't the cat food because Tiger has a bladder infection apparently caused by the stress of my recent separation according to the vet. I think it was our holiday near the end of Jan and it's been brewing for a while. Tiger was a bit weepy for a few days when we got back from Rocky, even though we got a camera with a voice thing so we could speak to them while we were away. My guess with Stampy would be egg peritonitus but I'm not up for an autopsy. She had a good life even if she didn't get the 8 years I was hoping for.
After all that I thought I'd better get on with Sprinkles bath so we don't have another fatality. I'm pretty sure she doesn't have gleet now that I've washed her bottom. She enjoyed her bath and kept toppling over as if she was falling asleep in the warmth. Hair drying her was another thing entirely. It took ages and eventually I gave up before my hairdryer blew up. Perhaps I should have towel dried her more or there is some special technique to it.
Right after her bath - and blow dry.
All dried out and looking pretty with more blue since she moulted.
That's very exciting news about your new coop coming over Easter @Teila! The spare coops might be good for hospital / recovery coops too. We are now down to the legal limit and there is some relief in knowing that if the council does come around we won't have to pick who to give away - an impossible task.