...I'm sorry to hear about Angelina also. Although I have not been posting much recently, I do continue to read through my favorite threads (this being one of them), just
so I can keep up to date on everything, and from what I've read about Angelina and you and your schedule and such...I believe that you did 'right' by her and that she was aware of your love for her and likely understood that by euthanizing her you were actually giving her the greatest gift that your love for her could ever give...Eternal Freedom. Freedom from the confines and constraints of a life that had constantly been inhabited by the tenants of disease and pain. Once I finally realized this and truly accepted it without question, my peaceful slumbers returned and I no longer laid awake at night wondering if I had done 'the right thing'.
I hope your New Year will reap you and your flock many rewards!
On the subject of what I like to call the 'Dippy Bird' dance (anybody remember the 'Dippy Bird'?), but what I'm sure most of you would refer to as the 'hunt and peck' method of Marek's Mastication...I've found that when my birds get this affliction, if I take a good sized chunk of a ripened banana and mash it up with a couple of tablespoons of their normal feed (I use crumbles, it's easier to mix, IMO) and a few squirts of some ElectoVitaMoo (now I make this myself, so don't go asking for it by name at your neighborhood feed store or they might look at you as if you weren't so much just a 'local' but rather a 'loco local' !!!). Anyway, I mix it all up until it's about the consistency of Play-Dough and then drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for....................oh wait...that's my dumb drop cookie recipe (sorry, couldn't resist !!!)...then I re-shape them into about the same size as a Fun Size Snickers bar and place it (or fairly large pieces of it) in a semi-circle around the sick chicken. And believe it or not...they seem to actually eat it. I'd have to say that my girls even seem to enjoy it. I don't know if they eat it because it's sticky and mushy and so parts of it break off and get stuck to their beaks so then they have to swallow it, or if they just feel sorry for my sad state of existence that I have the time to do this for them in the first place !!! I don't know and I don't really care all that much either. I just know they eat it! So take it for what it's worth or add your own twists and turns. Just remember that the banana is the poor man's super glue, so everything it touches will have to be either washed or thrown out after wards (not your bird of course !!!)
Anyway. Enjoy !!! It couldn't hurt!