micstrachan

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micstrachan

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Drawing salve is a very old fashioned remedy - usually containing Icthamol (ointment or salve) - and because it is so ancient it is usually available over the counter in most countries. I am 99% sure it is available in Spain.
It is what people used on boils and abscesses before antibiotics existed and it still has its place in modern medicine.
Just ordered some for my kit. Thanks!
 

Scrambles83

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Hey there, @CrazyChookChookLady , Stanley fought his way past Goldie's defense. The third egg hatched! Sydney has them out and about. Watch the video closely and you can see the third chick staying under her. :love Oh my gosh I can't stand it! So special!

Amazing!!! Well done Sydney!
I’m almost halfway through the posts, getting there slowly but surely 🙂
 

micstrachan

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Well, it has all gone horribly wrong.:he
I'm working on getting the foot pad right. It isn't easy. Gloria said the wrapping holding it on shouldn't be very tight. Fortunately the bump is so large that just having it in the hole helps to stop the pad moving.
I fixed Cillin up this morning and let him out. Within 15 mins Notch picked a fight with Cillin. Nobody won as such and Cillin held his ground. A bit later Treacle chased Cillin away from the hens. Every time these two meet now Treacle attacks Cillin. Cillin puts up a brief fight and then runs.
To be fair Treacle has put up with similar from Cillin for over a year now.
The problem is, the hens will not at the moment at least, follow Treacle.
A further problem which at the moment is working to Cillins advantage is Treacle is scared of all the other roosters apart from his dad Cillin. Cillin isn't scared of any of the other roosters.
What Cillin managed today was to pick a patch by the bamboo where Notch hangs out with his hens. Treacle wont go near Cillin there. This afternoon Link thought he would have a go at Cillin. Cillin drove him off easily.
So, Cillin got some time with some of the hens.
The bad news is when he went to roost in the tribes coop Treacle drove him back out. This happened three times and eventually Cillin made his way back to my house. I now have for the forseeable future a house guest at night.
From past experiences I do not think this situation between Treacle and Cillin is repairable.
I believe that Moon and maybe Tap and Hurry will follow Treacle. That would leave Fat Bird, Fudge, Tackle and Mel with Cillin....maybe. In order for this to work I will have to divided the coop and provide a back entrance. Ideally I need another coop a bit away from the current one. That may be possible later.
I'm okay with Cillin sleeping in the house. He's very good and as long as he's out and about during the day, where he sleeps while he has no hens and is recovering from his foot problems doesn't matter.
I'm finding watching the whole business heartbreaking. I'm hoping as has happened in the past that once both of them have at least one hen, referably two the fighting will in general stop.
Cillin this morning before he left the house. Mel came to visit. I'm not quite sure why. She's not laying eggs yet.
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Cillin by the bamboo. The hens came down to join him while Treacle stayed at the sheep shed with the rest.
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It looks a bit loose but was still in the right place when I checked at roost time.
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A very tired Cillin.
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Aw, Cillin. He needs to heal up quickly so he can get back in business.
 

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