Feb 2, 2017
23,115
168,017
1,447
San Joaquin Valley CA.
I’m angry with Beethov-Hen! My church friend had gifted me with another bag of meally worms. So as I was out treating the chooks, she jumped up on me and spilled the whole bag onto the ground. I salvaged as many as I could, but I could only save 1/2 of the bag! The rest of the worms, were in the grass, in the dirt and all over me! :old:mad::idunno
naughty girl!
 

Shadrach

Roosterist
Premium Feather Member
Jul 31, 2018
19,855
168,343
1,592
Catalonia, Spain & UK
My Coop
My Coop
Volt and Amp.
These two are Red Rocks, a cross beween a Rhode Island Red and a Plymouth Rock.
They are the most aggressive hens in the group.
Volt, instant aggression but over in a flash.
PA170526.JPG


Amp, just plain mean and chases any more junior hen that upsets her.
PA170531.JPG

The pair. Interestingly, Henry won't have anything to do with either of them and chases them away from the food and the weaker hens.
PA170530.JPG
 

RoyalChick

Addict
Premium Feather Member
Nov 3, 2019
8,635
95,142
1,251
Northern New Jersey
My Coop
My Coop
Volt and Amp.
These two are Red Rocks, a cross beween a Rhode Island Red and a Plymouth Rock.
They are the most aggressive hens in the group.
Volt, instant aggression but over in a flash.
View attachment 2869150

Amp, just plain mean and chases any more junior hen that upsets her.
View attachment 2869154
The pair. Interestingly, Henry won't have anything to do with either of them and chases them away from the food and the weaker hens.
View attachment 2869153
Ate you able to tell them apart?
 

Shadrach

Roosterist
Premium Feather Member
Jul 31, 2018
19,855
168,343
1,592
Catalonia, Spain & UK
My Coop
My Coop
Lima is improving.
I've been feeding her scrambled eggs which she likes and will eat a reasonable quantity of. It's time consuming because she wont eat much in one go. I've also got three doses of Flubenvet down her. That's time consuming as well. It's been a beakfull at a time spread over a couple of hours each day. She's spending much less time standing around with her eyes closed and head sunk into her breast.
Best of all and terribly heartrending is she has a friend. When she looks most miserable she goes and cuddles up to one of the legbars. I've watched her do this a number of times now and the legbar does not move away as one might expect her to.
Lima spends a great deal of her out time foraging but recently she has come and sat or stand under my chair.
I've been expecting to arrive at the run one morning to find her dead. If today is anything to go by she may just make it.
PA170533.JPG

PA170534.JPG

PA170536.JPG

PA170537.JPG
PA170539.JPG

Until today all I've seen of Lima's poop is water and unhealthy looking bits and one very yellow cecal poop. This is what she did today and while it's a long way from good, it does at least have solid content and is getting to a more acceptable colour.
PA170540.JPG


PA110414.JPG
 

RoyalChick

Addict
Premium Feather Member
Nov 3, 2019
8,635
95,142
1,251
Northern New Jersey
My Coop
My Coop
I have spent most of today following Minnie around looking for evidence of poop.
I have now put her in the isolation crate with an ‘all you can eat’ buffet including feed pellets, diced cabbage and beef liver, sunflower seeds, grit rocks, and oyster shell.
I am not sure she actually ate the coconut oil I offered and I didn’t have the heart to force her as the whole crate thing felt stressful.
She rewarded me with this little offering. Not perfect and very small. But at least it is not just clear liquid.
I think I put the picture in a spoiler but it isn’t that disgusting!

46F1CD29-BC3B-41B1-BDA4-AF1AB9CDE189.jpeg
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom