Ribh's D'Coopage


My chickens' vet is brilliant.
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Dec 24, 2018
Adelaide, South Australia
My Coop
P.S. You don't need to read this if you are feeling too fragile. I'm just wracking my brains trying to figure out what may be causing this string of bad luck.

I was thinking, with the weather warming up, is there an increase in potentially dangerous insects like ticks, or mosquitoes? Can chickens contract heartworm?
Same caveat as ACM gave.

I do not understand what's going on for you Ribh, because you're such an attentive and caring chickeneer. So I've been wracking my brains too. The only thing I'm wondering is if you've run into the same problem I have with feeding se17enteen, fatty liver disease. If you wanted to, you could switch them over to the champion layer pellets for a year or so and see if they seem healthier ❤


Dec 18, 2018
Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
My Coop
Oh I am so, so, sorry to hear that. I won't say anything but send you more hugs. Do come back when you are ready, we are here for you. :hugs :hugs :hugs
Oh no! Lavender! I love that bird! I can’t believe it.
This is what I was talking about before, not sure which thread. With birds life is so fragile.:hit:hit:hit:hugs
I am very sorry 😢
Oh goodness no!! I'm so so sorry
See you when you're ready Ribh mate x
I’m so terribly sorry for this loss. Be as well as you can.
Oh my goodness...I'm so sorry Jehane! She was such a beautiful girl...may God bring you peace & comfort through all of these losses! :hugs
Oh no Ribh! Not Lavender. I'm so sorry:hugs:hugs:hugs
That's such a shock, I actually gasped at your post and of course now I'm like this :hit

All the hugs to you and take all the time you need. We will miss you and keep thinking of you until your return. :hugs:hugs:hugs💕💕

RIP Lavender you darling girl. You were very loved.
Jeannie, I'm so sorry :hugs:hugs:hugs:hugs We'll be here when you're ready to return :hugs:hugs
I'm so sorry, Lavender will truly be missed 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 I know hugs are not enough at this difficult time, but know we are here waiting for you when your ready.
I'm so sorry. :hugs :hugs :hugs
Oh Ribh. That's terrible.:hugs:hugs:hugs
Thank you everyone. :hugs She was very loved & is much missed but the flock is moving on.


Dec 18, 2018
Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
My Coop
Posting just to let you know I'm thinking about you Ribh and hoping you are not stuck in a state of misery.:hugs
What he said ^^^^ :hugs
What both of them said :hugs :hugs
What those three good people said :hugs
Thanks for the concern everyone but I am not in a state of misery as Shad so aptly put it. 😝 I had surgery on one of my hands Friday so even though it was minor my hand hurts... :( Then I picked up a bug which has put me pretty much out of action the past 2 days & to top it off Soda has joined Hepzibah in broody jail. [laugh away @BY Bob] Another first! 🙄 Of my BRs only Patricia is still operating as usual. Egg production has plummeted. While most of my smaller girls lay regularly they don't lay as often [which must be better for their overall health] & Medh has stopped laying altogether. If I was going to lose another hen suddenly my money would have been on Medh, not Lavender. @MaryJanet: can you post a pic of the vet recommended feed & I will check it out next week when we go to buy.

@MaryJanet & @Aussie-Chookmum Thank you for your thoughts. I have considered spiders. We have red~backs & something that is related to a funnelweb. I would have expected to see signs of paralysis with a tick. Of the snakes we have ,only the small eyed is small enough to get in I think ~ though you never know with snakes & I would have expected them to target the eggs rather than the chooks.

Everyone's kindness is much appreciated. Thank you all. :hugs:hugs

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