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Patricia's bum is bright red.

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I'm assuming that's the Uropygial gland. Everything round there is red & infected as well.
I am not happy. My girls are stressing me out just now. 😧
I have slathered her in Betadine & started her on Medh's antibiotics ~ which are a broad spectrum antibiotic.​

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The poor girl is sort of moulting just now too.

I'm hoping this is not another vet trip ~ which it will be if things don't improve drastically by next week.​
Hopefully the antibiotics will do the job & clear that up quickly...looks uncomfortable, poor girl & poor you! :hugs
 

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I spent nearly an hour with Wrold yesterday afternoon making sure she filled her crop & actually drank something. I would be less peeved about her constant broodiness if she was a sensible hen but she gets fixated, trances & doesn't move of the nest. It's a process as she only eats a few bites before bok~bokking to get back on a nest, any nest; she's not fussy. She doesn't even need eggs. 🙄 She's getting too thin for my liking so every time she flapped off I grabbed her again & offered food. She'd scoff, as she's obviously starving, then start fretting again. Rinse & repeat! 😖 It took a while but eventually I could feel her crop. Probably not as full as it should have been but I think we'd both had enough by then so it was into the carrier for the night. She's such a stubborn girl & would probably make an excellent mother but it ain't happening any time soon.
Not again/still...silly girl! Once again I wish I lived closer so I could give you some fertile eggs for her. Can you get them where you live, she would be one happy mama & you would have instant integration...once they hatch that is!
I'm reading backwards through your thread...so I am now stopping & going back to where I left off...lol!
 

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Not again/still...silly girl! Once again I wish I lived closer so I could give you some fertile eggs for her. Can you get them where you live, she would be one happy mama & you would have instant integration...once they hatch that is!
I'm reading backwards through your thread...so I am now stopping & going back to where I left off...lol!

I could get fertile eggs but I am not allowed roosters & the odds of @ least 1 hatching are rather high. :lol: I would then have to come up with a rooster solution.:(
 

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Those are some tired looking little chickies...look at all those fluffy little butts...:love

They were very tired. 😁 I've just started letting them out in the big run for most of the day & add the big girls in later so they have had plenty of new experiences to deal with.
 

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Not again/still...silly girl! Once again I wish I lived closer so I could give you some fertile eggs for her. Can you get them where you live, she would be one happy mama & you would have instant integration...once they hatch that is!
I'm reading backwards through your thread...so I am now stopping & going back to where I left off...lol!
Sadly she cannot afford to have a rooster hatch and how would you control that?
 

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