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eggysoldiers

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  1. Do they maybe just prefer the door as a perch to the roosting bars? mine seem to like the edge of the classic nestbox better than the bars. Was debating trying to fit a perch....
  2. I was having a debate as to how to keep stuff in the run.... Although as I have a classic I’m not sure log roll would work as well 🤔
  3. I’ve mixed some of the “tiny” grit in with the gastro grit in case they still wanted it.... Mine are still going through the fancy stuff at an alarming rate.... Although I am now suspecting some is being turned out on the floor in search of “yum”
  4. I’m interested in this as I moved my bantams from Garvo growers pellets onto alfamix..... I think for similar reasons as you. But I don’t think I will buy it again when I run out. I still like the idea, but I worry that despite my best efforts they are picking out good stuff. I try and only put a bit out (roughly what they’d eat in a day) and force them to eat the boring stuff but it’s really hard to actually do. Plus I then give them no treats as I worry and I miss feeding the mealworms! They spend afternoons and evenings out free ranging so I think they get enough “sweets” and choice that way and I will go back to pellets... I am glad I tried though, who knows I might switch back again 🤣 if anyone has any recommendations for bantam sized pellets then please let me know.
  5. I keep asking to join this page but haven’t been accepted 😢
  6. Thanks mullethunter. This forum is so reassuring!! 🥰
  7. I gave her crop a bit of a massage last night when I was checking it, then a proper one today, and she has seemed so much better today! Digging, dust bathing, generally chickening!! I’m so (tentatively) happy. i didn’t isolate her or remove food, hopefully that’s not a problem 😳 going to check her over at bed time. She hasn’t had any nutridrops today (she’s been hard to catch!) - should I give her some at bed time? im pretty sure her sister is broody. 🙈
  8. So this morning when I let them out she still has stuff in her crop. The liquid seemed to have gone through, so it felt more like “normal” and it wasn’t hard, but it certainly hadn’t emptied..... what do I do?
  9. Her crop is slightly spongier than the other two.... Theirs feels more grainy.... Hoping she is magically better tomorrow 🤞🤞🤞 Another chook, Emily is now sitting in the nest box a lot. So either there’s something wrong with her or she has broody hints 🙈
  10. I really hope so! she is laying, but hasn’t today or yesterday.... I couldn’t feel anything. But now hoping I didn’t poke too hard and break a softy. 😢
  11. Thanks DM... With the help of a second pair of hands we managed to get a decent amount in. Not quite sure of her weight, but estimated.... Really worried about her. She’s taken herself off to bed. 😢
  12. I’ve used invermectin but not flubenvet..... I have a test kit.... they were wormed with flubenvet just before I got them
  13. My wee favourite girl is not well! Help! She is all puffed up, wings slightly dropped, tail curled and sleepy. Not chickening with the other two. I tried to get her to eat nutri drops without much success. I didn’t know whether to force her? Her crop feels full, but not too squishy (it’s not solid either). I can’t feel an egg stuck or a squishy tummy. Her poop seems a bit watery perhaps. 😢😢😢
  14. Oh cat tails I am so sorry. 😢 She was beautiful. sending hugs
  15. That’s reassuring.... I’ll leave them a bit longer and see how they go. At least they enjoy it I guess! i also bought their super seeds which seem a hit
  16. I wouldn’t have thought mine had a deficiency. Only basing that on age, they free range half the day and seem super healthy at the mo. Maybe though. Looked just now and it needs topped up again 🙈🙈 Hopefully they will calm down or I might have to ration it!!
  17. They aren’t a bad size, but I do have small hands 🤣 they seem to be about 30g
  18. Oh that’s fab news!! So pleased. The gastro grit arrived (I bought a double pack with seeds too) and I have never seen them so interested in grit!! I had to refill the coop cup yesterday 🤣🙈 I’m now wondering if there’s such a thing as too much grit!! The seeds also seemed popular!
  19. Love your pic cat tails 🥰 Glad mine aren’t too abnormal! Of course having posted this they have decided to unsync. Which is worse because whenever Martie can’t see the other two she stomps about shouting 🤣🙈 So egg laying has become a much noisier affair than the group effort
  20. Mine don’t spill their food out of the grub. They do have a peck toy thing hanging that I put a bit of treat or corn in but none of that is wasted!!
  21. They are so cute. 🥰 they do like to be together, but all three laying together is a new trend! love finding three warm eggs when they all emerge!
  22. That was meant to be “lawn”.... “I suspect your lawn won’t last long” 🙈🙈 My mini wrecking balls are proving true to type. I’m trying to learn how to grow chicken hardy plants 🤣🙈 And mine is definitely a Dutch patio!
  23. I’m relatively new so I’m sure a grown up will answer soon, but in the meantime... I’ve got woodchip on patio slabs, but read the posts about aubiose as I’m thinking of changing...... I suspect your own may not last very long within the fencing. They are remarkably destructive little things.... or that might just be my bantams! I clean the house out once a week, I’d think that’s sufficient. I also sprinkle netted ground san in the run at this point. I rake through but there’s no obvious poo. I’ve added an extra bag of woodchip and will swap it all out at somepoint. My slabs are just laid on the soil, not proper patio style.
  24. The last three days all three of my girls have laid. But they’ve all laid together, it’s super cute. They all go into the nest box together and when they eventually come out there’s three little eggs..... Is this normal?
  25. So she obviously needed to lay before it was free range time and the last two days we have had three little eggs in the nest box! so exciting!!

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