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  1. We tried putting footballs in the nest, but she still managed to sit on one lol! Day one of going in the dog crate today. Fingers crossed a few days will sort her out. We tried closing the coop door once the others had laid, but she just found somewhere comply to sit in the run and not move from.
  2. One of my girls started this at the weekend. Sits in the nest and puffs herself out and growls when you open the door to the nest. Once we know the other two have laid we close the coop so she is outside for a good few hours. Debating the Dog cage trick, but haven't done this before. Do they stay in it 24 hours a day? So they are outside at night to? Any advice would be fab. Thank you.
  3. We are having the same problem, so any advice would be fab. She only seems to have started since one of the others went broody at the weekend. She started making noise at 4.30 thus morning. As soon as you go out there she is quiet. The other two are in the nest. Not sure if she is protesting at being in her own. Going to try to lock her in the cube tonight.
  4. Our 5 1/2 pepperot was still laying most days, but is moulting at the moment so has stopped. Hopefully she will still lay when she has finished.
  5. Wow that's amazing. Our pepperot is the boss to lol!!
  6. Just for a bit of fun, thought I would ask who has the oldest Omlet girl. Our original pepper pot is 5 1/2. Thought this was a good age, but someone else I know has a girl that is 7 - not an omlet girl though!
  7. Thank you for your replies. Bathed the last two nights, and tried to give her some yoghurt with apple in last night and this morning, but she isn't that interested. Sure was in the coop when I went to work, and is still there when I came in. So she may have been there all day. May bring her inside from the others to try and get some food/water into her.
  8. One of our girls has some feather loss around her vent, is smelly, and had creamy colour discharge from vent. Could thus be vent gleet? Haven't come across this before. Definitely not mites/lice. Have bathed her. And was going to get some probiotic yoghurt, acv and have read you can use anti fungal cream such as canesten and athletes feet cream. Any other ideas/suggestions. Many thanks.
  9. We have been therev a couple of times recently, but havent seen him. Karl has always been very helpful though.
  10. Nothing else seems to be coming up, but still feels like there is something in there. Feels a bit lumpy etc. How are you doing?
  11. Ah sorry. I wonder what it was, as sounds so much like mine. I guess we will never know.
  12. Just been out to massage the crop, and she burped! Was a bit smelly, so maybe its sour crop. Will give her some yoghurt soon, and try the tipping upside down thing tonight when hubby gets in.
  13. Sounds similar to a girl we lost last week. She was fine one day, and the next she was sleepy, and a bit lame. That night her breathing got worse, and she went to chicken heaven the next day. Hopefully yours will make a recovery. Its horrible when they are ill isnt it.
  14. Without food for 16 hours, and still no change. Been massaging, and it does seem to break it up a bit. Been out and got some maggots this morning. She ate a few then didnt seem that interested. Want to try the olive oil as well, bit read somewhere you have to be careful when doing it as to not choke them, so am a bit wary of that. Read on the net also that another way of doing it is to soak tiny peices of bread in oil, then let them eat it. Has anyone tried that? Also brought some probiotic yoghurt. Thought that wouldnt do any harm wither.
  15. Been to see my local chicken breeder today. They suggested taking the food away from lunch time, and acv in the water, with massages a few times a day. They said they hadnt heard of the maggots before. Will try today without the food, and see what happens in the morning. Then may go and get the maggots tomorrow, as I guess the shops will be closed friday, sunday and monday for easter.
  16. Ok. Thanks. Would they sell them in pet shops do you know? Wasnt sure if any other reptiles etc ate them.
  17. I have never brought maggots before lol! Is there a particular type? And how many should I give her? Im assuming it wont do her any more harm if she has too many. Thank you.
  18. Our 3 year old gingernut ranger has one of the aboe, but Im not sure the difference between the two, or how to treat. I was out most the day yesterday, but when I g ot back I gave the girls a couple of grapes. I noticed that she wasnt that interested. Looked at her crop at it seemed rather large. Had a feel and you can feel its full of grit. Why would she eat so much? Gave it a massage last night, and just been to let them out. Her crop is still very full, and I can feel the grit still. We only lost a girl last friday, which I think may have been to peritonitus (her crop was empty). Dont really want to go down to 1 girl left with a week. Any ideas in ways in which I can help her would be great.
  19. We thought we would observe her overnight. She couldnt even manage to get up into the cube at night. In the morning I went to check her and she was still in the cube, so I took her out and put her near the food and water. My husband went to check on her later and when he put her down after checking her over, she couldnt stand at all and died within seconds of him putting her down. She was only showing signs of being poorly for one day. The other two look fine and happy and healthy.
  20. Just been out for anoher check over. Her crop feels empty, and she feels quite squidgy on her tummy (between her legs). Her tail is down to.
  21. Have seen her eating, but not drinking. Thats not to say she hasnt as I havent been watching the whole time. We are going away tomorrow for 2 nights, so just a bit worried. Have got someone popping to check them.
  22. I cant feel anything swollen or fluid.
  23. She can stand. I just threw some grapes in and she managed to run, slowly though. And she is takeing ages to eat it. She normally swallows down in an few gulps.
  24. My 3 year old hybrid has today gone really quiet. She seemed to have trouble getting down the ladder of the cube, so I have been watching her. She is really sleepy, and not scratching around like normal. When I picked her up, she gave a few little squeaks, and when I put her down she seems reluctant to put her feet on the floor, and one on her wings flops down. She also has creamy colour runny poo. Have checked her feet, and cant see anything on them. Have check her all over, and she seems normal to me. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.
  25. Mine have been moulting for what seems like ages, and today I noticed one of mine coomb has turned pink to. apart from that she seems fine in herself.

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