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  1. Thank you everyone, I have kept the tag the vets had on her catbox with her name on it and put it on my pinboard. I also have one of her feathers from when I clipped her wings. She was a wonderful girl. I couldn't help giggling at her inquisitiveness at the vet's when her release forms for the day-patient stay were being printed off - she couldn't figure out what to make of the printer. It was a hard decision to make, but we have so many memories of her, the kitchen won't be the same anymore without the sound of her pecking her reflection on the stainless steel bin. Her 8 months of freedom are more than enough consolation for me. <3
  2. Antibiotics would only get rid of it temporarily. The vet was pretty certain this would just recur again in a short period of time and that's no life I would want for her... she should have her last days happy and healthy, not in and out of the vet's office. The vet managed to get through to him in the end. RIP Warrior Princess.
  3. Xena is at the vets, I had to leave her to be seen by the exotic specialist after 3pm. I have had a phone call and they have confirmed infectious peritonitis. I called my OH who was adamant he didn't want to have her PTS, I think the best thing for her would be not to prolong her being in this pain in a couple of months' time. I've given him the vet's number and he's going to speak to them. Hopefully she'll explain to him in a way he understands that not having her PTS is not the kind thing to do... I'll update once I've spoken to him again.
  4. I have an appointment with the vet for 11:50am, Xena is still awake and alert, eating, drinking, normal but small poos still, she will stand very very still on her own steam, but if you lift her to check her or move her if she's falling in her water bowl she becomes very off balance still. This IS an improvement on when I found her though, her feet are no longer curled and she wasn't able to stand at all. She is also preening herself.
  5. Say it is mareks - I know it is unlikely what with her being an ex-batt and the vaccine being standard but if it is - what will I need to do to make sure the others don't get it. When she stands up to adjust herself she also sounds as though she's breathing through a blocked nose. But only when she goes to stand up, not when she's just sitting.
  6. Nearly £900 for a 4 bird setup? and nearly £1000 for a 6 bird setup? WOAH.
  7. It's just so odd, she's acting completely normal apart from being unable to stand/walk. She'll go to stand and adjust herself and just flop... she seems chirpy and inquisitive as normal. I'm really confused and worried
  8. No tonic left, used the last of the bottle a while ago when the girls were in moult and I won't be able to get another bottle until tomorrow which is why I crushed the B-complex vits into a big jug of water and have been giving her small amounts to try and get her strength up. She's eating with vigour at the moment which is making me feel positive as if she's not off her food that's good.
  9. I thought mareks to start with and have been trying to talk myself into that being a paranoid reaction but I'm worried that you're right too plum
  10. I have posted this in Xena's own thread, but I thought I'd get some opinions on what the prognosis is for her, I have a few things I suspect it could be myself: Xena has become poorly this weekend. She has slowed down lately which I put down to her probable age. She still ate and drank but wouldn't race over to snaffle all the corn from the others like she normally does. Yesterday I went to feed them all in the morning and Xena wasn't out in the run with the rest of them. I opened the egg port door and she was sat inside the cube making high pitched squeaky noises (the same she makes when I throw corn for her and she gets excited). I stroked her, collected the eggs and then went back inside. I checked on her again and when she still hadn't moved from her spot I decided to bring her indoors because I didn't like the look of the situation. Upon picking her up and putting her in her favourite, the cat box, I noticed her toes curled under so her feet were in balls, I tried to uncurl them and she let me but soon curled them back up again. She is VERY weak on her legs, she can half stand and then slowly slumps back onto the floor. If she tries to stand she wobbles and falls face first on the floor. I've got water with B vitamins in it for her to drink (in case she's deficient, wishful thinking, I know), and she has a mix of pellets and grit which she has been periodically eating. She is still eating and drinking. She hasn't pooed much, but when she has it's been a mixture of normal (but small) poos and orangey brown liquidy poos. She is awake and alert, sometimes her tail is up, sometimes it is down. I'm keeping her in the catbox under observation until I can take her to the vet/she passes, whichever happens first. I'm going to post this in the chicken clinic too in case anyone else has any ideas as to whether this is old age or something more sinister. My first thought was peritonitis, if it is, then probably sterile, as she's still eating or drinking. Otherwise it could be old age, vitamin deficiency, being eggbound? I will also note that I have felt up her legs and she doesn't seem to react as if in pain to pressure on any part of them... so I ruled out a break or bumblefoot. Her wing is a little droopy on one side - could she have rebroken her wing (an old war wound from the battery farm) and this be affecting her balance?? What are everyone's thoughts, I can't get her to a vet until tomorrow, and as far as I can tell she's comfortable, eating and drinking at regular intervals, which she couldn't do whilst in the cube as she'd have had to negotiate the ladder to get to the run - and obviously the non-working legs are an issue.
  11. Xena has become poorly this weekend. She has slowed down lately which I put down to her probable age. She still ate and drank but wouldn't race over to snaffle all the corn from the others like she normally does. Yesterday I went to feed them all in the morning and Xena wasn't out in the run with the rest of them. I opened the egg port door and she was sat inside the cube making high pitched squeaky noises (the same she makes when I throw corn for her and she gets excited). I stroked her, collected the eggs and then went back inside. I checked on her again and when she still hadn't moved from her spot I decided to bring her indoors because I didn't like the look of the situation. Upon picking her up and putting her in her favourite, the cat box, I noticed her toes curled under so her feet were in balls, I tried to uncurl them and she let me but soon curled them back up again. She is VERY weak on her legs, she can half stand and then slowly slumps back onto the floor. If she tries to stand she wobbles and falls face first on the floor. I've got water with B vitamins in it for her to drink (in case she's deficient, wishful thinking, I know), and she has a mix of pellets and grit which she has been periodically eating. She is still eating and drinking. She hasn't pooed much, but when she has it's been a mixture of normal (but small) poos and orangey brown liquidy poos. She is awake and alert, sometimes her tail is up, sometimes it is down. I'm keeping her in the catbox under observation until I can take her to the vet/she passes, whichever happens first. I'm going to post this in the chicken clinic too in case anyone else has any ideas as to whether this is old age or something more sinister.
  12. Lost 2.5lbs this week, so in weeks 1-9 I have lost a total of 21lbs
  13. Never did find out no, but I have seen quite a lot of rehabilitated ex-batts in the hen welfare trust magazine with similar coloured plummage going on - not sure if it's because her feathers are still new, she's got some dark ones on the tips of her wings that are teeny but definitely new. She's a big fluffy lady now
  14. Hahaha, nothing! One of them gets the wind up her knickers and the others all follow in the same fashion. It's strange, but very entertaining!
  15. We used to do this but it was like a sprint in a lap of the front and backs of the kayaks, hahaha.

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