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  1. Does anybody know if I can let my chickens out yet?we are in Essex,Rayleigh.
  2. Hi,thanks for reply,no I have not candled them as I'm afraid it will mess things up,I thought you're not ment to touch the eggs the last three days. They are silky bantams,I set the eggs on a Thursday evening so it was yesterday that it made it to exactly 3 weeks. Me and my daughters were so excited about this as it would be the second hatch for us,last year the chicken abandoned the eggs so we never got any chicks,but this time Sheela done her job just right so it's really upsetting. I don't want to get my hopes up yet but do you think we still have a chance then?
  3. Hi I've got Sheela sitting on eggs,silky eggs and it was yesterday exactly 3 weeks and today still no chicks. Does anybody know anything about this? This forum says its 18 days for bantams but I thought it was 3 weeks which has now been 21 days. Do you think they are dead? I'm devastated
  4. My girl sheeila has been put on some fertile eggs yesterday as she is broody, so we have put her in a cat box and we have put this in their run with the others, is this ok? The cat box is shut as she has food and water inside but I'm worried for her I case she needs to poo
  5. Hi is there anybody who have got fertile eggs in Rayleigh Essex area I was wanting mabe silkies or Poland breed or any that have the sort of pom-poms on their heads. Sheela has just got broody so going to try again this year for some chicks. Thank you Laura
  6. Hi,yeah she is squishy and yes stuff does come out if you massage the crop but not a lot,she is about 4 years old she is a beautiful grey bamtam,last year we lost Matilda a little frizzle to sour crop that was the first ever pet we've lost,but it was very different with her come home one day to find she was not doing anything and noticed a very massive crop and the next day she died even though I had taken her to vets the previous evening,I didn't know anything about sour crop and neither did that vet I don't think. I don't know if I should let her free range I haven't being doing because she
  7. Hi,thank you Quickcluck,I am in Rayleigh too ( little Whitley chase) that sounds good she is still very happy she don't look or act Ill,she wants to eat and she poops too I gave her yogurt and mealworms today and there was some mash pellets with grit and olive oil I left in there for them all.i don't understand,if she has sour crop wouldn't she have died by now? It's been about 2 weeks now she was first vomiting,we have being helping her with massages and all that,maybe she's got something else.mabe she needs surgery have you had any chickens that had this and how much do you think vets charge
  8. Thank you,unfortunately none of these are near me. I've kept her off food again today. Yesterday I made a mixture of mashed pellets grit and olive oil but today she has a sloshy crop again she still poops ok and she seem fine aswell I don't know what to do.
  9. Got a chicken with sour crop what yogurt do you use for this?
  10. Anybody know of a vet in Southend on sea or Rayleigh (Essex) area that will be good with chickens or is there somebody around that knows about chickens and would be so kind to help me as my little chicken crop problem won't go away,it's been over a week now don't know what else to do. I'm really worried for her,and the vet I've seen before I don't think he knows about chickens. Please help I don't want to loose her.
  11. Anybody know of a vet in Southend on sea or Rayleigh (Essex) area that will be good with chickens or is there somebody around that knows about chickens and would be so kind to help me as my little chicken crop problem won't go away,it's been over a week now don't know what else to do. I'm really worried for her,and the vet I've seen before I don't think he knows about chickens. Please help I don't want to loose her.
  12. Thank you for all your support and ideas. What is Daktarin and how much of that do I give her?
  13. What to do with sour crop? We've done just about everything and thought she was getting better yesterday as there was hardly a lump there and then this morning she was balloon and squishy like again. For about 3 days now we've stopped the food and won't let her free range so she won't eat grass and all that. I've got her grit though.Yesterday gave her mashed pellets with grit mixed in as I was worried she might starve poor thing.this was squishy so just gave her water with ACV with a serynge and made her vomit yet again I am worried this going on for very long now as I think it first starte
  14. Hi it's been a while my chicken have started laying eggs again,I do not know which one though,I've got three,they are little bantams,I could not believe my eyes this morning when I saw the tiny egg,it's the size of a 50p coin. And next to it a normal size egg for a bantam.
  15. Hi,my Pekin bantam was sitting on eggs for a week now and yesterday morning went to check her and she was not on the eggs,they were very cold,I think she is not well,very pale on the face and comb,anyway got another broody that's now doing the job,can anyone tell me if this is a waste of time as the eggs were cold if there was anything in them will they be dead? Thanks

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