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  1. Today my eldest chook Elizabeth was bleeding quite heavily from around her nose. She eventually let me pick her up and I managed to stop the bleeding with some purple violet spray. I can see what caused it but she is berthing heavily now and when she does breathe in her face around her eyes and neck all inflate as well Are her days numbered is there anything I can do ???
  2. Thanks guys I only dunked her a couple of times and it didn't work I don't have a broody cage as I have never needed one before this is my first time with a broody hen. I just keep turfing her out its didn't realise it could last that long I feel bad she is missing this lovely weather and free roaming round the garden I'm back at work in a week and they will be confined to their run so she will be in the nest all day then !
  3. I have a very broody chook. She has been in the nest box for 2 days now, yesterday I just kept removing her from the best box but she just kept going back. Today I have dunked her in cool water a couple of times to cool her off but that hasn't worked either . She has plucked all her feathers from her chest and I'm worried she isn't eating much (she will eat if I remove her from the nest box) Do I just let her ride it out and hopefully she will get bored that the eggs don't hatch do I keep dunking her or is there anything else I can do ?
  4. Hi guys You may have read a lost one of my 2 chooks Easter Sunday well I bite the bullet and bought Elizabeth 2 new friends a Rhode Island Red called myrtle and a rhode Rock called Winnie In the past I have only ever had 2 chooks so there wasn't that much of a pecking order going on that I could see my two girls stuck together happily Elizabeth my old bird has asserted her authority as the top chook which in a way she always was but I seem to have a split in the group Elizabeth and myrtle who are of similar size are sticking together and then Winnie who is a bit younger than myrtle as her comb hasn't developed properly yet and not laying (myrtle is laying which I was very surprised at only habving then since Sunday) is a bit of a loner I think she will be bottom chook I did catch Elizabeth chasing her round the coop yesterday but she didn't hurt her Is it just me being over protective as I hate to see her all by her self all the Time or is she ok I don't want to buy another chook and it be 3 against 1 On another note Elizabeth will share her nest box with Winnie as Myrtle prefers to roost on the bars Weird I hope they settle and be come best of friends
  5. I want to wait to see if Elizabeth is ok we are gonna fully disinfect the coop tomorrow just in case of disease but so far Lizzie is fine but then so was Frances. It was just so sudden if she had been ill it might have been easier to take but we don't have any answers at the moment just keep bursting into tears sounds silly but that chook got me through one of the most difficult times of my life she was a member of the family x
  6. I want to wait to see if Elizabeth is ok we are gonna fully disinfect the coop tomorrow just in case of disease but so far Lizzie is fine but then so was Frances. It was just so sudden if she had been ill it might have been easier to take but we don't have any answers at the moment just keep bursting into tears sounds silly but that chook got me through one of the most difficult times of my life she was a member of the family x
  7. My poor franny died very unexpectedly this evening. As far as I know she was happy and fine running round the garden yesterday morning she went to bed fine. Husband went to check on them and clean the best box like we do every morning and said she was at the back of the coop. This is quite normal as both my chooks like to sunbathe in the morning as that is when the coop gets the sun. We then went to church and then straight to my mums for lunch so out most of the day we I know feel so guilty for. She was still at the back of the coop when I got back so I went out to check on her she did a really runny greeny poo just before getting up her bum was very messy which it wasn't yesterday. It took all her energy to come to me then she died in my arms . Very sad. Left with 1 lonely chook
  8. Thankyou ladies your making me feel loads better I love my chooks and hate to neglect them cleaning wise I thought disaster had struck !!!! I did sprinkle powder in the house and on the chooks to make sure I was covering all bases gonna leave it while Friday and then spring clean it in winter !!!! I'll be freezing as I always cover my self with the hose pipe but better to be safe than sorry x
  9. My girls have always been good layers two chickens = 2 eggs a day until about October time and they just stopped. Both chickens have molted and Elizabeth top chick is still growing her last few feathers back. I have had a lot of no shell eggs but thought it was because they have stopped eating the grit for what ever reason. I have tried putting grit in the food no also limestone flour to supplement their diet I got two eggs very thin shells on Christmas the first in ages ! None since I always clean my eglu out once a week usually on a Sunday and the best box every morning when I let my girls out as they sleep in the best box but (and I'm not proud and now kicking my self) they got left a few days longer than normal for cleaning out. When I did them on Monday( probably a week over due ) there seamed to be this dust on the plastic roosting bars and if I look at my chickens feathers near the root and on their skin there is like white flecks. I have looked and can't see any eggs or mites where would I be looking in the house on the chooks if so which bit of my chook ?? Could it just have been dirt I'm really confused as to why they aren't laying and i don't know if they have mites They go to bed ok and seem settled I have looked at night to see if I can see anything but still no joy Any advice is welcome I have had my chooks for 3 years now and they have never not laid for this long I'm worried I'm failing my birds
  10. My chicken has started limping it started the other day and then yesterday she was better today she is limping bad again. I can't see anything stuck in her foot or any wound Any ideas ???
  11. don't know if im too late on this one but I know bank view farm I totley Sheffield do gold laced wandottes and storrs poultry in Barnsley im pretty sure do silver laced ones
  12. I only have a cube with the three metre run although when im home they free range would 4 chickens be too much while they are "cooped" up while im at work and in winter im wishing I had bought 3 to start with 4 chooks is double the poo !!
  13. Hi guys was wondering what time peoples chickens go to bed?? I only have two and Elizabeth goes to bed at 830pm or just after. Is this too early is there anything I can do to try and keep her out longer ?? Its still light in fact I think in winter she went to bed later than this it doesn't make sense. Frances my other chook stays out a bit longer but as Elizabeth is top chook Frances doesn't like to be too far away from her. Also Frances is becoming really clingy to Elizabeth so when Elizabeth is laying Frances sits inside the house until she is finished. I feel sorry for her as at the moment she is missing out on lovely sunny weather until Elizabeth has layed and missing out following her to bed really early !!! if I go out into the garden Frances will come out of the house and wander round the garden with me is she lonely ?? If I get another chook will that give franny a friend and maybe give her more confidence to stay out longer??? Help guys im confused

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