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Posted: Tuesday 16 December, 2008

by Rosemary at 7:48pm in Anything goes 4 comments Add your own

since I posted anything to the diary.

We've had a couple of losses to the fox recently and we had to despatch Chip, our Crested Cream Legbar cockerel, on Sunday. We were away for the weekend and he was ill when we got back. I couldn't watch him suffer so we put him away. I now need to find another CCL cockerel for the CCL hens.

I have another sick hen, one of the CCL. She's in isolation and seemed a bit better at lunchtime to day. I'll have a good look at her in the morning, in daylight. I've wormed her and given her some oil soaked bread to try to "move" any blockages. This is always my first First Aid attempts. I think it goes back to a doctor I had when I was about eighteen, who seemed convinced that any medical problem was related to your digestive tract - no matter what symptoms you recounted, his first question was always "And have your bowels moved?".

The CCL are now laying lovely green eggs. If I could find the camera, I would show you. The Marans are also laying and seem to have shamed the Black Rocks into doing likewise, so production has increased to a level whereby Dan can have a boiled egg without me telling him that he can't because I need it for a customer.

Comments

Mark Burrows

Wednesday 17 December, 2008 at 6:29am

Hi

Yes its not very nice having to despatch any Hens but a neccesary job if they are suffering, its still hard though.

Glad your CCL are giving you some nice blue eggs, we have 2 Arucanas that lay blue eggs but they are very flighty and Im sure they are laying somewhere but we cannot find where.

Hope you find a new cockeral soon.

Mark

claire

Thursday 18 December, 2008 at 10:40am

poor Dan, charity begind at home..let him have a boiled egg!!

Dilys Thomas

Monday 22 December, 2008 at 3:45pm

I've enjoyed your news this year. I have enjoyed getting my first 5 chooks this Autumn, all now laying. I hope you all have a Happy and Fox-Free Christmas and of course a Good New Year.

Best wishes from Dilys

Gordon

Thursday 25 December, 2008 at 1:36am

Hi. Good news.

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