3 and a bit days and counting :)

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2010, 21:29 »
Mmm I think you might be right TeaPots :(
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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2010, 22:27 »
Nooooooo, not at all folks :)
Computers been down for the day so have only just seen the messages, sorry to worry you all. She was fine in the morning, but we took her anyway. The vet reckons the swelling is probably (?) down to a heart condition. He tried to drain it, but hardly anything would come out, she's not egg bound, in fact she laid today. He's sending off the bit of fluid he got off for analysis, should hear something Tuesday. He said she's just been worked really hard, has no muscle tone, is underweight and as she's particularly bald, must have been in a cage with a very dominant hen, and struggled for food. So no clear answers really. Advised me to keep her by herself for a couple of hours a day with her own food supply so she can eat as much as she wants and she's been scoffing the lot, MASSIVE crop by bed time. Today she's been shouting her head off, layed a lovely big egg and has scratched up a huge patch of grass and has been attempting to dust bathe.
He reckons she wont live to a ripe old age, but as far as he could see, she's ok, couldnt tell me why the lumps there but will know more when the results are back.
Thanks for all your concerns, she's a trooper is our lovely Sue xxx
I'll try and get a photo of her tomorrow.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2010, 22:46 by Carla »
Many pets, a bloke and 2 kids....help!!!

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2010, 22:44 »
Carla,

That is such great news.... we have been waiting to hear! Sounds like she is recovering nicely in your hands and with the TLC she is getting, she will have some a wonderful life with you. She is really gonna love her 121 sessions with her mumma and all the treats you will be spoiling her with.
Be great to see an updated pic of them since you got them. Only a week, but seems a lot longer.
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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2010, 23:28 »
Phew!   :D I was worrying

Even if she goes really soon, she will have had a scratch about, seen the sky, and even had a dustbath (amazing they remember how to, after battery cages  :D )

Well done, keep up the good work.....watch out for too much grass blocking her crop if she's not used to it.  Everybody's crossed fingers must be helping   :D :D :D

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2010, 07:30 »
sounds like she is starting to enjoy her life - keep up the great work Carla  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2010, 09:19 »
What a relief.  Good to hear that she is alright. :D
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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2010, 16:00 »
great news carla, i have been thinking of poor sue and how shes been getting on, photos would be lovely bless her, she sounds a right character and great advice about giving her some "sue" time so she can have her fill, sounds like you had a good vet.   nickyx
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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2010, 18:44 »
 :D :D :D good news Carla and well done Sue :D :D :D 

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2010, 19:51 »
Am I the only one sitting here with tears in my eyes? This is such a lovely heartwarming story. Please keep the thread up, with more piccies!

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2010, 20:03 »
Everythings still good today, managed to get a few pics
First ones of Nelly sitting in the pop hole
Second one is Nelly (at the front) and Sue at the back
Third one is Nelly...named Nelly Neck as I'm sure you can see why  :lol:
Fourth is Flo layin in the nest box, clever girl.

Sue is camera shy, but she's getting better. They're all happily pottering about and being very chickeny indeed xxx
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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2010, 21:02 »
Awww  :D :D :D

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2010, 19:16 »
Hey Carla,

How are things going with your gals?

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2010, 10:52 »
Hi everyone, computers been down  :( but its all up and running again now.
Girlie update...the vet phoned, results were inconclusive and he wants me to take Sue back in for another look, but it's a 40 mile round trip, which I just cant keep doing for no answers. I know it might sound awful, but until she starts showing signs of being ill, I'm not taking her in. She's fine, eating, scratching about, laying, so I'll just leave her be for now.
We've made them a massive run, fenced off half the garden, moved their coop into it and now they live there happily, the dog just harrassed them when I let the free range, trying to groom them all day and they were getting annoyed. So now they are semi-free range and happy as larry (whoever Larry is!?!)
All their feathers are suddenly sprouting through, the pecking order is all sorted and they're all laying every other day. I have 4 very happy ladies and I adore them :) Nellie and Sue let me pick them up now. They're still a bit unsure but are slowly coming round to being friends with the food woman  :tongue2:

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Re: 3 and a bit days and counting :)
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2010, 10:56 »
Great to hear from you Carla and that everything is going well. Would love to see an update pic of your ladies and their new run!

Glad you're back, you can help NormandyMary to get her ladies to lay.    8)



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