Saffy’s turn for the Crop of Doom

May 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Saffy, 13 Nov 2013

And now Saffy has also had a somewhat epic crop problem. Like Lily, she is/was moulting. But her crop was much fuller of food than Lil’s, and was not at all pleasant to deal with.

It started on April 30th, and she ended up spending three days or so inside on apple mush to get it right. And then went back to the flock on the 6th, and straight away scoffed a huge amount of grass and re-impacted. Sigh!

So back inside again, and this time I’ve made her wait a whole fortnight, gradually increasing the amount of real food, before she was allowed outside again yesterday. She was good this morning, so fingers crossed we have fixed the problem properly.

Be interesting to see if she gets the same sort of feather striations that Lily has developed as a result of the stress …


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