SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Marigold » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:36 am

Thank you, Val. Let's hope it's a bit less eventful than yours has been recently! How are you getting on? how did your appointment with the specialist go?Are you able to get down the garden to see your chickens yet?
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by LadyA » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:44 am

So glad she's better, Marigold. And actually, it's so long since we had soft eggs here, I'd forgotten, but Chris is right. I did have a hen that I finally had to cull. She regularly laid soft shelled eggs. Not sure what was wrong with her, because all the others in that batch were fine. She would lay every two/three days, and would look so ill! She'd be all hunched up for several hours before going to the nest box, and would be in there for over two hours sometimes! I felt so sorry for her. Tried everything, but there was obviously something not right with her, so for her own sake, I had to cull her.
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by valeriebutterley » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:05 pm

Thanks Marigold,
yes, I'm hopping around a bit now, still pretty useless walking wise; it really was a dreadful break, both tib and fib, and very thin fine and elderly flesh
on the shin, which was the longterm problem possibly leading to a skin graft instead a 6" - 8" vertical line of stitches like a zip which got infected, and looks like a zip. I think all now is calm and quiet and healing nicely, and though I say it myself I have been a model patient. I realise model patients are the good quiet ones who are bored out of their skulls and longing to throw over the traces somehow. I honestly think at my age, the shock of it could have killed me. It is only when something like this happens being old is so frightening.
I'm so glad Violet is OK and in lay, they really are the prettiest hens, such a lovely colour.
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Margaid » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 pm

Glad to hear things are improving Valerie. I know several people who have trouble with wounds healing so hope yours continues to heal.
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Marigold » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:05 am

The trouble with forum is that people live so far apart. It would be lovely if we could all get together, have party and help you throw over the traces, Val. I'm really glad to hear it's healing, though.
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by valeriebutterley » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:35 am

Marigold, want to help me throw over the traces with a pub lunch in the middle distance?

Hope to be driving again very soon now, it has been eight weeks today of incapacity and hopping!
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Hen-Gen » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:36 am

Marigold wrote:The trouble with forum is that people live so far apart. It would be lovely if we could all get together, have party and help you throw over the traces, Val. I'm really glad to hear it's healing, though.
Yes but that's a blessing. Don't you find that old people are endlessly repetitive, have hair sprouting from their ears and smell of urine?
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Marigold » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:08 am

Speak for yourself....
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by valeriebutterley » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 am

Marigold................. like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Post by Margaid » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:34 pm

I like it too Marigold.

He forgot the nostril hairs though! :-)10
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