Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy chooks

Some of you might remember my post The case of the missing eggs. Well I'm pleased to report that the girls have finally clued on and are now laying in their nest box. Two lovely eggs every second day.

Margot on the left and Queenie on the the right

The only problem now is that I noticed yesterday morning that Queenie has started making a gurgling sound and has the odd sneeze. Great a respiratory problem! She is happy, eating, scratching around, doing normal chook things. Thankfully I have a friend who is an animal naturopath so I'll contact her today for some advice.

Also I discovered yesterday they have lice.....arrrgh. So their house had a big clean out, the floor got covered in lime, anything timber was sprayed with neem spray and finally much to the girls disgust, they got dusted in neem powder. Lets hope that does the trick......damn blood sucking bugs!

Goodness we've only had these two for about 6 weeks what else can go wrong? On a positive note they are now acting like normal chooks. For weeks they would just hide under the tree near the chook house, now they happily roam around scratching away to their hearts content.

I love my girls

Hope you have a lovely day
Cheers Lisa


Phoebe said...

They look so content in their nesting boxes!
I love reading about your chickens. I'm just about to embark on adding a few to my small family of 2 and a dog!

I dont think I have commented before but I love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

They look so happy.

Rose said...

Lice can be a problem but you have done all the right things, good luck!

Lisa said...

Hi Phoebe, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you enjoy your chickens :)