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So, on a normal morning crop check as the girls came out of their house one morning 6 days ago I found that Mabel still had a little crop. She was fine, chirpy and alert so I gave her crop a massage to break it down and off she went to have her breakfast with our 3 other girls.
Day 4 and 5 we kept her indoors overnight to see how she was progressing and what she was pooping. Although her crop was working it was very slow. Her poops were good but sadly she was loosing weight and not eating much so yesterday as she was starting to sleep more and more, before she got really ill we popped her to our friendly vet .........and returned home empty handed. She had crop statis and suspected cancer.
It never gets any easier to say goodbye but the decision to let them go before they are really ill gets easier.
Enjoy the hen party Mabel. You were loved and will be missed so very much. RIP XXX
Here she is looking very proud :-)