Sadly little Pickle’s condition worsened dramatically this morning and the decision was taken to put her down. The paralysis had spread to involve her neck, and she would no longer eat or drink. I ended her suffering quickly and then held her in my arms and cried. It always breaks my heart when these little […]
With all of the wet weather we’ve had in the past two months, it was inevitable that we would end up with chickens suffering from some kind of illness. I was prepared for respiratory infections and or Coccidiosis which are the most common wet weather afflictions. Of course, my chickens being unique specimens, they had […]
So today I decided I would try to trim my Gold Laced Wyandotte’s toenails. I decided to use her for my first attempt at this job because she is my quietest hen when it comes to handling, and because I happened to catch her more easily than any of the others… A word of caution […]
Sleeping on top of the thermometer. Taking it all in!