Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sick Chick

We have had a poorly chicken in the household. We've had the chickens for nearly 2 years now and this is the first time either of them has been ill, but poor Bubbles has been a little under the weather lately - fortunately she now seems to be much better.

She started looking a little uninterested in things, tail was pointing down and she didn't seem to be eating properly so we thought something might be up and then her comb turned very pale. Off to the vets we went - suspected she might be egg-bound, although the vet couldn't find anything. She started on a week of vitamins, but it was during this week her comb went a funny colour, so we went back to the vet and got some antibiotics. Have no idea what was wrong, but the medicine seemed to work and she's really picked up over the last few days. Still not laying though, and neither is Dax, who's been moulting for what seems like months - there's a picture of her with no feathers in the snow we had at the beginning of the year. So we're buying eggs at the moment - come on girls, lay lay!

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