Happy Thanksgiving from Razzberry Corner!
|Jack and Shadow|
|Bad Rhode Island Red Rooster|
These photos don't include everyone around here, just some of the critters that slowed down enough to get their pictures taken in the past few weeks. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Zoner is doing great in the chicken infirmary. She just has a sore behind her left eye, which is healing fine. Her comb is all healed now. She has taken to sitting in a nest box in the infirmary coop - I hope she's not getting broody!
Danni is doing ok, also. As ok as can be expected for a chicken with a broken leg! She happily drank her aspirin water tonight. She ate well tonight - she likes cranberry sauce and cooked celery! She especially likes to be hand fed. Spoiled bird!
The 4 large Rhode Island Red roosters got themselves in trouble with me tonight - I found them viciously attacking the hens - they grab the hens necks/heads and don't leg go. It's an attempt for sex, but the hens fight and run and end up being hurt. I found a lot of blood in the chicken pen tonight, so all birds were inspected thoroughly for wounds. It was odd that I found no wounds on anyone. I did not look at the 4 RIR roosters themselves. Maybe they were fighting each other? They looked fine from a distance.
While I was handling all the chickens, I sprayed all their legs for leg mites. I try to do leg mite spray and poultry body mite powder every now and then to keep the birds safe from these parasites. I locked the 4 RIR roos out of the coop until well after dark because they were very randy in the coop while everyone was choosing their roosting spot. Those roosters are too large and wild for our bantam hen flock; soon all the hens are going to be in the infirmary with rooster injuries. The RIR boys were allowed back into the coop after it was dark, so they would go straight to sleep. I'm sorry to say, their days are numbered in my chicken flock.
Bobby the outside cat is doing great. He's gotten all shots, has been de-flead/de-ticked, and de-wormed. And he's still friendly after all that! He still prefers the outside to the inside of the house, but that will change when the weather gets cold again, I'm sure!
Happy Holidays from Razzberry Corner!
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