Blooie does have a big thread on the momma heating pad/ chick cave.
Sadie responded to rimadyl and doxycycline within an hour. Lol. Thank you Erlibird for asking. I need to wait for another pay period now to line the spay job up with. Since treating her for that dam disease was as much as spaying. Months worth of doxy and rimadyl are not cheap. He's reasonable overall though. I shouldn't complain.
She has picked up a couple funny tricks though. I came upstairs after working on our basement yesterday and I could hardly be mad.
Kloppers that buckeye is a meaty bird and the drive for feed and protein is crazy. I know it's a wives' tale to say that one bird breed is more of a mouser than others. But I had mouse nests in my coop all winter. With BAs, RIRs, wyandottes, standing by watching them run by. I have not seen one though since I've had my particular buckeye though. She's a timid thing though I envision her response should be more like the classical big elephant in a room with a mouse response, lol.
All of my birds will take frogs though. They LOVE frog meat.
With the milder temps came a bit of a thaw in my coop and I was driven to do a coop clean out. It's soooo nice to see birds on fresh bedding... And the smellll of those pine shavings....mmmmm. I did the panty hose with poultry dust in all corners and nest boxes trim work and roosts. Just in case. Tootsie had a few crawling early last week. Dusted him when I saw the few. Rechecks all this week reveal nothing now again. I will be vigilant tho still for another couple weeks or so. I'll have to quit the powder when the eggs start though. There's a withdrawal period and I noted a funky taste to them 2 years ago when I didn't know better. Anyways... Hoping I'm done with this mess soon or already.