Originally Posted by SleepyOwl
It's been a crazy week. Our 14 year old cat quit eating, and was wasting away. Ended up finding out she had cancer, and put her down on Thursday, as she was basically starving to death. That night, my sister went into labor. She had her baby boy the next morning. He got stuck, and ended up with a broken arm, so they sent him down to Children's. I spent a few days visiting and driving her around. Thankfully, he is just fine and home now, and they think the arm should heal in 2 weeks.
As for chickens, Sunday I had to put the sick pullet out of her misery. I found her on her back, and she couldn't stay upright anymore. Can't get better if you can't even sit up.
This morning I found my favorite hen dead. I have noticed she was low on energy and last night she looked pale. She didn't seem to have any symptoms otherwise, and was eating, so I didn't do anything about it. She might have just gotten old, although she was only 4. Nobody else seems to be weak or sick, so I hope that's enough of that for now. Although, I plan to cull one of the roosters soon.
I think my "chicks" are big enough to join the rest of the crew. It will make the rest of the winter easier.
It's good to see you back with us where you belong. Bummer about all the bad things, my condolences and best wishes and all the stuff.
How old are the chicks you are putting outside?
I have these 4 orphans that no one has "WON" yet. I am wondering if I put them with that BA I have that has an overly active mothering gene would broody up and take them. Of course, that would mean she would have to stop mothering her 8 month old Guineas...Yeah she still mothers them.. It is just weird.
Weirder yet they allow it!