I have a dinner party gathering and a 50th Birthday to attend tomorrow so will not be going to Hutch. I wish I could. I would really like to get to one. There's always something going on I guess. In October it always falls on a Halloween event I help out with ...maybe we'll get it figured out sometime.
The older I get and the more time I spend with chickens the more I find out that my efforts can pretty much be flushed down the toilet. So as a result my First Aid kit for chickens probably has dwindled to what it was from my first -somewhat neurotic-first year. The Axe is part of my kit as well. I never like it or enjoy it but it is there. Tonight though I dug out Vet Wrap, Veterycin spray and bacitracin for this guy. He is about 15 lbs shy of Memphis' and Ralphie's Lapper requirements -- but he is my lapper and he takes care of my hens out free ranging in Wolf and Eagle country. He's lost 2 hens in 4 years. Pretty good track record. And he's my big baby. So I'll keep the bacitracin and Veterycin aside for him when he has a sore toe. I'll never diminish somebody trying to take care of a chicken as pet....because I've been there and I totally get it; but I know that the Axe solves ALOT. And as I said after a number of years at this....I'm recognizing Sunday Chicken Dinner back in the old farming days fed a family and probably handled other issues as well in a flock. Either way...I'm for whatever.
But anyways here is Roger--The Big Tootsie. With his Bad Tootsie Lapping. He's too tough anyways for dinner I'm sure.
Edited by Bogtown Chick - 2/19/16 at 6:17pm