Living in Los Angeles trying to grow as much of my own organic food as possible. Of course with that came raising chickens for eggs and manure!
We have 5 chickens, two Americaunas, two Delawares and one Buff Orpington.
I've been lurking around this website for a while getting all sorts of great information and advice, but it is now time to join.
I have just moved houses after my landlord pulled the rug on my mom, girlfriend and myself, and the ladies have had to live without their pen.
With this one of my ladies has been injured. I'm not sure what happened but this morning I went down and the buff Orpington seemed to be gasping for air, didn't go charging for food and I soon noticed her beak had been cracked on one side.
I worried a lot and took her out, my girlfriend got right to researching and after some reading we made a sterile saline solution and cleaned it as best we could,
We separated her from the others for the day to give her space, and to avoid anyone picking on her. Gave her wet mushy food and a big bowl of water, throughout the day she seemed to get her strength back quite a bit, she was eating and drinking by the end of the day. We put her back in with the others for the night so she could huddle and stay warm, and we are going to be checking on her first thing tomorrow !
Tried to add pictures from the app but it didn't work will try to post from computer in the morning
Wondering what anyone would do in this situation, if anyone's had anything similar?
Sorry this is a sad hello!