Originally Posted by fisherlady
Their soft skin sure does tear easily.... if you have flushed/cleaned it and blu-coated it then that is the biggest part of the battle. if it is gaping or easily seen when he moves around you could probably use a drop or two of super glue in the center to hold the edges together to prevent it from gaping and showing the red underneath. It isn't a good idea to totally close off a wound (in my opinion) but just one point of glue in the center will act like a suture to help hold the edges closer to each other so they can fill in and heal.
Triple antibiotic ointment can help also, but make sure it is the type without the pain reliever.... the pain reliever is something that can't be used on chickens.
If it helps, we had a young hen with a gaping wound on her side (from an amorous rooster) and with simple cleaning, blue coat and some triple antibiotic it healed in a surprisingly short time. (due to location on her we also placed a hen saddle on her for a couple of weeks)
They do recover, I'm still amazed that my Hennifer Lopez is doing as well as she is after having a fox munch on her fanny.
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
My stupid birds are all roosting outside (pretty much in a circle around 1 of my oldest son's dogs) & refuse to go in my makeshift temporary coop. The stupid dog has jumped on my fence so many times it no lobger stands (can I get away with an "accidental" dog shooting?) Everyone is pretty much free ranging thanks to the dog.
I have found that the only way to move a broody is to grab broody first, cram her into wherever she is going & quickly toss chicks in after her. She calms pretty quickly after she has a couple chicks back, but you get nailed everytime you reach for 1 if she stays til last.
Thanks! I will do that next time.
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
...so glad to hear you got one today!! ...We are still waiting...impatiently:rolleyes: ...., maybe we should should get them drunk too:cool: ...
okay.., remember YOU opened the door on this one...what did you have to "barter" to get THAT kitchen, or do I NOT want to know?
our girls girls are so hard-up for some WARM sunshine in the AM that the motion sensor light beams are the go to place after eating breakfast, silly chickens:P
oh boy..poor little guy your not kidding!! wowsers..did you happen to check around the pen/run area to make sure there isn't any metal or something that could snag? Just a thought...hope he gets better fast!
I did open that door! But sorry to disappoint your overactive imagination
. My husband is self employed and does IT work, builds and repairs computers. One of his clients who does kitchen renovations needed all new computers and monitors and stuff. My husband came up with the idea about 2 years ago, I thought he was crazy at the time. But as I sit here looking at my demo-ed kitchen, I'm so proud! But because this is an older house with all kinds of stuff never done to it, my husband might be working this job for a while.
All of the aplliances and the extra work from the plumber and the electrician is on us, but still, we could have not done this otherwise. I will be sure to post before and after pics.
You go girl! You're a braver one than I!
Originally Posted by hendricks115
We like to barter and trade too. We work hard on the wine and would never give someone something we wouldn't drink or eat ourselves. For the past several years, instead of cash, we pay the person who does our taxes with wine, homemade jelly, jarred tomatoes and sauce.
Lucky tax person! I've been bartering with a personal trainer for a few years now, and we both love it. I do her nails, and then she trains me while her nails are drying. Of course I never like it when I'm sore and limping the next day.....
. Oh, and my brother bartered for a '54 Chevy wagon in decent shape; he's a mechanic and did a set of brake lines and some other work on their suburban.
Originally Posted by Kinmera
IMHO bartering is the best way to build relationships with your local community. Now if I could figure out a method to start a bartering program around here......
I agree. There is a bartering section on Craigslist, but I haven't checked it too much.@LittleMissPurdy
. Totally get the Christmas gifts. They are awesome. Love that painting! My DH bought me a chicken necklace. He said it was pretty hard to find. Edited by AnneInTheBurbs - 1/2/15 at 8:05pm