Minminme ~ Yes, I remember the Poor Polish Chicken that @racinchickins pawned off on you! Haha Just teasing! She was an especially sweet chicken. I'm glad she is going well.
@Minminme Thanks for the info on bumblefoot I appreciate you taking the time to tell about your experience. I have a veterinarian appointment tomorrow at 4:00 and will ask his thoughts. It sounds like Prep H would be much easier on my Jubilee, Adeline, but I guess it depends on the severity. The vet is the one that I especially like for my chickens since he has chickens, and he also runs a wild bird rehab. I stopped by there today and bought some expensive pain medicine. It's weird because Adeline's foot doesn't look that bad, but has the scab. She has been limping worse, acting like it hurts (because of the way she limps and because she slept in a nesting box last night). Tonight, she got back in the box, so DH and I set up the dog kennel hospital on the inside of the back sliding glass doors and brought her in. Broody Bonbon is housed right outside the doors. Crazy Chicken Household! I put soft towels in the kennel with paper towels on top for easy clean up. She was yacking as usual-- she's normally loud verbal. I gave her the dose of pain meds, and a little bit later, she was snoozing! My main concern was her pain. I've read that chickens don't show pain because they don't want to appear weak. So even if it appears that they did well during home surgery, they were likely in much pain. I'm guessing that it depends on the individual situation, though. Anyway, I'll keep everyone posted about my experience dealing with bumblefoot.
I love sunflowers, but when I've tried to grow them, some creatures eat them up (and they weren't chickens). Maybe deer? Do you put fencing around your plants?
@hanakimi Wow! Your new coop looks wonderful. Those nesting boxes look cool, too. What brand are they? I like the attached perches.
MnMPoultry ~ Jubey sounds lovely compared to your Dickensian chicken names!
the nesting boxes are the ones they sell at TSC. i got them as it's plastic and i can unscrew them and give it a wash when it is needed