Because we don't know the future, I spent some quality time with my sweet Cuddles.
Forgive me for talking about her so often. She's simply very special to me & by writing updates, it helps me deal with my sick hen.
Cuddles walking around the basement & looking to go outside. I know she must miss her flock.
Looking good after spa day! (an epsom salt soak.)
She's not really eating but did peck at some soaked pellets & drank a little on her own. I'm giving some liquids via tube feeding. She's lost weight but responds to her name & hearing my voice. I honestly thought she'd be better or dead by now. Whatever is blocking her is allowing some poop to pass. As you can see in her pics, she still has her personality. Just more quiet & not into eating. Of course THAT is a big part of every Orp's loud, treat stealing attitude.
Below are some of the icky pics. Warning: Vent & poop pics (Click to show)
Here are some poop pics from yesterday & today. It has varied but none look normal to me. Maybe 5-6 poops during the day & 3 at night.
BTW- Thank you for teaching me the trick of how to cover up some of the pics in my posts.
I understand chickens are normally just carriers but it might be worth looking into.