Originally Posted by mpgo4th
Sorry off topic, I figured this group would understand. I knew it would happen but in three years of raising, breeding and keeping chickens, I've never had to put one down. Yesterday was my first. I gave her a week in a separate sick cage and medicated to the best of my ability. She seemed to have egg peritious? Spelling. And she was losing weight so fast I felt she was suffering. I think of them as livestock not pets but this one was my first hatched here and she had a name. She was second in command to my rooster and one of the wife's favorites. I had to do it but it still felt wrong. Oddly enough we have a since of peace now that she's not hurting anymore. Sorry for venting but none of my local friends would understand.
I'm sorry for your loss. I had one like that.. I tried so long with her, but she wasn't getting better. She was special too, heck, I named her 'Baby'. She was even featured on BYC as a photo of the week. I do my own autopsies, I'm no pro but I can tell when something looks weird. I have had a young cockerel die, and upon autopsy found his heart to be severely enlarged and his body filled with fluid. Hard to miss, even for a lay person. Anyway, Baby had a huge lash egg inside her, this thing was stuck and her body had been encapsulating it for a long time. It was massive.
Afterward there was a sense of relief. She was no longer suffering and you know you did the right thing. But getting to the point of saying 'Ok, it's time' is the hardest.
Originally Posted by vehve
Oz, but it's still an experience when you're not used to it. I love watching people abroad, even if they might share quite similar characteristics otherwise, at least the way people dress tends to vary a lot between different places. The way people look, talk or dress is just as much part of the fun, just like trying new food and all of the other things. Truth be told, I'm usually most excited about the food.
I love exotic food
Growing up in Rotterdam was awesome. I had neighbors from all over the world and these huge markets. I've had some fruits from neighbors that I have never seen again. I think family snuck them in from abroad Learned to make some awesome dishes too.
I miss the foreign food here in Alabama.. you gotta really travel to get some foreign foods. In Rotterdam you could get shoarma at the end of the street, bakpao out of the freezer isle in the supermarket, bara from the snackbar.. In Cali that's a lot easier though.
Originally Posted by ozexpat
Philippines airlines is offering a sale price of $796 from lax to mnl and 896 from new York.
Too bad it's for Jan-Mar 16.
I have no idea when I can fly
That seems quite a steal.