Thanks! More than one had it, but one looked worse than the rest of them. As the day went on, she was not worse, but not necessarily obviously better, and still puffed up like a brown feather ball with a face and beak. I made sure she got a good drink/dose every hour or so - I knew she was not feeling well because she didn't fuss about being held. I didn't know what I would find this AM - but there she was, digging in the bedding with her sisters (they like to really dig like they're digging their way to China.) And she's eating (and making a mess) with everyone else now. And no blood on any of the bedding. Whew! Glad I caught it when I did - if it had been a week day, it might have been too late.
I spent the day FINALLY getting the roof put on the new coop, and several times while I was up on the ladder, the neighborhood hawk (a pretty small one) made a pass at the Naked Necks. He couldn't get a good angle in their paddock to get one because they would huddle by the fence line, but I ended up festooning some overhead protection everywhere. I may have gotten a little carried away:
- Ant Farm
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 12/6/15 at 11:37am