Chickens are pretty amazing creatures, had a hen with a horrible injury on her back from the roosters claws. She had a gaping hole in her back. I took one look at her & thought she's never is going to make it. I cleaned it as best I could, dumped the peroxide on like you did & then put a ton of antibiotic ointment on it. Took a sterile pad & some vet wrap & wrapped it. Next morning the hen had managed to get the vet wrap moved & the gauze pad removed & was dust bathing. I took one look at her & said "your going to sink or swim" meaning your going to make it or not I've done what I can. I kept her in the corner coop & pen with one of her female buddies for company & she treated the would herself. If her wound was visible I would spray bluKote on it & then she usually went & dust bathed filling the hole with dirt. Few weeks went by & the thing healed to my amazement. Hope your gal will be strong & heal thru her injuries.
Red, was your hen in the dark when you tried to put the eggs under her? A chicken won't move if it can't see. Make sure there is no light and she will stay where she is till there is light. Pit the eggs under and wait for her to settle on them. Leave her for a couple hours in the dark. Hopefully the eggs will hatch. Check on her before daylight and take the chicks away if she pecks them. If it all goes good, she will hatch the eggs and you can sneak the other chick under her too.
Call if you need moral support. Lol
It took me awhile to skim through the posts.
Red, you did all you could but don't give up hope,. You have a new baby and hens are more resilient than we think but still my heart was aching for you as I read your posts. I tried googling but honestly I just don't have the experience just yet. Thank god for chicken lady and all she did to calm you. I'm happy she stood up to the plate.
Next, mutt... I'm not sure what is going on with your health. Is your ct scan with a barium swallow.? It goes by faster than you think but I understand stress and worry. Make sure the clinic you go to for the colonoscopy offers seditives.. If they don't give you an IV tell them you need it or schedule another appointment.
Twisted.... Ever think of getting one of those magnetic dusters... Now that you have done the swap cleaning a quick run with it would keep it clean.
As far as fishing.... I don't fish but I have to bait my moms hook, help her bring it in and string it on her rope... Hmmmmmmm.
I do want to go back to Iowa where my family is from and noodle... But dear husband thinks I'm crazy.
Hope things turn around for us all. Hope granny finds her chocolate fix. God nless