Originally Posted by CMV
How's he doing? Still hanging in there?
Yes, I just cleaned him up again tonight. I moved him outside in his crate to be next to the other chickens. He was a little off today, not crowing or eating much, I think my big Orp roo was terrorizing him though from below his cage. I did manage to hand feed him some corn, I put it in his beak and then he'd eat it. He wants to be spoon fed now apparently. Just holding the dish isn't good enough any more. -.-
Oddly enough this chicken loves people, he fell asleep in my lap when I was wrapping up his feet tonight. At first I thought he died! but he woke up once I shook him gently and was fine after that lol. He always wants to be held and carried around and starts squaking when you leave and won't shut up. Come back and pick him up and he quiets right down and often goes to sleep or makes content chicken noises. He really seems to enjoy all the attention and being held and wrapped in old blankets(to hold him upside down to clean his feet). He follows me and throws tantrums when I walk away (hence him moving to the barn lol). I already had to pick his nose for him today because he likes to wet his food and eat the mush with his face. Then he can't breath so I have to clean out his nose.
I swear, pretty soon hes going to start wearing diapers and giggling... <.<
He's lost another toe and another is on its way off. The lost ones look AMAZING! They are just little red spots with a hard nub and are almost closed over. One toe was totally curled up and I uncurled that for him today. Guess it was having a spasm, it was a live toe.
Actually I think I hear him crowing in the barn again, asking me to come back and spoon feed him... The chicken has gone nuts I tell ya!
Yeah, his crow is definitely hoarse tonight. he does crow like every 15 seconds though ALL day. Seriously, so I'm not sure how surprised I am. :/
Edited by RussianChickens - 4/29/14 at 7:35pm