To be honest, I was a little conflicted about eating her. She was in our original/first batch of 5 chicks and she had a name. I'm kind of glad the decision was made for me, though it's a shame her body went to waste.
Oops! Too late, I went ahead and gave her a viking funeral with her flockmates.
More recently, I was feeding tucker milling non gmo layer pellets. Previously it was scratch and peck organic layer, and new country organic layer. They'd been let out to free range just a little over the past week...
One (well, five hens and three ducks) were killed by dogs this morning. This was one of my older ~2 1/2-3 yrs girls that hadn't laid for quite some time.
I finally got her all plucked and just pulled this out. Is any part of her safe to eat, for the cats, (our) dogs or humans?
haha... well to be honest i'm much more comfortable handling larger animals. i have goats that i've drawn blood on, given shots to and given pills/meds. but... any time a cat is involved i'm like NOOOOOOO. the big animals are stronger but i'm just so afraid to hurt the small ones when i give...
That's great to hear! I only have ten and four are drakes so I'm about to cull a couple and really didn't want to have to do a hen.
These are my first ducks. I had so much nonsense going on when they were babies so I couldn't handle them as much as I wanted. So... They're still super afraid of...
It definitely could have been fencing. I'd put up some 4*4 goat wire and attached chicken wire when I still had the chickens and ducks separated. I have the gate removed but never took the fence materials down. I'll have to tomorrow afternoon.
I just saw this wound. If it can't /won't heal, I need to cull ASAP.
I sprayed some veterycin in there but that's it. I'm willing to treat her if it seems like it's possible for her to recover.
She's about 4 months, Ancona.