Good job, Chicken Mom! I am glad that you are helping her to heal! I hope that she does well.
As with human bones, I believe that you should splint, wrap & leave it for a period of time, to give the leg bone a chance to knit. As oppose to taking it down daily.
How long are you leaving it...
Oh poor Ethel! I just saw this thread & wanted to say what a good Chicken Mom you are to tend her injured leg!
You're doing a good job, getting good advice and though Ethel will be bored sitting still for a couple of weeks, when she recovers all she's going to remember is that you two are...
I am sorry to hear that your hen got attacked. It always catches me right in the heart to think if a chicken in pain or ill.
The two (equally) bright spots to your story are that she's still going & your neighbors! Please understand how (sadly) rare & wonderful it is to have such thoughtful...
I applaud your kind heart & the time you invested in helping, taming, rehabilitating the fetal cats that you describe. I also applaud that you keep them contained so that they are safe/other creatures are safe from them.
As for would you be justified in killing a dog that wanders onto your...
Nope, you had it right. That is exactly what I was saying.
Accidental escapees notwithstanding, if you love your animals keep them confined to your house and your property. If not & they get into trouble, it won't end well for someone. There are all kinds of things that pose dangers to...
My chickens are kept securely in their house with a secure & very large attached run in which to wander. When we let them out to free range, we supervise them. They don't get out. They are always in their own yard, minding their own business.
I support your point of view for your situation, just not for mine. If an owner loves their pet(s) then taking care of it/them is of the utmost importance...as it should be.
If you want your pet to roam (collective not specifically directed toward you), 50% of the equation equals the chance...
Wow, what a cool and virtually impossible thread, lol!!!
When I was a little kid, my great aunts had chicken figurines on their kitchen shelves. They were ceramic & black with white spots and such beautiful red combs! When my husband wanted to get us started raising chickens, he said that...
Anemia is a lack of iron in the blood. Caused by the mite infestation, no doubt, yes.
Rooster Booster Poultry Cell (per the description) "is an oral vitamin supplement rich in iron, essential Amino Acids and used to enhance and promote good health."
I'd try that.
Don't forget to 1) treat...
Do as you wish everyone.
In my view, once a predator steps onto my property it's on. I don't give warnings, I don't speak to the roaming animal's owners, I don't call animal control & I don't look the other way. I keep the peace by keeping the peace.
I will neutralize the chicken threat in...
Couldn't have said it better myself! My roosters are long gone (sadly) and I had a nice stroll down memory lane when I thought about kissing them goodnight & having private conversations about how loved & wonderful they were.
Chickens. Truly the best animals on the planet!
(And out of...
I'm tagging a couple of members whose names came up when I searched this site for "Pheasant care". Hopefully, they will be able to give you some help:
@Sam - poultry enthusiast
Because "working" isn't always for the birds,
BUT IT SHOULD BE!!!!