A bloody coop at -47 fahrenheit, and an AWESOME housesitter

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by frostbite, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    We left town in time for a cold snap, and last night, after a week of 40-50 below temperatures, my house-sitter went out to check on the hens, and found blood everywhere, found the affected bird, and took her in the house to clean her, inspect her, and call me.

    The eventual diagnosis was a broken toenail. (A little blood goes a long way!)

    She's clotted over, acting fine, and back in the coop with her buddies now, and I am grateful that I have a house-sitter that cares for my birds even when it isn't all that fun. I think I owe her a bonus!

    Today, the temp is up to a balmy minus 5. Much nicer!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A good pet/house sitter is to be treasured. Amazing how much a nicked comb or torn toenail can bleed especially in temps that low.

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