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I think you should go with a course of Amoxy-Tyl just in case there is something anaerobic going on. You so far have not treated for that possibility. Let me know if you decide to go that way and need dosing information.Alright, so I got a little video and one picture of Roostie’s foot today, I’m not sure if this video is the one where I say “I’m down below 10%” battery life on my phone, but there were some more detailed pictures planned with DH’s help. Needless to say he picked Roostie up for them and my phone promptly died. I would love some suggestions on what to do from here
As you can see, He’s walking about Much better than before his ten day course of amoxicillin, has been mating his girls again, and is even getting feisty and willing to have little showdowns with the other Roosters (as long as there’s a fence to keep him safe!). The swelling seems to have gone down some, but his foot is still quite swollen. There isn’t any heat to the foot now though, as I would expect in an infection. View attachment 2500674
So the question is where to go from here? I can’t really justify or afford to spend another couple hundred dollars to see that vet again. I do have the AmoxyTyl now that I could give to him, basically continuing the antibiotic treatment... and the weather is swinging into another cold snap so foot soaks are probably still out of the question for the near future. Open to advice...
I tend to wake up around 4:30 most mornings. I like the quiet before the insanity of the day starts and I go to bed early. I know, I am boring. Not really a party person.I'm looking at what time you posted this. Did you get up early this morning just to chat with our Aussie friends, have insomnia, or are you up at this hour every night?
Remember if it is in the bone that needs more and longer dosage.I think you should go with a course of Amoxy-Tyl just in case there is something anaerobic going on. You so far have not treated for that possibility. Let me know if you decide to go that way and need dosing information.
OMG that is beautiful. Like a beauty spot.What is this I Spy?
I was watching Hattie and I noticed something odd. Hattie has this beautiful gradient in her feather colors from her dark head to her almost white fluffy bum. I was looking at her the other day and I saw this dark spot on her side. At first I thought maybe she had poo on her somehow. But no. It seems that after her molt Miss Hattie now has one dark feather on each of her wings. It is normally tucked away and you can't see it but I was able to snag a picture of it poking out. Check this out.
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It is cold here but the sunshine is amazing!I tend to wake up around 4:30 most mornings. I like the quiet before the insanity of the day starts and I go to bed early. I know, I am boring. Not really a party person.
The previous night the foxes woke me even earlier so I confess I had an afternoon nap so I was wide awake and raring to go at 4am.
Today is so bone-bightingly cold that I am considering a return to bed now just to warm up. I have four cats who are all encouraging that course of action!
I’m looking for the incubator, but I will also be buying some BR chicks to raise as well. Thanks for the promising supportNo experience here but lots of enabling! Go for it Alex. Just don't get too attached to the eggs. From what I've heard you need to resign yourself to losses. Be pragmatic, I have faith in you! You can do it!