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HenHaven is a GENIUS! Zane Thanks You, Lynn! LOOK!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by speckledhen, May 21, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Lynn, bless her heart, had a brilliant idea to send me a bowling ball sling to retrofit to support my injured cockerel, Zane. Look, Lynn! It was a stroke of genius! Its comfy and he can drink and eat and poop. DH put a concrete block in front of him with food and water he can easily reach and we'll do the same thing in the wire dog kennel when we put him back inside today. Thank you, Lynn. Cyber hugs from across the country to my very good friend.
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  2. 4F FARM

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    How cool is that! It looks like it just might work. At least he can get to his food and water. With all the love he receives there is no way he can't heal.
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

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    Wow, that is amzingly clever!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    He sure looks happy!
     
  5. Nupine

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    That is great!! There are really great people left on this earth!!!
     
  6. Nupine

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    :pKidding
     
  7. warren

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    We used to be able to get a similar thing over here for putting babies into. It was called a baby bouncer. Hope it works for poor Zane
     
  8. HenHaven

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    YAY!

    You guys did a great job! I sure hope this helps! At least it will free up Tom, aka The Human Sling, LOL!

    Good luck, Zane! You are one loved chicken! [​IMG]

    P.S. If he doesn't start putting weight on his legs, but just hangs there, make sure you give him breaks from the sling, or just use it as a therapy measure. Otherwise, it will put pressure on areas and then there will be another issue to deal with.
     
  9. chickenannie

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    Hmmm.... I wonder if you could do that with old-style underwear (I don't know any bowlers). [​IMG]
    Guess it wouldn't look nearly so cool !!!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Quote:I don't know any bowlers but, it looks similar to a tank top that someone cut off mid body and sewed together and then cut the holes for legs etc.
     

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