I want to thank you for saving Sunshine's life (NEW pics added!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by technodoll, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without your guidance, advice and support this little fellow wouldn't have made it this far.

    Here, I learned how to look for and treat lice.

    And subsequent eye infections.

    And then worms.

    The Tylan-50 cured his long nasty bout with bronchitis in one day - I had to tell the vet this is the product I needed as he didn't even know about it.

    So thanks to you dear BYC members, Sunshine will hopefully enjoy a long and healthy life from now on!

    He is very, very grateful and apologizes for looking like a ratty mess, but after months of being ill with one thing after another it's not a surprise. Once the molt is over and new feathers have grown in, he has promised to pose for a real photo! [​IMG]

    ps: I guesstimate Sunshine to be about 5 months old or so, what do you think?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He looks good, Nicky! I'm sure folks here were more than happy to help you. We have a great family on BYC.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    He looks so good!!
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I like the way he is cruising around your house like he might be...what's the word I'm looking for...spoiled???? [​IMG]
    He looks beautiful to me because he is still alive. You did an awesome job saving him.
     
  5. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    He is gorgeous, even more because of being so ratty and silly looking. What a lucky bird!
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His appetite is up, he's talking more and walking taller, he is NOT COUGHING or rumbling in his lungs anymore - I still can't believe it [​IMG]

    I love the little bugger.

    I hope the old adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is true, in this case I have a super-roo on my hands! LOL!

    He goes back in the coop on Tuesday if all keeps going well.

    Yey!!

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  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Soooo cute, glad he's doing better !
     
  8. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    What about submitting a pic of Sunshine for Picture of the Week once he finishes his molt? He seems sort of like a BYC mascot to me. I haven't been here very long, so if there are other birds that would be more appropriate, please forgive me. Maybe he could be a Spring 2010 mascot? It's just that so many of us have been rooting for Nicky and Sunshine and we're very happy about what's happened. Talk about a plucky bird and a plucky woman!
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] He looks like such a sweetie of a boy. I love my EE roos. That is a handsome fella and he is looking real good.
     
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I am so happy you were able to save him! He's such a beautiful fellow, I love his coloring! May he live happily ever after. [​IMG] It does go to show that animals can sometimes come back from the brink if we give them a chance! It's great you decided to keep him going instead of letting go. I've found with these things, it really is best to follow your gut feeling.
     

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