I nursed a stupid cockrell back from what looked like death- though I've been told by more experienced owners of gamecocks that it wasnt that bad- and SO gave him a name so I did consider not selling him... but I have too many boys so today I say good bye to him anyway.So true! She had already been my favorite hen prior to falling ill, but helping her through her illness only deepened that bond. She now will fly onto my arm on command, constantly pesters me for belly scratches, and follows me everywhere when supervise free-ranging. Of course, that'll make it that much harder should she get ill again, but I'm so thankful for each day I see her thriving.
Thanks for your kind words. I'm happy to report she is still doing well (see previous post for updates ^).