Welcome to BYC.I'm a first time chicken owner. No one is laying yet. One of my girls, who is acting completely normal, has swollen earlobes. I don't even know where to begin in treating this. Maybe some peroxide and bag balm.[/URL]
It took me a bit of work to catch her today. After yesterday she figured out that I may be coming back and avoided me like the plague. She even turned down some of her favorite treats. With the help of my chicken loving nephew we got the 'plug' out. It was not a task for the squeamish. It was exactly like the photos show. She was not happy with me and quickly scurried under the camper.
I hope to never have to do one of those procedures again. Now that brings me to aftercare. I put some balm on it. I'll clean it and reapply daily. Any special boosting foods or anything special I should give her?