Sebastian gets a new chair...........

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenzoo, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger



    I finally got around to making Sebastian a bigger chair with a place for his dish. He seems to enjoy this one. Later i will add a clip on sun shade or water proof canopy to the top and add wheels, so i can wheel him around.
    He is my handicapped Sebbi, who was diagnosed with lead poisoning. The chair has helped him get some use and strength back in his legs. He seems pretty happy despite his condition.....
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Great work [​IMG] I'm so sorry he was diagnosed with lead poisoning! Is there another thread on here that explains how he got it?
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    my sons name is Sebastian... will he recover?
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    That's a wonderful design! So sad he was poisoned, but it looks like he has a pretty good life despite his condition. It's amazing how well disabled animals can live with a little help! I have a disabled cockatiel, and she's happy as can be. I think it's great you're coming up with creative solutions to the problem! [​IMG] Awesome job!
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    We don't know how he got it. I was so careful, but the first night out on his own with his sister he must have gotten into something. He started going down hill fast, became impacted and i almost lost him. i had to tube him and the vet did everything he could. He recovered from the impaction but never regained use of his legs, they atrophied very quickly. Vet diagnosed him w/ Lead poisoning and i ordered a med they use in children w/ lead poisoning. He improved some, but I don't think he'll ever have total use of his legs. but he's pretty happy. i take him out to visit the other Sebbies and chickens, he grazes on grass, and in warm weather I sit him in a kiddie pool so he can play with his friends.
  6. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Thank googness for Sebastian you are so resourceful. Good job! Does he swim ok and is able to preen himself?
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Awwww! he is cute! I hope he gets better soon. [​IMG]
  8. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    That is so sweet! [​IMG] Its nice to see that you care so much about him!
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That is seriously [​IMG] that you would do that for him.

  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    He's so lucky to have you caring for him!

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