|Goldie in her chicken spa bath|
Most of the time things on our little farm are peaceful and in order, but sometimes not so much. Sometimes animals get sick. Last night I had a hen in the sink. Most people have chicken in their kitchen on their dinner tables. I have a squawking, flapping wet chicken in my sink. I suspected that this little girl, Goldie, was egg bound, which means she had an egg stuck. A warm soak can help remedy the situation and ease the egg out. So I brought her inside and created a little chicken spa day. We still haven't seen an egg but she seems to be doing much better.
Meanwhile.... I also have a chick in the dining room in our makeshift chicken hospital. On a nightly chicken check I picked up one of my girls to give her a snuggle and noticed she had a beak injury. The top half of her beak was missing!
|"Beaky" the night we discovered her injury|
We have been nursing this little girl back to health for a few days now and she is doing 110% better! She has learned to eat despite her missing beak. I am sure she will be happy to return to her friends soon.