Chicken Infirmary

Well, Bridgette’s back in her hospital box. The other girls were just finding her wounds too irresistable, and I was going to be away all afternoon, so I though it better not to risk a full-fledged cannibalistic chicken feast.

She did mingle successfully for a few hours, and I think I’ll try to repeat the process for a bit each day while she recovers, so she doesn’t get blue. I might even go ahead with the hospital pen, since the weather’s supposed to finally cool down to highs in the low 90s.

This evening, I let her out in the courtyard by herself for about 20 minutes so she could scratch around and act like a chicken. She didn’t have too much enthusiasm until I dug her up half a dozen grubs, which she gobbled up with gusto and chased with some scratch.

Jennifer & her husband are coming by tomorrow morning to pick up the wheels I borrowed for the PBS thing and check out the portable electric fencing, and they’re going to look her over for me. He’s in veterinary research at Kansas State and she’s a former vet, too. It’s always nice to have access to pros. If you can ever say a dog attack has good timing, this one did–I’m glad it happened a couple days before they were due for a visit.

Tomorrow is Spinsters Club! My mom’s in town, so I probably won’t be able to really spin, but I do want to take her down there to see Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow. My mom’s an animal lover, and I’m sure she’ll fall all over herself for the adorableness.

  • Caitlin says:

    Soooo sorry to hear about bridg… I know she’s in the very best of hands during her recovery. Stupid pet owners and their roaming dogs. Pretty sure I couldn’t take the emotional ups and downs of farming…

  • Christine says:

    I love the idea of the paint-ball gun. Those things can cause bruises on people if shot close enough, so maybe it’ll scare/mark the dog. Good call.

    Happy Hen thoughts coming Bridgette’s way. Glad you were able to catch it before anything worse happened.

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