Friday, April 8, 2011

Poor lil Dolly!

Our Barded Rock Hen (Dolly) had been limping around for a couple days for an unknown reason. We thought she would just 'walk it off'.
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This never happened. We brought her inside for a closer look and noticed her right leg was very swollen and she had a wound to her knee area. 
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It appeared to have been very painful for her. She refused to stand on it.
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So, we went to work. Warm salt water bathes in the kitchen sink!
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She would watch herself in the mirror.
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She really didn't care for the baths. 
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She was very happy when we were done!
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and curious.
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All better!

It has been a few days now since we started treatment and Dolly is doing much better! Some of you may find it strange that we brought our chicken into the kitchen, but all of our animals are like family.

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

Vegetable Garden Cook said...

Sometimes we'll let one of our goats in the house. My mother-in-law squealed when she was here and we let the goat in. That was funny!

Mike said...

That's great! I could see my in-laws sharing a similar reaction.