Saturday, October 8, 2011

Reba's better

She laid an egg around 1:30 PM yesterday - so I took that as a good sign.  I went down a couple more times to try to give her more oil and tip her to see if anything else would come up.  Nothing else did - I got maybe 1/2 teaspoon of oil in her.  Later in the afternoon, she started hanging with the other girls, not staying alone under the coop.  Then around dinner time, she was acting more like her old self.  Pecking around with more vigor and when someone else found a tasty morsel (a bug) and ran off, she ran after them with the others.

This morning she met me at the pop door when I went down to let them out and started eating right away.  Not as fast as she usually does, but still, an improvement over yesterday.  I will continue to watch her but she is much more alert and doing more of the normal chicken thing than she did yesterday.

My husband and I started cutting up some more pallets for the wood pile and are just now taking a break.  The pallet pile is starting to get smaller, and the cut pile is growing nicely.  We figure we have about a month's worth cut so far.  Maybe later today we will get to do some splitting - I love doing that!  The pallet wood burns well in the stove, and hot enough to keep the whole house warm during the day, but you can't replace split wood.  There is just something about it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets to partake in some gorgeous weather like we are here!


Sharon said...

So glad Reba's doing okay now. If she's laying again that's a good sign.One of our hens had sour crop soon after we purchased her. We did the tipping/draining thing 3 times a day and she recovered nicely, but it did take about 3 weeks.


Anonymous said...

glad to hear it!