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    12-29-2012, 05:41 PM
I'm attached to my girls and 2 roosters, and also to my tom, Jake. When we buy a straight run of chicks, I will usually retain any hens but the extra roosters go in the freezer.
I'm practical, but I do have my "pets" out there as well that I would bend over backward to doctor if need be. :)
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    12-30-2012, 06:33 PM
My mom text me today and told me Darcy is doing very well today, everything is staying where it should. She didn't lay any eggs while confined tho so I'm worried once she does she will prolapse again, but she said she was going to put her back out today so we'll just have to keep a close eye on her and hope for the best.
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    12-30-2012, 07:35 PM
We had a prolapsed chicken, and we used Preparation H on her: gently pushed the prolapsed organ back in with gloved hands lubricated with Preparation H, and then added more of the ointment inside... she was fine, and lived many more years. Good luck with your girl!
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    12-30-2012, 11:01 PM
I am glad she is doing better. It may seem odd to some people to treat sick chickens, but they can be pets just like dogs or cats.

I am a veterinarian, and when I was in school, we were taught that chickens with anything wrong with them should be culled. That doesn't seem like much of a way for a veterinarian to make a living. It doesn't seem very nice either.

My poultry treating experience is limited to a few things.

1. I put a cast on a little girl's pet rooster's leg. (It did fine.)

2. I superglued a broken beak on a duck that tried to eat a firecracker right as it exploded. He did well except for being ugly.

I didn't make money off of either of these cases. Oh well.
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    12-30-2012, 11:56 PM
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Well, all I can say now on the subject of chickens as pets is that we have one in the basement now. She injured her leg and is spending quality time in a warmer, quieter environment until she gets better. At the rate she is going now, we probably won`t put her back with the flock until spring.
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    12-31-2012, 11:05 AM
Chickens have amazing powers of recuperation. One of our Rhode Island reds, Renata, had the entire top of her skull pecked off by the other chickens. We brought her in, filled her skull with Bacitracin and waited for her to die... but she didn't. We put her back with the flock, whereupon she immediately attacked them, and was promptly re-scapled. She recovered a second time, and was rehomed in a single chicken household. Obviously a case of a phychopathic antisocial chicken.
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    12-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Everything is still back where it should be and she's back out with her friends. When I went out to take care of them today I picked her up to inspect her. Hopefully everything will stay in! At least she's easy to tell apart, she's an ameraucana, which we have 5 of, but she is the lightest color one. I couldn't image if it was one of the dominiques because I don't think I'd be able to tell them apart at all! I'd have to be going around chasing them all to check them
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    01-02-2013, 09:32 PM
Darcy is still looking good I finally remembered to take a pic of her. IMAG1989.jpg
I also have some good news and bad news, good news is I found an avian vet if we need one in the future, it's the vet I used to work with, she didn't move west afterall, just went to another nearby clinic. Bad news is I found out because my moms Blue and gold macaw started not looking so good and they took her to the clinic where my moms friend works and took and xray and she was egg bound, we were going to take her to see the avian vet but she died before shortly after the x-ray was taken . She was fairly young, about 15. We got her from a fiend of ours, it started out as just pet sitting until she could get a big enough place but after years she finally just said Mozart was happy and to consider her ours. For years we thought Mozart was a boy because her old owner had "him" sexed but then one day she laid an egg. I can't find any actually pics, but this is a beautiful painting my friend did, using Mozarts real feathers that she'd been collecting(she's very artsy)
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    01-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Green Broke
Darcy is a good looking hen.
    01-11-2013, 09:46 PM
I thought 15 was old for a chicken. We never had any live past 6 or so. They just would die off. We always had a new batch coming up. Now we trade off with the neighbor's, they own a butcher shop. We take their two or three year old birds get about 2 years of eggs from them and then we trade them off for more young hens, while the older ones go for free range soup chickens. I don't think I have ever been attached to a chicken.

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