Phyllis is fully recovered and back to being her silly self. I ended up "crop feeding" her a mixture of live culture yogurt, olive oil and water. I sucked it up into a 3cc syringe. I opened her mouth and put it as far down her throat as I could and pumped it in. I was hoping it would be further down than the opening to the trachea. She was so thin and hadn't been eating or drinking, so I said she is dead if I don't, so what is there to lose?
It worked!! She steadily gained strength with the fliuds and the yogurt must have helped boost her guy flora. I'm very happy!
now, for my other chicken adventures.....
I have bought some new chicks over the last month. I bought;
from Southern States;
2 buff brahmas
2 easter eggers
from a private breeder;
from another private breeder
4 purebred blue americaunas
1 French black copper maran (Bev davis line)
Well, I was worried abouta couple of them being roos. Several days ago, the araucana started crowing, which is a sign I will be getting no eggs there
One of the Buff brahmas has been really slow feathering out and still has bare shoulders. I've always heard that can be a roo sign. And, one of the easter eggers has a pretty good sized comb.
The araucana goes back to the breeder for a trade in tomorrow. The other two I will have to find homes for.
I sure hope none of my Blue Americaunas turn into roos.