Early January 2018 has been COLD to say the least. Here are some scenes captured during the below 0 days. We are all dreaming of spring, seeds and lambs.
This is Hei-Hei, our rooster.
And this is ill Hei-Hei at the vet.
2 weeks ago Hei-Hei became extremely lethargic. He stopped cock-a-doo-da-dooing, he stopped eating, and he just "slept" all day.
After 24 hours of unusual behavior I decided to take him to the vet, where I was told my rooster was, well, sick. Yes, official diagnosis of sick. Most vets, even large animal vets, do not have much experience with treating chickens. I was told to isolate him from the flock, keep him hydrated and hope for the best. Which is exactly what I did.
I was giving Hei-Hei a fresh oregano and garlic tea that was mixed with Save-A-Chick probiotics. He was drinking drops at a time and the rest was going to the laying flock. After 3 days of isolation he wanted to get back outside to the comfort of his hens.
I am happy to say that after days of worrying he has made a full recovery.
Hei-Hei paid me for my kindness by attacking me three times in the barn last night...... big thanks I get.
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