Angus doesn't! But that's what he endured today, and he was a champ. After presenting lame this morning, we gave him a warm epsom salt foot bath. It looks like he could have the beginning of a condition commonly called bumblefoot in poultry. Bumblefoot, or ulcerative pododermatitis, is a condition caused by bacteria, and it's… Continue reading Who Doesn’t Love a Warm Foot Bath?
We've had more snow than rain this month, but the title of this post is metaphorical. Today Angus was lame. Those of you who have been following along know that Lucy (aka Goose) has been on antibiotics for a little over a week now for a foot issue. As we've already posted, she's doing better,… Continue reading When it Rains it Pours
Lucy went to the vet today, and the diagnosis is a possible septic infection in the joint of her left foot. Perhaps this is secondary to a small puncture, but there is currently no open wound. She's been prescribed both pain medication and antibiotics: Metcam: 0.5 to 1ml 2x/day for five days. Then once daily… Continue reading Goose Goes to the Vet
As anyone with animals (or plants, for that matter) knows, life isn't all rainbows and puppies. You may recall Amelia's injury last summer, and how challenging that was for all of us--the uncertainty, the worry. Unfortunately, we're currently dealing with a situation with another of our ducks, Lucy. Lucy, who more commonly goes by goose,… Continue reading Goose’s Foot or Leg Injury
Over the past couple days, we've split the flock and that worked pretty well. Amelia and her best bud Stella, as well as yet-to-be-named-duckling hen, interacted well together all day on their side of the fence. There were some dust-ups through the fence, but Stella usually stepped in. Today we let them all mix, and… Continue reading Amelia Rejoins Her Flock!