Of course I brought Daisy home to live out her chicken days with me! Debbie cried when I took her but she was happy that I was going to give my little yellow bird a life of pampering and ease in her old age. I have missed having chickens so much and Daisy has brightened up our back yard with her happy personality and bright yellow plumage!
She sleeps on the porch at night for safety, but during the day when I’m home she scratches around the yard. We’ve even reestablished our old routine of “chicken time” in the evenings.
She’s still sick and during the hottest time of the day I bring her indoors to have a break from the heat. I keep the fan on outside on the porch and she comes up there to eat and drink water several times a day. There’s also a baby pool for her in the back yard and I have lots of shade trees for her to peck around. Her breathing is great in the morning, but by noon she’s struggling and has to keep her beak open to breathe.
I have an appointment for her with Dr. Glasscock tomorrow afternoon and I know she’ll fix her right up! Jim made a temporary perch for her on the porch and she sleeps peacefully there all night until the sun comes up. We’ve ordered a coop kit for her, but until it arrives we’re doing fine with her temporary bedroom.
Daisy is already getting young visitors and I’ll post some cute pictures of Miss Sarah tomorrow. She shared her treat cup with her and I learned that chickens really love cheerios!