Yes, the kittybunnychicken is a bit “chicken” obsessed at the moment. Indulge me while I revel in having a sweet chicken again! I mean really…just look at her!
I took Daisy to the vet last week and Dr. Glasscock gave her a thorough examination.
Dr. G got to see her struggle breathing and she listened carefully to her lungs and looked down her beak. Turn up the volume on the clip to hear her wheeze. 😦
This is not the first time Dr. Glasscock has looked out for my little yellow girl. In May of 2011 Daisy was attacked by a feral cat and almost died. Dr. G did surgery on her and kept her at the vet for a couple of days. Daisy survived and the only lasting effects are a very funny walk and an eye that won’t open all the way.
If you’d like to read that saga you can go here to my old blog mychickendiary.
April 2011-February 2012
She took a guess that Daisy had trachea worms which cause the throat to swell making it hard to breathe. She suggested keeping her indoors while she recovered and she gave us two meds to give her every day. Jim rigged up an indoor “coop” for her out of some dog fencing that my pal Susna gave us. We’ve used that fencing a million times for different foster pets and it really came in handy for Daisy’s indoor house.
We keep Daisy in if the temperature rises above 80. That’s means she’s in most of the day and she only goes out in the early morning and evening to get exercise and do her chicken thing. I think she’s a little bored inside, but her breathing is MUCH better and I let her walk around the house 4 or 5 times a day. The cats are very confused, but after living with us for years, nothing really surprises them. 🙂
She has a nice nest box, but a couple of days ago, she decided to lay an egg right out in the yard.
Most chickens prefer to lay their eggs in a quiet, dark place, but our girl doesn’t want to waste any outdoor time so she just made a speedy delivery instead.
The girl can go to town on some corny cobb!
If the weather is cool enough and I have to leave the house for a bit, we also have a nice area outside where we can let her play in safety.
I just heard from the Goodwin Animal Hospital that Daisy’s “sample” did reveal that she has a trachea worm. This means the meds Dr. G already gave us are working and that Daisy is on the road to recovery. We ordered a nice chicken coop for her and it should arrive soon. When the heat breaks, she can be livin’ large outside like a proper urban chicken! I need to thank my dear pal Debbie for letting me take this girl home again. I know you miss her my friend, but I am so happy to have her back. Come visit!