It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s the short blog day. Which is kinda good because there really hasn’t been much time to do a whole heck of a lot. We can update you a little bit on the general goings on.
1) We heard back from Ron and Kathy regarding the best way to get the RCW back on its feet. We have a few things to do tomorrow and Friday in preparation. Our friend and neighbor, Tom, has offered his help and the use of his tractor, which is a great deal bigger than Sue’s, to help set the thing up. We’re hoping that it is big enough to more or less set it down, rather than simply pull it over – which is what would probably happen if Sue used hers. Just trying to minimize any harm if we can. That can’t happen until Friday afternoon though. So we’ll use the next couple of mornings to get things ready and then hope for the best. Today, while it’s still on its side, Sue squeezed some caulking around the screws holding the roof on; they leaked a bit in the last rain.
2) Bob went back to the vet today and was given a gold star for his healing progress. We are definitely starting to see new growth around the open wound areas. The Dr. took out all the remaining stitches and told Sue just to snip and remove any others that she came across. This is all very good news. We’ve also started weaning him off the sedation pills by 1/2 a pill at a time. When we ran out for a day, he just started to get out of control so we thought we’d begin to back him off slowly so he can remember what it’s like to be normal again. He’ll go back to the vet in a month and we hope his healing will be so much more progressed that we can let him free of the cone and off the leash. Yea, Bob!
3) Either tomorrow or Friday, sometime, we’ll take another look at Leggs and see how her infection is progressing. Poor dear, she rather took a back seat in all the excitement that’s been going on. Also on the DL front, Nudie Booty continues to do well with her crop and continues to grow her feathers back quite nicely still. The two hens that are with Vicente have almost all of their bald spots regrown as well. (Vicente continues to be a sweet little rooster who enjoys being picked up and cuddled – a new experience for us.) The two Easter Eggers that we put in the RCW with the Layers are having a more difficult time adjusting, but I think – after the traumatic toppling – are slowly finding their place. The final two that we placed with the oldies have been assimilated into the flock just fine… they almost have all their feathers grown back as well. I’m not sure if splitting up the flock is the final reason everyone started to do better, or if they’ve all just been in one spot now long enough to settle down. Something happened that let them relax enough to feel secure – and I’m pretty sure it was simply some type of stresser that kept them from regrowing their feathers. We may never know. All’s well that ends well.
Guess that’s it for today. I’m hoping that by Friday we’ll be able to report that everything has been set aright. Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!
Today’s Weather: Still a bit on the cool side this morning. I think it was 50° by the time I left around 7am. Currently, at 7:17 p.m., we’re at 65° with 42% humidity; our overnight low is forecast at 49°. Now we’re looking at getting some rain later in the week from Tropical Storm Sergio – currently set to reach us sometime on Friday. Today’s sunrise was at 6:19 and our sunset was at 5:51.
Egg Report: Tuesday – zero goose, zero duck, 20 chicken. Wednesday – zero goose, zero duck, 21 chicken.