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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

RIP Betty

Betty died tonight. We had just gotten home & found her struggling. Andrew told her she was a good chicken & then she literally keeled over. Poor Betty. Rest in peace.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Betty is ailing

Betty has been struggling for a few days now. At first we thought she was egg-bound, but if that was the case she'd be nearly dead. We're giving her antibiotics in her water in the hope that it'll at the least make her comfortable, if not help her get better.
Keeping her quarantined has been tricky but we don't want to megadose all the girls just 'cause Betty is sick.
This is the not-fun part of chicken ownership.
I also need to call animal control to figure out the protocol for what to do with a dead hen - just in case. :(