April Is The Cruelest Month
Rats. Our white chicken died. No weird foaming, green droppings, nothing. Just laid down and died. The poultry site says, "Sometimes chickens just drop dead."
Her eggs had been getting smaller -- I thought she was just ramping down for summer. She SEEMED completely energetic. Her eyes are clear and bright. Who knows? The site recommended some Baytril, which we keep on hand. But they also said cut grass is bad for chickens -- and I'd been giving them grass (I thought chickens ate grass!). Maybe they meant oily lawnmower grass, not hand-pulled or hand-cut grass?
We've been keeping cats for 30 years and nearly lost one to a whole WTF? episode with asthma.
And my bees aren't looking so good today. I SHOULD have kept them warm in the house and put them in today. I hate saying "live and learn" when other things die.
We were also calling the hen "Steve" (McQueen, in The Great Escape) because she'd got out once by burrowing under the fence. NEVER NAME A GOLDFISH OR A CHICKEN.