Monday, 30 October 2006

explosive news

One of the chickens and I have both been ill this weekend.

I've had a fainting-migrainey-under-the-weather episode, which although unpleasant didn't compare to the poor chicken's explosive-nose-bleed-haemorrage-stroke thingy.

We discovered it was explosive because there is blood all up the side of the henhouse by the perch; and no other evidence of injury than blood around her beak and nose.

She now has a very weak right leg and wing. Other than that, she seems quite happy though. I haven't experienced anything like this before and neither has Pa, who is my Chicken Guru. So I have put her in a nice comfortable little house to recover in the greenhouse and we'll see what happens. She's moving around okay and eating and drinking - so perhaps she will recover.

As for me - well, hormones, I think. I am busy paying people and asking people to pay us today; and B is making us an omlette for lunch.

9 comments:

  1. Remind me never to read your blog whilst eating. It's fabulous and all, but tucking in to tomato, basil and roast chicken pasta whilst reading this entry almost made me ill.

    Glad you and the chicken are on the mend. :)

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  2. Remind me never to read your blog whilst eating. It's fabulous and all, but tucking in to tomato, basil and roast chicken pasta whilst reading this entry almost made me ill.

    Glad you and the chicken are on the mend. :)

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  3. Awww, poor little chook! And the hen too.

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  4. Would it be grossly insensitive of me to suggest that chicken soup would be very comforting to you, and would also resolve the problem of your convalescent hen? Oh, too late, I guess. Get Well Soon.

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  6. Very sorry to hear you and a chicken have been poorly-sick.
    Never thought I'd type that.
    Maybe this is the result of some kind of psychological link between you and the hens - poorly hen = poorly Ally. Should this be the case then if I were you I'd very very careful when it comes to "chicken in the pot" time!

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  7. Very sorry to hear you and a chicken have been poorly-sick.
    Never thought I'd type that.
    Maybe this is the result of some kind of psychological link between you and the hens - poorly hen = poorly Ally. Should this be the case then if I were you I'd very very careful when it comes to "chicken in the pot" time!

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  8. Explosive chickens, that's a new one. My first job was as a poultry butcher, so I've dealt with all sorts of poulty unpleasentness, but never an exploding variety. Poor thing.

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  9. Explosive chickens, that's a new one. My first job was as a poultry butcher, so I've dealt with all sorts of poulty unpleasentness, but never an exploding variety. Poor thing.

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