Argh, my stupid site provider has taken down my chicken info site with no explanation and won't respond to our repeated emails. I KNOW it's all paid up and there are no problems with the site content, so I don't know what the heck is going on--but I suspect the provider is going under. We're working on moving my site to another provider, for now if anyone needs my help with anything chicken just let me know here.
Bloody frustrating though!
Head Hen, Bear, who is turning 9 years old this year has been under the
weather. I'm not sure what her issue is but I'm treating for for a few
likely causes (God, my kingdom for a microscope so I can do fecal
smears--!)...but it may simply be her age. Phoenix the Head Roo is
fretting for her and staying close by her side. We had her in for a few
nights this last week when the temps got really cold overnight and
learned after the first night to bring Phoenix in, too. He was
SO worried about her the morning after that first night and was
overjoyed to see her the next morning, he danced and danced around her
for several minutes, chuckling and talking to her. I felt really bad, I
didn't realize he'd think the worst the next morning!
to watch them both closely, I still remember when my first Head Hen,
Wild Child, died from old age--my Head Roo, Jack, died about 24 hours
later, out of the blue--I'm convinced of a broken heart. Phoenix is
Jack's son, and has the same personality. But Bear is looking better
the last two days, and the weather is FINALLY cutting us some slack on
all the damned rain.