Ruby scarfing parsley today.
A month ago, Ruby, the feisty runt of the flock, was not
doing so well. She’d developed one of those strange problems known only to
birds—egg yolk peritonitis—and nearly checked out.
After a visit to Adobe Animal Hospital, a quick abdominal
drain, and some antibiotics, she’s strutting around, cackling, and gobbling up vegetables
with her usual glee.
I hope she keeps it up. Going to the vet with your chickens is not a good routine to develop…I can just hear my older relatives—the ones who’ve had farm experience—saying, “For goodness sake, it’s a chicken.”
It’s true. On the other hand, she’s one great little chicken. Sigh.