My sweet Pat died today. He was the best rooster ever, even though he would occasionally bite. He hadn't been looking good. He was panting a lot, like he couldn't get enough air. And his comb was pale. But at least I can say I gave him every chance to recover. His life was good, … Continue reading Do Roosters Cross the Rainbow Bridge?
Pat went to the vet this week (it's hard to find a vet who treats chickens, by the way). The vet thinks Pat's leg isn't working due to a neurological problem. He gave Pat a steroid shot and said if it's going to work, he'll be better within a week. That was Tuesday, so it's … Continue reading Pat’s trip to the vet
Pat, my often aggressive, dearly loved rooster, has mites. It's safe to assume the whole flock is infected. That would explain the baldness of the hens (I've been blaming the roosters). Thankfully, mites are easy to treat. We went to Orscheln's today and bought some Diatomaceous Earth. And I picked up some garlic at Kroger. … Continue reading Attack of the Mites