Monday, February 12, 2007

chilled chickens

Buffy is slowly healing up. It seems his comb may heal up just fine, but he is losing some of his waddle. It has just shriveled down to a smaller size. It doesn't help that we have been in a strong cold spell since this all started with him. Most nights and morning it has been in the single or negative digits. Days have gotten above 25 degrees in at least 2 or 3 weeks.
We feed him and the girls hot oatmeal in the mornings to help warm them up. I add eggs (with the shells, its their favorite part) and birdseed sometimes as well. Also a little flax seed oil in their water to help them get a good layer of fat but to also make our eggs more nutritious for us. They love to dig through the compost and will often leave their oatmeal breakfast to run to the compost pile.

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