Monday, June 23, 2014

Palliative Care For Chooks

I'm nursing my hen Clementine at the moment.  I was feeding the chooks yesterday when I noticed there were six girls instead of the usual seven.  Clementine was sitting in a nesting box, looking very forlorn.  She let me stoke her gently without protesting.  When I tried to get her to stand, she couldn't and collapsed again with her wings out.

After ignoring Duncan's insistence that I should let him 'knock her on the head', she spent last night in a comfortable box in the laundry.  She's still eating, but can't move much.  I'm not sure how much life she has left in her; I think she's kinda old.

If you were a chook, you'd want to be my'd be very well looked after.

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