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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:15 am 
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I too hope the chicken is on the mend ...

We have a friend who has a neighbour who has half a dozen chickens on their property ... the chickens have a lovely coop they are very fond of ... but one of the chickens when my friend is there & says 'hello chickens' leaps up & runs to his side ... he picks her up and she nestles against his chest ...

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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:04 am 
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Sending lots of healing wishes for chicken and Nola.

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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Thanks, everyone! The chicken (I've been calling her Valentine, or Val for short) is hanging in there eating and drinking a little on her own now. When she first came in, she wasn't eating at all and I had to syringe feed her water, so that's a small improvement. She's on antibiotics, pain meds, and vitamins. So we're just taking care of her and hoping.

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Nola has a lump on her side. It's her rib area and very moveable so I think/hope it's just a lipoma. But it just seemed to pop up all big one day. Although, it is right around her ribcage so it's possible it just felt like one of her ribs when it was smaller. Going to the vet in a couple of days to get it checked, so fingers crossed!


Fingers crossed that it's just a fatty lump!


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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:07 am 
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Thanks for the good wishes, pals! It turned out it was just a contusion type thing that had filled up with fluid. V relieved. N had to have a needle in her side and some antibiotics, but it's no biggie. She was a good girl and got lots of fuss and treats from her vet (who is an awfully nice woman who appreciates Nola's true awesomeness).

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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:21 am 
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RC, you are so awesome. The best friend chickens ever had!

DI, glad to hear everything is OK!

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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
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Oh, yes... and thinking good thoughts for Valentine!

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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Best wishes for furry and feathered loved ones. Hoping for solid recoveries.

On Friday I got a reminder of how loyal and stubborn dogs can be.

My boss occasionally brings his son’s dog to the office. Cleo is a Newfoundland, shepherd, Akita mix. HUGE dog. And totally in love with her human, Max.

The boss had a long blah blah meeting so I took Cleo out for her walk and ‘pit-stop’. She wouldn’t come back in the building. Worse, she parked herself at the foot of the busy building driveway where cars turn in and would not budge. She was looking up the street for Max and his big black truck.

I couldn’t leave her outside near busy traffic. I called Max and put my cell phone on speaker – he called her. That didn’t work. So I went into the office to get her favourite biscuits – but there weren’t any left. I put two soda crackers into her biscuit box to fake-her-out and headed outside. It worked.

She came in for two soda crackers. Likely she won’t believe me again – so we’d better stock up on her fav dog biscuits and look at fork lifts for dogs.


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 Post subject: Re: Can we have a "The Yard randomness thread"?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Oh no! I'm glad you found a way to get Cleo inside again!

Glad Nola is ok. That sounded scary.

Come on Val! Keep fighting! Get well and strong!

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