Monday, January 9, 2012

dans la cuisine

There's a chicken dans ma cuisine.

I thought it might sound better if I said it in French.

Uhm, maybe not, I say in my Julia Child accent, if I had one.

There's something about saying there's a chicken in my kitchen that could be a little ambiguous.

If you catch my drift.

She's been there all night.

I thought things were weird when she didn't join her flock for a little morning scratch.

I knew things were weird when she didn't spend the day foraging.

We checked for pasty butt and we checked her crop. No issues.

Then we washed, rinsed and repeated Saturday all over again on Sunday and the Artist finally figured it out.

She was egg bound.

We soaked her in a wash tub of warm water for half an hour.
After some gentle poking and prodding, we believe it's all out now and either the egg never formed properly or it broke before we got to her.

She was too wet to put back in the coop last night. So we put her up at the Holiday Revival Inn and called it a night. She seems perkier this morning. For now, we're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll return to her regularly scheduled foraging duties today.

~Be well friends~


deb duty said...

I hope she's back to normal soon! She's lucky to have such attentive owners that take such good care!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

feel better little one. you all are so sweet. glad to hear she is on the mend. (:

Karen said...

Ugh, hate when a chicken has an issue. They are not so easy to treat. I sure hope I don't run into this dilemna. Hope yours pulls through ok.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i hope so! poor girl!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Holiday Revival Inn looks like the place to be to convalesce. Hope she's feeling up to joining her friends soon!

Kim, USA said...

Oh oh poor one. hope she feels okay soon.

Kim, USA

Deb said...

Poor little dear! I hope she's feeling better soon.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Poor little girl chickie...
Keep us updated!!
xo, misha

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Aw, poor little hen. I don't know how to tell if they are egg bound. I suspected that when one of mine was quite sick but didn't know how to tell.

Denise said...

Ouch..egg-bound...don't even want to think about it. Hope she's feeling better.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Whew! Had to back-track to check on this hen. (One of my major *big* worries about my flock) Glad she's doing better. I love your fancy French writings ;) It DOES sound better that way! -Tammy

Debbie said...

Pasty Butt? I am afraid to ask.