On Lime Green Kitchen today:
How I Make Meatballs – I make lots of meatballs. Your recipe is probably different from mine but we love these.
Yesterday we had two separate hospital boxes but that meant two food containers, two water bottles, two boxes to clean so today Vince brought home one big box and we now have both injured chickens together.
They’re happy to be together, I think! They don’t always show a lot of emotion. See the chicken in the front. See where feathers are missing around her neck. That’s what’s wrong . . someone, probably Lynn . . better not have been Ruby . . pecked her and injured her.
The chicken in the back has the same problem but not nearly so bad. Not sure how long it takes to grow feathers back but if it happens overnight, I’ll be really happy! The longer they stay away from the others, the harder it will be to integrate them back into the coop.
Speaking of the coop . . Saturday morning I went out there and that’s when I realized the 2nd chicken was injured. I went back inside and got Vince to come out with me to get her. When I opened the egg door, the chickens were running around inside the coop, chasing each other, snatching something from each other. I said “what on earth is that?” Vince said it was a piece of bread but I hadn’t given them any bread. Then I realized someone had laid an egg not in a nesting box and with the alfalfa hay inside the coop, we didn’t see it. It had frozen solid and they were playing pitch and catch (kinda) with it. One thing you never want is for your chickens to start pecking the eggs. Hopefully they were just bored and wanted a new toy because so far, they haven’t messed up any other eggs.
The good news . . the fantastic news, in fact, is that the horribly cold temps are history for now. Wednesday it is supposed to be near 50. The bad news is that I’ve been emailing Vince my grocery list and I haven’t left the house since two days before Christmas, except to ride with Vince on Saturday to get alfalfa hay and my excuse has been that I didn’t want to get out in the snow. Once the snow melts, I’m going to have to start doing my own grocery shopping! 🙂 Worse things have happened, huh? 🙂