Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LU-LU

Many thanks to everyone who offered knowledge and concern in regards to Lu-Lu and her health. I do suspect she is egg bound. Today however, she appears normal- eating, drinking, scratching and bathing in the hen yard. I know diet is not an issue as my girl's are fed organic feed, corn scratch, a dish of calcium is always available. Daily the girls are also given greens, berries and yogurt. Our family vet does not attend to farm animals and a large animal vet is $100- also an additional fee is charged for the house call. I feel guilty that money is an issue when it comes to the well being of an animal, but I do need to be realistic. The "holistic" and or " old fashioned remedy" is the way I will treat her. So with that being said I am off to the grocery store to purchase all the ingredients needed for the "tonics" everyone has suggested. Once again Lu-Lu and I thank you for all the wonderful advice and wisdom. I will keep everyone updated on Lu-Lu's well being. Have a great day everyone!

9 comments:

DayPhoto said...

Good! Let us know how it goes!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I think most chicken keepers are more knowledgable than most vets!!!!

Razzberry Corner said...

Hey, the tonics can't hurt them! And they will like it! Good luck & have fun!
~Lynn

Eve said...

You're a good chicken mom Julie...I would have filled the stew pot by now!! ;-)
Lu Lu is lucky to have you!

Lisa said...

Julie-
What about taking LuLu TO the large, animal vet? I've been told that my large animal vet only charges $15 to see an animal taken to him at his house.

You could also send a "sample" up to the Animal Disease and Diagnostic Lab at Orono. I did that last winter for my bird. They ran multiple tests and the bill was $40.
Lisa

Gail said...

I want to be your chicken!

Good luck.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Best wishes with your dear Lu-lu. I hope all goes well! I will stay tuned... I may need this info in the future. Hope not, but ya never know ;) -Tammy

Pondside said...

Fingers crossed!

Rural Rambler said...

Lu-Lu is good with you Julie! Let your tonics do their thing.