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Turkey Tracks: Diva Update

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Turkey Tracks:  January 26, 2014

Diva Update

Today has been bright and sunny, if cold.  It was 18º when I cleaned out the chicken coop around noon.  After I had emptied the coop of old bedding, I discovered that the bench top where I store birdseed and chicken bedding was frozen shut–but I was able to pry it open with the trusty trowel that I keep at hand.  Fortunately I had an extra bale of chicken bedding in the garage if I had not been able to get the bench top open.   But, I had not thought of testing that bench top before emptying the coop…

Before going out, I cleaned out Diva Queenie’s kitchen box while she strolled around the kitchen.  This is a daily task, and I wash the towels every two days with hot water, good soap, and bleach.

Here’s a little video–you can see her feet have healed nicely and that her neck and head are healing and that she is quite perky:

Here’s Queenie’s kitchen box all clean for the day:

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I put a clean towel in the box each day, over the newspaper layers, as it gives some traction for her feet.

Do you know what all the chickens love best in this whole world?

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Mealy worms are full of fat and protein.

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Here’s Queenie back in her kitchen box with the window screen holding her inside:

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Written by louisaenright

January 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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  1. Glad she is mending. It can be a very harsh world.

    June Derr

    January 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

  2. so glad miss queenie has responded well to your loving ministrations, and is feeling better! good job, louisa!

    judith brill

    January 26, 2014 at 6:18 pm


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