We had 5 hens at the vet 3 weeks ago and I’m pleased to say that they’re all doing really well!
Berry had an infection that was treated with medication and despite her having a day or so of feeling really bad after her vet visit she seemed to quickly respond the antibiotics and shortly after that moved from her kitchen coop to the recuperation ward in the barn. Corncockle was on antibiotics for a week also and that seems to have resolved her respiratory infection and Thrift’s well on the mend – a milder respiratory condition that she seems to be dealing with herself without medication.
After a week of treating Marigold’s prolapse, eventually things stayed where they should and she’s managed to keep her innards where they belong. She was a bit quiet and hunched for the first few days after the implant but she seems to be slowly getting back to her normal self.
Poppins had an extra week of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories and went back to the vet for a check-up. She’d made great progress and was starting to voluntarily open her eye and the scab that was over her cornea had shrunk away. There’s still an opaque film over her eye but it’s now open most of the time and she needs time to see how fully her eye will heal.
All that we need now is for the hens in the hospital ward to get on with each other!