Images from a bumblefoot experience. This is Lydia’s bumblefoot lesion near the start of one of her earlier foot procedures, after soaking, massaging and starting to dig bits of core out.
This is the same foot lesion after an iodine soak after coming back from holiday. This is a picture of improvement. Note the swelling in the whole centre of the foot has gone down and the lesion is red rather than dark brown or black.
There have been a number of versions of the foam shoes cut from a pool noodle. This one was carved out by The Husband but the indents are much too deep and wide. The shoe didn’t last very long as the chicken’s foot pushed through the thin layer of support.
Some foam shoes I cut with scissors. Sure, the indents aren’t as smooth as The Husband’s ones cut with a knife but they are much shallower so the shoes will last longer. The holes above the lesions haven’t been cut yet.
Lydia with her very first foam shoe, bandaged and taped onto her foot.
We went on holiday, The Husband, The Little Fulla and I. We don’t manage to go on holiday very often and this was the first holiday we’d had not staying in someone’s house since The Little Fulla was born. 1,655 more words
The little cockerels have left the premises. All three of them. The Husband didn’t even realise I still had three until I told him. I was trying to explain the concept of chicken math to him. 956 more words
Eggs…or as Smeagol would say eggses are a pretty tasty food. Fresh eggs in my opinion are even better. Ever since the chickens started laying, knock on wood, we haven’t ever been out of eggs. 283 more words
Our experience has been good, but we did have some growing pains.. The first three additional hens, we introduced later in the day, around the time they would be heading inside for the night. 259 more words
After it was apparent that we had two roosters with our ladies, we realized that we really needed to re-home them. The boys were mean. We placed an ad on craigslist and soon had a couple that needed a new rooster for their flock. 292 more words