When I checked the sheep this morning I noticed one lamb was really lame on it's front legs. He was hobbling about and looking quite sorry for himself. I didn't notice this yesterday but with animals can go bad pretty quick.
So when walking around them tonight I grabbed my can of purple spray and went to see if I could catch him.
No chance I thought.
Either he was slower than I thought or I was faster, but I managed to catch him. It involved the obligatory sliding on the grass as I got him though...
The picture was after I sprayed him, but he was sore between the cloves of his hooves so I'm happy I caught it early. I'll be picking up the foot bath from my dads later this week and running them through a couple of times over the weekend I think. Sheep and foot problems never end!
|The wound sprayed up|
Then I came back to the house and shut the chickens in. The cockerel had obviously been a little too frisky when holding one of his girls down when he does his business. She had a large hole in the back of her head, it had stopped bleeding but it didn't look good. I know chickens will peck at anything that doesn't look normal or is another colour, so I decided that it was best to separate her off and put her in isolation until it's healed otherwise she'd be pecked to death in no time. Chicken can be quite cruel animals when they want to be!
Anyone else having any animal troubles lately?