Not on My List

By |2017-01-25T16:25:19-06:00January 27th, 2017|Miller Farm Friday|2 Comments

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

I am a list maker. In fact, I am one of those people who write things I have already done on my list so I can cross them off.

Today’s list included: laundry, Sam’s, take recyclables, meeting at 12:30, meeting at 3:00, change sheets, etc. Most of the time my list is an accurate representation of what happens in my day.

Today, however, was different.

During my normal chicken care routine, which is not on my list but done every day anyway, I noticed that Tina, the female turkey, seemed to have blood on her right side. I tried to catch her to examine further but she was too fast for me.

Rachel, being younger and faster than me, was able to catch Tina. I held the turkey while Rachel checked for wounds.

Sure enough, under her right wing was a significant sore. As with any injury, the first course of action was to clean the wound.  This meant bringing Tina inside and giving her a bath.

Then Rachel bandaged the sore.

So today I gave a turkey a bath.  That was definitely not on my to do list.