Eggers is looking much better! She’s in a crate in my kitchen, and seems quite pleased with the accommodations. She’s bright-eyed. She’s hungry. Manure is normal. No more blood. Perhaps she passed a broken egg and it cut her? Just a guess.
In any event, she’ll be on antibiotics for a week. The usual way to medicate a chicken is by dissolving the antibiotic powder in water, and then putting it in the barn’s waterer. When a contagious bug is going around, this is an efficient way to treat all of your birds at one time. I don’t want to treat everyone, which is one reason to keep Eggers separate from the flock. However, although Eggers seems to like the doted-on life indoors, but I’m eager to get her back out! I might end up dosing her with the medicated water, using a syringe intended for giving human babies cough medicine. If I do that twice a day, I’m sure she’ll get the medicine in her. It’s a bit of a chore – but better than cleaning out the crate in the kitchen!