Saturday, September 10, 2022

Unwelcomed Visitor Gets Rehomed.


Dan came to help with the release program.
This little girl is ready to check out her new home. 
Off she goes to her new home with a stream and a wonderful grove of trees.


We have been boarding Batman and Robin for their owner Pat. This week, Pat came to pick them up and take them to her friend's place in Durango, CO. She has promised us pictures in his new home, we will miss them.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

New Vet, Welcome Dr. Heather Davis


We are so happy that our friends and llama shearer, Judy, was able to recommend a vet to us. Dr. Heather Davis and her assistant Kristen scheduled a farm visit and spent lots of good time here meeting all of the various animals and evaluating their health. They were able to look at Alfalfa and determine that he does not have a shoulder injury but rather arthritis in her knee. She will be receiving a daily dose of meloxicam. They also looked at Loki and determined his body condition is perfect for a milk goat. Since he is a male, he does not need to gain any extra weight on him and is very healthy. She also checked out Angel and her inverted knees and we will continue her on meloxicam. All the goats were evaluated and determined to be in good health.

Dr. Heather and Elizabeth created an internal bond, by doing so, Elizabeth was very cooperative for her treatment of the facial abscess, which included: a shot of penicillin, a shot of exceed, drainage of the abscess, and a prognosis that the abscess would heal quickly. Dr. Heather was also able to trim Elizabeth's teeth. Both are now together with beautiful smiles.

We look forward to working with Dr. Heather and keeping all of our animals healthy. Dr. Davis also did a wellness check on our chickens, she found that one of our roosters have leg mites that were the cause of lumpy scaly legs. Our treatment will be to apply Vaseline to the legs causing the mites to suffocate.  All in all, thank you to the doctors for taking time here to get to know our animals and us here at the Edwards foundation. 

Chickens go for a spa day!


Three of our chickens needed some help to clear up a foot infection called "Bumble foot." Last week, Eugene and Karen did surgery on two of our chickens. Bumble foot is when a chicken has a cut on their foot and it gets infected. The infection causes a lump on the foot, much like a cornel of corn that needs to be taken out. Our chicken rehab team James and Mimi took on the job to work with our three chickens. We are trying a new strategy of a drying salve called "PRID".

First step is to send the three chickens to James and Mimi's chicken spa.

Next step is to create a chicken spa so that the chickens can get regular foot soaks in Epsom salt solution.

Thanks to Roxanne who had this idea and James and Mimi who created this spa, the chickens get regular soaks. We look forward to the bumble foot infection being resolved and these dear ladies returned to their flock. Thank you to all that helped in this project. 

Update: Chickens at the spa get a walk in the garden.