As I mentioned before,
raising chickens is a little more work than meets the eye.
She is one of my Rhode Island Reds,
an old gal, and a bit of a busy body.
She is what I call "long in the tooth"
That is, as sometimes happens,
her top beak has grown faster than her bottom,
It now hangs over each side of the bottom beak...
making her look a bit snaggle-toothed!
This condition calls for a little manicure work.
A little snip here...
A little snip there....
and the top beak is shaped more like it should be...
meeting the bottom in a much more useful position.
I fear that if left like this,
a chicken might starve to death!
Oh, and while we were working on Lucille's beak,
I happened to notice Eileen
looking over her shoulder.
(she does a lot of that these days...a girl just cannot be too careful!)
Eileen is venturing further and further from her henhouse
each day now.
She still spends most of her time on her one leg,
but with a little wing flapping and limping she is able to
get around much better.
I think she is definitely on the road to recovery.