which sounds quite cute, but it really isnt - its a bacterial infection of the foot, that requires surgery - which is costly, especially now i have worked out 3 of the 4 chookies have it. So i had a browse online and found that i could perform said surgery. Bumblefoot surgery - sounds dodgy doesn't it.
So in a slightly nervous state i prepared the operating theatre, aka the laundry. Hubby moved as far away from the area as humanly possible, whilst i went to fetch poor poppy, whom by this time was painfully limping...
poppy before bumblefoot surgery
And then i proceded with surgery. At this point i am going to put a lovely picture of a chocolate cake i made a few months ago, when the berries were ripening (just to distract you from thinking about bumblefoot surgery too much!)
After a moment of head between the legs faintness, and several deep breaths later, surgery was complete, and Poppy emerged, not much worse for wear...She even managed some porridge, with echinacea tincture, brown sugar and rescue remedy mixed in for good measure...
all bandaged up and enjoying her porridge
Now i only have 2 more to deal with....(Which is very good motivation to keep their perches clean and change the sawdust more regularly!) :)