Molly spent the whole day laying about . The mill where I am working is close by so at lunchtime I ducked home and gave her a big dose of Tums. Thank you so much for that offer Heather! It worked! I am sitting in the truck delivering these two big black cows so my writing will be shaky.
By evening she was up and eating small amounts of food.
Molly’s temperature had dropped to six degrees below normal so I had covered her with all the barn blankets and jackets and turned on the heating mat that is attached to the wall .
When she roused I let her into the front yard for a walk where I could watch her – not watching her well enough! She tried to go up the ducks ramp. As it broke she leapt in and ate their food too.
Not a bad result.
I believe she literally caught a chill and could not warm back up. She might also have had a belly ache – she was doing a lot of stretching out – let’s hope one of those babies is not in a bad position. But somehow those Tums turned the tide.
We are approaching our destination ( it is nice to have a driver now). So I will sign off.
When we get back I will do chores then a few more hours at the mill. Then back to get the turkey house ready. Chicks coming on Friday!