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Romulus has eaten some wheat and corn!


He's still not opening his right eye, and he definitely can't see out of his left, although it's open more and more often. We believe he may be getting some light/shadow perception on that side, but it's hard to tell. We hope so, as I think that would be a good sign.


I managed to get his beak and one foot into the pan of grain, and he recognized it and started eating. Now we just have to teach him where to look for it, because the final confirmation of his blindness was watching him, eye wide open, confidently trying to scoop up wheat four inches to the right of where the pan actually was. But he's eating!

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On March 14th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC), variance commented:
Oh poor birdie. It's brutal in chicken world, isn't it! I hope he gains his eyesite back.
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On March 14th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC), bice replied:
Me too! Raven is really hoping he can recover and "retire" in comfort, but it won't work if he's blind - a hen in the house is one thing, but the early morning crowing will get stale real quick! He's not dumb, so I figure we can probably teach him to find his food and water, but that wouldn't work if there were other chickens around stealing it all the time. Luna has a 'crush' on Romulus, and we joked that maybe we could bring her in to the porch to take care of him, but I'm not sure she's got the patience to play "nursie" for him. Need to pick out a motherly type for that. LOL
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On March 14th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC), dusksembrace commented:
I hope Romulus gets better! YAY - for eating again! I like him, hes a good rooster.
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On March 14th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC), sionnach_sidhe commented:
Here's rooting for the old fellow.
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