Poor Blanche has had the short end of this stick, being one of Flink's favourites. If you've never seen a chicken mate, it can be a bit of a violent experience if the female isn't receptive. Poor Blanche is not open to his advances and has suffered a bit of a gash on the top of her head.
She decided a penicillin injections were the way to go and we sprung into action.
The fish were also interested in her, too, often swimming in circles right in front of her. Both species seemed to find a pleasant diversion in one another and it was a rather amusing sight.
I flipped Blanche gently on to her back, where she settled nicely and relaxed (apparently this is the "put the chicken to sleep" position). Laur drew 0.5cc into the 20ga syringe and quickly, confidently, injected it into her breast.
She didn't bat an eyelash! What a champ!
This afternoon we'll give her another injection, but for now she's resting comfortably and quietly.
She's such a good girl!