In the last chicken post, I reported that the pullets are now in with the mature hens except for Perch, who was in protective custody. We kept her cage in the run during the day and in the henhouse at night so she could be part of the flock, but it was clear she wanted out of the cage. But when we let her out, she immediately became a target – not just of the "big girls," but also of the other pullets, who were the ones who bloodied her in the first place. When we came running to intervene, she would meet us at the fence, obviously looking to humans for safety. That gave me an idea. Why not let her free-range? She would have room to exercise and freedom to scratch and forage without being molested, but would probably hang out around the run to be near others of her kind.
|"Hi there. I think I like this!"|
|"Hey, what's she doing out there?"|
|The color around her eyes has improved since I took this photo.|
That's it for today from . . .