Oooooh, it's been a bad transition !
Not as bad as some in the past but we have an injury
right off the bat. This little bird got herself caught
in a corner and the older hens beat her!
You can see her injury .
She has been moved to protective custody with the new chicks.
Look at the branch roost in the yard- to the left.
All three are NOT leaving the perch! NEVER!
It's a LONG way to the ramp and into the coop.
He's been trying to keep the peace but those
older hens are fast and sneaky.
The new girls run under his tummy when it gets too bad.
The newbies spent their first night in the coop,
in the protective custody section. They are amazed,
scared, wide eyed and . . .
Miss Puffy Cheeks, an Araucana mix, normally has a lot of fluff
but check it out now! Super Puffed!
She was trying to figure out how to get past the wire
so she could get to me .
They are comfortable but it's not the house
and Miss Puffy Cheeks must miss me taking her
out so she can look out the back door-
in the house-
the nice, safe house.
Bird is lonely.
He/she spent a quiet night last night and seemed to enjoy it.
Today he about jumped out of the brooder tub
when we reached in to pick him up.
He got to sit on my lap for awhile after dinner and his drink
but he's not a good lap sitter.
I'll have to show you the new water bowl I got him,
it's really deep so I hope he will be able to manage it himself
between getting his eye dropper drinks
(He is cross beaked and blind)
Watch for the upcoming post on this Manna Pro feeder/waterer.