Ini is fine. End of post.
Ini is fine. She spent 4 days living in the Big house, getting homeopathic medicine twice a day and having her wound rinsed with a homeopathic solution 4 time a day. It was my job to hold her while my wife forced 3 tablespoons full of medicine down her throat, an eyedropper full at a time. Took about 30 minutes each time. How many directions can a chicken move her head??
Ini laid eggs 3 of the 4 days she was in the house. She is such an amazing creature.
After the fox attack, my chickens are getting less free-range time. I now don’t let them out until almost noon and watch them like a hawk. Well, not as good as a hawk. Last Tuesday, Mini was attacked by a HAWK.
I let then out just before noon and went in for lunch. I’m eating my last cookie when Jack (my rooster) starts squawking very loudly. I find him by the side of the house but no ladies. From the pile of logs I have that need to be split comes the squawking of one of the ladies. As I run toward the pile a HAWK takes off. I find Mini tucked into the pile squawking her head off. Carefully I move some logs and get her out, take her to the run and she goes up into the coop and squats down in a corner. I then went looking for the other 4 hens, can’t find them anywhere, there is a small pile of feathers by the wood pile but no ladies. After a while Jack shows up with 3 of them, I’m missing Mo. She finally comes out of hiding, they are all safe. Mini did come out later in the day and join everyone. She doesn’t have any wounds that we can see and is out acting like a chicken.
After the fox attack I was asked if I was rethinking my decision to free-range. Wasn’t then, I am now. Plans are being made to increase the run from 72 square feet to 288 square feet. They can’t help it, they just taste like chicken.