All the doctoring we did on the black chicken yesterday didn’t help. She was worse this morning. The temps got up to around 15° and even though that’s miserably cold and there’s still lots of snow on the ground, we let them out.
She was the first one out the door . . she just wanted to get away from those pecking sisters!
Many chicken experts, aka blog readers who know a lot about chickens, recommended alfalfa hay. That’s also what the lady at the chicken store had recommended but she didn’t have any. One phone call this morning and I found some so we went and got two bales.
We spread that around in the coop and oh, yes . . they were thrilled to have it. It’s a source of protein and it also gives them something to do . . digging around in there looking for the little tasty jewels. We hoped that would keep them entertained and they’d leave the black chicken alone.
But this afternoon, the black chicken was worse so we rigged up a hospital room.
All fixed up with a heater, food and water in the downstairs garage.
Vince caught her and doesn’t he look happy about having to do that! 🙂
And, now she’s resting comfortably in her little hospital room.
My hope is that feathers grow back very quickly! Poor baby!