Originally Posted by egrogan
Awww...poor thing. I will be interested to hear the updates on her and what you decide about finding her a flock that will take her in.
She's doing fine, her skin is healing but still very red/raw. I out her with the baby guineas but she's easily 10x their size and although she didn't do anything, they are TERRIFIED and refuse to go under the heat lamp with her or eat/drink if she's near the feeders, so that was a no go.
I can't put her with any chickens while she's still sore/oozy, so she has a box in the house (which now has a SECURE ventilated top) for at night and a square dog exercise pen that she goes in during the day. She's happy watching all the other chickens free-range around her unless she sees a person and then she flies out, RUNS for the person and cries to be picked up. So she spends a lot of time being carried around by a kiddo.
The chickens her size are MEAN
, they are starting to free-range a bit and attempted to take out full size chickens! They were very quickly run off, 3 half-grown chickens cannot successfully take on 17 fully grown ones. I am thinking that once Midnight is healed, I'll put her in with the fully grown chickens. I have tossed so many half-grown or fully-grow outsiders in and none have ever been harassed for more than a couple minutes and zero injuries, so obviously they are far nice chickens.
I wonder if it's the breed of my three, 2 Black Minorcas and a Brown Leghorn. I've never had those breeds before... practically every other breed under the Sun but never those.