There are three sets of chick/s running around at the moment, that I see have yet to be introduced, my bad…
The other White Chocolate hen, sister to the loaner, has three chicks; the shirt chick was adopted; and this little Silkie hen has three- two Cheeklings and a Silkie chick (got rescued into the greenhouse on rain day).
This particular hen’s quirk (they all have at least one), is that she does not, ever, want to go to bed in the coop. Instead, she hunkers down in the grass, in the exact same place, every night.
Normally I train them to go in a box, say, in their chickery days, and then I transfer the box after dark to a lock box.
Not this one. I have to bring the box to her. She hunkers down; I set the box near her.Well my word, a box! Look at that, kids! How ideal for our purposes!They move right in. Then I pick up the box and shuttle it into the coop.
The evening box ritual. Every night. Well I never! A box, how nice.Today, because it was raining and the new chips were probably exciting, she settled down under the pine tree – daring!