OMG! I just noticed she seems to have a bit of a crossed bill! I hope that doesn’t get too far. I like Nosey.
Don’t worry, Nosey. She’s about half grown up now so will probably not have advanced crossed beak. I haven’t had any crossbills before, only hens from the store that had clipped, aka mutilated beaks. So sad.
The crippled chick is doing very well. She’s using her foot but not bearing weight on it, and it very active, but still rests a lot.Very active. I don’t know how she got out, but I think she went over the top. Apples feels like perching today.
Cream Puff released herself today. A little early, but the chicks are managing just fine.
I don’t even know how she got out; there was a chicken wire lid on her, but all of a sudden, she was prowling around in her turkey pose, outside the chickery. We don’t call her Cream Puff the Fierce for nothing; I didn’t even try to catch her, I just let her chicks out.She’s really attached to her turkey shape. She spends most of her time puffed up, with her neck ruffled and tail spread. It was impeding her ability to give scratching lessons. She’d deflate to scratch, puff up again. She’s funny. She’s got a real chip on her shoulder. She can’t even rest without puffing. This is my favorite little chick, with a white dot on top of her head.