The Chick’s Gritty Progress

Poor wee Chickadee was left outside the inner sanctum of Her Fluffiness, Sparkle’s hind quarters. Chickadee tried so hard to make her way over to Sparkles and flopped exhausted within view of her siblings but unable to inch forward anymore. Sparkles couldn’t leave the other 6 for one weakling, so we temporarily adopted her and put her in the airing cupboard to keep warm. Her cheeps grew steadily louder so we took her out for brief playtimes and offered her water and chick feed.

weak chic

This morning she will not let John out of her sight – he makes a great mum! As soon as he leaves the room she cheeps constantly long and loud until he returns. I’m a bit worried about how we can integrate her back in life in the henhouse …