In the dark

It took a while and looks a mess, but following advice from Terry and Lauren (see comments, last post) we managed to rig up a cover for the Eglu run. It’s not totally dark in there, but dark enough that Belle soon went to roost, and I shut the coop door at around 8pm.


I let her out this morning at around 10am … the prolapse has popped out again, and I can feel an egg in there. Hopefully that will be the last one for a while. I’ve applied some more cream, and left her to feed for a while. I’m really not at all optimistic :(


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  1. lscheuer

     /  June 22, 2013

    I’d say this is an excellent setup. You’re a clever and caring chicken-mom, and this little gal can feel safe and as comfortable as possible. Brava!

  2. How is she doing now?


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