by Michael on 30 Mar 2012 at 02:25
Thank you so much for your advice! I don’t have a 2nd coop so last night I put Honk in when Chickybabe went to bed. Honk wodlun’t go in the other nesting box (of two) so I put her cardboard box (she’s been sleeping in with towel almost totally covering but with handle holes to see out also) next to it & she settled in that. I don’t want to leave her outside as we’ve had horrendous rainy weather non-stop lately, Improving today.The earlier nights when Honk was roaming my back patio she kept looking up for somewhere to perch & it was upsetting for me. I tried everything to make a make-shift one to no avail & had to put her in the box & pat her & talk soothingly (god, do people do this?!) as she was distressed, but she’d calm almost immediately & would go to sleep. Obviously use to perching, but CB has never used the ladder or top shelf in the pen, she lies to sleep in the nesting box.I guess they’ll work it out. This morn all was fine – initially! No bloodshed. Probably because Honk is a great escape-artist & finds ways to fly over the chicken wire fence into backyard if things get heated!I have spare food & water in about 3 locations, just incase.