Cleopatra, our Welsummer, broke her toe getting under Keith's feet yesterday. After some research on the Internet we decided to splint it and see what happens.
We assembled everything we might or might not need, sponge, a piece of plastic cut from an ice cream lid, masking tape, duck tape, cotton wool, antiseptic wash, scissors, towels.
Put three of the Araucana cockerels in the Dalek and some of the chickens we know are girls up in the barn. (Cleo was one of them but now she's in the recovery run.) They are settling OK at the moment, the girls had to be put on the perches the first night, they were not sure what to do but are getting the hang of things.
Egg Count -
Chickens - 11
Ducks - 10
They are really slowing down now, only Mrs Bustle and Copper are laying and Copper is the first to be laying in the nest boxes in the barn.