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Making modifications for my "special needs" chicken

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So my little Hipster (my students named him) has a hip luxation per a vet/bird specialist. We had x-rays done after a week old. 

 

 

 

We are starting to work on our chicken run, as it used to be our duck run before we built them a larger space. 

 

The "new" chicken run is a 6'x12' enclosed run and we would be building a coop inside for the chickens.

 

I'm looking for advice on how to make this area more friendly for Hipster. She (I am hoping Hipster is a hen) moves around fine, but doesn't fly up to a 2"x4" roosting bar. 

 

Any suggestions on how to utilize the space? What would be a good coop to build inside? She has a "sister" (I hope, otherwise we will find her some sister friends. We can't have roosters here.) as well. That chicken is normal and already figured out the flying thing to get up onto a bar or the 2"x4". 

 

Thanks!
 

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Here is a video of Hipster walking.

 

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