Hoppy, that sure is a big disappointment!
I know you are a pretty crafty person do you happen to make chicken diapers? I was looking at them online, U Tube has a video to make them, however the learning curve for me is probably not worth the time.. It is two pieces of fabric and some elastic.
BTW i have to take a video of a roo I have here I bought from you last year, I bought a set of three, 2 hens which I killed with the Sevin dust, and he came through fine except for being huge, has no clue he is a rooster, has never crowed, the other roosters don't bother him, and he hangs with the hens. He is a black orpington. We throw things to eat across the yard just to watch him run. He runs about like I do, it is hysterical, down hill is even funnier when he tries to put the brakes on. When you put the feed in the dish he is like a woman with PMS and a chocolate bar.
For anyone who uses the aprons, will they stay on a hen that free ranges? I have a few hens which I would really like to use them on. How about overheating problems with them? The boys are just doing a number on their poor backs.
A general update on the two turkey chicks I have in the house with the bantam hen. One thinks I am surrogate Momma and flies up on top of my head, and happily rides around while the other one follows us. I put the hen out morning and evening to do her business and get her dust bath, then let her back in and she hops in the cage with them. They are going to be as big as she is soon and are quite the sight when they each try to get under a wing now. I gotta get a pen set up in the barn to get them out of here soon. Another two weeks and I will need a second pen for ducklings that will be hatching
Who is going to Skowhegan Saturday and what are they bringing? I really should stay home but my roomie is egging me on, and insisting we need to go. I have done well and stayed away from the last two swaps.