Oh no, did you find the other two roos?
Did you find the rest of your articles? that is terrible, those were great and alot of work went into them!
I do re-arrange them here and there. My one SLW "Mother" gets up on the roost and won't move no matter how much they peck her, so I have to put her by someone who won't peck her. I think she is scared to move as they will peck her more, so I move her. Then I will move them alternating facing forward and back if they don't do it themselves, which they usually do so they don't get pecked as much. my flock can be a bunch of bitties, I have three strong hens, and 2 that get picked on. usually if I place them in the same order everynight they are ok with it and settle down faster with minimal pecking. strong hen, weak hen, strong hen, weak hen, strong hen, then they are ok. weak hens facing the wall... i've only got the 5 though, so it is easy, cluck-cluck, goose, morticia, mother then fi.
I guess I wasn't clear, yes, I found both. Two were still in the hutch (the two wimpy White Silkies) and the two I found outside were returned to the hutch.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I spent all day on the sofa with blankets over me, fighting the relapse of this cold. Not the best way to spend one's birthday, but I do feel somewhat better today. If this isn't gone by the end of the week I am going to get some antibiotics since I will likely have developed a secondary infection that needs treating. This is the way it goes for me when I get a cold the last few years, there is not just getting a cold and in 10-days to two weeks it is gone. I have been through a bunch of tests to find out why and so far there is no answer. Wish me luck on getting over this before I have to start the doctor route again. My son has been sick for a week now too, so at least I am not alone in my 'misery' ;)
So glad the cold snap is over and we are getting warm, slow though it may be. I know my birds will appreciate it more than I will even.