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Definitely introduce her slowly, the other birds very well may attack her. Can you section off space in the coop or run so they can see but not touch her for a week or so? This will really help slow the aggression down.Hi, everyone ... Ariel is looking far better now.. there are only a few places on her comb where the blood/medicine is still caked and I can't seem to get that off without hurting her. Slowly its just falling off. Her neck feathers are growing back and no dried blood, there. She seems restless and miserable and I visit her a few times a day and hold and pet her... I don't know if that is good or silly of me. I think it comforts me more than her. It is going to rain with freezing temps here the next few days. Yes, snow is a possiblity. This early? Yes. Part of me thinks I should reintroduce her now. Part is apprehensive and very concerned that it is not yet. Is caution better or is she suffering because she is away from her usual home?
Can anyone give me some extra advice. could put her in the coop today in the cat carrier (now officially a chicken carrier!) If you think I am hesitating out of fear, you would be right. A friend gave me a wooden box and I think that will be my ultimate tool Give her someplace to hide if the other chickens give her grief.
Thank you again... OH and i just looked out the window towards the coop - it looks like a young deer found it's way into the compound.