- Jun 9, 2015
Today I built an cage for one of my EEs to go in because she has a hurt leg (not sure what from, doesn't seem to be bumble foot) and needs somewhere to recover. She also has been picked on a lot by a bully chicken and needs some time to regain her feathers. I was wondering about how long you think she'd need to stay there for, if she should stay there all the time and should I put something in there to be a nesting box? As you can see in the picture, there was a blue box but she kept hopping onto it and slipping so I took it out- didn't want any further leg damage. It's fairly large for a cage, maybe 6 or 7 square feet and I've put a little roost a few inches off the ground, but should she sleep there? It's in the run and I'm not worried about predators but I dont want her to be lonely at night. Also, should I keep her in there when the others get let into my backyard to forage? I assume it's best to keep her in there till her leg heals. She's pretty upset about being in there and keeps pecking to get out so I feel bad keeping her in there for months. Thanks!