I am so sorry about Ginger. Do you think you'll be able to integrate her back into the flock? Have you increased her protein intake a bit to encourage regrowth or is there a lot of skin damage that I'm not seeing as well? I like the idea too, Bruce. Just make sense - when they are injured they need quiet and calm which they don't get with light glaring on them 24/7. It's a gentler heat and not nearly as over-stimulating which is so good for healing. Congratulations on a job well done! It takes a huge leap of faith to veer off the well trodden trail, and it looks like your girls reaped the rewards. And I'll bet your stress levels this time were greatly reduced, too, right?