So, it starts with the roo, Cap'n Jack of course! When I open up the coop to sit with the chicks, even the dutch-style screen door doesn't keep him in. I've taken to just allowing him to explore around my feet for a bit since he doesn't go far. He's comical to watch as he dances around my wellies. Anyway, this probably wasn't a good idea as he ate part of a bolt just now. I had gone out with the magnet before they were ever put in the coop, but I must've missed that somehow. It's just the tail end that was ground off after installing the lock on the door. It wasn't very big but it is very worrisome. I don't know what to do on that front. The little bugger just swallowed it. Probably my fault. He more than likely would've dropped it, but as soon as I saw he had it in his mouth, I dove after him. Any advice here would be great. He's 6 1/2 weeks. So, I watch him for a minute before putting him in the coop where I hear a huge ruckus. I look in the somewhat dull lighted building to see my Silkie running around with dark goop all over her neck. OH no, I thought, something must've just happened. Well, the good news was that it wasn't blood. The not so great news? It was a giant glob of poo....the incredibly nasty cecal variety too. Why couldn't it have been regular solid poo? And why did it have to be the Silkie, with those poofy, thick, pure white feathers? So, I spent 20 minutes trying to get it out with warm water. It's still not all the way gone, but I wanted to let her recover from mom poking and prodding her with a towel before I work on it some more. What's next?!