We brought back our latest group of hens today, The Marys, named in honour of Mary who passed away a few weeks ago. These 6 hens are all poorly – 5 have prolapses and 1 has a problem with one eye that is swollen and permanently shut – so they’ll stay in the hospital area for a while until they’ve recovered.
Despite their conditions they wasted no time in exploring the space around them and enjoying some food before settling down for the night. One hen though, Berry, looked distinctly unhappy with the stress of the day so we’ve brought her into the house for a bit of attention and warmth. Hopefully she’ll start to improve tomorrow.