|Guilty as Charged: The Bully|
Pecking order is serious business in the chicken world. Hens who start getting bossy, making the others miserable, need to be reigned in.
In larger flocks, it's a bird-eat-bird world, where everyone has to fight for their right to the roosting bar, but, in small backyard flock of pet birds, like ours, vigilant chicken keepers can step in and set things right.
|The Victims: Loola & Lacey|
The great thing about birds is their limited memory when it comes to recognizing their own as members of the flock.
By separating out the naughty bird, you can reintroduce her at a later date and she will be perceived as "new" and treated as such.... back to the lowest rung on the roosting bar. Ha!
This we did with Madonna, on Memorial Day... yes, that is how we spent our time, not lounging on the beach with all the other Westporters, but rather tending to our chicken dilemmas.
|Off to the "Slammer" She Goes|
And here she shall stay until we deem her ready to be re-introduced to her flock.
No worries, our marvelous Madonna is being well cared for with food, water and her very own nesting box, until said date when we release her from solitary confinement.
|Madonna: Jail Bird|
We'll update everyone on how this works out. Stay tuned for Part II of "Jail Bird."