Little Keara has been improving everyday. Her ankle swelling has reduced greatly and she has not been limping at all.
I made her a few more windows and she has been spending her time watching her friends …and healing.
I gave her her own little mirror which she also loved. It is hard for a chick to be on her own for so long.
Luckily, her friends were also taking an interest in her….and in roosting as high as possible.
Lucinda (now known as Lucy in the sky) discovered that she could fly/jump up to the edge of the brooder box and roost there. And she could watch little Keara at the same time . She even took to visiting from time to time.
Jasmine was not far behind. She can now roost on the edge of the brooder box as well.
And she could visit. Keara was enjoying the company.
Soon Rowena was joining her sisters. How long before they were all up there?
The brooder box was looking rather empty. “Keara View” was getting quite popular.
I was worrying less about how to integrate her back into the flock. They seemed to be handling that for me.
Then this morning when I checked them, Keara’s box was empty! Where was little Keara? She had escaped a few times and was usually between the brooder box and the big mirror…but she wasn’t there. Where was Keara?
Can you see her? Somehow, she had gotten back into the brooder box with her sisters. I had been planning to give her a few more days..until the swelling was completely gone…but apparently she had other plans.
She had gone home.
I put the feather duster back in the brooder box.
Everyone was happy to have “mom” back.
And Keara was just happy to be home!