Day 7:

The chicks are much more independent and energetic, exploring their pen and not huddling together as much. There have been skirmishes and tug-of-wars over several worms and centipedes.

Sick Chick: One chick we noticed has a swollen eye. It’s quite infected. Worst of all she was being pecked at and losing some feathers. We have isolated her and put her in her own box with heat, water and food. Lalena put egg yolk oil in the chicks’ eye, which should speed up the healing. We’re hoping she will be able to rest and heal quickly in her own coop! We had her in her box near our work station today so we can keep an eye on her.

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