Nick Segner wrote:- not sure what is wrong but one eye much bigger than the other and she has poor vision and has some trouble foraging/feeding,
Nick Segner wrote:Hi guys, thanks for your replies!
First to Chad - thanks for bringing up Marek's which wasn't on my radar. I took a look at that link and your photos- strange! But in our case, I don't think so. Rather than her pupils being different sizes, her entire L eye is smaller than her R. She has a smallish head too- perhaps an old trauma or some other problem..
Elle, good suggestion- I may try those mild physical strategies sometime!
Tracy, I think you may be spot on. We have tried reintroductions perhaps too frequently and now I think we will give her some time off to get over the bad memories before trying again. She's now on our front porch where the dogs sleep and is almost flocking with them now. And with us when we roam around the farm. Will give this more time to try and figure something out.
Zach, yeah maybe having (a much smaller) rooster again would help keep things calmer in the pecking order. May try that but I want to get a few more hens first to up the hen:rooster ratio to at least 12:1.. They do all get along when initially fed together but after a few minutes they target her when she's in the electronet with them. They have 350' of it part woods part field with compost to pick through etc, so they do keep busy bug-searching and dust bathing but they still seem to prefer terrorizing our poor Weansel.
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