Licken the Chicken is spending tonight indoors with us.
She looks even more sorry for herself since Millie and I gave her a shower, just in case it’s some kind of infection, following her being grabbed, briefly, by a fox (again!) on Sunday. The thinking being that if she was bitten then living in a muddy coop not a million miles from your own poo can’t be good for any wound.
She’s currently in a plastic box by the back door, glowering malevolently at me, covered in a towel.
The Not-So-Lovely Melanie wants her back outside, but Millie and I both put our humanitarian feet down, pointing out that if she does have an infection she needs to be somewhere clean and warm. At least until she’s dried out from her shower!
Fair play to her, she took the shower very well. I expected her to go mental, but she just kind of stood there, looking resigned.
She seems to have some kind of black spot on her back toe – anyone know if that might be the problem, and if so, what it is and how to fix it?