This morning I cleaned Miss Scarlett’s cage and put her in the back of Old Blue to go meet her maiden Aunts Rosie, Violet & Daisy.
I was very optimistic about this first visit, because my sweet chickens would never hurt a little kid right? I assumed they would all hug the little red girl and then offer to share some food with her. Um…it didn’t turn out that way.
First Rosie & Daisy chased her down one side of the fence…
Then Violet and Rosie chased her up the other side…
Scarlett was so terrified she tried to get through the wire to escape.
After several attempt to let them get used to each other I gave up and scooped Scarlett to safety. Let me make clear, that at no time was actual contact made between big chicken and little chicken. I thwarted all pecking and attacking behavior! So although Scarlett was scared and stressed out, she wasn’t physically harmed. I was really disappointed in this first meeting.
I will try again, when my girl is a little bigger and maybe there will be some harmony among the group.
Poor Scarlett is safe at home and unharmed except for some ruffled feathers. As far as she’s concerned, she’s happy to live among her human, kitty & bunny family for as long as possible.