maddiemay wrote: »
I love the thought of you both sitting chatting with Hoppy, yesterday while I was gardening I was talking to a baby Robin and a young very spotty blackbird, neither of which seemed to have learned to be cautious around human beans yet. They both kept coming back and getting within a couple of feet of me all afternoon, as and when I spotted them (head down weeding herbaceous border) I did my statue impressions and just loved their presence. They were later rewarded with several handfuls of dried meal worms as there are no worms to be found in my newly dug bits of soil.
Cheery_Daff wrote: »
Anyway, they were fine of course, despite all our worrying, and leaving our friends early to get back and check :rotfl: :rotfl:
Except that Beaky's bare patch on her back (which is SLOWLY growing over) was bleeding :eek: Clearly *someone* has been indulging in some feather pecking... :mad: I did wonder whether that was why it wasn't growing back as quickly, but her wings have taken a long time to re-feather properly but they're well on the way now, and the back patch was getting smaller...
Anyway, *someone* (cough - I'm looking at you Mildred - cough) has actually caused her to bleed now :mad:
Sprayed her with the purple spray I'd bought, but which isn't actually purple spray, it's this stuff Anti-pecking spray
Let's see whether that stops it long enough...
Of course it might not be Mildred, but she is by FAR the most inclined to give any of the others a swift peck for no good reason, and has been quite grumpy lately, jumping on the others occasionally for no reason that we can see.
Not sure what to do about it really - the others don't seem unduly bothered and she's not caused any injuries til now. We only left them alone for about 18 hours, most of which they would have been shut in their run overnight anyway!
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