Today I popped into the chicken run at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool to discover the smallest bird not looking at all well, normally it would be the fastest bird in the flock but today it remained stationary and allowed me to stroke it and pick it up.
Over the last 2 days the weather has changed and temperatures have dropped from the gorgeous week we enjoyed last week at La Forge with a few days of rain. Deciding to act i took the youngster inside and placed in in a box with bedding, food, water and a heat source and fingers crossed the bird will pull through.
I bought 5 young birds 4 weeks ago, a lot earlier in the year than previously and have now had 2 birds to fall ill. I also bought a single bird that was just about to start laying and that has been producing an egg a day for the last week.
Next week the first guest arrive at the Brittany holiday cottage and there children will be able to collect at least one egg per day.