Autumn now has a bigger space

As Autumn needs to be on her grower pellets for the next month I felt it was time to give her a bigger space. Now that she has settled in properly the time seemed right to give her more space to explore.

I closed the bottom end of the run by the ladders. I closed the dividing gate. I heaped the soil up against the dividing wire to stop the girls getting under then I opened up the hatch.

Autumn has a new bigger space
Autumn checks out Gold
Autumn investigates her new space
Autumn is very interested in the other girls extra food dish
The flock of eight are almost together

At this point I decided to move the main flocks’ extra food dish to a different place as I felt it was a distraction for Autumn. I felt it would make Autumn want to get to the dish.

Gold and Autumn check each other out

Autumn soon got used to the extra space and easily found her way back and forth from the new space to her feeding station in her original part of the run. She enjoyed having a good dig in her new part of the run followed by a dust bath.

The three game girls together

I thought this was a good comparison of Storm with the new game girls.

I will leave Autumn to get used to having her bigger space today. Tomorrow I might try putting Salmon in with Autumn for some company. If Salmon gives Autumn a hard time I will remove her again. I don’t know how they will get on together but think it’s worth a try. The bigger space should help.

It is as always a work in progress but so far so good.

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4 Responses to Autumn now has a bigger space

  1. marion.pharo says:

    She looks peaceful and happy.

  2. DAVID says:

    That is a hugely positive sign – what a contrast to her earliest days with you.

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