|Shy Violet keeping her distance|
In Violet's previous home, one of her sisters turned mean and aggressive toward her. Her hen-tender mamma thought it best to send Violet to a new home. I agreed to let her try out my flock to see if Violet would be better off here. I wasn't thinking. I know that moving the aggressor hen is a better idea.
Poor, shy, beaten-up Violet moved in a day ago with my gang of rough gals who are not shy about beating her up to keep her poor. I sent a message to Violet's hen-tender mom that tonight would be a good time to come and rescue her Sweet Violet.
But now I'm not so sure. I just came in from the hen pen. All the hens, including Violet, were together with about two feet between them. They were ignoring her. I opened up the upper bank area for the girls to forage. The gang ran up the bank to peck and scratch. Violet stood still for a bit and shot off after them. She suddenly came to her senses and stopped just short of the closest hen. And then she made her way carefully to her own spot to scratch, got the leaves out of the way, and found a juicy worm that took two swallows to get down. Let's give it another day.