Leggy update ~
Today I checked Leggy twice before noon and confirmed his broken blood feather was not bleeding anymore. At noon I released him to be with the flock again. He did not like being confined to a coop separate from the other chickens, and he strutted his stuff when he was released. Of course the other rooster, Muffin, promptly decided to chase Leg... Ahhh, everything was back to normal again. I will check Leg again at chicken bedtime (about 7:30pm) to ensure he's not bleeding again, but I think he's going to be OK.
I couldn't help but notice a lot of hens screaming as if they need to lay an egg, but no one was going into the coop where the nest boxes are to lay. If you have chickens you know the sound a hen makes when she needs to lay. Here is this sound of two of our hens ~ Freckles is in the front, her daughter, Zoner is in the background behind the feeder in the coop. The nest boxes are in the coop on the left by the chicken entry door.
|A very broody Ethel|
So now Ethel has been separated and is in the spare coop which Leggy just vacated. As soon as I got Ethel out of the nest box Freckles and Zoner went into the coop to lay (that's when I took the video above). This is the first time in over a month that I've had a broody hen - I thought maybe they quit that since they were molting and winter is coming. I guess now that I'm home again I'll just settle in and get used to all the chicken drama.