Mrs Dore and her husband had a chicken hatch 10 days ago, ‘Little Mabel’ was born with two weak legs which saw her ‘wobbly’ on her feet.
Mrs Dore’s husband did some research on the internet and discovered this is a common difficulty young chicks can face, the advice was to make some ‘splints’ for the chicken’s legs with short pieces of drinking straw and secure in place with a hairband.
Mabel was ‘fitted’ with the straws and hairband splints, and ‘hey presto’ it did the trick! Little Mabel is now
running around and has no need for the straws or hairbands.
We’re sure she is having a lovely time in her run enjoying the sun and pecking the ground for tasty morsels!