I got up this morning to let the Girls out of their run.
Tilda wasn't with them.
I could hear her breathing, so I went to the Cube to see if she was inside - but she wasn't. She was standing on the verandah. I assumed she couldn't make it down the ladder, so I opened the side door (which I put in the other day, did I mention that? ), picked her up, and lifted her down. She ambled into the run to have something to eat.
I looked carefully, and couldn't see any wounds. I asked her if she wanted to come out, but she had her head in the feeder and ignored me, so I left her there.
Much later, Florence and Custard were moaning about something, and I went out to see what was up. I couldn't find anything. I thought they might be complaining about Poppy hogging the nestbox with her extended broodiness, so I took Poppy out and put her in the run so she could have a drink and something to eat. The others continued complaining.
Then I saw Tilda, in the cul de sac between the two Cube runs. A god place to be because it was fairly shaded, but a bad place to be when you are the bottom of the pecking order. No where to run, and too narrow to run past a chicken that is attacking you. She looked OK - her tail was up.
Florence walked down there and pecked her on the head, then walked off.
Eventually Tilda shuffled out. Maybe she wanted rescuing? I offered her a way out (I opened the side gate) but she shuffled past.
Is this it then? Has she rejoined the flock?
Is that what the others are moaning about?