So, as they convalesed, they became friends through a common problem. they stay together now, not going far from the coop. They do not lay eggs and cannot scratch the ground for bugs and worms. They eat the feed provided and try to hide from the roosters, but whatever they do and wherever they are, they are together.
This photo was taken as they were getting ready to sleep and it was so endearing to see the blue hen cuddling her friend to keep her warm, even though it is a warm night. I am so sorry these girls had to suffer. They do not have much life now and they are rather thin, barely susisting really. That is no life for the beautiful Ameraucana hens and they will be killed as a mercy offering for them. Yet, I cannot help thinking that maybe they would rather cling to life, even though they are different than the other hens and cannot function as chickens anymore. Maybe, life is still preferable?
Do you think so?