|Borrowed Photo - Cute, eh?|
I got a large airy cage prepared for her and placed it up off the ground, then placed her inside of it with food and water. She was ANGRY! She kept running around inside of it, hackles raised, tail feathers standing at attention - nothing would calm her down. So, I let her be. She had protection from the weather when she needed it, and clean food and water every day, twice a day.
She remained in the cage for 1 1/2 weeks, and after I let her out of Chicken Prison, she was COOL, calm, and collected! Raising of the cage reduces the hens' body heat. Isolating her in an open area helps her change her mind set and get it away from being in seclusion. It worked very well; she was just fine and started laying again in another 2 weeks.
Happy Fall, y'all!