Amber came from Zandfontein two weeks ago. She is tiny, and very thin, but seems to be relatively healthy. Her nails were long and curling when we got her. The wire cages of the battery set up, do not allow the chickens to scratch in the dirt and wear down their nails. Walking with long curling nails is painful and hard. a nail clip brings almost instant relief.
Amber is so chilled and easy. The only hard time we have had with her is negotiating bed time. Amber does not want to sleep in a box in my bathroom. Amber wants to sleep as high up as she can. Eventually we have settled on a box on the side of our basin.
See picture below.
Last night Amber layed her first egg since she has been with us. I think she is remarkably talented and clever!