I bought some Anti Peck Spray for poultry today so tomorrow evening I shall spray both her and Rita and put them to bed together and hopefully they'll keep each other warm and be kind to each other on Friday. If not, they'll both get a mouthful of foul tasting feathers which will hopefully nip it in the bud.
If Rita REALLY doesn't want a friend of her own variety, I'm sure Joan will fit in with the rest of the flock.
Then who will I mother?? I should have brought more than 1 sickly hen or one more needy.
We've got 2 prem baby guinea pigs but in all my years I've never successfully hand reared any. They always fade away on about day 5 so I'm just leaving them with their mother and letting nature take it's course :-( I really can't bear it when they die in my arms.