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A Backyard Chicken First Aid Kit

Like clockwork, Dolly is broody again.  My heart sank to discover that I had not reached her before, Sunshine could inflict harm to her.  When Dolly goes broody, she prefers to sit in the favorite nesting box.  I think that all the other girls understand and politely lay in the adjacent nesting boxes.  However, Sunshine refuses to lay her eggs in any other box. Jealous and upset to find Dolly all poofed out inside the favorite nesting box, Sunshine takes it upon herself to peck at Dolly until she leaves the box.  With a stubborn broody hen and a hen with an attitude, Dolly always loses.  Wounds are inflicted.