A slight crisis arose on Saturday when we noticed some drops of blood where the chickens had been. A thorough examination of the flock revealed that Von Kluck had a broken claw. We've still no idea how this was inflicted - presumably she caught it in something and suffered the damage while trying to break free. The diagnosis and treatment process wasn't made any easier by Kluck being the least docile of the chicks - picking her up generally involves a chase round the garden followed by trying to keep hold of a struggling mass of wings claws and beak. The talon in question was cleaned up and the problem of keeping the wound clean was solved with two sticking plasters - one on the injury and the second to keep the first in place!
|Von Kluck briefly poses for the camera - the plaster can be clearly seen.|
|A close-up of the repair work.|
Although the plaster had disappeared by Monday, Von Kluck seems to be on good form and making a good recovery.
And no, I've no idea what this has to do with wargaming either.