I had a scare today. The eldest 2 decided it was time to fledge - too young in my opinion! Silverbeet can be dangerous! The one with only small blue on rump - got tangled up in the dried silverbeet that wasn't consumed! I usually give them a full piece and it must become like string when it dries, the little one had it wrapped around it's foot and leg about 6 times and rather tight too. Lucky I check on them a number of times a day else he could have lost the foot! It was painful for the little one getting it off and I was as gentle as I could be considering I was nearly panicking. Got it off after a few minutes and I've vowed not to ever give them a full leaf again, I will chop it in future.
Here is the 2 eldest after the "rescue":
Here is little Floyd, I took him yesterday to finish rearing - I got myself a heat mat and thermometre and wanted to check them out. "He's" taken to the spoon rather well.