The children nurse the chicken all the way home from town. Dave gives her the first dose of Chlortetracycline and some honey. He decided his girl will be happier with the other chickens and puts her back in the orchard after giving her a warm bath to clean her up. He thinks she seems a little brighter after her trip to town.
Later, when Dave does his evening chicken feed, he notices that three more chickens have collapsed and are in respiratory distress. He can see large green patches of faeces in the run. He decides to take them to the vet in the morning when he drops the kids off at school.