Add to delicious
Add to technorati
Add to technorati
Digg it
furl
Yahoo
Latest Viral Video:

Follow us on twitter

Site Tag Cloud

21st advice album alert amazing animal animals area arrived aubree babies baby bad bald bam bath battery beautiful belated ben big bill bird birthday black bonfire bound box breed breeds british broken broody bull bun buy buying cage caged cam camera captions car care cat cc chicken chickens chook chooks christmas chucks clicker competition contact coop coops cornsnake council couple cruelty cutting dad day dead death decide derby diane dog dogs donna dresses drinking early easter eat eating egg eggbound eggs elvis emergency falcon falcons farm feather feathers feed feeding finally find fireworks first foggy for forum foundation free frog fun funny future garden girl girls goldie good goodbye goodness gotcha growing hagley hall hamster happy heavy helen hen hencam hens hike home horse house housing huge ideas improvements indoor info inscription introduce introducing introduction james julie jumper kasper kaspers kate late latest lathargic laying lead lee leeds leg lemon life likes london long lost lots love lovely lyle lynn machine mareks meet members merry message mice milly missing mite morning moult mouse moving mums mystery nail nanny new news nice night noisy nook norths ollie online page pancake parrot party pecking peregrine personal pet pets photos pic pics pictures plants plus poland poorly positive post poultry pretty production prom pumpkin quail questions rabbit rain rare rat recall red reds reinforcement remember renee rescue respect review rip ronston roof sad sale scarlet shelled shirley shobhna show sids slightly slow snake sneezing snow soft spammers special spring staffordshire start terrier thomas thread ticket tilly time today tom training tree trev trevs uk update urgent valentines vegan vet visitors visits volka walk wanted warning webcam weekend welfare where wild wilsden winnie winter women woods work world worming wrong yay year yorkshire zoey zoeys 1 2 4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016

The hencam forum is proud to be powered by Exa Networks.

hits

We hope you enjoy your visit and join our happy hencam community!

If you haven't already got an account, it's easy to join (and completely free), just click the sign-in button at the top-right of the screen and click Apply for Membership.

If you want to help hencam, then please use our Amazon affiliate links the next time you purchase anything from Amazon - for
UK amazon purchases use this link or for
US amazon purchases use this link! It won't cost you anything at all and amazon will send us few pence which will go to the girls, new cameras, treats and more!



If you can think of anything that should be in this space, then let me know!

Welcome Guest!
Want to take part in these discussions? If you have an account, sign in now.
If you don't have an account, apply for one now. We'd love you to join and pin your location on our map!

If you are interested in knitting jumpers for hens, click here!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2016 6:52am (Sep 2nd 2016)
     
    Happy Birthday to the kitties and it's wonderful that they are back together for their first birthday.:face-smile:
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2016 7:23pm (Sep 2nd 2016) edited
     
    Great news!! Hooray for microchipping! How lovely that they took him in and were prepared to give him a home too.

    And happy birthday to them both.
    :bdayhappy_balloons:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2016 5:25pm (Sep 4th 2016)
     
    Rossi and Marco say thank you for all the birthday wishes.
    They aren't completely friends again yet but are getting there.
    Rossi snuggled up to Blue for yesterday's afternoon nap.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 25th, 2016 7:42pm (Sep 25th 2016)
     
    Caitlyn (granddaughter) took part in her first ice dance show yesterday! She did so well - out on the ice all on her own and a 90 second routine. Her coach changed two things at the last minute and swapped a sit spin (exactly what it sounds like!) for a normal spin, and she didn't do the very last jump as she falls 25% of the time and they didn't want to put her off. Her mom and other grandparents came to watch too. I am SO proud of her!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2016 10:18am (Sep 26th 2016)
     
    Thats wonderful Kate Bless her she did so well and I Know how much you were bursting with pride, things like that make me well up with happy tears. All Love xx
    •  
      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2016 11:24am (Sep 26th 2016)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Omb Kate, well done Caitlyn!! Skating a routine all on her own! How old is she now?
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2016 3:46pm (Sep 26th 2016)
     
    Clever girl - well done Caitlyn!:cheer::cheerleader::clap::swingin::woohoo::yay_jump:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2016 9:16pm (Sep 26th 2016)
     
    Wow, Kate that is wonderful.( you don't happen to have any pictures do you??) Congratulations Caitlyn!!!:clap::clap::clap:
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2016 10:26pm (Sep 26th 2016)
     
    Thanks everyone!!

    She's 8 and a half and yes, I was bursting with pride! We do have some pictures but hubby has put them on the Mac and I need to work out how to get them off again! Will post some when I get chance.
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2016 3:50pm (Nov 10th 2016)
     
    Beetling through the beech woods and seeing all the beautiful autumn colours.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2016 6:03pm (Nov 10th 2016)
     
    The Fall colors are beautiful over here on this side of the pond too, CC...not as pretty here, as they are in other parts of the USA, but still pretty.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 11th, 2016 9:33am (Nov 11th 2016)
     
    It has been what I call a proper autumn this year and the trees have coloured up beautifully best Ive seen for several years. We went to the Derwent valley on G/N birthday last week as it was so nice here at home but the closer we got the more mistier it became then it rained. The the photo session we had hoped for was not to be, but hey ho thats the way of things sometimes. We had a lovely day out all the same and a smashing lunch in a delightfully old inn with a real log fire roaring up the chimney. It took the chill straight out of our old bones just looking at it. The rain lifted enough to have a walk along the Dam and we got a few pictures. Not quite the quality of what we normally like but as I said thats was what it was truly like so I am content. I still have to sort through them properly but will post a couple up when I get a moment. Guests gone home this morning so all being well I have two weeks at home before I pack my bags again
    xxxx
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2016 6:46pm (Nov 15th 2016)
     
    The trees here have been beautiful too and the lovely red and orange leaves seem to have hung on much longer than normal. I feel quite sad that they're falling off the trees now and turning to slime on the paths! We've had such a lot of drizzle lately.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2016 6:48pm (Nov 15th 2016)
     
    I'm thinking of getting Caitlyn a camera for Christmas. She's got an old iphone from her mom but it's not the same as a 'peroper' camera. I was thinking of a small SLR and then I can send her out with her dad or grandad. They both have a good eye for pictures.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2016 6:54pm (Nov 19th 2016)
     
    Reserved Stanley, a 3 legged cat who has been at Rehoming for 3 months. He had an awful abscess when he was brought in, and then they discovered an old break in his leg which was causing a lot of pain so the vet removed it. He's fully recovered and adorable! Just needs to get into a home so he can build up his muscles and strength.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2016 8:21pm (Nov 19th 2016)
     
    What a lovely idea about the camera Kate she will love it I am sure. We give Mallory a grown up camera when we take her out she is so cute using it and takes it very seriously I amazed at the quality of her pictures. She whips the card out of it the minute we get in and pesters her Granddad to put the pooter on before she even has her slippers on !!! Brilliant news about Stanley Bless him xx I must take some pictures of Minnie she is doing so well and is a right little butterball now. Sootz was so cute yesterday as he was so insistent that we went to the back door. I thought he wanted to go out but he was alerting us to the fact that Minnie wanted to come in, how lovely that he looks after her even though she can be a right little madam to him at times.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2016 8:27pm (Nov 19th 2016)
     
    taking a picture of me taking a picture of her
      brodsworth gardens2222222222.jpg
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 20th, 2016 5:36pm (Nov 20th 2016)
     
    Kate, do you mean you reserved Stanley for YOU or for a new owner?
    Love the pic, NN - like one of those infinity mirrors that make your mind loopy if you think about it too much!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2016 11:54am (Nov 21st 2016)
     
    Yes I know exactly what you mean CC they do my head in also.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2016 4:44pm (Nov 22nd 2016)
     
    Phew just done a marathon.................heap of ironing that is !!!
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2016 6:06pm (Nov 22nd 2016)
     
    Wish you'd said - I'd have posted you some!:face-smile:
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2016 7:36pm (Nov 22nd 2016)
     
    You can do mine too!

    No CC, I reserved him for someone else! I really can't have another cat - Meow Meow is horrible to the others and a disabled cat wouldn't stand a chance when he's on a rampage. Once he's gone (which I'm sure will be a long time yet!) then I'll get an oldie or a disabled or one that just needs to live out its last years or months with someone who loves it.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2016 7:39pm (Nov 22nd 2016)
     
    This weekend Caitlyn discovered drawing! She copied a cartoon fly - I thought she'd traced it but she hadn't as it was on the computer. Then she copied an eye and it was very good! I couldn't do anything near as good. Danny is going to get her some nice drawing equipment for Christmas.
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2016 4:13pm (Nov 23rd 2016)
     
    I'm all for encouraging art in kids - the schools seem to be interested in only academic subjects and the arts get ignored.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2016 10:06pm (Nov 23rd 2016)
     
    Its so nice that you are seeing her natural skills forming Bless her she is a clever little girl and how lovely her Daddy will encourage her with the proper equipment.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2016 10:59pm (Nov 23rd 2016)
     
    I couldn't agree more - I think it's lovely to have a relaxing hobby like that, drawing, painting, photography, maybe she'll bore of it quite quickly (she has a short attention span!) but maybe she won't! We'll see!
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 30th, 2016 10:46pm (Nov 30th 2016)
     
    The first time I met Kitten, my feral, was August 2011. Doesn't seem that long. Today, for the first time ever she climbed onto my lap, turned around, lay down, and stayed there for 30 minutes. She is now officially a lap cat!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 1st, 2016 9:38am (Dec 1st 2016)
     
    Awwwe thats so special Kate thats lovely and even more so as she is an ex feral. There are two cats here and little domestic short hair and a very large Norweigan forest. They remember me and are so pleased to see me. Poor Mons the forest has just a stump for a tail as he was run over had both hips shattered and his tail was hanging by a thread, That was last year but he has made a remarkable recovery and although he had a magbificent brush of a tail, He just looks more like a bobcat now. Such a gentle cat I think he is even larger than my Sootz,
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 1st, 2016 6:08pm (Dec 1st 2016)
     
    How wonderful Kate - I bet you were tickled skinny!
    Those cats sound gorgeous NN - got your camera?
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd, 2016 11:34pm (Dec 2nd 2016)
     
    They have stunning tails - very like a Mainecoon and it's a close run thing over which is bigger. I met me friend's moggy on Thurs and he had a huge tail! Not particularly long, but so bushy!! Glad Mons has made a good recovery from his accident.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 4th, 2016 8:48pm (Dec 4th 2016)
     
    Had a good day at Rehoming yesterday-between us, Jen and I reserved 6 cats. I reserved Raymond-a lovely, friendly tabby tom cat with big cheeks and personality, but sadly has FIV (feline immunovirus) which usually means they're with us for months and months. He's been there about 4 weeks and his new owner wants to collect in Jan which the deputy manager agreed to - Raymond has had dental work so has to stay another week while on antibiotics and we don't allow cats to leave over the Christmas and new year period so timing should be OK.
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 5th, 2016 4:01pm (Dec 5th 2016)
     
    Six?? That's brilliant...!
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 7th, 2016 7:53pm (Dec 7th 2016)
     
    Thanks CC, we were pleased too. We've reserved 145 so far this year - not bad when they were closed for 5 weeks for flu, Jen doesn't come every week, and the public are only in between 11 and 3 and we leave between 1 and 2pm, so a max of 3 hours. Some of them didn't happen because of failed home visits or people didn't collect (can you believe that!) or they return them in the first couple of weeks because they "didn't settle" (annoying) but there will also be ones that phoned up after they've left or come back another day - something we always encourage.

    The new manager starts next month. We're hoping he will be a positive influence. If he changes the ethos wel'll stop going which will be really sad, so let's hope he'll be good!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 11th, 2016 8:13pm (Dec 11th 2016)
     
    I hope all will work out alright for the 6 kitties, Kate...great job!! :clap:
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 12th, 2016 5:13pm (Dec 12th 2016)
     
    My best: Nugget has started talking again after the fox attack - she has started clucking again when I talk to her.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 13th, 2016 8:58pm (Dec 13th 2016)
     
    That's great news CC!! Must've been a terrible trauma for her.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 15th, 2016 7:46pm (Dec 15th 2016)
     
    Oh thats wonderful news CC xx
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 16th, 2016 8:52pm (Dec 16th 2016)
     
    She's also started to run 100mph at the back door when I open it in the hope of a bit of cheese...:face-smile:
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 16th, 2016 8:58pm (Dec 16th 2016)
     
    Cheese?! I didn't know they liked that!!
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 17th, 2016 5:20pm (Dec 17th 2016)
     
    O yes...if I'm not quick enough throwing it, she jumps up and tries to help herself.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2016 5:40pm (Dec 18th 2016)
     
    Cheese certainly is one way to win a chicken round I used to give it to mine as a treat and at moulting time for the extra protein.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2016 10:34pm (Dec 22nd 2016)
     
    I had some small dogs who loved cheese.
    We couldn't even say the word cheese, they went crazy.
    We spelt it but they learnt that too.
    Resorted to naming different kinds of cheese to confuse them...
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2016 8:24pm (Dec 23rd 2016)
     
    My childhood dog could spell - walk, dinner, choc - amongst others. Cleverest dog I ever met, and my best friend.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 26th, 2016 11:52pm (Dec 26th 2016)
     
    Ha ha thats funny Ollie and so amazing how quickly they understand what we are saying xx
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2016 12:04pm (Dec 27th 2016)
     
    Dad couldn't say 'walk' without getting jumped on, but eventually he couldn't say 'Talk, pork or chalk' either. The last straw was when began to react to him saying 'Well, I suppose I ought to...'!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2016 9:02pm (Dec 27th 2016)
     
    Ha ha animals are so clever and understands every thing we think and do.
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2017 9:30pm (Jan 7th 2017)
     
    The longest stay cat at rehoming was finally reserved today! Zoe has been there a year. She's diabetic which has put everyone off, but a man who was taking another of our hard to home cats (very shy 13 yr old) saw her and decided he'd give it a go. They're hopefully going to get CP to fund the insulin for her injections so we're really hopeful.
    Then, half an hour later, a lady came in and reserved Dizzy who's been there 11 months! Dizzy wouldn't let them touch her and really is a challenge, but they want to give it a go. They're also taking another cat which will hopefully be company for her. Fantastic day!!
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2017 5:00pm (Jan 11th 2017)
     
    I missed this - what a brilliant run of new forever homes, Kate! That should impress the new boss, shouldn't it?
    My best: Rocky the new black rock hen laid me a huge brown egg this morning. In the rabbit hutch... I seem to attract special needs animals. She evidently didn't get the memo about chickens not laying unless the days are long and warmish.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2017 5:19pm (Jan 11th 2017)
     
    Hey I missed it also, fantastic news Kate and so rewarding for all your hard work xx. Good news about your egg CC I got a feeling once she is settled she should start to lay most days, thats what makes them favourites among people who want a plentiful suppy of eggs xx
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2017 8:53pm (Jan 11th 2017)
     
    Thanks both! xx
    The weather is pretty unseasonal - maybe she thinks it's spring!
    I didn't realise you had a newbie - I must've missed that! Did she arrive after the fox's first visit?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2017 10:13am (Jan 12th 2017)
     
    Applies to cat also
      15871555_1630783683883956_8383513709009544737_n.jpg
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2017 5:09pm (Jan 12th 2017)
     
    The sad thing about that cartoon is that it's so true...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2017 6:27pm (Jan 12th 2017)
     
    I got tears in my eyes looking at that one.:face-crying:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2017 6:55pm (Jan 12th 2017)
     
    yes It touched my heart also, so many sad animals out there through no fault of their own xx
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2017 9:12pm (Jan 12th 2017)
     
    Yes, the truth really is in this and breaks my heart. I always wanted a MaineCoon like NNs but having spent 6 years at rehoming I couldn't do it. Maybe if we get one in one day ...!
    •  
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2017 6:19pm (Jan 13th 2017)
     
    Yes, I got a Black rock hen to keep Nugget company and to encourage her to pull through; seems to have worked, touch wood!
    •  
      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 13th, 2017 10:52pm (Jan 13th 2017)
     
    Of course you did! Sorry, remember now!