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    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 7:21pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     
    Your exactly right.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 7:23pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     
    I think we are following each other round tonight Tracy, it is so nice to have a chat.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 7:24pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     
    :-) I always seem to be on when no one else is.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 7:26pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     
    yes it happens to me as well. I thought maybe I was scaring people ha ha
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 7:27pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     
    ha ha
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2009 10:34pm (Aug 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hope Indi continues to get better, Tracy, and the vet can help with the antibiotics...
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2009 5:09pm (Aug 16th 2009)
     
    I hope so too - she's so up and down, when she's down I really don't know what to do for the best , I don't want to prolog her life if she is in [pain, she's such a sweetie though I really don't want to lose her.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2009 6:45pm (Aug 16th 2009)
     
    Bless her she is a little fighter don't give up on her yet Tracy.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2009 8:16pm (Aug 17th 2009)
     
    Well went to the Vet tonight with Indi as she hasn't really eaten all day. Vet seemed quite pleased with her said she's put on 0.1kg of weight on and that her vent seems clear of any dead tissue that was their before, her comb is red and her feathres have started growing and that she looked better than the last time he saw here - althoguht she was at her lowest at that point. He says he doesn't see any reason why we shouldn't give her one more go on antibiotics, but if after that she goes down hill again the fairest thing to do is to put her to sleep. So big fingers crossed this set works, I've ordered some apple cider vinegar and will see if I can find her some mealworms etc to up the protein.. Anything else anyone can suggest I'm open to all options/suggestions.:cute-chick:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2009 8:40pm (Aug 17th 2009)
     
    Poor little Indi she does try so hard Bless her. Don't forget to grate her some cheese and mix it with a bit of dry porridge oats, I think I mentioned it before mine go mad for it and plenty of protien in cheese.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 1:35am (Aug 18th 2009)
     
    Come on Indi! We are all pulling for you girl! She has a lot going well it seems, especially given what she went through. Its fantastic that she has put on weight and those little feathers are growing! I think you are just so wonderful to be doing this for all your sweet hens Tracy. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 3:09am (Aug 18th 2009)
     
    You could hard-boil an egg or two and give her the yolks too, Tracy.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 1:32pm (Aug 18th 2009)
     
    I think she laid 2 eggs this morning one with shell one without as they are not in the normal spot that speckle would lay, so thinking she may have bound egg bound again - which I guess doesn't bode well. Anyway antibiotics have kicked in this morning and she has had some catfood and a little bit of fruit. I'll try her on the cheese again later as she wouldn't eat anything yesterday. Hopefully she will get better as I'm really struggling to see what else I can do after this.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 5:25pm (Aug 18th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    we've just got some chicken spice ( http://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/shop.php?product_id=128 ) which was sold at an animal feed store, had it recommended to us. Not sure if it'd be any good to Indi, but it won't cause any harm and anything is worth a shot! It's all natural stuff too...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 5:58pm (Aug 18th 2009)
     
    Thats right Red anything is worth trying, hens are all individuals just like us and what suits one might not suit another so it is all trial and error until you get it right.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 18th, 2009 7:49pm (Aug 18th 2009)
     
    Red - do you have an update on Milly for us?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2009 4:25pm (Aug 19th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're off to see 'Colin the farm guy' tonight, as our vets has admitted knowing next-to-nothing about chickens :P Shall be sure to update when we know anything, appt is at 6:30pm. She seems happy today, but still not eating. I'm thinking she has a problem with her crop, but we shall see.

    :bigsmile:
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    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2009 6:47pm (Aug 19th 2009)
     
    Hope you get a diagnosis. Indi is at the moment having a little bit of weightwatchers rice pudding, she's had a little cat food and a ffew pellets butshe's not looking as good as yer last lot of antibiotics. Going to get some greek yoghurt tomorrow as that seemed to spark he feather growth off.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2009 8:58pm (Aug 19th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I hope she improves Tracy. It's horrible when they won't eat, because there's no way of forcing them...
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2009 9:13pm (Aug 19th 2009)
     
    I've also mashed up some of her layers pellets and added some olive oil to make a "pesto" to see if she fancies that. Bless one of the neighbours bought up some greek yoghurt as I didn't have any in. Just have to wait and see if she's a bit better tomorrow.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2009 9:38pm (Aug 19th 2009)
     
    I do hope she is feeling better tomorrow Tracy, I will be thinking of you both xx
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2009 6:46pm (Aug 21st 2009)
     
    Well I'm very vary sad (disctruaght in fact) to report we've had Indi put down this afternoon, she'd hadn't eaten or really moved round for a few days and it was obvious the antibiotics were not working. Gary came with me and we saw the vet that was really nice last time. He was really nice and gentle with Indi and with me. I held her and talked to her whilst he injected her. We've bought her home and buried her in the corner of the chicken run so she can stay with the rest of the girls. It was the best thing to do int he end but didint make it any easier, its the first time I've actually had to make the decision to have an animal put down as all my others have died of their own accord.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2009 8:13pm (Aug 21st 2009)
     
    Oh Tracy I am so very very sorry to hear your news. You couldn't have done more for Indi and she did have a nice time with you even though that time was short. It was the next kindest thing you could do for her to stop her suffering and you were there with her showing her love to the end, Bless you Tracy you are a lovely kind caring lady.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2009 8:26pm (Aug 21st 2009)
     
    Bless you Tracy - nobody can say you didn't try. It's horrible, I know, but she still had an immeasurably better life in her short time with you. You gave her a little foretaste of heaven, girly...:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2009 11:58pm (Aug 21st 2009)
     
    NN and CC have said it all - you were her guardian angel and have made the right decision, though I know that doesn't make it any easier. I'm so sorry, rest in peace Indie. xx
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd, 2009 1:56am (Aug 22nd 2009)
     
    Yes, what everyone else said. Tracy I just admire you so much for caring enough to go through the hard parts (as well as the sweet parts) of saving these dear sweet chickens. Indi was very very lucky to have had her time with you. And she has people all over the world who care about her. As do you. Rest in peace little Indi.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd, 2009 9:07pm (Aug 22nd 2009)
     
    Thanks everyone for your comments
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2009 11:05am (Aug 23rd 2009)
     
    Oh Tracy so sorry to hear about Indi. I go with all the above comments too. You gave her a chance she would never have had, bless you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 7:02pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh man Tracy, that's so sad, i'm really sorry to hear that. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way, if that's okay :bighug:
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 8:18pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    Well I'm sad to report we've had another bad day in the henhouse. One of our other girls was looking a bit off colour yesterday (I think i menioned it to Diane somewhere on line), I agreed with Rosie that we would keep an eye on her today and possibly have to take her to the vet. Unfortuanltey when Rosie went to let them out this morning she had died in her sleep in her nest-box. At elast she was comforatble and peaceful and didn't have to go through going to the vet. Rosie came into tell me before I went to work and we've buried her next to Indi. Hopefully as the other girls are all feathers up and looking good we won't lose any more. T.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 8:38pm (Aug 26th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh Tracy, losing one of your girls is bad enough but to lose two at once :sad:

    I hope the other girls stay fighting fit. Look after yourself, I hope you are doing okay, it's not easy to deal with :heart: They knew they were loved and had a brilliant time at your place whilst they were there.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 8:43pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    Yes they had a nice time running around for 10 weeks which is better than they would have had so I'm concentrating on that thought. I'm a bit paranoid now - they was a nothe one this eveening that was apart frm the others and I got a bit worried. Sure she will be fine though, just me gong mental. T.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 9:06pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    Ah, sorry to hear that Tracy. But like Indi, at least she knew what life ought to have been, unlike her sisters who never made it out of the battery farm...:heart:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 9:34pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    I'm very sorry for your loss, Tracy. If there is heaven ~ it couldn't be much better than what you've given them. Sweet little birds. Again, I'm in awe of what you are doing for these dear animals. Not too many people are willing to take on things like this, especially knowing the emotional pain that comes with it... You are amazing.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 26th, 2009 11:00pm (Aug 26th 2009)
     
    Again, I second all the comments already made. Your girls must think they are already in heaven compared to what they had to put up with the rest of their lives, and its you that has given them that. I don't know anything about chicken health, but I hope the other girls are all OK.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 27th, 2009 9:38am (Aug 27th 2009)
     
    Big hugs thinking of you Tracy and good vibes for the rest of the girls.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 27th, 2009 11:33pm (Aug 27th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hope your other girl makes a fantastic recovery and no more show signs of illness... :heart:

    xxx
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 7:57pm (Aug 28th 2009)
     
    I think I need to rename this discussion Doom and Gloom from Glendon. I mentioned in another chat that I was Buffy to the vet today as she had started to look a bit off colour - well I got home at 10:00 this morning to pick her up for her vet visit to find she had died between 8:00 and 10:00. I spoke to the vet about taking some blood form her to see if we can find out what has happened to her and my other girl but he siad the best thing was a PM but the best way to do a PM is to take a girl that is on her way out to somewhere (can't remember where) and they put her down and do the PM. I don't think I'd be able to do that to one of the girls. So I'm hoping against hope that no one else gets poorly - I have to say I dread going up to see them at the moment n case one of themis looking a bit peeky. It put me off keeping chickens at the moment but if we can get through a couple of weeks with not loosing anyone I'm sure I will be fine.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 28th, 2009 9:46pm (Aug 28th 2009)
     
    I'm so sorry Tracy, what terrible news. I don't see why your vet couldn't do a PM on the one that had just died - seems a terrible thing to have to take a sick bird knowing what he's planning to do. Are there any diseases that are this virulent between birds and act so quickly? Can lice or something carry disease between them? I wish I knew something about chickens to be able to help.

    (Did he say one that was on her way to the Bridge?)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 3:53am (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    I can't see how that process is 'best.' The lack of humanity aside... (grrr), the hen that died HAD a mortal illness. A sickly hen could have it but might not. Doesn't make any sense on an emotional OR physical level, to me.

    I wish I could come there and do some of the hen care for you. It sounds like you are in need of a little break. :heart:

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 4:17am (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    And you are so brilliant to take on these poor creatures that have been so abused. We're all rooting for you, Tracy; just wish there was more we could do...:heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 6:55am (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    Oh, Tracy I'm so sorry to hear about your girls dying like that. I hope you won't have any more problems with them and that what ever it was is over now. :bighug:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 12:55pm (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    Tracy so sorry to hear about your latest sadness, thank heavens for people like you though, who care for and rescue those hennies. You have a wonderful home set up for them. Bless you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 1:02pm (Aug 29th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Tracy this sucks, but don't let it put you off chickens! You've given your ex-bats such a good life, but they will be susceptible to illnesses having never been outside before. I doubt it's you who's doing something wrong at all, they're just not the healthiest of birds when you get them due to the year or so of intensive egg laying, which depletes them nutritionally. It takes them a while to get back to full health and build their immunity. It looks like an illness has targeted them and is spreading through your flock.

    Can you spot any symptoms in your birds? There are too many diseases to just be able to suggest or guess any that might be right...I don't understand; they can do PM on a pre-dead chicken, why would she have to be killed there?! And are there no tests your vet could do to see what it is, for god's sake??

    It sounds like you've been left very much alone in dealing with this mystery illness :bighug:

    ~ Are your girls acting healthy, such as walking, flapping wings, pecking at dirt etc?
    ~ Have any lost weight?
    ~ Are they breathing normally, they're not gasping for breath or wheezing?
    ~ Are they laying eggs, and are the eggs normal looking? Any with thin or wrinkly shells?
    ~ What are their poops like? Can you see any blood or worms in their poops?

    What are you feeding them? Is there any way their feed could have become polluted, mouldy...?
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 5:56pm (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    laying seems OK, and everyone looks healthy - Gary is going to help me do a big spring clean tomorrow, got some poultry sheild and scrubbing brushes - going to get rid of all the bedding and was considering weighing all the girls. Feed is kept clean and dry in big plastic boxes. I haven't noticed anything funny about thier poo but will have a good look tomorrow - I suspect Gary wont be so keen to help with this part of hte exercise. When I spoke to the vet he said the place they normally send their animals to do to PM's doesn't do avian ones and the place he has suggested is the avian vet centre in Bury St Edmonds. He spoke to them and they said some enzymes, etc in chickens degrade very quickly after death which means that sometimes tissue is to degraded to be able to help (type of thing anyway) so to get best infomration it is better to take a chicken you know is on her way out to them so they can put her to sleep and do the PM striaght away. I agree I certainly couldn't drive all the way there with a poorly chicken in the car - I'd end up in a ditch I'd be crynig that much. Gary has said that if bad things continue to happen and the vet says its the best thing to do he would go. But to be honest I;m trying to train myself into the fact that even if the girls only have a good few months then its better to end your days in an orchard running round with your mates than in a battery so if I can provide a retirement home for what ever time they have thats the best I could do for them. Don't get me wrong if the 7 reaming girls go on for years I'm over the moon but I've decided not to name any more of them (or not just yet)as it seems to make it worse, and to try and not get too attached to individuals. From now on they are "the girls"
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 7:03pm (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    Posted By: TracyBI've decided not to name any more of them (or not just yet)as it seems to make it worse, and to try and not get too attached to individuals. From now on they are "the girls"


    I've tried to do that myself, Tracy. The problem is you get attached to them, even if you don't try to name them. Some of mine have such endearing little personalities, I can't help but love my "nameless rabble" of hens. I admire you for what you are doing for "your girls".
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 7:14pm (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    I'm sure I'll be better in a couple of weeks, just trying to find some way to make it less painfull if I every have nother week like this one. Having said egg production was OK, we've only had 1 today.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 29th, 2009 8:49pm (Aug 29th 2009)
     
    Posted By: TracyBI;m trying to train myself into the fact that even if the girls only have a good few months then its better to end your days in an orchard running round with your mates than in a battery so if I can provide a retirement home for what ever time they have thats the best I could do for them.


    That is so true Tracy, and they deserve that freedom even if it is only for a short time. But we'll all be sending lots of prayers, hugs and healing thoughts.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2009 3:06pm (Sep 5th 2009)
     
    How are your girls Tracy? Are they all doing OK now?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2009 8:58pm (Sep 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hey Tracy, how're things? Hope your girls are all okay now...?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2009 6:30am (Sep 18th 2009)
     
    I've been wondering about that too. Are you okay, Tracy? :heart:
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2009 7:06pm (Sep 28th 2009)
     
    Sorry guys lots of stuff going on at work etc so haven't had much time. Yes I'm pleased to report that our 7 girls are fine and soon to be joined by another 5 ex- batts as soon as I can get my head round when I have a free weekend to welcome them to thier new home. That will take me up to 12. I'm kind of working onthe principle that 12 can't be much more work than 10 and I'm better getting them before winter so they can get in to the going to bed early. Has anyone got experience of puting exbatts in with other more advanced ex-batts or other girls. I don't want the f1st form to be bullied by the 2nd form. T.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2009 11:19pm (Sep 28th 2009)
     
    That's great news Tracy! We've been wondering how things were going, glad that it all settled down. Good luck with the new girls!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2009 12:07am (Sep 29th 2009)
     
    I really didn't have time to come in here at the moment - but saw that Tracy was back (via the scrolly thing) and just had to come in and say: Yipeeee! And how lovely that you are still up for all that it takes to provide a home for those poor abused chickens. Ok, gotta run. (How are you feeling today Kate??)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2009 2:17am (Sep 29th 2009)
     
    Great news Tracy that you are expecing more gilrs! Keep up the wonderul job you do with them all.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2009 10:59pm (Sep 29th 2009)
     
    I feel OK today Diane - I have a week off work now (back in next Wednesday) so was too busy to think of anything except work!!! Arm is still playing up though. The nurses at work think she's caught a nerve, but I think they regenerate themselves don't they?

    Hope we're going to get to see photos of the new girls Tracy!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2009 10:56pm (Sep 30th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw i'm really pleased to hear that Tracy, and it's great your getting an extra five, have fun!! :boogie:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeOct 1st, 2009 12:05pm (Oct 1st 2009)
     
    Why can I only read this on "New Posts"?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 1st, 2009 3:44pm (Oct 1st 2009)
     
    Me too...strange, isn't it?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2009 6:21pm (Oct 5th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's in the 'important information and news' section, which is technically reserved for sticky's, and so gets pushed down under the sticky's. But it shows up in New Posts because it does exist and people are posting in it, it's just fallen off the bottom of the page...hope that makes sense :001_smile:

    *returns to reading A Case Of Paranoia*
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2009 7:10pm (Oct 5th 2009)
     
    Are you sure it's not something a little more sinister than that, Red?
    *encourages correct atmosphere for reading A Case Of Paranoia...:devil:*
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2009 7:21pm (Oct 9th 2009)
     
    Well I'm pleased to report that we went to pick up our 5 new girls today, one has a bit of a sneeze, but will keep an eye on her, they came out of their box without too much trouble and pottered in our side of the shed for a while - as soon as the Secret 7 had gone in I moved the Famous Five in with them, so hopefully tomorrow morning they will be chums and we wont have any problem with them. I'll try and get some pics of them together over the weekend - although I can't seem to find the cable to connect it to the laptop at the moment.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2009 10:41pm (Oct 9th 2009)
     
    Welcome famous five!! Congrats Tracy, I hope they settle in well and you have your dirty dozen!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2009 3:48am (Oct 10th 2009)
     
    I hope all will go well for the Famous Five and your older girls won't mind the new kids moving in. Way to go Tracy..you're wonderful!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2009 2:20pm (Oct 10th 2009)
     
    Well the Famous Five haven't made it out of the house yet, well they did for a few minutes with Gary's help but then went back in- they have foudn the food and water though so Im sure everything else will come. :-) bless them you can really see the difference between them, its funny to think the Secet 7 where like that in May. :cute-chick:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2009 4:35pm (Oct 11th 2009)
     
    Great news about your new hens Tracy I look forward to seeing the pictures.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2009 8:41pm (Oct 11th 2009)
     
    I didn't take any this weekend but I will do. I didn't close the gate properly today, one of the neighbours came down to tell me the secret seven had made a bid for freedom. it took 3 of us half and hour to round them up as all our gardens ammalgamate with no fences so it took us a while to find the little buggers, off in all directions they were. Needless to say the famous five were all seating quietly in the house minding their own business just looking out of the door ocassionally probably thinking thank god the bossy ones have disappeared.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2009 9:25pm (Oct 12th 2009)
     
    Ha ha sorry to laugh Tracy but hens are just so darn awkward to capture when they dont want to be caught. I bet they had a right old giggle about it when you had gone in
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2009 9:30pm (Oct 12th 2009)
     
    That must have just been tons of fun, Tracy. :chicken_catch:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2009 10:19pm (Oct 12th 2009)
     
    We should start a thread that only the hens can write in (with their human's help of course!) What a hoot (or cluck!) that'd be!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2009 5:34pm (Oct 13th 2009)
     
    NO!!! They'd be exchanging ideas for escaping...
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2009 8:04pm (Oct 13th 2009)
     
    Yes I bet they all had a giggle as it where. Well we've had 5 eggs to day so some of the famous five must be laying. We still only have one that seems to be happy outside, she's a bit on her own as the Secret Seven don't want her in thier club just yet but she seems quite happy with pottering and I made sure she got a bit of pasta to herself.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2009 8:10pm (Oct 13th 2009)
     
    NOt sure if I mentioned at the beginning of the week but one of Rosie's cats (Nala) You may remember mentioning her before - she is Ratty my cats mum the one that brings rabbits and squirrels home. Anyway was run over last Monday. She's had to have one of her back legs and her tail amputated. We've all been worried sick about her. She came home on Saturday and looks as you would expect very sorry for herself I took a little bit of minced turkey round for her tonight and Rosie says she is a bit brighter and that the vets are really pleased with her progress. Its going to take sometime but hopefully she will get back to some sort of normality bless her.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2009 9:26pm (Oct 13th 2009)
     
    I'm glad your girls are beginning to settle in Tracy.

    Poor Nala - how old is she? I hope she copes OK without her leg and tail. It will take her a while to get used to it but at least she is alive and can still have a good quality of life. I'm sure you'll all make a huge fuss of her. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2009 4:48am (Oct 14th 2009)
     
    I know someone with three 3-legged cats (she seems to collect them!) and they're all full of beans and hunt like mad. I'm sure Nala will be back bouncing around very soon...:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2009 10:33pm (Oct 14th 2009)
     
    Really CC?! I thought the rabbits and squirrels might be getting a reprieve!

    I've heard of some odd collections in my time, but your friend takes the biscuit!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2009 10:37pm (Oct 14th 2009)
     
    I think the local cat rescue knows a soft touch when they meet it...:)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2009 12:06pm (Oct 15th 2009)
     
    Oh Kate poor Nala pussy cat but sounds like she will recover and soon be bouncing around.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2009 9:05pm (Oct 15th 2009)
     
    Rosei popped in lasat night to report that when she went to check on Nala she had moved out of her basket and managed to get her self on the sofa, so hopefully she has turned a corner.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2009 11:15pm (Oct 15th 2009)
     
    That's good news Tracy. Did she manage to get herself down too? We have to lift our old girl down as we worry about her front legs taking her weight!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2009 2:39am (Oct 16th 2009)
     
    Thanks fantastic news Tracy! :D