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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 4:44pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    My Chicken Ginger has been killed.
    I went away for the weekend,
    I had my friend look after the animals, which she has done before,
    This time, she didnt put all the hens to bed, She missed one, The best one, Ginger,
    This moring i found her on the floor, Her Neck all bloodly and cut, DEAD. She also had a cut on her leg.
    What has killed her, there is a few small holes around the side of the hen house, but nothing big, So i dont think it was a fox, as i thought foxess, made feathurs everywhere.

    This is so sad, I asked my friend to come over, She was so shocked when i showed her, I not falling out with her over it, as she didnt mean to do this, She got very upset with what she did.
    But will it return, and what is it, I will be the one putting my girls to bed from now on, And when i go away i will be making sure, the person knows to count my hens...http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu311/saramarks132/Picture2644.jpg
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 4:45pm (Mar 22nd 2010) edited
     
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 5:19pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    It might have been a fox who couldn't quite drag her out of the coop. So sorry, Sara. These things happen, but they're horrible - a lot of us have been there. Unfortunately Mother Nature can be a bit of a cow sometimes...Thinking of you .:heart:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 5:37pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    Sara I am so very sorry to here about Ginger this is the worse thing to happen for all of us it worries the hell out of me.
    Try not to worry to much Sara but if it is a fox it could well come back just be more aware of things over the next few weeks and make sure all is nailed down nice and tight if you think there is any weakness,s anywhere now is the time to secure them take care
    Lee:bigsmile: :cry:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 7:31pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    Oh no Sara, I'm so very sorry to hear about your little Ginger hen. :-( I know how much it hurts to loose one, like that. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to keep them safe, something dreadful happens anyway. I'd make sure to block off any holes, even little ones, that you see.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 8:04pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sara, I am so so sorry :bighug:

    That's an awful thing to happen. It's horrible but so easily happens. It could have been something a little smaller than a fox like a stoat / weasel that killed it but couldn't take her...??

    I lost three of my chicks to a fox, and it really is awful. Sending love your way :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 9:13pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    I'm so sorry Sara. I bet your friend is very upset about what happened.

    I don't even know if this is possible, but could she have been trying to get into the coop and got her neck stuck in the wire or whatever you surround it with, and then panicked trying to get out and hurt herself? Whatever it was, it must have been a terrible thing to come home to. :bighug:
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 9:29pm (Mar 22nd 2010) edited
     
    I think i have photo somewhere of there houses. We have just put ginger in our little place of rest in the garden, Arthur said she was be sleeping as she is still, How a 4 yr olds mind works, He did like jumping on the soil to make it hard afterwards, then he placed a stone on top, and a can of pop,(dont ask)!!!
    Anyway hubby says it looks like a rat has killed it, If she was left out and sleep then a bloody big rat as got hold of her my the next and biten her.
    How flippen mega sad.
    What a way for her to die, She was the nices out of all my girls.
    I only have 3 northen reds now, n two banbems, Got to get some more hens.
    Like to get some battery once, that need loving.
    So p****d off though//
    Was my birthday on friday. n went away to the seaside and stay in guest house.
    I have a few pets so i have to get someone to help me look after them when im away.
    But the lasttime i went away the dog, took a likein to the boy nextdoors ankel..opps
    so he dont want to help me out anymore,
    My friend has put the hens away before, so dont know who she missed one,
    I have a little wooden house inside a outer house, So the other girls where put away inside the small house, But Ginger left out... poor girl....
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 9:30pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    my chicken house outdoor pen..
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 9:33pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    This is the outside, This piture is taken before it was finshed, but you can see it has had to go threw this then threw the other, so if she was left oput, it was easy for her to be killed. Gona lay some traps down..... Sorry to all you rat lovers, but this rat ant my friend... And if it isnt a rat well... i'll have to think again. might get CCTV IN THERE!!!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2010 9:40pm (Mar 22nd 2010)
     
    My ginger bantam
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2010 10:25pm (Mar 23rd 2010)
     
    Be careful what you put in traps Sara - they have a habit of not getting what they are aimed at and with your many pets and the kids you need to be careful, especially if you are considering poison. There are humane traps if you are prepared to take them off somewhere and release them?

    I love my pet rats but wouldn't want any wild ones living in my garden! Bit like Red and her cockroaches - pet ones in a case are OK but she wouldn't want a colony in the kitchen I'm sure!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2010 10:50pm (Mar 23rd 2010)
     
    kateb.they will not be able to be set free.hubby put a trap down.away from everythin,so up setting.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2010 2:43am (Mar 24th 2010)
     
    Sad news, Sara sorry to hear about poor Ginger.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2010 8:17am (Mar 24th 2010)
     
    HHHMM.We didnt catch anything in the night!! Thanks Trevs mum
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2010 9:08pm (Mar 25th 2010)
     
    I have phoned BHWT and im getting 3 battery hens on the 11th April, Ive not had recused before, So any info i'd be happy for it.
    I know they will be in a state and very scared.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 1:28pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: saraI have phoned BHWT and im getting 3 battery hens on the 11th April, Ive not had recused before, So any info i'd be happy for it.
    I know they will be in a state and very scared.

    Sorry it's taken so long to reply!!

    http://batteryhens.co.uk/ ~ you can have a look at that site if you want. It has a short video of Eva, my ex-bat, on it and there's some info on battery hens on there too.

    You don't need to know too much I don't think, really. Just go easy with them, make sure they don't get too intimidated and bullied by your other girls (are you gonna keep you new girls separate from your existing girls for a while so they can grow in confidence?) Watch them in extreme weather, such as strong sunshine, lots of rain or very low temperatures. The ones with few feathers may need a coat for when it's cold and sun-cream for when it's too sunny.

    Keep an eye on their beaks to make sure they can eat with them (they will almost certainly have been de-beaked so the top beak will be shorter than the bottom, which can rarely cause trouble eating). When feeding treats, teach them that it is food by ripping it into small bits and dropping it repeatedly in front of them.

    Spend as much time in the coop as you can with them. Leave them alone for a day or two to settle, then spend as much as poss in there reading, talking to them, feeding them from hand etc. If they are anything like Eva they will tame in no time!

    If you have perches in their bedroom, make sure they are able to get onto them - a lot of ex-bats aren't able to jump onto perches at first because their leg muscles are very weak due to not being used to exercise.

    Hope this helps!

    Have a great time with your new girls, and don't forget the pics :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 5:33pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    Yes, yes - PICS!!! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 9:26pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I can't imagine a rat would kill a fully grown hen?

    More likely to be a stoat/weasel/fox...

    There was one animal I forget what it is, but it will just bite the heads off a single hen each night, keep coming back until you have no more, can't remember what it was though so not much help there!

    If it's digging under the coop then chicken wire on the bottom and out along the ground should stop it, although it should really go into the soil for a couple of feet to stop foxes digging under.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 11:21pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    sun-cream for when it's too sunny? what kind? as we have the sun at the moment, not like they will be out in it.



    they will almost certainly have been de-beaked so the top beak will be shorter //
    No they havent been de-beaked.. so this is good news.


    Neil I still think a rat, we have a dead rat body.. We think she was left out and asleep and killed. unless something got her befor the rat, But the rat is now dead.
    There was only a hole the size of the rat, defo not a fox, Thanks for the help info of everyone, Cant wait to get the girls on sunday, spent the last few days, digging there outer house up, so its all fresh, cleaned out everywhere, all new toys, all ready for the new lady. yes picture too. xxxxx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2010 8:19pm (Apr 10th 2010)
     
    Sorry to read about your little hen Sara. How exciting you are having some more and well done on choosing ex bats. You will soon get them all well and comfortable I am sure.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 10:49pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
    I have my new girls. I collected them today. About 45min drive, There was about 100 hens needing new home, The lady said that they where in better state than the last lot, which is nice. We made sure we picked the worst looking one, as we wanted the ones no one would want, We found one hinding in a corning, Bold around the neck,

    We brought them home, two of the girls hide away in the hay, one was out and about, I gave them food and water. Left them to settel in, then went to see them a few hours later, they where having a feed and walking around, There legs are pale white, there combs are floppy and very pale white, sad look in there eyes,
    They jump when you try and touch them, It really sad, Pictures on way..
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 11:33pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
    NEW GIRLS
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 11:36pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 11:39pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 11:40pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 11:43pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
    Photobucket The girls new play area..
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 7:40am (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Well done Sara I will be getting 4 ex bats in a month or so and can,t wait to give them a good life how dose it make you feel now having them after loosing one of yours??:bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 12:55pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Well done Sara and the good thing is they don't look to bad, with your loving tender care they will soon fluff up and gain their confidence. It is so nice that they haven't had the pain of being debeaked as well.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 3:57pm (Apr 12th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's always a very good idea to keep new chickens enclosed in their house/run for a few days. This way they learn that this is their 'home' and they'll return there to roost at night by themselves.

    It will save a lot of heartache later as otherwise they might decide to roost outside and are then susceptible to predators...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 4:34pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Neil i do beleive i have 3 lazy hens, As when it comes to bedtime they sit on the top of there inside house, my daughter has to put them to bed everynight, the bantems are fine they go to bed by them self, We have to close the front board anyway so they are used to being picked up and put to bed, Its just when we go away for the weekend and ask friend to put them away they left one out, i sillyly forgot to tell them how many we had, so ginger was left out and died. I do feel happy i have my new girls. DAY 2. they are alright still hiding behind there cardoard, They have eaten all there food i gave them. I put a 7 sweet corns in a dish. whata alught. they looked at them first them, picked one up and dropped it again, took about 5mins to eat one small sweetcorn. i'll give them something eles at the end of the week.
    They did lay an egg, But i dont think i'll be eating that. i may break it open just to see how Not yellow it is or isnt..

    My girls want to know what happening, they keep shouting to the new girls. Id love to know what they are saying to each other. But all is well.
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 6:32pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 6:34pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 6:43pm (Apr 12th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hurray, oh they are so lovely!

    Bless them, poor little sods. Glad they are settled in well. How are they around people, are they calming down a little? If they have access to shade, I wouldn't worry too much about sun cream - it's the hens with more skin than feathers showing that I think you only need to put cream on.

    The pic above this post, the hen on the right looks like it has been de-beaked but that it has grown back a little. Doesn't look as bad as Eva's at all. You can feed them all high-protein food to help them have enough energy to grow back their feathers, too. Stuff like cat-food, yoghurt, vegetables, grains...

    Also, you can add grit to their feed (just a handful or so) and this will basically help them digest all these new exciting foods they will be eating at their new home!

    Congrats on your new girls, they are so lovely. Keep us updated! :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 9:00pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Bless them...you're so good to give them a home Sara, what with your tribe and all! :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 10:25pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Well done Sara - I hope your girls settle in well and give you a lot of pleasure. Its so lovely that you have given them a new home where they can be safe and wander free.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 6:07am (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    oh bless you sara, so glad to see the hens have a new safe home. I fel quite teary looking at the poor loves but they will soon grow stronger and have nice new feathers.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 5:14pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    If not, then NN will have to get knitting vests! :)
    How are they today, Sara?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 7:41pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    They have enough feathers to keep warm CC and they are on hay which will be nice for keeping the heat in. I would have made Sarah some if she had the hens at the start of the winter.

    I did have someone called Angel asking me to make some, and said I would for a donation to little hen rescue. I had a feeling she wanted them as a fashion thing for her hens so was very reluctant. Any how she never made a donation to them so I didnt make her any !!!!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 12:33am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    NN I asked my Nana to knit me a jumper for one of my hens, She told me i was mad,

    Yes they are doing really well, they have been give grit and they have had some yoghurt, vegetables, grains. and grass and sweet corn, They look at it first, try abit and go off to think about it, then return to take a little.
    Yesterday i thought i would take them out of there inside hut, as they were not doing this them self. they had been in there since last sunday. So i reached in and picked them up. One of the girls just attacks you. Its doesnt hurt. I put them all on the floor, outside there hut, but still inside the main hen house.Keeping the other girls on the outer run. This is fenched off. So they can see each other.
    Well the new girls just stood there they kept opening there wings and flapping. So sweet to watch, Then they started to walk around, they walk diffently to my other hens, They have longer feet, and curl there toes up when they walk. So i let them stay outside, for an hour. When i went back to see how they where. I couldnt find them at first.
    They had all gone up to the top floor, As the main hut has two floor, And hinded inside some fabic. They were so lovly and warm. But how funny. I place fabic over the house as one of my banbans like to hind behind it and lay her egg,
    I found this out one day when i had forgot to move it.. Now she waits for me to put it there before laying her egg..
    Anyway i picked them all up and put them to bed. One day Two i noice they where trying to sit on this bit of cardboard, So i got an old broom handle and put it threw the hut, So they can sit on it, My girls dont do this, But the new hen like to be off the floor.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 12:45am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Today. I again lifted them out as they dont want to do this by themselfs., They keep looking like they are going to but i wait till 3pm and they are still sitting in there hut. So i lifted them out. But today i left the inside and outside door open,So they could meet my girls and if they wanted come outside. Yes big steps but i was sat in the garden with them, so i was on hand if there was any fighting or anything.


    Well i was expecting at least a little kick of. Nothing. They just took at look at each other and carryed on. My girls came out for there roam around and the new ones, went roaming around the outside pen. After about 30mis. The new girls took steps outside into my garden, Where they started to eat the grass, So so nice to watch, I could beleive them, Only 2 out of the 3 came out.They only came out for about 3mins if that.
    Then i had to go and do some jobs, When i returned about an hour later. O it was so sad to see. I even called my hubby.
    I have a rabbit hut inside my chicken house, Some of the girls use it to lay in.
    Well they where all inside it, But they where all sat where the wire is and all together, so sad. They had so much space to run around, but choosen, to sit in a small hut. Thats what they are used to. Anyway i put them to bed, We will try agian tomorrow. I dont think they are to impressed with my singing.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 12:55am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Photobucket WHAT YOU LOOKING AT..
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 1:08am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 1:13am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 6:27am (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    Sara thank you for sharing this experience with us it is so nice to here about these poor girls and the steps you are taking to make them happy!!your story bought a tear to my eye :cry:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 8:19am (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    I love this detailed commentary on the progress these girls are making. Keep it coming Sara please.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 1:47pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Wow Sara how much more alert your new hens look, they have brighter eyes and are holding their little heads higher. What a difference you have made to them already. You are instinctivly being a real mother hen to them with lots of love and encouragement. Well done love I am real proud of you. Please keep all the news about them comming as it will certainly be of benefit to others who might be a bit afraid to have battery hens. Plus it is real good to share every thing with you even though it is from afar.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 3:10pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    They've come on enormously since you first had them, Sara; much brighter of eye! Keep up the fantastic work, you heroine you! :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 7:57pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    I can only agree with everything said already! Your updates are wonderful and such mixed emotions for the poor things. Hopefully with the love and encouragement you're giving them they will forget their previous life soon and enjoy their new found freedom.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:19pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    When my phone starts to want to work on this pc. I'll show you what happend today. They all played out in the garden together, My girls and the new ones. The new one's Playeed with a hose pipe, Drunk water from it, One even try to come into the house. I'll try again with my phone...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:35pm (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    This was in the morning, These are the Batty hens mixing with mine, They have travel to the outer pen, No fighting, It's like my girls know these new onces have had a hard life, So they leaving them alone,

    Its either that or they look well hard and my chickens are chicken...

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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:39pm (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    Look at the state of that chicken above, Thats Jewie,The one with hardly any feathers, Then above her is ann franks. Dont ask my daughter named them. She is the bravest out of all of them. Then bottom right is yellow head, one my old girlys.

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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:41pm (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    FREE AND LOVING IT...




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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:43pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Above they are out, They walked out of the main pen into the garden, Where they met my two dogs and the water pipe. Ok this is no joke. look at this..
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:45pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Yes that's ANNIE THE BATTERY HEN!!!!!!!! Yes she loves water, Only my gosh. we kept it on for about 20mins. she didnt mind the dog,Bindy. Wow isnt that just the best...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:46pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:49pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:51pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Look how long her toes are, And they are so white. But gosh she so sweet, love them to bits.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:01pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:02pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Above is the same battery hen, she just loves fresh water.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:05pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:11pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    This above is my little lady, This is the one i was telling you about, how she likes to lay an egg behind the fabric. Thats the same fabric the new girls coverd themselfs in. She loves the new hens, She was the 1st to say hello to them.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:11pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Oh Sara what a joy to see them all so happy and enjoying themselves. You can even see the wonder and delight on their faces. You sure are right about their long feet !!! Their legs and combs should colour up with good food and sunlight, they will soon get beautiful new feathers also. Well done love you have done wonders with them in such a short time.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:17pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
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    Just love this photo, Its nothing much, put it tells a tale,


    They remind me of me, By past was total poo, But the rest will not be,



    Once we were caged, Now we are free. Watch us grow and be happy!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 7:05am (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Excellent Sara sums it all up you should be very proud at what you have achieved!!! :hurray:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 11:28am (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Maybe you should call her "Sara's Mirror"
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 12:00pm (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Well done Sarah - they look like different birds, their whole demeanour has changed, and they seem very relaxed. You should be very proud, girl! :heart:
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 4:21pm (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Yes i am, And i had a total of 7 eggs today. First time ive had some many in one day,
    Another day of hens playing in the garden, My daughter brought the boyfriend around for the first time, They went into garden for lunch, I put lunch on the sitting bench and the boyfriend shouts to Charlotte and i while we was in the kitchen, How do i get the chickens of the bench.What a wally. There is still on hen jewie who is still staying near the outer pen door. But she did come and have some creamy pasta with all the other hens. And Annie has had her fresh water from the hose pipe.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 7:47pm (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Poor Lad a lot of people are nervous of hens it is the look of that sharp beak and beady eye that does it !!! I got pecked by one once and it drew blood and hurt for days.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2010 6:32pm (Apr 20th 2010)
     
    Poor lad, the boy has a bull ring threw the center of his nose, he's also 16.Tough enough to say get down. I think because i love them so, he didnt want to shew them and upset me. he nice lad.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2010 7:38am (Apr 21st 2010)
     
    Well with that nice shiny ring in his nose Sara!!!! you know what chickens are like with something shiny:devil:
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2010 11:04pm (Apr 21st 2010)
     
    Fingers crossPhotobucket This is the Bf with my son Dennis
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2010 7:20am (Apr 22nd 2010)
     
    You can see now why your chickens like him with that lovely shiny ring!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2010 11:20pm (Apr 28th 2010)
     
    LOL,. Yes indeed. your funny..