Read more about the article Daisy’s Trip to the Vet
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Daisy’s Trip to the Vet

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Daisy has been poorly the last day or so - her abdomen is lumpy and her demeanour has deteriorated sharply. Unfortunately we know these signs and all that we can do in this situation is give her the best final days we can - plenty of treats and cuddles and…

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Read more about the article Hazel and Marigold go to the Vet
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Hazel and Marigold go to the Vet

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Marigold has been unwell for about 2 weeks and Hazel's health has taken a dip the last day so time to go back to the vet to get them checked over again. Marigold has been very quiet recently and despite being on antibiotics, anti-inflamtories and steroids, she wasn't improving. After…

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Read more about the article Tess and Tulip go to the Vet
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Tess and Tulip go to the Vet

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Just two hens this week that needed to see the vet – this time It's Tess and Tulip! Since rehoming, Tess has displayed strange behaviours with her eyes – she closes them a lot! Otherwise her demeanour is normal but what seems like every few minutes she closes her eyes,…

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Read more about the article Winter Worming
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Winter Worming

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As a preventative measure we worm the hens every 3 or 4 months and this week they've been dining on medicated layers pellets as part of this routine. Flubenvet is the only licensed wormer for poultry and can be bought either as a powder that is then mixed with pellets,…

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Read more about the article An Eye Opening Week
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An Eye Opening Week

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We had 5 hens at the vet 3 weeks ago and I'm pleased to say that they're all doing really well! Berry had an infection that was treated with medication and despite her having a day or so of feeling really bad after her vet visit she seemed to quickly…

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Chick Steps

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If this was about people the title would be 'Baby Steps' but as it's about hens, 'Chick Steps' are more appropriate! A good day today! I went to the kitchen first thing in the morning to discover Marigold had laid her egg, meaning that she could have her implant that…

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Read more about the article Berry, Corncockle, Marigold, Poppins and Thrift go to the Vet
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Berry, Corncockle, Marigold, Poppins and Thrift go to the Vet

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A few concerns about some of the hens meant a trip to the vet today - Berry and Poppins from Sunday's rehoming aren't progressing well, Marigold's prolapse isn't looking good, and whilst I'm there I'll take Corncockle and Thrift along to get their respiratory condition looked at. Berry was seen…

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Read more about the article A Few Sneezes
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A Few Sneezes

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There have been a few sneezes from the flock recently and with Larkspur seeming the worst we took her to the vet this week to get checked out. She took along Marigold and Thrift too as they'd been off-colour also and could provide the vet with extra sound effects if…

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Read more about the article The Rubys at 16 Weeks
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The Rubys at 16 Weeks

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The chicks are all grown up! Last weekend marked 16 weeks since we brought them back in a small cardboard box and carefully place them underneath Ruby; now they're almost the same size as Ruby and fully establishing themselves as part of the flock. It's hard to believe that the…

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Read more about the article Orchid Moves into the Kitchen
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Orchid Moves into the Kitchen

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We picked Orchid up from the vets today! She came back a transformed hen from the one that was rushed there 2 days ago and she brought a large appetite with her as she settled into the kitchen to recuperate. A huge thanks to the team at Avian Veterinary Services…

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Read more about the article Orchid’s Ordeal
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Orchid’s Ordeal

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Orchid's crop seemed to be on the mend but after being relatively okay on Tuesday she took a significant dip by Wednesday morning and was taken to the vet for life saving treatment. As part of the care for Orchid we gave her 3ml of brandy on Monday 18th and…

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