Fly High Corncockle

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Today we lost Corncockle. She was one of the 11 hens that became ‘The Petunias’ that were re-homed in August 2017 and had just over 250 days with us. She had a small prolapse when she arrived, but that healed and she soon got on with her new life. She enjoyed hen and human company […]

The Petunias 6 Month Henniversary

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Having re-homed several groups of hens last summer we’re now enjoying henniversary parties every few weeks! This time it’s The Petunias turn to celebrate as they mark 6 months with us. These were a group of 11 hens re-homed in August 2017, and sadly whilst Clover is no longer with us the rest of the […]

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 respond the antibiotics and shortly […]

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 first as she was the […]

The Nest Bag

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We’ve been on the lookout for some plastic boxes that could be used as nest boxes for the shed conversion, but today Corncockle ignored the nest box in the coop and found a nest bag instead! We had an open bag of Dengie Fresh Bed for Chickens beside the coop and after a lot of […]

Welcome to The Petunias

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At the BHWT re-homing today unfortunately there were 3 hens with prolapses that we took to one side and treated – by cleaning the hen and then Sarah with a medical glove on and Sudocrem on her finger, carefully pushed things back to where they should be. We put these hens in our crate by […]