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Quintuple Integration Day 1

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Today was the day we decided to integrate the recent arrivals and the hens that had been poorly but had now recovered enough to be part of the main flock. Integrating 2 groups is bad enough, but we wanted a single flock and to have all the hens outside together,…

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Lupin and Petal Integration

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Lupin and Petal are continuing to make good progress; Lupin's limp seems to be getting better, and Petal has laid a few eggs and whilst the prolapsed skin is still showing, it doesn't seem to be getting any worse. I want to make sure Petal's wound is fully healed before…

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Integration Run Removed

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The integration is going well and we're now able to leave both groups of hens unsupervised for long periods of time. The area outside their run is protected by an electric fence, giving them over 150 square metres of space meaning that both groups can physically separate themselves if they…

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Moving Upstairs

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The last few days both groups of hens have free ranging together in the afternoon and evening, and have made their way to their respective coops to sleep. Whilst some of the new hens have explored the coop and run, they've always found their way (or been carried!) to their…

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