Fly High Marigold
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Fly High Marigold

  • Post Category:In Memory

Today we said goodbye to Marigold. She was one of the 7 hens that became 'The Hazels' that were rehomed in July 2017 and had 10 months with us. Of those 7 hens there were a few that were poorly with limps so the group was fragmented from the start…

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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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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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The Hazels 6 Month Henniversary
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The Hazels 6 Month Henniversary

A milestone recently as The Hazels reached 6 months with us - their official day was the 9th January but they decided to postpone it a little due to Marigold's prolapse and implant the last 2 days. These are the group of 7 hens we re-homed in July 2017, and…

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Chick Steps
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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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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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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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The Hazels at 3 Weeks
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The Hazels at 3 Weeks

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The Hazels have been with us for 3 weeks now and overall we're really pleased with how the injured hens are progressing. We've set up a large run for them in the barn with a perch, cardboard boxes for amusement, sleeping and laying, and there are plenty of food and…

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The Hazels First Full Day
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The Hazels First Full Day

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Today was spent properly assessing and settling in the Hazels in their new accommodation, and of course giving them all a name! Honeysuckle (orange leg ring) appears fine and we've put her in a temporary run with Marigold (yellow leg ring) and Rose (red leg ring), who also appear to…

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Welcome to The Hazels

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There were a few hens at the BHWT re-homing today that were a little poorly and needed a bit of TLC - so they came home with us! When unloading the hens from the crates into the marquee we noticed one had a broken wing, and we volunteered to take…

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Flower Seed Sowing
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Flower Seed Sowing

Apparently hens love edible flowers and continuing our theme and objective of Under My Wing of a natural and nutritious lifestyle, I sowed nasturtiums, marigolds and sunflower seeds today.

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