The Petunias 18 Month Henniversary

A celebration today as The Petunias celebrated 18 months with us - meaning these 4 hens have spent the majority of her life here - which is a great milestone for them to reach! Originally a group of 11 that were adopted in August 2017 they all soon settled in…

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The Petunias 1 Year Henniversary
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The Petunias 1 Year Henniversary

A milestone today as The Petunias reached 1 year with us. These were a group of 11 hens that came to us with 3 prolapses (Clover, Corncockle and Cover), one very petrified hen (Harebell) and several extremely bald hens but they all transformed into beautiful fully feathered brown hens. Unfortunately…

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Blossom, Harebell, Jasmine and Orchid go to the Vet
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Blossom, Harebell, Jasmine and Orchid go to the Vet

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A quadruple vet appointment today as some of the girls have been under the weather for a few days and we wanted to get them checked out. For Blossom, Harebell and Orchid, they have crops with fibrous material in them that has reduced, but not gone completely. Their demeanour is…

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The Petunias 6 Month Henniversary
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The Petunias 6 Month Henniversary

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…

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Orchid’s Glamping Trip
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Orchid’s Glamping Trip

As part of Orchid's recuperation we thought she deserved a little break away in the Shropshire hills, and because she would have difficulty putting up a tent, glamping it was! She packed her little bag full of life's essentials: layers pellets, water, grapes, and of course some disposable gloves, 2…

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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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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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A Friday Night Tipple for Orchid
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A Friday Night Tipple for Orchid

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Orchid's had a crop the size of a small orange the last couple of days, and because it feels like it's got a lot of fluid inside and her breath's a bit off, she's probably got sour crop - time for a brandy! We've never dealt with sour crop before…

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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…

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