The Laurels 18 Month Henniversary

A milestone today as The Laurels reached 18 months with us! These were a group of 12 hens that we adopted in May 2017 and the remaining 3 hens from the group celebrated their achievement today. Every 6 months is marked and 18 months signifies the point where a hen…

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The Laurels 1 Year Henniversary
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The Laurels 1 Year Henniversary

A milestone today as The Laurels reached 1 year with us. This is the group of 12 hens we re-homed in May 2017, named after Laurel, and a few weeks ago we were hopeful that all 12 would make it to this stage but sadly we lost 4 from this…

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The Laurels 6 Month Henniversary
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The Laurels 6 Month Henniversary

A milestone today as The Laurels reached 6 months with us. These are the group of 12 hens we re-homed in May, named after Laurel, a very special hen who passed away at the end of last year. Whilst we’d like all of the hens we re-home to live a…

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The Laurels at 4 Weeks
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The Laurels at 4 Weeks

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We’ve had the Laurels for 4 weeks now and they're settling in very well. Integration has gone smoothly - with a few squabbles, but nothing that we're concerned about. Petal and Lupin are back with the group, and are separated for most of the day, but we put them in…

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One Coop, 21 Hens
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One Coop, 21 Hens

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For the last few days Petal and Lupin have been outside, but separate from the other hens in a smaller run. There's been little spats of activity when beaks will collide on either side of the weldmesh, but nothing too serious, and they have spent some time free ranging together…

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Lupin and Petal Integration
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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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Lupin and Petal Recuperation
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Lupin and Petal Recuperation

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Lupin and Petal are making good progress. Lupin is accepting the Inflacam medication reluctantly, and putting a bit of weight on her bad leg, and Petal laid an egg today! She's still being bathed and having Sudocrem applied to her prolapse and I was a bit wary when she started…

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Separation and Hospital Coops
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Separation and Hospital Coops

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There are now 3 hens from the new group of 12 that need observation and separation from the others, even if this is only temporary. One of the things we've learnt is that if a hen is quiet then one of the first things to do after an initial examination…

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