Fly High Rose

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Today we lost Rose. All hens are special, but Rose was a very special hen and unfortunately only had 3 months free with us, but 3 months of care and attention and now free from pain, leaves us with lovely memories of the short time we had with her. Rose arrived in July 2017, one […]

Rose Goes on a Picnic

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Rose is very ill and currently battling inflamed tissue in her abdomen. She’s been slowly declining this week despite being on antibiotics and steroids to try and reduce the inflammation, so as a little treat for her we took her on a picnic today! Rose has never been on a picnic before so was very […]

Foxglove, Rose and Tulip go to the Vet

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Rose and Tulip haven’t been too well over the weekend and after they moved into the kitchen on Sunday but showed no improvement on Monday, we headed off to see the vet, bringing Foxglove along too to get her prolapse checked. We’re fortunate to have the excellent Avian Veterinary Services relatively close to hand and […]

Oregano Tea for Rose and The Rubys

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Rose has been a bit off-colour the last couple of days, and with The Rubys now exposed to the outside and potential diseases from the ground, we made them some oregano tea to help fight of any potential infections. We want to use as much garden herbal remedies as possible with the hens, mainly as […]

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, so this was the start […]

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 water stations for them to […]

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 be okay. Jasmine (white leg […]

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 that hen back with us. […]