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. We’d never dealt with this condition before, but we knew we’d be able to read up about it and take her to the vets if necessary. Then, when handing out the hens Sarah noticed a hen with a prolapse. She was able to put the prolapse back but the hen needed to be isolated in a box, and again we said we’d take her back with us. Later on we discovered another hen with what appeared to be a broken wing , and we put her in the box with the other hen with the same problem. At the end of the day there were 4 hens left after a re-homer didn’t appear, 2 hens with leg sprains and 2 that appeared okay, and these 4 were added to our new group of 7.
As this was a group of 7 hens we named them after the only hen still with us from our first group of 7 hens we rehomed, Hazel, and this group became ‘The Hazels’.
Enjoy yourselves Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavender, Lily, Marigold, Petunia and Rose!