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Landgirl

Me Chooks

Bodger requested I post about my girls so here I am...

We've only got 5. Our back garden is not big enough for any more and at the moment they lay us plenty of eggs for the table and to give away, although I'm not giving them away this year - I'm sure we can find buyers!
We started off with 3 nearly 6 years ago. Barbara (Silver Sussex), Margo (Sussex Pont) and Jerry (Bluebelle x). Jerry is still alive and even though she's showing her age she's still laying really well. Next came Rusty and Ginger, both Blackrocks. Ginger is still part of the flock and the biggest personality of all. Then we had Bracken (little red Ranger) and Bramble (Cuckoo Maran, apparently). Bracken is remaining still although she had a close call and ended up living in the house for a week!
My sister-in-law gave us her 2 hens when she felt she couldn't give them enough time... They're Penny (Sussex Pont) and Flick (Cream Legbar).

They're all just coming back in to lay after the winter which I'm really happy about - I was threatening to stick them in the pot which is a bit of a strange thing to say when you don't eat meat!!!

We were planning on not replacing them as they go, to get the garden back for the children but I can't see us not having hens again... Other half doesn't know that yet though   We'll see how it goes!
Landgirl

Since posting the above the last hen (Flick the cream legbar) to come back into is egg bound!

She's had a warm bath, been oiled & is now in the bathroom in a cat box with a cover over it.
Hope she lays her egg
bodger

It sounds as though you should be getting a good variety of egg colours. Fingers crossed for your poorly chicken.
Jaycee

Landgirl wrote:
Since posting the above the last hen (Flick the cream legbar) to come back into is egg bound!

She's had a warm bath, been oiled & is now in the bathroom in a cat box with a cover over it.
Hope she lays her egg


A hot water bottle can sometimes help.
Landgirl

Thank you both. She seems quite happy in the bathroom now. Has quietened and had a good sleep.
She seemed stressed yesterday, made a lot of strange noises. She's a really nervous type of hen so it's odd to have her in the house!

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