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New girls
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:30 »
Yesterday we had 11 hens delivered to take up residence in the newly restored henhouse. It is all totally mink proof now with every crevice and tunnel in the old walls pointed and repaired and the two open sides covered with weld mesh.

Lovely to hear the rosey and busyness this morning ..... even had four eggs!  :D

These girls are from a free range farm which was clearing out for re-stocking. I think they are only about 12 months old; they will grow some more feathers and carry on laying for a few years yet.
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ANHBUC

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Re: New girls
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 11:57 »
Lucky chuckies, they do look settled.  If you ever decide to do B & B Thrift let me know as you really know how to look after your guests.   :D
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Re: New girls
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 12:06 »
 :D :D Thanks ANHBUC ........ not so good with the human variety  ::)

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Re: New girls
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 16:01 »
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Lucky chuckies, they do look settled.  If you ever decide to do B & B Thrift let me know as you really know how to look after your guests.   biggrin
Same here. They look very settled and they repaid you immediately with four eggs.
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Re: New girls
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 16:50 »
Congrats on getting some more hens. They look lovely.  :)

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Re: New girls
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 17:02 »
they look happy to be there Thrift, and I must say they look like they have come from a caring farmer  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: New girls
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 22:19 »
Some are ok joyfull but the remainder are really tatty with completely bald necks. I can't wait to see them all fully feathered.

Total of 8 eggs on their first day, so very good girls. They were the lucky ones, the rest went to the factory. Apparently they end up as burgers or nuggets ...... amazing as they are so skinny, no meat at all!

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Re: New girls
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 19:54 »
They are lovely  :D  Lucky girls to have found a home with you  :)

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Re: New girls
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 20:07 »
More rescuing Thrift you really do like to be busy don't you! Well done ::)
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Re: New girls
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 22:17 »
THey do look good and are obviously happy to be in their new home.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.



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