The last of our February rescue (white girls) went off to their new homes yesterday. I have kepy Millie (1000th Hen) Molly & Maureen (Skinny and need built up) Margaret who had to have a peolapse stitched and Mavis who was about to go into someones carrier when she produced a "bubble" prolapse . Latex gloves, index finger and Prep H were at hand so all back in but decided she should stay, just in case. It seems to have done the trick as she even laid an egg yesterday, ok so it was a thin shell, but it still got through in one piece. Mavis also has this strange growth on the tiop of her foot, almost looks like a bunion and it seems to interfere with her being able to grip the perches.
Today we cleared out the "Chuckle Sisters Motel" and have burnt the contents. I have scrubbed the roosting bars and nest boxes and it just leaves the inside of the shed to be washed down tomorrow. Managed to clean the other two sheds last weekend when we moved all the girls into the motel!
Next rescue is in 2 weeks time, 24th March and its back to the brown hens, Thanks be to Jesus as Im knackered thrying to catch the white ones! The dominant gene is definately Leghorn! We already have booking for 150 hens for March, which is good at this point in the month, so Im hoping it will be about 350 again.
Our "Special Hen", Robyn (Three legged) is doing well. We discovered her birthday was 11/11/11 and whilst that is a brilliant date, its also the date that we decided to definately set up Nut House Hen Rescue & Re-homing so Karma played its part and delivered her to where she should be.
So to sumarise my hennie life!
This time last year all I wanted was 4 hens to potter around my yard and I would be happy.
Now I have 52 permanent residents! My own flock of 35 of which 14 are ex batts and 17 Nut House Hen Rescue Special needs hens that will live their life out here............ So what happend to the 4 hens I wanted? :))