Time for a House Hen

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Time for a House Hen

Post by KimChick » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 pm

Just when I thought my week was busy enough, I had to rescue a hen from tail peckers.
I noticed one of my red hens had a bit of a bloody tail where new feathers are supposed to be growing. While I was in the pen cleaning, she got pecked on about three times.
Now she is in the house, in the big "house hen cardboard box". Do you think I could find the small food dish that was used in the past? Not! Ugh! The heavy pillar candle holder will do.
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Re: Time for a House Hen

Post by KimChick » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:21 am

The hen was in the house for 4 days; she healed quite well and was getting antsy. And now, a week later, she is doing well with the rest of the birds.
Oh... and... because she wasn't sick, and I guess quite comfortable in her surroundings, she laid 3 eggs while in the box, in the house.
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Re: Time for a House Hen

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 am

I guess that means we all have to bring the hens in for the winter. I have almost forgotten what an egg looks like!
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Re: Time for a House Hen

Post by Ontario Chick » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 am

Killerbunny wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 am
I guess that means we all have to bring the hens in for the winter. I have almost forgotten what an egg looks like!
Funny, I dreamt about a blue egg last night, the only way I get to see one :lol:
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Re: Time for a House Hen

Post by KimChick » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Killerbunny wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 am
I guess that means we all have to bring the hens in for the winter. I have almost forgotten what an egg looks like!
Haha! That's funny! Today, I got 2 eggs from my 18 hens; one of them was from one of the older hens. I am sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for the day when the pullets that I hatched in July will start laying.... anytime now....
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