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Hatfield Hens ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’›  Minnie, Luna, Frida and Dora ๐ŸŒผ 4 fluffy little Pekin bantams living happily in a back garden in the UK! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

I had to say goodbye to my sweet little girl Frida on Friday. Her face continued to swell and she had difficulty breathing whenever I syringed the antibiotics into her, which I donโ€™t think were ever going to help. She spent the last couple of weeks living in my bedroom and sleeping a lot (second photo), but still said a little hello whenever I came into the room. We are all still none the wiser as to what she had, but for the sake of it not spreading to the other girls, and being fair to Frida, we had to let her go.
Iโ€™ll miss her pretty little face, chatty, inquisitive and calm nature and attempts to get into the house to eat the cat food.
Sleep tight my beautiful, beautiful girl. Luna misses you ๐Ÿ’•

My little Frida isnโ€™t well (to say the least). Around Christmas I noticed she had a swelling below her ear on the left side, she was catching her breath and was a bit lethargic. I took her to the vets last week and vet suspected a Mycoplasma infection which typically swells the face up. A week of antibiotics later and the swelling was worse and spread to the other side and her comb, so I went back this week and saw the more knowledgable about chickens vet, and heโ€™s a bit stumped. We have also found two small lumps below her neck which he canโ€™t really explain. For now, she is on a different antibiotic but thereโ€™s a chance itโ€™s viral and the lumps are something sinister. The other 3 girls are absolutely fine, which is odd because whatever she has is supposedly very easily spread. Has anyone seen anything like it before? For now, she is with me in my living-in accommodation at work. Sheโ€™s eating, drinking and relatively bright considering the circumstances. Fingers crossed she improves this week because the outlook is quite bleak if she doesnโ€™t โ˜น๏ธโค๏ธ

Happy New Year from all the gang here at Hatfield Hens ๐Ÿ’•#hensofinstagram #backyardpoultry #chickensofinstagram #chickens #backyardchickens

Itโ€™s not Friday but look at that FLOOF on Dora ๐Ÿ’œ #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #petchickens #bantams #pekin #backyardpoultry

All the gang! ๐Ÿ’œ Frida and Luna have just about finished their moult, Dora has a bit more fluff to go and Minnie is only now starting! #moulting #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #pekins #bantams #pekinbantam #backyardchickens #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag

Weโ€™re back and weโ€™re moulting! Sorry for severe lack of post recently, itโ€™s been a busy couple of months! The girls are still all happy and healthy โ˜บ๏ธ Luna, Frida and Dora are currently moulting and Minnie is the only one with full fluff! She moulted late last year and looks like sheโ€™s going to do the same again! #chickens #chickensofinstagram #petchickens #pekin #bantam #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens

A bustle of fluffy butts enjoying the shade and slightly cooler weather today! We are down to just 1/4 being broody which is a good ratio for us here at Hatfield Hens! โ˜€๏ธ#purebreedprobs #broodygalore #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #hensofinstagram #petchickens #chickensaspets #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #pekinbantam #pekin #bantam #fluffybutts

Little bit of Luna bear on another sunny day! โ˜€๏ธ If you look closely/ zoom, you can see the other 3 sitting underneath the next box. Iโ€™ve shut them out of the coop because of eternal broodiness and this is the closest they can get! Luna has been hanging out with Doris instead ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฑ#chickens #chickensofinstagram #chickensaspets #hens #hensofinstagram #petchickens #backyardchickens #backyardpoultry #broodyhen #pekinbantam #bantam #pekin

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