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Just a girly and her tatty tail...and her courgette that Ivy isn't allowed to share.

Fliss and I trailed BACK to the vets this morning. Her not-eye looks super healed... but it's weeping a clear fluid that we've had injections for over seven days (the last being yesterday). Those injections haven't had any effect on the healing or eye weepiness really. There was a little bit of discharge originally but it's likely that daily wound baths with iodine solution will keep it nice and clean.

So...the judgement today was to stop medication and see what happens over the next seven days. If we spot any slight downturn in how it all looks we are to whip her into the basket and back to the vets asap to make a decision on what to do.

Our marvellous vet does have ideas on how we might tackle it if it doesn't stay nice and clean. But because Fliss is well, and the wound is nicely healed and cleared of nasties by the antibiotics we've run, he is reluctant to investigate things further under anaesthetic unless we absolutely have to.

Anyway. More courgette and cuddles for now.

#FancyChookFliss

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I hid some mealworms in the stumps for the young girls. He doesn't fit. This is his "I'm not happy" look. Sharing Bon G. For Michelle of @newburyfarms #roosdaytuesday. Thanks for the tag Penny @happydaysfarm. Would @gallagherfarmandfaith care to join in today?
#rooster #roostersofinstagram #farmstead #homestead #chickenkeeper #chickens #countryliving #barredrock #poultry #poultryofinstagram

"Together, she and her family remembered their hen who had been soft, who had loved worms and who had laid that first smooth, brown egg." -Sonya's Chickens
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On Sunday morning we laid our sweet Ruthie to rest. I'm grateful we've been reading the book Sonya's Chickens for quite some time now. Elynne has a very heavy heart but has shown an unbelievable amount of understanding and compassion for the critter that killed her beloved yellow chicken. At three and half she recognizes the gift of life and its beautiful circle 💔Our remaining four lady birds continue to recover and adjust to life without Ruthie. Mabel suffered a nasty head and comb wound but is improving daily. Those little feathered friends sure do have a way of getting into your heart.

Today I planted a rosebush by the chicken coop and hung a basket with garden greens for a treat. Yesterday I put fresh straw in nesting boxes with some sprigs of lavender to encourage laying. Call it coincidence but I got an egg!! The first in a week. A step in the right direction anyway. #chickenkeeper #lovemychickens #smallfarmlife

So funny to see them when I open the door out to the grass 🤣😂🤣🐤🐥
#chickens #chicken #chickenkeeper #instapet #instachickens 😍😍😍

It's with a really heavy heart, that I've gotta tell everyone. Last night a fox tore into the chicken coop and got Edna. Needless to say I'm really bummed out about it. 8 months ago, when Edna first came to my house, she was a hurt chicken at the bottom of the pecking order. In the time span, she healed, got strong, and I made a chicken friend and had a great pet, I've learned more about chickens then I ever thought I would need to know. It comes as a shock but I know she probably had one of the coolest lives a chicken could have. Sorry I couldn't have done more Edna. #chickenkeeper #donttalktome

Twirly whirly corn!
It amuses me greatly that Nancy was all about it and then thought "naaah" after the 4th or 5th bash on the food boob.

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Not sure if this is eclipse related, my birds are molting so I'm getting 2-6 eggs daily. Today I have 10 and 4 birds sitting, one up from yesterday. My rooster run up on my heels which he seldom does. #eclipse #chickenkeeper #lotsofeggs #broodyhens #countrylivin

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A stalled hen caused a traffic jam at the entrance of the Chunnel heading into Grassland this morning. No accidents or injuries occurred, just some unhappy girls eager to go bug hunting. Lol. ❤️🐓❤️🐔#chickens #chickenkeeper #chickensofinstagram #chunnelformychickens #igchickens #ilovemychickens #backyardchickens #iamblessed

So excited for this because my impatient ass had to wait almost two years for it. When I started the coop, I had the chicks that would eventually lay these blue eggs. However, possums got to those chicks first. I had to start over. Fast forward to now and here we are. 🤗 #americaunachickens #bluechickeneggs #homestead #chickenkeeper #backyardchickens #gaysianmarthastewart

I hid some mealworms in the stumps for the young girls. He doesn't fit. This is his "I'm not happy" look. Sharing Bon G. For Michelle of @newburyfarms #roosdaytuesday. Thanks for the tag Penny @happydaysfarm. Would @gallagherfarmandfaith care to join in today?
#rooster #roostersofinstagram #farmstead #homestead #chickenkeeper #chickens #countryliving #barredrock #poultry #poultryofinstagram

The ladies have landed! 2 hybrid light sussex and 2 hybrid barred roc hens. One of the barred rocs is still a little shy and staying in the coop a lot so she is not easy to photograph. Camera shy chicken!! All are very docile and it is their first day here, so hopefully in time they will all be my little fuss pots 🐔🤗🐔🤗🐔🤗🐔🤗 give me me your eggs my lovlies #hens #chickens #chickenowner #lightsussexhen #barredrochen #bockbockbock #ladies #chucks #eggs #alltheeggs #chickenmamma #chickenowner #chickenkeeper #backyardhens #ecofriemdly #rescourceful #freerange #freethechickens #happyhens #economical

Just a girly and her tatty tail...and her courgette that Ivy isn't allowed to share.

Fliss and I trailed BACK to the vets this morning. Her not-eye looks super healed... but it's weeping a clear fluid that we've had injections for over seven days (the last being yesterday). Those injections haven't had any effect on the healing or eye weepiness really. There was a little bit of discharge originally but it's likely that daily wound baths with iodine solution will keep it nice and clean.

So...the judgement today was to stop medication and see what happens over the next seven days. If we spot any slight downturn in how it all looks we are to whip her into the basket and back to the vets asap to make a decision on what to do.

Our marvellous vet does have ideas on how we might tackle it if it doesn't stay nice and clean. But because Fliss is well, and the wound is nicely healed and cleared of nasties by the antibiotics we've run, he is reluctant to investigate things further under anaesthetic unless we absolutely have to.

Anyway. More courgette and cuddles for now.

#FancyChookFliss

#yorkshirefeathersvids

#chickensofinstagram #backyardhens #chickensinthegarden #ukhens #pekin #chickens #ukchickens #chickenkeeper #urbanhens #bantam #happyhens #petchickens #chickensaspets #orpington #hensofinstagram

New blog post is love about our new family chickens. Head over to homemadecottage.org for a read 🙂
#homemadecottage #smallholderdreams #chickenkeeper #chickensofinstagram #cottagelife #countrylife #countrybumpkin #chicks #newblogpost #newblogger

🐓: Mac (formerly known as Masie) It's official... Who have a roo! Masie Who I thought was a she turned out to be a he! This morning I was outside in the front yard when I heard a broken sounding cock a doodle doo. Since the neighbors have a rooster I thought it was theirs, I heard it again and it sounded closer then the neighbors chickens would be. I heard it again so I thoght "could it be one of my girls?" I saw that Masie beak was open so I know it had to be her/him. Wish he was a hen but I will just be extra careful because I don't want to end up with any baby chicks. And I decided since he is a boy that he needs a new name! I will still call him Masie because that is what he was born with but his new OFFICIAL name is Mac! (ps:joining in on #meetmychickenmonday hosted by @theporterfarm. I challenge @fallcreekeggs to join in!) #chickenjoy #chickenkeeper #chickensofinstagram #love #instagood #instadaily #Instagram #phonto #photographer #boots #chick #chicken #crazychickenlady #mother #chickencoop #coop #farminglife #chickenlover #like4like  #happy
#hensofinstagram
#urban #chickensaspets #smile #roo #rooster

Today I planted a rosebush by the chicken coop and hung a basket with garden greens for a treat. Yesterday I put fresh straw in nesting boxes with some sprigs of lavender to encourage laying. Call it coincidence but I got an egg!! The first in a week. A step in the right direction anyway. #chickenkeeper #lovemychickens #smallfarmlife

Not sure if this is eclipse related, my birds are molting so I'm getting 2-6 eggs daily. Today I have 10 and 4 birds sitting, one up from yesterday. My rooster run up on my heels which he seldom does. #eclipse #chickenkeeper #lotsofeggs #broodyhens #countrylivin

Denne skønhed er en Sølvblå Kønigsberger og hun hedder Aroa. Hun ligger et lysebrunt æg hver dag. #holtumhønseri #hønsihaven #hønsehygge #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #homegrown #backyardchickens #happyhens #chickenkeeper

Spending time with our hens in the dim eclipsed light (under the clouds and tree canopy). The past few weeks have been productive; good intentions, good fortune, and hard work has afforded my sweet family and company with growth and new opportunities. #moongirl #plantitanditwillgrow #prueverbena #thankfulsagefarmschool #chickenkeeper #ourfolklyfe

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