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User Image learnfastkw Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:39 PM (UTC)

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برياني دياي بالخلطه السريه😋💕
User Image hatfieldhens Posted: Mar 21, 2018 11:31 AM (UTC)

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Luna and Frida are having a little door step dance this morning in the sun! Luna is providing the commentary, pretty sure she’s telling me to move out of the way so they can get in and eat the cat food! 🌞(p.s note her lovely big comb is back!) #chickensofinstagram #chickens #hens #hensofinstagram #petchickens #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #pekins #bantams #pekinbantam #urbanhens #ukhens #chickensaspets
User Image raisedinagarden Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:56 AM (UTC)

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This little one loves her chooks

Happy First Day of Spring friends. It wasn't a particularly lovely day here but there are many to come. Yay Spring!
User Image jenned8 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:13 AM (UTC)

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Friz and I killed a mosquito today. Yes, a team effort. I do not like those little buggers at all. .

Yet, I wish the return of mosquitoes was the biggest issue in ATX right now. But sadly no. 😞
User Image tarahharlin Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:05 AM (UTC)

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Happy Spring and thanks ladies for these little gems! All 5 girls that are laying have been laying really well. We are still waiting for Annie!🤞💚 #firstdayofspring #eggs #fresheggs #fresheggsdaily #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #urbanchickens #urbanhens #nestingboxblend #treatsforchickens #Hennies
User Image juleslabrador Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:12 AM (UTC)

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The look you get when you arrive at the henhouse with no treats. #ignore 😒
User Image yorkshirefeathers Posted: Mar 20, 2018 10:07 PM (UTC)

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Me: taaa daaaa!
Ivy: *peeks suspiciously over edge of box*
Me: look! See?
I: *reading* be-e boo-oo b-ur
Me: no it's Chuxaway, like "chocs away" it's a play on words
I: *continues laboriously reading aloud* bur b-oo bu-b be-ee be-r
Me: *taps toes inside shoes impatiently* it's a..
I: *stands on one leg for extra concentration* ber-er bub be-e boo b-ir *processes words*
Me: *nods encouragingly*
I: *flaps* ber bub bee boo bir
Me: yes! *claps* it's an automatic chicken door!
I: *happy stomping* *pauses* *hops in box* *scrats*
Me: hey hey hey *grabs at hen* careful!
I: bee boo bur bub bub bub
Me: no, Daphne is telling fibs. You won't get locked out or squashed. Want to know why?
I: *wide-eyed staring at box contents*
Me: because this one isn't a solar powered one that I can't control. I get to set the time for us using this dinglehopper *points at small computery bit*. I can make sure it goes down and up at the right time so you don't get stuck outside...and so Fliss is kept quiet until a time I can probably get away with her screeching at new neighbours
I: *sits* ber bee
Me: oh yes, well the makers of this particular door, the Chuxaway bunch, they're UK-based, though they do ship globa-
I: beeeee boo
Me: yes, just like our baubles were global. Anyway, they've got an 8 year old hen... so that has to give you some confidence that you won't get smooshed or trapped on the wrong side?
I: *nudges timer box nervously* bee bee boo
Me: trust me Beans, this is a huge huge improvement. Lots of our followers told us all sorts about their own doors and what they did and didn't like about them, and this one is from a small family business who are hen keepers themselves so they know what they're going on about. *laughs* I do wonder about the hens involved in the trial and error part of design testing
I: *scowls*
Me: ohhh now, I get enough of that from Nancy and Diddy. You'll see, this will be a revolution!
I: *mumbles about a lack of flags*
Me: you won't even notice it's there
I: bee boo bub ber boo
Me: unless Fliss is screeching in your ear instead of outside, yes, true
I: bee boo ber boo bub *shuffles towards instructions*
Me: er, maybe I'll read them out. So...
User Image pollyarooster Posted: Mar 20, 2018 3:31 PM (UTC)

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User Image yorkshirefeathers Posted: Mar 20, 2018 10:22 AM (UTC)

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Well this morning needs to be written off as "one of those mornings". Flissy Bear had a gammy not-eye.

It looked a little damp yesterday as I left for work and I made a mental note to have a proper look this morning.

Lo and behold at 7am I found a sticky blob.

Amazingly I managed to speak to our vet at 8am when they opened, and he gave me a bit of advice before agreeing that he'd be happy to dispense some antibiotics if I thought having cleaned it, that it's definitely infected inside and not the result of her scratching herself and causing something that can be healed by cleanliness and care. I reckon he figures he'd do that if I took her in anyway so as a veteran with this particular issue he's going to trust me.

I hunted about in our box of tricks and found the cotton buds and the savlon. It took me 25 minutes of soaking it to get the nasty off and I did have to resort to tweezers to grab at it in the end.

The result is a clean not-eye with no obvious place for there to have been a problem... But that rather lends itself to the thinking that in a couple of days I'll have to go get antibiotics to kick whatever is going on in there.

Calm though she may look... I was not popular this morning!

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User Image tarahharlin Posted: Mar 20, 2018 2:48 AM (UTC)

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Nana 🍌 battin’ those sultry, big browns and rocking some mohawk madness. Playing along with Tami’s @rustymoosefarm #mohawkmonday .

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