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I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:04 pm

... and unable to fly/perch for quite some time. No one appears to have mentioned this to my Pecky :?

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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:53 pm

I think she is taking in the view and all the lovely air that she has been missing out on in her previous life :D
(cube lilac) - for the babies, Lucie, buff plymouth rock, and Queenie, Gemma and Suzie - the pekin bantams
(purple eglu) - now empty
(black white rabbit) Crunchie

RIP Evie,Charlotte,Matilda,Poppy,Phoebe,Melody and sweet dreams lovely chicks Penny and Heidi, and our beautiful bunny Wispa. And Daisy our elderly cocker spaniel happily chasing rabbits in the sky.
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:27 pm

What a superb photo! I love seeing ex batts being 'proper' chickens :dance:
The Old Girls GNR
Bella
Ex-batts - Arrived 10/10/09

The Posh Girls
(Bluebelle) Bluebell
Hybrids - Arrived 29/9/12

The Divas GNR
Florence : Jessie : Adele
Ex-batts - Arrived 20/10/13

RIP Lottie, Dorothy, Rosie, Cromarty, Queenie, Fair Isle, Shannon, Opal, Onyx, Viking, Pearl

And Tango the rescue terrierist!
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:36 pm

That's just lovely! The most natural thing in the world..... :)
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:53 am

Silly question pottage but what area did you get her from? We did a barn rehoming on 15th June!
mum to
Princess layer
Alana
Barbara
And last but not least Betty boo
Hen solo now on respite care:((. Still miss you...
all hybred ex commercial girls, came home 2/6/13 sharing a lovely green cube
Dylan and rudy the stunning griffon bruxellois
3 big kids, OH (anything for a quiet life)
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:04 am

Lovely photo!

In my experience there's a huge difference in ability between ex-caged and ex-barn hens. Ex-caged girls do tend to weaker and just stand about before they cotton on that they can move around. Ex-barn dancers are much fitter and will jump high.

We rehomed 4 barn dancers last Sunday and only Sassasfras Roots has not tried leaping around like an acrobat!
Rehoming since 2007
Posh girl: (Bluebelle) Pulley 15/05/11
GNR ex-batt: No-tail 03/07/11;
GNR ex-caged: Parkin 12/08/12; Xander & Osman 22/12/12; Eleplant Legs & Drumstick 17/08/13
GNR ex-barn: Sassafras Roots, Whirly, Coffeemaker & Gloria 22/06/14

Not forgetting the over 50 posh girls, bats, caged & barn ladies who we have loved and lost over the years.
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:10 am

Gavclojak we got then through a lovely lady called Linda from Free at Last in Bedfordshire http://free-at-last.org.uk/
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Re: I thought ex batts were meant to be weak...

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:08 am

It is a lovely photo :D

Took my ex caged girls ages to move around. They didn't even know that they could stretch their wings. Now though they can run, jump, escape from their run. One even got out of my garden and into next doors front garden. Still don't know how :?
4 ex bats, 1 white silkiie,1 lavender frizzle,1 black rock,1 Daisybelle,1 welsummer,1 light Sussex bantam,1 bluebelle and one columbine
4 children, 1 snake, 3 labs (1 is guide dog pup) goldfish, tropical fish a very understanding OH, oh and a passion for horse riding.
RIP my beautiful chestnut Connemara - Ginger
RIP my show stopping piebald tobiano - Beau

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