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  1. I have been cleaning out houses, crates and runs today ready for the 28th I am slightly damp, well soaked through actually but worth it BHWT still have hens looking for homes in some areas if anybody would like an few or lot lol
  2. I think BHWT Northants (Brackley) would be closest but check the listings on the website as my geography is not the best lol
  3. That is the rules you know...... where there are BHWT volunteers...... there must be cake!
  4. Hi All Well the time is upon us......nope, not Christmas but our last opportunity to rehome some lucky hens from their Battery Cages. From Jan 2012 the use of Battery cages in the Uk will be banned and the use of Enriched systems being introduced. The Northants BHWT hope to rehome as many hens as we can at our next Rehoming day on 28/12/2011 and our numbers are looking good so far however there are many more hens available prior to the systems being closed down. Our collection point is in Brackley, NN13 and collection of hens will be at a pre-set time starting around or just after lunchtime but will be confirmed on booking your hens. If you are interested in Rehoming a few or a fair few of these little ginger lovelies then please get in contact. My email is: emma.palmer@bhwt.org.uk and I will come back to you as soon as possible. Or you can discuss with head office Hen Central Reservation Team Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm 01769 580310 email: hens@bhwt.org.uk Next rehoming date 28th December Thanks for reading Regards Em
  5. Squiddies..... Ideally I would still prefer as existing chicken owner to take three exbatts as should you take two and the worst happen and one were to die early on the remaining hen would be on her own. It is not advisable to mix exbatts straight into your exisitng flock due to them being slightly weaker and not being flock experienced. However there are occasion where two are rehomed, this tends to be done on a case by case basis I believe so best off to contant your local co-ordinator or head office and discussing the situation with them. Clicky of all BHWT rehoming points and contacts Here are two of the lucky ladies that went home with Redwing this weekend:
  6. A few!!?!?! If only that were true!
  7. Hi I am with the Northampton Team from BHWT. We also have plenty of hens available in the coming months with confirmed rehoming tomorrow (26/11/2011) and another on 28th December 2011. Our rehoming point is in Brackley, NN13 If anybody is able to offer some lovely Ginger Ninjas a home in the coming months please get in contact: emma.palmer@bhwt.org.uk or call hen central in the number in the above post. Thanks you
  8. Falkor

    Poorly chicken - advice please. *sad update*

    Personally I wouldn't rely on Verm-X to kill worms.... I use as a supplement to my normal worming regime using Flubenvet. Helpful Worming Sticky Here It sounds like she is very poorly.... how is she today? Getting some water into her would be my priority...... some water on a tea spoon or dripped from a syringe would be good. Food too of course.....
  9. I have tyres too..... the man at the garage loves me as I take away my old tyres and he does't have to get rid of them As Redwing says....extra perching space too
  10. Falkor

    Poorly chicken - advice please. *sad update*

    How is she? I hope that she has made it through the night Age old question..... when were they last wormed and what with? Are you sure the housing is redmite free? If red mite are present she could be anemic? Of course there are many other things it could be but I always start with the basics
  11. Falkor

    Hooded/crusty eye

    What a stunning splash orp!! Every year mine, Gin, moults out whiter and whiter I would say that Orps have more of a beetle brow that other breeds generally and like us all chooks have slightly different features so it could be just how she is. Chooks do have a large sinus under their eye which can swell and be linked to respirity (and other) illness but as you say it is hooded it implies it is the top section of brow. Have you checked for ear mites as well as face mites? They are tiny! Depending on what you have used to treat them for mites it may deal with ear mites too.
  12. Falkor

    White Dust

    As long as it doesn't look like fag ash then I would say feather casings too
  13. Falkor

    Total shock - help!

    Sounds like bruising to me....could you post a picture? She could of injured / knocked herself and if she wasn't moulting you may not have noticed it all. Although if she is one legged she may also be damaging herself when getting about by hopping and having to over compensate for her missing leg. We have had a grower pullet who broke one leg and hopped about on the other using her wing for balance and it was heavily bruised as a result. She was put to sleep as although she could get about and would eat for england her quailty of life suffered. In my experience bruising caused by a knock will go away in time like it would on a human providing their is no more sinister damage underneath the surface. Arnica gel can be used if you like..... it can't hurt Does she have full range of motion in the bruised leg? A trip to the vets can't hurt either. Scaley leg wouldn't casue bruising but again a preventative treatment won't hurt her. The other thing in could be (although I would lean towards the causes above) is that her new quils are very delicate and tendor and if they have been knocked then this may have caused the bruising. Are you giving her anything to supplement her moult? She must be expending a great deal of energy to hop about and lay the eggs too and the moult will take it out of her also. A tonic and protein boost will certainly benefit her if you haven't already. Now I am rambling......
  14. Falkor

    BHWT Rehoming Process?

    See you Saturday!!!! I hadn't thought about it but it would be good to do, I know I'd get a lot out of it (maybe a lot of chooks!) I will look into it, definately, thank you for the idea I volunteer for the Northampton (Brackley) team and def get a lot out of it. I also have a lot of orange chooks now But I wouldn't be without them

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