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LaVern is no more.....

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:( Sadly, after two years of prolific egg-laying, our Pepperpot, LaVern, became ill with what seemed like a fungal infection of her crop. We had her on a course of medication and, although she rallied for a few days, her condition worsened and we had to put her out of her suffering.


We're left with our Maran (Bessie) and Ranger (Mabel) - the extended run looks too big without LaVern so, today, we've bought a Coral hybrid and another Pepperpot. :)

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So sorry about LaVern, at least she had a happy life with you.


I see you subscribe to the immediate replacement theory, me too, i wouldn't be able to handle seeing the extra space.


May you have as many happy times with the new girls as i'm sure you did with LaVern

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Thank you all. How very kind.


For those of you who asked, we're getting the new chooks from Hollywater Hens, near Bordon (Surrey/Hants border).


The lady there is the best in the area for hybrids but, if you want a pure breed, I also recommmend Simon Bates at the Garden Hen Company in Windsor.





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Since the demise of LaVern we have added two new chooks to the "clutch"; Mojo and Lucille have joined Bessie and Mabel.


We got them from Jayne at Hollywater Hens (very helpful) not far from Farnham. They both surprised us with a couple of small eggs yesterday, much to the annoyance of Bessie and Mabel. There's been a bit of argey-bargey but it should settle down in a day or two. Shame the weather is so dire because we've not really been able to let them out of the run.

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