Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Living in a box......

Poor little Rachel Rock Star has been living in a cardboard box for the last three days.
She started being off colour on Friday night so we brought her in for a warm, then she got VERY warm so we decided to she was simply going a bit broody and gave her four Pekin eggs to sit on. This is always a good idea if you have a hen that's off colour as it gives them a reason to live, the thought that they are going to be a Mummy.
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She loves her little eggs and has been steadily sitting in them and living in her box until this morning, then I thought (after clearing up the biggest chicken poo ever seen, and having to open every window in the house to let out the rather pungent aroma), that it was time for her to re-locate to somewhere with a bit more fresh air, for her benefit and ours!! Maybe she just had a very bad tummy upset and now that she's expelled the poo mountain/backlog she'll feel a bit better.
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After setting her up in the Eglu (also known as chicken hospital) she is now back on her eggs and sleeping peacefully. The house is almost back to it's usual smell of lavender and wet dogs and I have just got to get out the hoover......I'm not into a straw covered carpet in my living room!!
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Hope your day is going well. Now to get on with the jobs I had originally planned, a final big sort out for our last big Car Boot of the season on Sunday.
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Sue xx

7 comments:

  1. Glad Rachel is on the mend. I wonder what she had eaten
    .. I thought they had more sense than we have.

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  2. Oh poor thing (and you!)
    Hope better now
    Sue x

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  3. Having only had our chickens for a couple of months we have not had to be Chicken Nurses yet. I hope we will be able to deal with anything that crops up. Do St John's do a First Aid Course??? Ann x

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  4. Poor old Rachel. Still we are women, we know how to deal with smelly issues! Pop over Sue, I've got some new additions of my own (and plenty of poo!).
    Jak x

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  5. I'm learning a whole new language....chicken lingo!

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  6. The "sitting her on eggs" idea is brilliant, I will have to remember that one.

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  7. Hi Sue, I found you via Karon at Dream Acres.I saw your side bar...looked at my sidebar and did a double take! Great minds think alike (or is it fools seldom differ.
    Phew! The chicken poop saga...how could something so pretty do something so smelly!
    Jane

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