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What came first- the chickens or the blog?

A spring in her step

on May 6, 2013

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You know your poorly hen is well on the road to recovery when you have to chase her round the lawn three times before you finally catch her! It was like a scene from Benny Hill!
Pleased to tell you Colonel Saunders is much recovered, she has started laying good eggs again, we had a few days of no eggs, then a few soft eggs, and finally back to her normal regular daily eggs.
I have been keeping a close eye and the girls appear to be getting on well again and the Colonel looks perfectly relaxed back with her sisters.
Also you can see from this photo where she was so badly pecked new feathers are growing. They feel and look quite rigid and dark compared to the fully grown soft feathers she still has.

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I realised this week that we have been keeping hens for one year now and it is great to have my many blog posts to look back on. Every week as a hen keeper has brought it’s own challenge- weather extremes, not laying, sudden death, hen bullying etc but it has been great fun and boy have we enjoyed those ultra fresh eggs!
Thank you for journeying with me Mrs Gillybirds and my three lovely feathered girlies. My blog stats tell me how many of you read this blog and what country you are from. Thanks for taking the time to read. I hope you have laughed a lot and learned a little from our tiny green coop on a small damp green island. Thank you to those who take time to comment, those I know in the real world, and those who have become friends in the virtual world. It has been a pleasure!

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Colonel Saunders focusing her energies before she sets a new world sprint record for lap times around the garden.

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One response to “A spring in her step

  1. amaryllislog says:

    So nice to see your dear girl back in good health! She is a real beauty!

    I love your Gillybird adventures, keep them coming!

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