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doganjo

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Re: When best to buy POL hens?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2020, 03:20:57 pm »
[I was thinking that once folk get back to work, all these hens will end up on preloved! and all the puppies will be taken back to the rescue centres.  Perhaps that's a bit negative (because we are currently trying to rehome a couple of dogs and that's a melee too). 
Your own dogs?   ::)
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Fleecewife

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Re: When best to buy POL hens?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2020, 06:01:47 pm »
[I was thinking that once folk get back to work, all these hens will end up on preloved! and all the puppies will be taken back to the rescue centres.  Perhaps that's a bit negative (because we are currently trying to rehome a couple of dogs and that's a melee too). 
Your own dogs?   ::)

No no - we are wanting to adopt a couple.  It's in train and our application is in, but it's more stressful than trying to adopt a baby  ::) (not that I have done that) Our own last two dogs both died earlier this year, just a few weeks apart, at 14 and 16 yrs, and we know we can give a loving home to these two who are too old for anyone else to want.  We are very used to older dogs and they would just love it here  ;D.  We have no problem with vet fees as they are par for the course on a smallholding.  I think so many people are wanting dogs to fill their time while they are stuck at home during lockdown, and to give them an excuse to go out, that it's taking the rescue place a long time to filter through the applications.
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Fleecewife

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Re: When best to buy POL hens?
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2020, 07:35:58 pm »
[I was thinking that once folk get back to work, all these hens will end up on preloved! and all the puppies will be taken back to the rescue centres.  Perhaps that's a bit negative (because we are currently trying to rehome a couple of dogs and that's a melee too). 
Your own dogs?   ::)

No no - we are wanting to adopt a couple.  It's in train and our application is in, but it's more stressful than trying to adopt a baby  ::) (not that I have done that) Our own last two dogs both died earlier this year, just a few weeks apart, at 14 and 16 yrs, and we know we can give a loving home to these two who are too old for anyone else to want.  We are very used to older dogs and they would just love it here  ;D .  We have no problem with vet fees as they are par for the course on a smallholding.  I think so many people are wanting dogs to fill their time while they are stuck at home during lockdown, and to give them an excuse to go out, that it's taking the rescue place a long time to filter through the applications.

Hi @doganjo everything speeded up and we collect the dogs on Wednesday if they like us (the dogs)  :yippee:.  We have postponed getting the hens for a while but at Craigievern they get in new stock every month so we should get some later.
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doganjo

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Re: When best to buy POL hens?
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2020, 09:24:52 pm »
ooo, exciting - looking forward to seeing photos of them.  What are they, male/female/ages?
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Fleecewife

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Re: When best to buy POL hens?
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2020, 12:42:03 am »
ooo, exciting - looking forward to seeing photos of them.  What are they, male/female/ages?

Crossbred mother and daughter, 8 and 10.  They've been in Seafield for 9 months.  I'll post pics in a few days, once they're settled a bit.
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