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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2021, 12:09:25 pm »
She appears to have made her choice.  She's still here this morning and mixing with the other hens  :relief:
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HappyHippy

  • Joined Apr 2020
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2021, 01:13:50 pm »
Sounds like a very clever chicken who knows where she's well off  ;)  :thumbsup:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2021, 03:19:55 pm »
Sounds like a very clever chicken who knows where she's well off  ;) :thumbsup:

She's certainly a clever hen, I'm now wondering if she will be laying eggs once she's back in condition.  It doesn't matter if she doesn't, we have room for a few passengers and she's clearly been through a lot. This place is becoming always more of a retirement home for genteel elderly livestock, who like to make their own decisions  ???
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2021, 09:49:39 pm »
I got three cracking big hens, think about a year old, dumped at the end of the lane a few years ago. Decidedly garden types, each a different colour, and tame, not a feather out of place. Suggestions that they were stollen then the theif list their nerve, or a disgruntled neighbour or partner got rid.  Rounded them up and  took them home, no houses near by. Over the years found many pets dumped. The saddest was a bitch that sat in the mud and rain waiting. We were headed out somewhere and returned to see she hadnít moved. Took her to the local pound where she had pups the next day.


Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2021, 01:02:01 am »
Oh that's so sad. How can people ditch their animals when really they need their carers the most. The owners probably thought the bitch had been bad going and getting pregnant when I doubt she had any idea of cause and effect. Sounds like we could be at the start of a long pattern of taking on other people's dumped animals.  Maybe we'll get three lovely chubby hens next time too  ;D   Actually we have already had animals dumped on us by one of our sons - he had a habit of getting dogs, then when he moved house or job he would drop his dogs off with us then somehow never take them back  ::)  One was an Irish Wolfhound  :roflanim:   I have never objected so I only have myself to blame.  I love animals and we have room to keep them  :thumbsup:
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2021, 07:36:08 pm »
So today two pullets found half a mile down the road near houses.  One is almost certainly a cockerel; we haven't taken either as there is someone who is happy to have a whole mixed bag of poultry not too far away and can keep them housed until they are big enough to avoid birds of prey, which we can't.  Apparently there has been only one other dumped chicken here before - I hope it's not becoming a habit  :o   Dumping living creatures out of their environment is just so cruel and hit or miss.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2021, 09:13:18 pm »
I just realised the 'wee hen' is in fact a cockerel  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim: :dunce: . I don't know what the long pointy feathers a cock has are called, but Road Runner has'm.  Ah well, he's still welcome as it's a while since we last had a cock and although they are not essential to our flock, they are good to have around.  As long as his crow if he has one is not too loud  :innocent: .  Yes, I do feel daft, my only excuse is that we were told there was a wee hen to rescue, so we didn't really look closely  ::) :-[ :roflanim:
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: the 5th UK nation that folk seem to think is the UK's 1st official camp-site
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2021, 09:41:21 pm »
So that's an extra free Sunday lunch to look forward to before too long.  :)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2021, 10:06:07 pm »
I just realised the 'wee hen' is in fact a cockerel  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim: :dunce: . I don't know what the long pointy feathers a cock has are called, but Road Runner has'm.  Ah well, he's still welcome as it's a while since we last had a cock and although they are not essential to our flock, they are good to have around.  As long as his crow if he has one is not too loud  :innocent: .  Yes, I do feel daft, my only excuse is that we were told there was a wee hen to rescue, so we didn't really look closely  ::) :-[ :roflanim:

 :roflanim:

Do you know, I wondered briefly from your description, then thought, "Ach, no, Fleecewife will know a hen from a cock"....    :roflanim: :hug:  It happens to the best of us, and good on you for 'fessing up! 
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2021, 10:26:59 pm »
Awww, bless.


Lucky he found you, FW. And your lucky ladies have a new fella to take care of them.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2021, 11:01:01 pm »
So that's an extra free Sunday lunch to look forward to before too long.  :)

No chance - he's far too scrawny.  I don't eat chicken anyway, just sheep  :yum:
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2021, 11:12:36 pm »
I just realised the 'wee hen' is in fact a cockerel  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim: :dunce: . I don't know what the long pointy feathers a cock has are called, but Road Runner has'm.  Ah well, he's still welcome as it's a while since we last had a cock and although they are not essential to our flock, they are good to have around.  As long as his crow if he has one is not too loud  :innocent: .  Yes, I do feel daft, my only excuse is that we were told there was a wee hen to rescue, so we didn't really look closely  ::) :-[ :roflanim:

 :roflanim:

Do you know, I wondered briefly from your description, then thought, "Ach, no, Fleecewife will know a hen from a cock"....    :roflanim: :hug:  It happens to the best of us, and good on you for 'fessing up!

It was one of those mental blockages.  I kept thinking " my goodness but she's gawky for a hen" and "I've never seen such an ugly hen before, poor thing" and " my-my what long legs you have Hennie", but it's provided me with plenty of chuckles on what was otherwise a pretty annoying day, so I'm glad to share them  :roflanim:
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Would someone really do that?
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2021, 11:16:35 pm »
Awww, bless.


Lucky he found you, FW. And your lucky ladies have a new fella to take care of them.

They're an independent lot so at the moment he's sooking up to them one at a time, but they see him off when they're in a gang. I'm sure it will all settle down soon enough and he'll learn to look after them.
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