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    One of the newbies we bought last year (gilly) seems to have had cancer. Large hard growth.
    Slowly declined over the past few months...but enjoyed going out and sitting in the shade watching the others.
    This morning finally fell asleep after having her breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyFeltDeath View Post
    On that note, we currently have one of the daughters sat on an unknown amount of eggs in the opposite hedge, which she's been on now for a week. We can't decide if we let her be and then catch her and her chicks when they first make an appearance, or go and disturb her now which will be hard as she's in about five foot of holly.
    I would pick her,and the eggs up and put her somewhere safe. Dog crate or even a box if you haven't got anything else. She will be easy pickings. Foxes return.
    Have you considered an electric fence? They can be installed in a few hours and. Can be moved around to include new areas which can really help.
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    I'll add my three please. 2298 + 3 = 2301

    Ex bats almost 12 months into their luxurious retirement!
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    We have allotment chickens. Shared maintainance.
    Started in June with 30 now down to 25.

    Something is killing them one by one. No idea what. I suspect a fox but others have suggested ferret, mink, stoat...

    It seems to be pulling them through the bars of the fencing, Heras style, presumably when they stick their heads through.

    Hopefully the fencing should be improved this week.
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    One we bought last summer. She looked puffed up and hunched last night...not egg bound. No other signs of distress....
    Sadly found dead this morning.

    2300
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    RIP Blondie

    You had character and independence. Always the one roaming alone - away from the other 2 - the last to come back to the coop - and always up to mischief.

    For a few weeks you've not been yourself, not running and flying when the corn jar was shaken, walking sedately, not like you at all.

    This morning you came out of the coop with the other 2 and seemed well. A couple of hours later you had left for the great hen house in the sky.

    We'll miss you.

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    ^^^ always a sad occasion
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    So sorry veggiechicken Blondie sounded lovely. My sympathies are with you. x
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