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@silkie_sisters  Silkies brought home July 2017 ☺️🐔🐔 3 became 2 💔 R.I.P Mrs brown 😞 23/11/17. 2 ex battery hens brought home September 2018 💗

11 days ago

The life of a silkie. 🙄 She’s not been broody for about 8 weeks now, so she was due to be soon 😂 she went broody because two eggs were laid whilst I was in work, so i obviously couldn’t take them out for a few hours, so she thought she would take the matter in to her own hands, and hatch (not hatch) them! They go broody at any given chance possible 🙈 also im loving the colours of her in these pictures, didn’t realise how much brown she had in her !! • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens #broody #broodyhen #broodysilkie

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14 days ago

Morning routine every day.... 😬 she sleeps in the garage then she goes outside for a couple of hours in the day and back in the warm in the afternoon 😊 (excuse the state of the floor 🙈). She still enjoys roaming in the garden in the day and loves some scrambled egg in the morning. She also loves the taste of the poultry nutri-drops vitamins, so happily has a full syringe of that every day!! She has antibiotics in her water and eats mixed seeds and corn (she doesn’t lay so keeping her off layers pellets for the time being - advice from the avian vet.) and enjoys a few treats of fruit in the day. Hope she will pull through this 🙌🏼 • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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20 days ago

Hen hospital for this little one. Just got back from the avian vet as she’s been acting poorly for a few days. He said he can feel a lot of masses inside of her and 99% certain she has egg yolk peritonitis 😞 shes got a high temperature and loss of body condition. she’s had a strong dose of steroids and is on antibiotics so we shall see how it goes. The results of an egg laying hen. The industry is horrendous and cruel. These little sweeties don’t deserve such an awful life!! • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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22 days ago

Silkies have been at my parents for a couple of weeks due to me being here over Christmas and New Year. My dad has put a ramp inside the coop so Twitch can get in and out of the nest box, as it’s a few inches high and she struggles 😭 he’s also put a sheet of polystyrene under the straw to keep them warm as it’s gone below 0 degrees the past couple of nights. He’s definitely got a soft spot for them, even though he complains about all the mess they make 😏😬 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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25 days ago

Talk about bad timing. Avian vets isnt open. One of the ex battery hens seems poorly. She’s all hunched and her tail is down and she just moves about really slowly. She’s not waddling or walking like a penguin so I don’t know if she is egg bound. Is there anything else that could cause her to be like this? I’ve got antibiotics left over from Bubbles , would it be worth giving her some Incase of an infection? I will give her a bath with Epsom salt, but I have no idea what else I can do!! • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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29 days ago

Look at this little cutie. My parents have 2 pairs of red squirrels who visit every day. They have their own designated feeder hanging up, which they love. Red squirrels are endangered & protected here in the UK so it’s lovely to see them 😊 • • • #squirrel #redsquirrel #nature #wildlife #ukwildlife

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1 month ago

My littles cuties 😍 twitch squatting 😂 daft thing , as soon as I speak she drops down! Rescue hens in the back dying to come out. We give them half a day each free ranging - and nope still haven’t got the courage to let them out together 😩 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens#exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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1 month ago

Scratching about in the lavender !!😊 One of them hasn’t laid in 2 days, she keeps going to the nest box but nothing is happening. She’s eating/drinking and acting 100 % normal, but worried she’s eggbound , it’s nearly bed time here in the UK so can’t do anything with her today, but would it be worth soaking her in water tomorrow just Incase she is, or leave her as she’s acting normal? 🤔 • • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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