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battwoman Senior Member
edited February 2012 in Poultry Health and Welfare
hello everybody! sooooo good to be back! computer now has new motherboard, either net card and other whatsits and thingamies, still not perfect but hey, i'm here, unfortunately now has so much security on i can do bugger all! i was going to do a lovely photo update but it wont let me sync the photo's to web:mad: toula haven't forgoten about lola pics, same problem!
thank you so much helen for keeping everyone updated and for yours, fayes, lins and maries messages
marie that is such a lovely offer, you too pat, it's why i love you all so much!
hopefully i should be ok, son has an old laptop he's trying to get fixed for my birthday. your always welcome to free gardening advice and i'm coming to visit when the weather gets better, i'll bring my wellies and gloves:D
i've been keeping up with the news on my phone but replying is a nightmare!
i'm so sorry for all of you that have lost ladies, especialy little 'lucky' helen, i lost the naked necks so now have only the batties and lucky2, though the batties have incresed:rolleyes: i now have 12! the last 2 are like footballs! and almost blond, they are barn hens but that brings it's own problems, many of the birds on the re home day had hard build ups on their feet, other than that they were in great condition and so friendly and calm, so sweet that sweet pea has gone outside to live with them and seems happy though would rather live inside and be playing with the dog, one of the girls looks like she has bad scaily leg from a distance but she must have been stood on at some point and has a thick leg {must stop calling her cancles!) from an old break and a dead toe, the other one was walking badly but layed an egg and was fine!
the oven ready girls finally have feathers! i wish i could post the pics they look so much better, not quite there yet but well on the way.
the ones i picked up for my sis have settled in their new home and her and her husband are well and truly hooked!
on a very sad but un chicken related news, i had to have my elderly cat put down last tuesday, we estimate her to have been 18+, she's been a bit senile for a while but had a stroke and couldn't eat, after a week of hand feeding her she showed no improvement so came to that hard choice to be made, i couldn't see her suffer and the vet agreed it was time, r.i.p jess
thank you too for the offers of eggs, you know i'm very fond of your gang sandie. i think for now i'll stick with the batties, those special needs girls need me:D i've started helping more with re home days and love it, you always worry that it'll be cliquie or something but they are a great gang and have made me feel very welcome.
off to catch up with some of your posts now!
fi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Comments

  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Welcome back Fi! Yes I think you could say we missed you. Glad you didn't mind me updating the others:o

    Sorry to hear about your cat and your nns, but really pleased you are finding rehoming days so rewarding.
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    very thankfull for it solar:D
    fi xxx
  • monkeymummy Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Welcome back! Sorry for your sad news. Sarah
  • 3jojo4 Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Welcome back! Glad you got sorted, this forum is a lifeline! You've loads to catch up on!:D
  • Barley Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Fi hun x so glad you are back...we have missed you too.
    Sorry to hear about your sad news... hopefully 2012 will now be a good year for us all.
    Lin x x x
  • janey b Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    welcome back fi xxxx
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    thank you girls:p :D :p
    fi xxx
  • pottymoo Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    It's good to have you back, sorry you lost your lovely nnecks. I know what you mean about the batties. I love having my bantams but in the future I can see me having one big run keeping my internal door on to seperate if I want to and just having batties running betwen the 2 runs having the smalll run side for newbies. I would love to put my name down for another 3 batties but at the moment I have 11 in my flock for of which 4 are batties. I worry about vets bills as we all do but I have never had more than 1 poorly at any one time plus I think my council wouldn't be happy if I over did it. If I had my way I would fill the run. I would love to help on a rehoming day but then I would want to bring them all home to mine moo x
  • toulacross Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    glad to have you back fi missed you too x and sorry about your news re nn and your cat. We had to have my mums elderly collie pts last wednesday it was a heart breaking decsion but the right one. She was 18 and we had her since a 6 week old puppy but she was starting to loose the use of her legs, not realising she needed the loo, lossing weight not eating and her heart and lungs were failing.

    my batties have increased by four and from day one really mingled into the rest of my gang. I dare not count them all now but pretty sure its up to the 30 mark and thats not counting the chicks! I call the new batts the curry girls and although not special needs i did ask for the worst off ones but already they have feather growth i noticed this morning. Their names are korma (if you see previous posts she is the one with the big red bum), madras, keema and tikka.

    take care and bigs hugs to jim and lola xxx
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    hi moo:p it's very hard not to bring something home................i haven't managed it yet:D i'd love to have different breeds but after what i went through with the mareks i'm weary, i must say it's truly wonderful to look out and see my 'flock' of batties pottering about, i promise to resist in future, i'm back to the lucky 13 club and it suits me and my garden.
    sorry to hear about your mums collie toula, it was very like that with jess, she forgot how to eat and drink for herself, she sort of nodded into the water bowl instead of lapping, the vet said as even though i'd been hand feeding her the fact she was still loosing weight that it was likely everything was shutting down, she started to get a bit disorientated too, trying to go to the loo in a bowl by the telly, that wasn't jess, she was soooooo clean! the dogs miss her, lola goes upstairs whenever she can and has a look in billys room for her, her favorite place, she was the perfect cat, only ever caught one bird and gave it to me live! but one hell of a ratter! she mothered jim from the start, always making sure his eyes and ears were clean, she also passed on her keen ratting knowledge by bringing live ones in the house and dropping them infront of him:eek: he took a while to catch on and we spent one night with one up the back of the cooker! glad to say he dispatched it the next day.
    sorry hon went off on one then, i miss her, will get some pics off to you soon as i've got past my problem, they send their lovexx
    30+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
    fi xxx
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    re your message lin, does that mean cute and cuddley ducklings soon;) :D
    fi xxx
  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Hi Fi, missed your sense of humour, welcome back. Was sorry to see that your NNs didn't make it and the decision to help Jess must be heart breaking. I had to make the same decision for my cat who I had rescued as a stray kitten in Bangkok when I was 16. I was married with 3 children (she travelled the world with me!) when I had to call the vet. I know how you feel xx

    Wish my cats were good ratters like Jess..... but they are 16 now (which worries me so much) and sleep more. They do like mice though. Cant blame them, the rat I saw was huge!!!

    So welcome back Fi, missed you. There's not much to say to comfort you, if she hadn't been so special you would not be hurting so much. With love comes so much pain xx
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    thanks jules, the last couple of years she like your cats left the big guys alone, had to resort to humane traps (they learnt to spring the other kind!) and head of dispatches jim:D
    you don't realise till they're gone just how big a part of the family they are:(
    how are you and yours?
    fi xxx
  • 275wright Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Welcome back Fi, you have been so missed. So sorry about all your heartache, that takes a while to get over. That's the worst thing about animals, they have a habit of weaving their way into your heart and then when they go they break it :( . A lot of ours are getting old now and they will all be going one after another. I'm so glad your getting so much pleasure from your little batties.

    Love Sharon xx
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    thanks sharon, no matter how down i feel the batties and dogs bring endless smiles:p
    fi xxx
  • Barley Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    No Fi x no babies as I am not sure who is laying the duck eggs and only ever seen Mole on Sue !!! Could always give it a try lol:D
    Lin x x
  • Littlechick Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    Hi Fi, Children good. Daughter now well on the mend from glandular fever! She loves Venice, lucky girl!

    Jess, horribly swollen now, Belle following suit. Isabelle very skinny, being wormed. Madge wouldnt go to bed last night and we couldnt catch her.... she turned up this morning (a Twin, she is so skittish). Babies all gorgeous.

    Rats.......
    xx
  • Roodie Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    FI xx I'VE MISSED YOU !!!! xx
    Thank You sweetie for you message and i've written them all down hun and will probably be using them very soon .....loads going on here at the moment with hubby, kids , chooks , ducks and dogs :eek: sometime i don't quite know which way to go first !!! lol xx

    Hubby doing ok and starting his chemo very soon they've just got to decide weather their going to op on his other lung first then all systems go ... just hope it doesn't make him feel to poorly , bless him x

    Lost big Momma the other week during the frosts not sure what had happened she was fine in the morning but we had been again at the hosp most of the day and she had passed before i had gotten home :( that's 4 i've lost in the last month !! x

    2 of my Ducks have started laying which is wonderful but i'm not very successful with the old baking lark yet...:rolleyes: but hey never mind me and the kids have had fun making a mess whilst trying !! lol xx

    Glad to your OK Hun x loads of love to ya x
    faye x
  • battwoman Senior Member
    edited February 2012
    oh no not big momma too! tough times for you honey, sending you a big hug, keep strong, you know where i am:)
    fi xxx

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