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When it’s time to let them go

When it’s time to let them go

It never gets easier to let a loved animal friend go (to be euthanised) no matter how many times your heart has been through the loss. Today I held little Soleil in my hand while the vet euthanised her. The thoughts that run through your mind as to all the things you can do to save her, give her a good life, keep her with you can be overwhelming and almost believable, if you let them be so. But then the reality of the quality of their life stares you in the face. So do you choose loving the animal so much that you think that’s enough and give them the best life you can or do you choose to love them enough to feel what their life would be like, for them, and let them go, if it’s right to do so. And who says it’s right or wrong? Only you know. I can only tell you my feelings about it hoping it may give you some comfort if you are not sure what to do.

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Wrinkly Eggs

Wrinkly Eggs Most likely, the wrinkly egg is like the wrinkles on my face, it's an age thing!!!   Have any of your rescue girls given you a wrinkly egg? My girls on the very odd occasion gift me with a wrinkly one, so likely your girls will too at some point....

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Roosts

 Roosts Let's talk about roosts and how to ensure your hens have the best nights sleep! How wide? Square, rectangular or circular? How far off the ground? How much space do they need? How to keep them clean? Let's get the answers: Hens don't grip perches when they...

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Scaly Leg Mites

Scaly Leg Mites Scaly Leg Mite is an infestation on your hen’s legs What causes Scaly Leg Mites? A small parasitic mite known as Cnemidocoptes Mutans. Even the name of this nasty critter is enough to make you itchy. They have a life cycle of 14-21 days and spend their...

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Ice Treats

Ice Treats Hen ice treats are easy to make and great for keeping hens cool on a hot day!  Hens can't sweat so on hot days they can become overheated.  They pant and hold their wings out from their body to let the air flow through but this may not be enough to cool...

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Egg Yolk Peritonitis

Egg Yolk Peritonitis Egg Yolk Peritonitis, or EYP, is a sad reality for the majority of commercial laying hens.  What causes EYP?  Most often happens as the hen gets older as their bodies are wearing out.  The left ovary (right ovary is usually not functional in most...

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