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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 💗

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Had the dining room patio door open to get some fresh air in there & my cat was crying at the door...had no idea why, then I heard ‘bok bok’ coming from inside 😂 they are so inquisitive and funny! • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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“Look how good I look after my dust bath mum...so clean...and attractive” 🙄more like a mud bath. Makes me laugh how her hair is all slicked back from the wet bark she ‘bathed’ in 😂 what a mess! At least she had a good time 👍🏼 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Look who is feeling better 😍👏🏼 she’s so bright and eats everything in sight now, acts 99% normal, other than her wing which doesn’t move (you can see when she jumps down). But she seems so happy now 💗 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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This might not look like a big deal at all, BUT this is the first time I’ve seen bubbles scratch about & leave the nest box in WEEKS, since she has been poorly! 👏🏼 if Twitch is up and about she follows her & if I get them out she will plod about for a bit, but she’s never been up and about on her own. She’s eating so well now, eats any treat I give her and her pellets 😅 it’s been a long 2 months of constant worry but she’s nearly recovered!! Her wing feathers are growing very slowly but they are growing at least, but for some reason she has no movement in her wing still 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m worried she has caused life long damage from pecking her wing much- as it was pretty much to the bone. Who knows, but im so glad with how she’s healed and how well she is doing 💗 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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These two are always so calm coming down the ramp in the morning! Those noises when they are eating though...the excitement is real 😂 • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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Swapped the hens round, so the silkies have the smaller run and these have the big one. The silkies just spend their time in the nest box or sleeping in a corner and these are always exploring, so thought it would be the best option. As you can see she’s already found her dust bathing spot..literally took her 10 minutes to make herself at home 😂 • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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Took her collar off her today. She’s had it on for 3 weeks so I’m going to give her a chance. She did go straight for her wing and started preening/pecking , but as you can see it looks good (her right hand wing) 😍 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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I swear Bubbles is just falling apart 🙈 she’s been moulting so bad and she is covered head to toe in pin feathers! Then I noticed she’s missing a nail...god knows when or how that happened 🙄 And of course her whole wing has fallen apart BUT look at all those new feathers coming through!! 😍 it’s healing so well 🙌🏼 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Bubbles loves a good selfie 😃 Bubbles is on the road to recovery! She eats egg every day and has started to finally eat her chicken food 🙌🏼 she also ate a few pine nuts today. The struggle to make her eat the past 8 weeks has been draining, but she’s finally getting there! She’s moulting really badly and looks a right mess, I don’t know if this is from stress, antibiotics, genetics, lack of nutrients or all of the above, but she CONSTANTLY moults! But this moult is the worst yet. So I think it’s due to the past 7/8 weeks of hell. Her wing feathers are growing nicely (apart from 3 big feathers she managed to pull out a few days ago🙄) but she still has no movement in her wing... which I find strange as all the swelling and infection has gone now.. fingers crossed she continues to improve 🤞🏼 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Aren’t silkies eyes beautiful 😍 Bubbles supporting twitch being broody!! She won’t leave her side 🙈 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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It’s been a week since I last took her to the vet. Her feathers are growing slowly... but every feather seems sore and bloody and she is still trying to peck at them. I don’t know what else I can do to help her recovery 😕 she has anti inflammatory medicine every day too. She eats 2 eggs a day, with oregano & cinnamon...but that is all she will eat 😒 she’s unbelievably fussy. I just hope it’s enough for her. She seems a lot brighter though, she sits with twitch all day in the nest box as twitch is broody, but I lock them out for 2 hours a day so they can get some exercise..& yesterday she was sunbathing and digging in the bark so I think she’s content ☺️ • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Spent 20 minutes with them and this is what they did the ENTIRE time. 🙈 • • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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I spy someone digging a big dustbathing hole in my garlic 🙄😒 • • • • #exbattery #exbatteryhen #exbatteryhens #cagedhen #excagedhens #freerange #freerangechickens #backyardchickens #rescuehen #rescuechicken #rescueanimal

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Bubbles doing a hop, skip & a jump....poor little thing. Not seen her run with her collar on before 🙈 • • • #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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