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Silkie-Sisters

Brought home on 19/07/17 ☺️Pictures of my two pet silkies and their antics 🐔🐔 3 became 2 💔 R.I.P Mrs brown 😞 23/11/17. We live in the U.K🇬🇧

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Literally all of my posts recently are asking for advice about my feathered babies! 😭 Bubbles has been moulting and her main wing feathers are growing back but I think she’s snapped them all and they’re all bleeding. It’s been going on for a few day, they’re not pouring with blood though. Also I think one is slightly infected as I’ve left it for a few of days 😭😭 I’ve just bathed her with warm water with Epsom salt & a dash of ACV and put coconut oil on it after. It’s all I had in the house!! Anything else I can do? I can.not.cope with how much stress these bring me 😂 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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One week difference..!! First 2 pictures were taken 1 week ago, last 2 pictures are today. Literally amazed at how much they’ve changed. Look at their comb 😍 it’s nearly standing upright and gone so much darker. They are so bright eyed now. • • • #hens #rescuehen #rescuehens #batteryhens #exbatteryhens

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I swear I spend the majority of my life worrying about these chickens 🙄 Any advice/tips welcome for little bubbles...... So, we’ve notice when she’s in her laying phase her vent goes sort of slack, as if the muscles aren’t closing it properly and she’s leaking white poo/watery discharge , which always results in a messy bum. When she’s broody and stops laying she’s fine. Anyone has this before? Or know what I can do to help her? She gets distressed by it and constantly tries to clean it 😞 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Well these two seem pretty content already. Can’t wait to let them out so they can have a proper dust bath in the boarders! Only their second day here and already seem very happy 😊 • • • #exbatteryhens #batteryhens #rescuehens #rescuehen #dustbath #hens #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens

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Bubbles and twitch are very brave on the outside of the coop. They are very glad there is a wall between them and the very scary dinosaurs 😂😭 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens #batteryhen #rescuehen #batteryhens #rescuehens #exbatteryhens

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Need some advice with these 2. We have just tried to introduce them to our 2 little silkies & they just went in to attack mode and chased them and pecked them, I’m really worried for the silkies as they are so small and have an open skull, so one bad peck can affect them/hurt them. How should I go about it? I put them all in the big run together...is there another way to do it? Any tips welcome!! Don’t want my little silkies hurt 😭 • • • #exbatteryhens #rescuehen #batteryhen #hens #silkies #rescuehens #chickens #chicken #silkiechicken

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This was them last night when we put them to bed. They stayed up until it was dark so we had to carry them in to their coop. A couple of hours later they were snuggled up together! 😍 Considering they’ve never met each other before and this is their first time in freedom, they get on very well and there isn’t much pecking going on. • • • #exbatteryhens #batteryhen #rescuehen #rescuechicken #hens #chickens #backyardchickens

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Look at these 2 pecking away already. Already seem quite at ease. Both enjoying the grass & digging it all up 🙈😂 • • • #exbatteryhens #batteryhen #hens #layinghens #chickens #chicken #rescuehen #rescuechicken #luckyhensrescue

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One of the new girls braved it down the ramp on her own and is already enjoying pecking at the grass. The other one is very timid and is happy in the coop for now ☺️ #exbatteryhens #batteryhen #rescuehen #chickens #chicken #layinghen

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Just arrived home with these battery hens. They got rescued today, so today is the first day of seeing day light! They are very nervous but their condition isn’t too bad. Not many missing feathers! But their combs are so big & their beaks are overgrown and wonky! Bless them. Happy retirement little ones! 😊 • • • #exbatteryhens #batteryhens #chicken #chickens #hens #layinghens #rescuehens #backyardchickens

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The ramp struggle is real. Took about 10 min before she decided to go up 🙄 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Looks like a preditor attack 🙈 poor bubbles is molting like crazy, pin feathers everywhere! • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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Advice and suggestions needed...!! We are thinking of rehoming 2 ex battery hens, in a month or so. We have a spare coop & run which they could go in initially, but I’m worried the silkies might get picked on, as they are so much smaller! Also Twitch my black silkie has a neurological problem so I wouldn’t want them to bully her. Any advice welcomed 😁 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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My husband just screamed for me from the other room: “ Emma come here quick something has happened to bubbles...!!!” As he ran outside to get her.....! Looked out the window and she was just sunbathing on her side 😂 I suppose if you’ve never seen a chicken sunbathe it does look pretty worrying 😎 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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🎶If you’re broody and you know it flap your wings 🎶🐔🐔 • • • #silkies #silkie #silkiehen #silkiechicken #silkiesofinstagram #chickens #chickensofinstagram #hens #backyardchickens

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