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post #1 of 8
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poor little things... ours are ex-bats too

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8537773.stm

post #2 of 8

No insult, but if the chickens don't have their feathers, wouldn't that make the whole plucking job a little easier? tongue

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

not from that charity, they're not sold to be eaten (and I believe they do check)


my 3 chickens are exbats, they've been here for a year.  They were supposed to be past their best, yet they've kept laying all through winter, never had a day with no eggs and most days we get 3. 

Plucking may be easier if you think they'd be worth eating but I think it's awful that they're allowed to get into that state in the first place.  Fortunately Korma and Masala have grown all their feathers back now and Balti  just has a very short tail (but that might just be a her thing not a plucked thing!)

post #4 of 8

That sure is cute, but wouldn't a heat lamp be a lot easier and quicker?

Robin
Mom of 3 kids, 1 Australian Shepherd, wife of wonderful hubby of 17yrs., and many chickens!
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Looking for Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameracaunas, Buff Silkie, Black Copper Marans... oh yeah, and a farm!
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post #5 of 8

I could of used one of those for one of my light breed chickens. She was always under the heat lamp.

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post #6 of 8

very sweet thing for those ladies to be doing. smile

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Wife to a soldier, Momma to 2 humans, 50+ chickens of various ages & breeds, 2 turkeys, 3 dogs, 2 cats & 7 goldfish.
Contact me for fresh, fertile, clean, CHEAP hatching eggs for sale.
Pics of my flocks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chickencoop31320/
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post #7 of 8

what a fantastic idear!! ill just have to knit something like that for my girls.



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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

one of ours had a fleece vest to keep her warm but she quickly got too big for it when she was settled and her feathers grew back

the knitting pattern is here http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/jumpers.aspx
(I
think our knitting needles are different sizes to yours in america though)


Edited by ebwy - 2/25/10 at 6:50pm
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