Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Orphan of the storm


The terrible weather is taking its toll on the animals in the field.
God knows just how much rain has fallen over the past 24 hours
I found one of the gentle warrens bowed,soaked and off her feet by the gate just as I was going up to the Church to deposit my harvest festival goodies. I brought her in and gave her a brisk towelling then left her in the dark airing cupboard next to the lagged hot water cylinder for an hour or so.
(For God's sake don't tell Chris!)
When I retrieved her, she had perked up quite nicely, and although still and terribly quiet inside her dog blanket, she ate a bit of dog food before I let her rest again on the passenger seat of the berlingo

31 comments:

  1. Poor thing. Has she been put back in her coop yet? You must have been having a lot of rain again when it's nearly drowning the hens.

    I'm not gonna tell Chris. Would that really bother him?

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  2. John to the rescue! Good job! I think you should get all the critters tiny yellow slickers and wellies.

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  3. The terror of the rain returns...hope the rest are OK

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  4. You're a good man John!

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  5. If I lived with all that rain you'd find me in your airing cupboard, and the gin missing.
    Jane x

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  6. Oh John, you are going to be so well looked after when your day comes!! Karma, you know?

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  7. Dad always said chickens were too dumb to come in out of the rain. I've always wondered what an airing cupboard is...apparently it's to dry off wet poultry.

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  8. I hope it eases up for you. And we would really like some of it (only some mind) over here.

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  9. We lost one of our little Lavender Pekin Bantams due to the cold and heavy rains the other night, the silly little thing had hidden under the henhouse and when we went over to lock up for the night we didn't see her and the weather simply finished her off.

    She had had a long innings, but that's no way to go!

    Sue xx

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  10. poor thing, she is lucky to have you as a parent.

    Gill

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  11. Oh bless her, she looks a bit shocked.

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  12. If you have a hair dryer handy; a soggy hen likes being dried with one of those.

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  13. I really must pop by and see you one day. Do you do tours with a cream tea?

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  14. Popped over from the feathered nest I am so sorry about your chicken we have been getting a lot of rain too. B

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  15. I do hope she can make a full recovery.

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  16. My heart goes out to you and your poor wet hen!

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    1. she's perked up quite a bit ms sparrow..., a couple of hours asleep in the car and she's walking around as if nothing has happened...
      I have put her back inside a hen house a few minutes ago

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  17. Good to hear that the hens get intensive care too. Jx

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  18. This is so sad for the animals. Even in shelter the damp and cold must go through and through. I've stood around in plenty of such weather for ten hour days, but could get a hot shower and warm bed at the end.

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  19. How kind you are.
    We reap what we sow. You should have a lot of nice stuff coming your way when you need it.

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  20. I love a man who is so good to his chickens!

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  21. Probably telling you that it's good weather for ducks!

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  22. I think the weather has been worse for you than it has for us. I bet that chuck loved the warmth of the airing cupboard. It's so hard for the animals when everywhere's so wet and cold under feet.

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  23. Happy Hen in a blanket! You are very good to your girls. I agree with Knatolee. xoxoxo

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  24. I wonder why it is, whenever I see your face, I feel like Fontella Bass and just want to start singing "Rescue Me."

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  25. I sometimes wonder how chickens have survived, we have seen ours stand out in icing rain when they had a cover and dry nest boxes full of hay 2 feet away. I am glad she is ok. :O). Wish you could send that rain here!

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  26. What a kind soul you have.

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  27. Haha.
    As long as Chris doesn't read your blog, we won't tell, John.
    Raining here as I type this, but it will be a short storm, I think.
    Happy Wednesday to you!

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  28. aww bless her. This reminds me of warming premature lambs in the warmer section of an oven. I sat watching a poor waterlogged miserable looking pidgeon on my bird table. When the rain let up I gave it a good feed.

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