Monday, 1 April 2013


The sun is really trying to come out today, so I will do all that I can to encourage it by thoroughly cleaning out the hen house.  We let the hens out into the garden today whilst cleaning, they just love exploring every nook and crannie.


Bizzy Lizzy our Scots Dumpy and Matilda our Australorp are laying eggs regularly now.  We've had 2 eggs a day for 3 days in a row, then only 1 egg from Matilda (Bizzy Lizzy must have been having a day off) then both layed again today.


Today I noticed that Rosie had a really puffy face - poor thing.  The first thing I noticed was her eyes were squinting instead of being fully open.  Then upon closer inspection I saw that her face was all swollen and a lot paler than usual.

Perhaps she has eaten something bad today whilst out in the garden?  We do have a mouldy log up under our cherry trees...  At least there is something physically wrong with her, makes me think that there will be something I can do to help her.  I had thought she might be pining for her sister Didee who died recently, and if that were the case I wouldn't know what to do to help.  So I'll start looking into puffy face symptoms this evening and see what I can do to help.

Rosie took herself off to the nesting box and went to sleep, so I let her stay there.
Oh I do hope she'll still be there in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. Awww, I'm not sure what would be causing Rosie to have a puffy face. I hope you can figure it out!


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