Chicken and Egg Issue 15 - page 56-57

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Chicken & Egg. Welfare and Food Together.
Isabel here has two hens – Jasmine and Cinderella – who just happen to be the talk of
Isabel’s school! Her dad, Steven Plummer, said: “We collected the two hens in approx
May 2016 from Gateshead and with the care of my daughter they have flourished and
mixed with our existing hens just great. It’s like they know you have helped them out;
they follow my daughter everywhere.”
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We love your chicken chat and funny photos,
just look at these spoilt hens!
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This is Atilla (Tilly) who was adopted by Emma Holyoak five years ago. She told us: “By my
calculations she turned 6 in October 2016 so she is an old girl! Suffice it to say she doesn’t
lay now and she is top of the pecking order. She has outlived all of her fellow ex-bat hens
and also the next lot that we re-homed in April 2014. She has always been the noisiest hen
we’ve had and comes into the coop when we’re cleaning it to demand treats! She has just
grown a lovely new set of feathers.”
Continuing our Easter theme, here we have Iris with her chicks Buttercup and Eric, who
were born on Easter Sunday 2016! Their keepers, Ilse and Paul Beven, said: “She looked
after her two chicks with lots of gentle love and care, as if she had been doing it all her life.
She gave us our first cockerel, Eric, who is now a handsome and gentle protector of our little
flock. He is extremely proud of his mum! Iris has given us so much pleasure and fun and we
are very honoured to have her with us. Thank you BHWT from Iris and from all of us!”
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