This week’s Transformation Tuesday tells the story of Bella. Adopted in October 2019, she came to live in Kate’s allotment. When she was first rehomed she was half bald and completely terrified. She refused to move or even eat which worried Kate into thinking that she might not make it through the next few days. She couldn’t leave poor Bella on the allotment and so she was taken back to Kate’s flat.
Bella spent a week in Kate’s spare bedroom, being syringe fed as well as being offered various soft foods until she could eat pellets on her own.
It was another week of sleeping in the flat at night, while spending the daytime outdoors with Kate’s other five hens. After two weeks, Bella began to get stronger and she became well enough to move permanently outdoors with the rest of her hen pals.
After that, Bella went from strength to strength, her feathers began to grow back to a beautiful dark brown colour and she grew into herself, her personality finally showing.
More than a year on and she is now the friendliest and loving hen that Kate could have dreamed of. She is so friendly that now she helps Kate with the gardening as well as helping Kate at work, where she works closely with young people who have learning difficulties. They love to have Bella sitting on their knee! She truly has transformed.
We love to see how well the hens that are rehomed are doing in their new home! If you have a transformed hen that you want to share, please get in touch and we will add your hen to our Transformation Tuesday page.