Monday, March 2

Disasters.



I have been without a computer for a few days......... here are some key words to play with -
Bing - Bushy tail - glass of red wine - laptop!

Yes. You guessed correctly. Sadly I didn't realise at the time as I was too busy cleaning the carpet, wall and settee. The following morning when I switched on my laptop I knew something was wrong.
I frantically tried to clean the keyboard but it was quite obvious the damage lie deeper within the workings. Frantic research and the laptop battery was removed and all placed in a bag of brown rice in the airing cupboard for a few days.

Meanwhile I have been loaned a laptop so I am back on-line.

Then there is the sad news to share of Eva.

I let the hens out as normal yesterday. We were out for a couple of hours but when I went to lock up the henhouse, whilst the other 3 were inside Eva seemed hesitant and was standing by the open door. I noticed some severe damage to her back - a definite attack. I don't think it was a fox as it would have either taken her away or savaged her. I have no idea where the attack took place. I know around 3pm I had fed the hens some noodles. Only 2 hens came when I called. Mabel was inside the hut laying an egg, Bev and Olwyn were eating the noodles but there was no sign of Eva - as is often the case.
She managed to walk up the ramp to the sleeping area but I knew she would be attacked by the other hens - this is what they do when they sense weakness/injury and I knew it was a severe wound.
I brought her into the kitchen and we settled her in a nice warm box.
She passed away sometime between 4am and 6am as I was checking on  her.

It is a comfort to know that when attacked she made her way home.


10 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Eva. xxx

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  2. oh that is so upsetting. I am glad she passed away in the comfort of your home. Hope your computer gets well soon!

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  3. Gosh, what a sad story, poor little Eva. Hope the rice works! Suzy x

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  4. Fleur did the same to our laptop!
    Poor Eva, to be loved,then die in your own home... most of us would like that,I think.
    Jane x

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  5. awwww sweet Eva. I am sure she felt comforted by the fact she was safe and warm.
    In the end that is what we all hope for.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Poor Eva. Sorry to hear of this. Hope you get your laptop up and running again.

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  7. Oh, I'm sorry Denise. I'm glad she made it home.

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  8. Sorry about poor old Eva - one of the troubles with hens is that they seem to give up - they don't make a great effort to try and get better however much love and affection you give them. And yes, I agree Denise, if the other hens sense weakness they can be so cruel.
    Red wine and computers don't go together - will be my mantra in future.

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  9. Sorry to hear about Eva. xxx
    Hope the rice and airing cupboard bring your laptop back to life!

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  10. I am sorry. I know how you feel about Eva, I am just the same way with mine!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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