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Why Izzy the chicken needed help laying her egg

Meet Izzy, the plucky chicken who came to see our Vet Liz Carter recently with a tricky complaint…her egg was stuck! This is an unusual problem for birds of a young age and can be a real concern, so her owner brought her in straight away. According to Liz, birds that lay eggs can sometimes suffer from a…

What to do if you find a baby bird

Spring / Summer is always a lovely time of year for all the baby animals, however, it can be a really tricky to know when a young animal needs your help. We always receive a fair few fledglings here, and although we are more than happy to care for them, most would have been better…

Top Tips for Baby Bird Season!

Ok I shouldn’t be happy when the baby birds come into the surgery but I am….. probably for the wrong reasons but I can’t help it, it’s the hunter instinct I have in me as a cat! Don’t be fooled by the photo, I am lying in wait for the next bird to come along. I’m…

“Super Heroes”

Do you know this time of year is great for me as I love seeing all of the wildlife that comes into the practice (they are usually baby birds you see.) mmm tasty oh yeah! I would like to have shown you a picture of two birds that came in who I have named  “Batman…

Looking after wildlife

One of my receptionist Jayne looks after the wildlife that comes into the vets …  I don’t know why I can’t look after it .. It would soon be trEATed !! if I could get my paws on it!! Here is what Jayne says about this time of year… Spring/Summer is a lovely time of year…

Keeping Chickens

Apparently some of my receptionists keep ‘chickens’ as pets!!  I don’t understand because the only chicken I like is in my dinner! I have heard them telling tales about how lovely they are to have in your stomach … oops ..   I mean garden and how easy they are to look after. You don’t need a huge…

Interesting facts about chickens

1. The average hen lays 300 eggs a year 2. If a chicken has red ear lobes it will lay brown eggs. If it has white ear lobes it will lay white eggs. 3. Chickens will lay fewer & fewer eggs as they grow older. 4. A chicken can run about 9 miles per hour,…

More baby ducklings…

After my happy duck tale last week about the rescued ducklings from last year that have now had ducklings of their own…just a couple of days later we had more ducklings brought in….12 of them! A kind traveller who had been coming home from Webbs Garden Centre had seen the driver in front run over the…

Happy tales from receptionist Jayne

Do you remember these little duckings? They were brought in last year during June and my receptionist Jayne took them home to look after them until they were able to be released. Jayne has a number of animals and keeps them on some land near to her home. There is a stream at the bottom…