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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…