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Marigold
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Today’s cheering story - for some of them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53832858
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I saw that and was a bit bothered about the rosy picture painted about chicken keeping especially as the hens pictured weren't ex-batts about to be rehomed. It's not quite the same as rescuing a kitten or a puppy! Hopefully a lot of people will enjoy their own eggs so much that they will care for the hens.
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It is also a bit worrying when they mention people sending in photos from the internet, or photoshoped... makes me wonder if these people were more bothered about getting eggs rather than roast chicken.... 🤔
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They'll be disappointed if they try roasting an ex-batt... Commercial laying hens have been carefully bred to turn layers' pellets into eggs, not into plump chicken! There won't be much meat on them.
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And if they’re two or more years old, very tough, compared with an 8-week-old specially bred commercial broiler!
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Well we know that... But would they?
In any case you just got to wonder why go to those lengths?
I was watching a documentary the other day on depression and certain clinical trials for certain types of drugs. Anyway.. one of the patients kept chickens, cockerels, geese, ducks I think too.... And the mess and tiny coop/run they kept them him.... I was actually shocked... Hubby and I ended up talking about that distractedly and not the documentary topic, so actually missed part of what was said and had to rewind 😂😂
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Depression can make everything feel like a mammoth task, easier to put off than to tackle. That would include cleaning the coop & run.

Managing to make yourself get out there and do it leads to a great feeling of achievement, but when you're in a long, dark & seemingly endless tunnel, it can be tough to get up, washed & dressed, never mind tackling chores...

I used to tell myself that it counts double if you didn't feel like doing something but you made yourself do it...
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