Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Friday, 20 June 2008

Ginger the bashed Hen.....

The evening before yesterday Ginger struggled free when I was holding her to check her over. She landed a bit awkwardly and slightly ( it seemed!) bashed her side on the corner of an empty cardboard box.

She semed a bit stunned at the time and limped off to hide under a bush, but by bedtime was walking around ( with a bit of a limp) but with a droopy tail.

She is eating, pooing, drinking and laying normally and looks ok, apart from obviously being a bit "stiff" and slow now...her limp has nearly gone and I can't feel any problem with her ( although she is now very wary of me... ) ...BUT her tail is still droopy?

I sort of feel she has bashed her back...but I am a bit surprised her tail is still so immobile...

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