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Fowlty towers: Luxury five-star hotel for chickens opens in Kent
Metro [UK] ^ | 9/28/12 | Mark Molloy

Posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

An egg-centric hotelier has turned her passion for poultry into a business after opening up a luxury five-star hotel for chickens.

Julie Smith decided to open the guesthouse for hens due to the huge demand for the service in her rural Kent community.

She was inspired to create the hen hotel, named Fowlty Towers, after being regularly asked to look after her friends feathered pets while they were on holiday.

'A lot of people asked what they would do when they went on holiday with the hens,' explained Ms Smith, who has 13 hens of her own.

'So I started looking after them as a favour and then I thought well it might be a bit of a business and we'll try and get them sorted.'

Free from their chicken coops, the feathered birds can relax in five-star accommodation or roam free in the hotel's fox-proof garden.

The birds are also taken for walks and on trips to the local village pub.

She added: 'Of course the best place for any animal including hens would be in their own home, that's what they're used to, but I try and offer them service where they get as good as home.

'I think that they bring them to me because I give them individual attention, as I say they are pets so I care a lot about them.'

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
No choking allowed!

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1 posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Dancing Chicken


2 posted on 09/29/2012 11:53:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Western civilization is doomed.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 12:15:48 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I say! Very good! Carry on, Brits!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 12:16:30 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Squawk 8888

When you’re going to h*ll in a bucket, at least you can enjoy the ride.

[W/apologies to Jerry Garcia.]


5 posted on 09/30/2012 12:18:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
I trained a chicken once. She was always in a harness and would lead the way on walks.
She had character and the bonus was that she laid unusually big colored eggs.
People tried to tell me it was duck, bah, what do they know.
6 posted on 09/30/2012 12:26:11 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Slings and Arrows

7 posted on 09/30/2012 12:28:28 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine are happy with their Skid Row accommodations, and being fed & watered daily. If they aren’t, I tell them the alternative is a stew pot.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 1:12:22 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows
OK. Now we've gone too far.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 1:38:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Where the heck to you get your large collection of zany pictures? You always seem to be able to pull the perfect one out of your portfolio.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Wha? R U trying to start come kind of a Chicken coup?

And what R U doing up at this hour?

11 posted on 09/30/2012 2:47:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition; JoeProBono

If there’s a contest going on between you and JoeProBono, you just won.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 3:12:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Motivation is everything.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 3:15:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Finally, some good news in this crazy world.

The thought of chickens forced to stay at a 4-star hotel is just too terrible to entertain.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 3:20:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

It scarcely seems possible.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 3:42:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

LOL I get up and browse the Web in the middle of the night and then go to sleep so that I can be late the next day!


16 posted on 09/30/2012 5:20:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Ronin

Tip-tip, cherrio, and so forth.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 5:36:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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18 posted on 09/30/2012 5:45:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They won’t keep the five star rating for long. All of the rooms have a fowl smell...


19 posted on 09/30/2012 5:57:13 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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20 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows; afraidfortherepublic; JoeProBono
Everything I know, I learned from Mr. Bono.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 6:21:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
There are few dedicated insomniacs on here....I'm one of them.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Yo-Yo

23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:39:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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25 posted on 09/30/2012 6:59:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She’ll be sorry. Chickens break all the furniture. They have sex in the elevator. They pee in the pool. They take all kinds of illegal drugs. If they don’t like the room service meal, they throw it at the wall. Oh, wait, that’s Madonna.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Slings and Arrows
OMG what a thread to wake up to!

THANKS!! :)

27 posted on 09/30/2012 9:36:46 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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28 posted on 09/30/2012 11:15:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dayglored

My pleasure.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 11:17:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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