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by KarenE
25 Dec 2020, 14:37
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

Merry Christmas from me and the Ninjas )x3( .santa. >el< x2

Hope everyone is having a lovely and safe Christmas, and here's to a happy and healthy 2021 for us all. )hic(
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 299
Views: 89096

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Ah bless Agnes, she has finally decided that camping out isn't for her! Come spring she'll be back out there again, under the stars... :-D

It's so good to hear Voilet is still pottering about, pecking everyone and generally chickening. How old is she now Louise?
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:38
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1566
Views: 241986

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Oh what a pity about having to leave some girls behind, that must be heartbreaking {cry} Lockdown is a pain, there's no getting away from that - if you haven't had chickens before I can understand that putting you off, but if you have birds already you're going to have to cover them anyway . So sorr...
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 517
Views: 127747

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Oh dear, we are so sorry to hear of the losses in the Ped and Pink flocks. We send our condolences to the Peds and Pinks and of course the Pink Mummy. How very sad to lose two henpals, especially at this time of year {cry}

Dory Grey, Pokey, Smudge and Coco {hug}
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 805
Views: 163840

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

We have had terrible trouble with rats this year, at the start of the year it was just awful! They went though my shed and took bags of mealworms, and were trying to get into the plastic tub of seeds. They were even dragging boxes of unopened rat poison away! That seemed to do the trick and they hav...
by KarenE
12 Dec 2020, 14:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

All very quiet here and of course with lockdown starting on Monday this is the last time for a long while (probably) that the girls will have free reign of the garden. I've got my footbath and disinfectant all ready - virkon - and just now need to break the news to the girls, stock up on things to k...
by KarenE
12 Dec 2020, 13:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 805
Views: 163840

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I can't say I'm looking forward to it at all - my girls hate staying in their run and like yours are spending all their time hanging round our back door. They so desperately want to come in. Talk about an awful year. Still, I'm betting we'll all be joining them in lockdown again in January! Got to t...
by KarenE
13 Nov 2020, 00:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens moulting
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Chickens moulting

It's perfectly natural, they usually moult anytime from Sept onwards. Mine are all going through it at the moment. If your friend's hens haven't moulted, that would be very unusual unless they were Point-of-Lay this year - younger birds really come into their first proper moult around 18 months (whi...
by KarenE
10 Nov 2020, 21:10
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

All ok with the Ginger Ninjas. Pokey's having another moult spurt - wing feathers now - as is Smudge. Dory's in the growth stage but will lose feathers again soon, and miracle of miracles Coco is still laying!! Dory's personality always changes when she moults. On saturday she decided she needed to ...
by KarenE
30 Oct 2020, 00:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

It's been so wet and miserable, and with the evenings getting dark so quickly, I've hardly seen the girls. Dory, who is moulting heavily now, is doing her usual moult-related disappearing act and lurking in the depths of the garden, only venturing out for treats and trying to figure out ways of gett...
by KarenE
26 Oct 2020, 19:39
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

Hi CC! I do add poultry spice whenever the girls are having mash, which I do as an occasional treat as they love it. If anyone's appear under the weather or are struggling to get food (because the other greedy guts get it!) then I whip out the mash and it goes down a treat. I'm worming them at the m...
by KarenE
24 Oct 2020, 09:19
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 205902

Re: karen's chicken diary

It's been ages since I posted on here! Pokey has moulted - well, is moulting, and is looking in a sorry state although seems quite happy in herself. She seems to have half moulted so I'm wondering whether she'll lose the other half when these new feathers are fully grown in. Dory has joined the part...
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:07
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2420
Views: 381249

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob

So sorry to hear you've lost some hens. I suppose if we should choose a way for them to go, quietly and of old age after a very happy life would be the one we would choose. {hug}

Hope you're looking after yourself as well as the flock!
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:05
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 517
Views: 127747

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Huge condolences for all the hens lost recently, Bob's hens and Ivybelle. May their days over the bridge be spent with the sun on their wings and peace in their hearts {hug}

Dory Grey, Pokey, Smudge and Coco
by KarenE
01 Sep 2020, 12:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Growing beans, advice, please.
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Growing beans, advice, please.

Yes, mine are dying back now too. I've dug most of them up, but left a few in the hope (vain I think!) that they may get a last burst of life