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by bikesandbirdsbob
Yesterday, 23:26
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all . my 20 chickens and 2 ducks , 3 cats and the dog all doing well. REDUNDANCY applied for subject to management letting me go ( Not expendable ) . Date could be 20th NOVEMBER 2020 or soon after . Kitchen now put off till early December ? Plastering started with a different plasterer. Still goi...
by bikesandbirdsbob
Yesterday, 23:20
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1085
Views: 194832

Re: karen's chicken diary

Hi pleased all ok and love the photo`s
Catch up soon .
Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
19 Oct 2020, 22:11
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , Well long time since written . I have 20 chickens and 2 ducks in my flock . 6-10 eggs a day 1-2 from the ducks . I am taking my years holiday from wed to the 4th Jan . ( Subject to BREXIT ) . I will be working my rest shifts and O/T when around . Now my flock and rabbit , dog and 3 cats are...
by bikesandbirdsbob
10 Oct 2020, 07:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , well Dark mornings and dark evenings and work , Covid 19 and all the other trouble of the world interfering with life . Unfortunately what comes with life is death . My Light Sussex hen died yesterday afternoon from Canker . I hate this canker with a passion . Meds do not seem to work full ...
by bikesandbirdsbob
10 Oct 2020, 07:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 512
Views: 120420

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi , there is always a place in my kitchen and my heart . Unfortunately my Light Sussex hen , friend and match to Desmond the Great , after 24 hours in my kitchen died Friday (yesterday ) afternoon whilst at work . She went down hill on Wednesday and I new she would not be long before she flew over ...
by bikesandbirdsbob
06 Oct 2020, 06:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi as expected , the loss of my kitchen friend freezer . Died in her sleep last night peacefully after a last meal of sweetcorn and honey water and a very large dose of Metcam . Will miss the pleasant sound of cheeping in the morning . Only hen now worried about is the Light Sussex hen with canker s...
by bikesandbirdsbob
06 Oct 2020, 06:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 512
Views: 120420

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi all , sad news as I was expecting , Freezer the last of the tri kitchen living in hens died in her sleep peacefully . I feed her last night 11.00am sweet corn and honey water and a large dose of Metcam . She was a SLEEP with head in her neck feathers this morning . I will miss the hens in the kit...
by bikesandbirdsbob
05 Oct 2020, 16:03
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Off Grid Living

Hi I am looking to do the same at some point in time . I have been looking for land . Some have covenants on to stop building or wheeled vehicles . Some are green belt and will have problems to build on . Some have if you build on the land to pay previous owners a uplift of value which it was paid f...
by bikesandbirdsbob
05 Oct 2020, 15:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , Freezer is not doing to well , her comb is looking good and pink. Just struggling with her size . Feed her sweet corn and a new med water and honey which she liked . Give her some more food tonight and metcam . She still has the bright eyes . I may try and give her a warm bath tonight to se...
by bikesandbirdsbob
02 Oct 2020, 19:48
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi , I should not say all well , I found a hen dead in the small coop . She was one of Jacks hens . Left leg blue ring no 11 . She had never caused me trouble and was a foot soldier of the flock . Light Sussex has been out in the rain and still managing to eat and drink . meds still 2 a day > Maybe ...
by bikesandbirdsbob
02 Oct 2020, 19:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 512
Views: 120420

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi Found blue ring left no 11 ,dead on the floor died during the night . she I believe was one of Jacks hens and one of 6 . She had been no trouble to me and I am surprised to find her dead . My flock are now flying over the bridge to many times now. Sleep well with Penelope and Red . XXX Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:38
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 288
Views: 82780

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

I have three levels and they all stand sit lay where the like or the pecking order allows .
The ones that want a particular spot go to roost early to get it .
Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2405
Views: 361222

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , well freezer has suddenly come alive , out on the grass , pecking the grass for the water from the rain . Beaking into the pots , slugs eating . She is raiding the cat food , I have to feed her in a bowl so the cats get some . I have been giving her a large dose of Metcam which maybe is hel...
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:27
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 2199

Re: new normal '

Hi , Anyone that has a pension plan that they paid into for years and is planning or maybe soon forced to retire NEEDS to have a look and check its value . If it is invested in companies like most pension plans are , if healthy ones or world destroyers you may be surprised what they maybe worth . My...
by bikesandbirdsbob
28 Sep 2020, 23:53
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 2199

Re: new normal '

I think if I retire the job will disappear with me , also the pay will be different as there is 3 tiers of work force depending on start dates . Agree that pushing loads around is for fitter people but how many degrees do you need to do it . we work in different industries and my view of the world i...