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by Cheshire Chick
Today, 08:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1573
Views: 259804

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Sorry to hear that you have lost so many girls Sandy. It is always so heart breaking. Good on you for rescuing more girls. Hope they settle in really well and quickly. They are lucky girls to have landed on their toes with you.
by Cheshire Chick
Today, 08:09
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Well I still have this problem with Vera feather pecking (poor Aggie is still bald). I am having to separate her at times as she has started to pick on Ivy now as well. Ivy's sight is not good now, but she is still doing her own little chickeny things. So Vera has to be separated when I...
by Cheshire Chick
08 Apr 2021, 07:56
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2439
Views: 407802

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Lovely to hear from you Bob and glad you and animals are doing OK. I was wondering where everyone had gone!!? Exciting news about your house and I hope you get the right offer very soon. You better start looking for that piece of land and a caravan!!. Good luck with it all.
by Cheshire Chick
27 Mar 2021, 11:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Sandy and Gwen and thanks for your replies. Ivy is not doing too badly at the moment. She is eating and drinking on her own and enjoying a peck around her run. This morning was the first morning she actually came down on her own from the nest box. Although we are having a little bit of improvemen...
by Cheshire Chick
26 Mar 2021, 09:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New hen house
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: New hen house

Sounds like a marvellous place Mean Queen. I would love to visit somewhere like this. Only trouble is I would want to take everyone home with me. Thanks for posting this, I found the link very enjoyable. )like(
by Cheshire Chick
20 Mar 2021, 11:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Hope everyone and their animals are all OK and doing well. I am having a bit of a worrying time at the moment with my Ivy. Yesterday she would not come down from the nest box. I brought her down and she was very bewildered. She was hardly moving and just kept looking around as if everyt...
by Cheshire Chick
13 Mar 2021, 11:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2439
Views: 407802

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

It sure seems you are having a very busy time Bob. Also must be quite an exciting time for you with your move in the future. Have you any idea yet where you would like to move to? I expect it will be somewhere where you have a lot of land for your flock and other animals (and I will be green with en...
by Cheshire Chick
11 Mar 2021, 12:21
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Sandy and everyone. This feather pecking business is still a huge issue. Poor Agnes now has a bare neck that is covered in purple spray (and so am I!!). I have tried everything from vaseline to anti peck spray and the purple antiseptic spray. I Nothing seems to deter Vera!!! I took drastic action...
by Cheshire Chick
15 Feb 2021, 09:59
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1573
Views: 259804

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Oh Sandy so sorry you have lost your Monica Rose and Blossom. I have lost a few girls with eyp (it is one of my worst fears). Hope everyone else is doing well. Again, I am sorry for your loss.
by Cheshire Chick
15 Feb 2021, 09:55
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

You are right Sandy, it does seem hard to deter. I have noticed both Vera and now Agnes eating feathers that have fallen on their run floor. They have lots of mealworms and I worry that I am giving them too many. I have just come to the conclusion that they enjoy the taste of the feathers - how weir...
by Cheshire Chick
14 Feb 2021, 11:40
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 4643

Re: Poor old cat

She is absolutely beautiful Mo. I bet you are really looking forward to getting her home. She looks so friendly and will make a marvellous companion. I love cats and we have three of our won. Ozzy is all black and is now 13 years old. We have had him since he was 8 weeks old. Lucy is black and white...
by Cheshire Chick
11 Feb 2021, 09:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 173815

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I totally agree about the sunbeam Kitla. My girls got out yesterday and old Violet found a sunbeam and lay down in it. I hadn't got the heart to hurry her back in so I left her to have a little warmth in the sunshine. Can't believe your girls are 9 yo, what marvellous ages. My Vi is 5 years old and ...
by Cheshire Chick
07 Feb 2021, 13:20
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 4643

Re: Poor old cat

I am another one who has just read your post Mo and I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Pat. I fully understand how heart breaking it is and what a difficult decision you had to make, but we all have to do the right thing for our animals and it's true that's what makes you a real kin...
by Cheshire Chick
07 Feb 2021, 13:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 96735

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Hope everyone and their critters are doing well and keeping safe and warm. It's been another age since I last posted. Don't know where the time is going. The weeks are speeding by and that's even without me going to work!! I am touching wood as I write this as I don't want to tempt fate...
by Cheshire Chick
28 Jan 2021, 09:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Feather Eating

Thanks Karen for your advice. I will definitely keep up with the protein hits. Agnes is not moulting, she is still too young so they are old feathers (original feathers). I have not noticed Vera pulling any out recently (touch wood) and I sometimes put some vaseline round Aggie's neck to deter her. ...