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by kitla
Today, 20:55
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 17404

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

2021 planting time! I've been busy this weekend, I've planted out my tomatoes - back in "tomato corner" which is a sheltered suntrap, also some peas, a couple of pumpkins, a 3rd row of potatoes made up from strays I've found growing where they shouldnt. A row of sunflowers in a sheltered spot next t...
by kitla
Yesterday, 12:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Giblet has made a sudden, last minute bid for survival. This morning she started eating again! Just a little bit, then a bit more a couple of hours later. I've cancelled the vet appt, & now I'll see what happens in the next few days >shrug<
by kitla
14 May 2021, 22:39
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Bless her she's snoring
by kitla
14 May 2021, 21:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Giblet is still here, but is going to the vets tomorrow for her final journey. I so hoped she would drift away at home but its taking too long. She wont eat & is slowly starving herself. Right now she is lying across me, sleeping in a cuddle, same as every evening this week, but this is the last tim...
by kitla
06 May 2021, 21:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Giblet the chick
Replies: 81
Views: 17134

Re: Giblet the chick

continued at Blind Giblet and Friends of Chickenopolous
viewtopic.php?f=88&t=52985
by kitla
06 May 2021, 21:57
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Sadly Giblet is spending her last days in a warm box in my conservatory. nearly 9 years ago a dear but confused little chick arrived, I love reading back on her story
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=39966&hilit=+giblet
now it is drawing to an end.
by kitla
05 May 2021, 07:30
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

A long time has past. Chickenopolous has bumbled along much the same, a few rats, lots of mice. Old Poppy & Bonny go to bed very early much to Bill's dissapointment as he has to follow them. Giblet has had a mishap, she has laid a soft egg that has broken inside her, she stayed in bed all day yester...
by kitla
08 Feb 2021, 09:26
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

The netting run extension got nearly wrecked in the last heavy snow, I've fixed it as best I can. They dont seem keen to leave the proper run in the bad weather anyway. I've ordered some live mealworms to keep them occupied, & got a big bag of soft straw to line the coops. I'm so glad that Giblet ha...
by kitla
08 Feb 2021, 09:13
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100829

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

I hope your chooks are appreciating your efforts, I've lined my lots beds with extra straw too & extra NE wind protection in the run. Feather pecking can be due to protein craving. My Bonny once had an absurdly long broody spell & came out of it feather pecking like mad, I gave her lots of mealworms...
by kitla
20 Jan 2021, 11:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Has anyone a photo.......
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Has anyone a photo.......

I have an old photo of a cube on a 2011 post, but its covered with photobucket logos. I was wondering, if I paid for a month of the new photobucket fee, & used that time to download all my old photos from them (98% chicken pics for dtl) is there any way I can reload the pics onto my old posts via an...
by kitla
11 Jan 2021, 22:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned

I follow a group on facebook & it has also concerned me how many new chicken keepers have been (& still are over winter) hatching chicks with little thought to the issue of the boys. I think there'll be a lot of those wandering around soon too.
by kitla
08 Jan 2021, 12:12
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Any good examples of plastic recycling ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8245

Re: Any good examples of plastic recycling ?

I know this is an old thread but I've had a new idea - well new for me anyway, I expect folk on here already do this. I've started keeping plastic bread bags & cerial inner packets to use instead of new plastic bags. So obvious I dont know why I've not done this before!
by kitla
03 Jan 2021, 20:51
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

Hi FR, the pudding was really good! I would even say as good as homemade. The only criticism - it was rather small so no leftovers.
by kitla
18 Dec 2020, 08:49
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 818
Views: 177286

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I spent most of yesterday rigging up a netted area outside the run. I made Giblets garden much smaller so she can come out too. I used mesh that used to cover the veg frame, green plastic netting I had in the back of the greenhouse & bamboo pole tripods holding it up, all tied up with string. Bit of...
by kitla
18 Dec 2020, 08:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415252

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob, you can still get those tiny baby sized inflateable pools online, they're about 2ft. Might that work for your ducks? probably one at a time !https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/402368132351?m ... =28&chn=ps