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by kitla
18 Jul 2021, 21:33
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Stray chicken
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Stray chicken

I hope she can catch it. A couple of years ago we had an escaped cockerel living the same way at the bottom of the field behind us, we'd hear him crowing every morning but couldnt find him. One day he stopped crowing & was never heard from again {cry}
by kitla
02 Jul 2021, 10:27
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished! Mosquitoes are food for flying insects and birds, while the larvae in water are food for umpteen aquatic species (including dragonfly larvae and fish to name just a couple who benefit) I know t...
by kitla
30 Jun 2021, 22:19
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

I used to feel like that Mo, but I've learned more about wasps & they are actually important as pollinaters & pest controllers. Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
by kitla
30 Jun 2021, 11:27
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

if you can keep out of their way for a while they will abandon the nest in Aug/sept. Until then they are just feeding the grubs & the grubs give them syrup, once the grubs are gone they start to starve, hence the invasion of our drinks & jam! My theory is that if you then leave something sugary at t...
by kitla
25 Jun 2021, 07:02
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: what's in my wheelbarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: what's in my wheelbarrow

Ha, ants are great opportunists. I reckon if humans disappeared ants would soon take over all our stuff! Actually I found lots of ants in the bottom of my wheelbarrow when I'd emptied it the other day, I wheeled them back to the same spot so they could find their way home. :oops:
by kitla
08 Jun 2021, 08:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 188377

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Just a quick update. Dear Giblet is now seemingly recovered & enjoying the sunshine, poops normal, still a bit thin but getting there. )c(
I hope she doesnt try to lay any more eggs! perhaps she'll make it to 10 y/o
by kitla
21 May 2021, 14:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 108060

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

My ex bat Poppy is 9, but she hasnt laid an egg for years. As you said that's often what gets them. Gibby is managing, but I'm still not sure if she'll recover or go downhill.
by kitla
20 May 2021, 22:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 108060

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

oh dear, farewell Violet. How old was she?
by kitla
17 May 2021, 10:51
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 188377

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

At the moment Giblet is back in her run, eating l/mash mixed with vitamin water. She looks rather small & frail, her poops are still watery & green, her voice is a bit sad & she really would like cuddling most of the time. But she's still here & she's managing ok for now (with a heat pad in her coop...
by kitla
16 May 2021, 20:55
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 18846

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
15 May 2021, 12:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 188377

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: 823
Views: 188377

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: 823
Views: 188377

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: 18490

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: 823
Views: 188377

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.