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by barkingmad
07 Jul 2016, 21:34
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: New family members.
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: New family members.

>dum< struggling to get boys.. Linny George and Stinky. Lol. To sit /stand still long enough for me to take a photo..
Mason is coming to visit on Saturday so I will try again then .
by barkingmad
20 Jun 2016, 21:53
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: New family members.
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

New family members.

I'v just got myself some very handsom guinea pigs. 3 boys. 1 each for my youngest grand children. [ but they will be staying at nannas house.] I know they won't replace fatty [ one of my hens who passed over rainbow bridge last week] but they have helped put a smile back on my face. I will of cause ...
by barkingmad
20 Jun 2016, 21:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: QUESTIONS TO ASK - POORLY HENS
Replies: 41
Views: 53033

Re: QUESTIONS TO ASK - POORLY HENS

Just a bit of advise please.. I'v been googling about my hen Dora and I think I'v found out what might be bothering her. Only problem is the cure involves bathing her in flowers of solphure which I can only get in powder form. So do I add to warm water like salts ???? Any advise please Thank you in ...
by barkingmad
14 Apr 2016, 12:14
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Am I to late ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Am I to late ?

Due to illness and some personal issues I'v only just started to sort out the garden.
For my safety I am growing everything in pots this year. But am I to late starting. I have tomatoes to start. >fi<
by barkingmad
23 Oct 2015, 13:31
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: new house not wanted ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4450

new house not wanted ?

After 2 years of the dreaded red mite i managed to get a plastic dog kennel to convert for my girls.
I thought it would be perfect but my girls still perch outside. WHY?
They will use it to lay. >dum<
by barkingmad
12 May 2015, 17:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: broody hen

2 or 3 weeks at least. Not sure how long she will be broody though. I have waited til noon to collect eggs then I shut up the coop so she cant get back in till bed time. But she is huddled up underneath the ramp still insisting on nesting. lol Must be cold though as its slabs. Im going to keep and e...
by barkingmad
12 May 2015, 13:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: broody hen
Replies: 3
Views: 869

broody hen

Im ok having a broody hen as I know she will come out of it soon. But my only concern is she is looking pale and very thin compared to the layers. Can I give her any extra treats to perk her up. She does eat and drink but I think she is needing a bit extra So meal worms or protein stuff or something...
by barkingmad
18 Feb 2015, 15:22
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: iceing problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

iceing problems

Iv used this sight for lots of help with my chickens but now I need different help. I am trying my hand at decorating cakes but I.m having a nightmear with the food colouring. Am I doing something wrong. Red needed but I can only get pink using the whole bottle of food dye Also same with Black can't...
by barkingmad
22 Jul 2014, 16:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: funny noise
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: funny noise

mmm its a bit hard to explain. It sounds like a squeak.
I picked her up and I did notice a bit of a swelling on her neck.
by barkingmad
22 Jul 2014, 11:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: funny noise
Replies: 4
Views: 943

funny noise

I have a hen who is making a funny noise. she is eating and drinking ok but her comb is a bit pink so something is not right..
Any advice please
by barkingmad
17 Mar 2014, 13:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How to age a hen
Replies: 3
Views: 486

How to age a hen

I have my 4 new ex battery hens but an odd question strung to mind the other day. On closer inspection, 2 hens have large combs and 2 have very small combs. I thought they are all the same age? So I've no idea who is laying ??? Also, my very large hen [ no name as yet ] is very much a recluse. She i...
by barkingmad
28 Feb 2014, 15:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: egg prices
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: egg prices

I am going to sell mine for 10p an egg +f+
by barkingmad
28 Feb 2014, 11:09
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Richard's Frugal 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5588

Re: Richard's Frugal 2014

I loved your video Richard.
Made me smile :-D

My new hens are settling in now and later they will all get to mix in the garden. Although they might need willies bless umm.

I'v been out looking for pallets again to use to reinforce my back garden as my dog keeps finding his way out.. }hairout{ naughty toby
by barkingmad
27 Feb 2014, 13:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: First meet
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: First meet

I think because I distracted them the pecking order has not been set yet. Even now I just popped out and there is one from either side trying to out do each other.. puffing up trying to peck so I think it may take a day or so. Also the new girls are not good on a perch at the moment, very wobbly. I ...
by barkingmad
27 Feb 2014, 12:00
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: First meet
Replies: 3
Views: 499

First meet

I let the new hens into the garden yesterday for the first time and they were loving hopping about stretching their wings etc.. So I thought this morning I would let everybody meet in the garden. WOW It was manic for about 5 mins But things soon settled down when the meal worms came out ( my older g...