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by jackian
27 Nov 2015, 08:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: I am sad
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Re: I am sad

I agree too.
Believe me it is better like that than seeing them struggle by not being well .having lost a couple of my favourites lately ( old girls) it is better for it to happen with their friends around them than at the vets.

Jackie X
by jackian
22 Nov 2015, 20:00
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Can I eat a chicken which died from unknown causes?
Replies: 24
Views: 5488

Re: Can I eat a chicken which died from unknown causes?

I have been reading these posts with interest and feel very strongly that you should never eat any thing that is at all suspect . Why would any one be so naive? There are of course chickens raised for eating by farmers and the farmers are not usually attached to the chickens they raise.the chickens ...
by jackian
09 Nov 2015, 18:01
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Today I lost Clover.
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Re: Today I lost Clover.

sandy

I'm sorry you have lost Iris. {hug&kiss} I
had Clover for so long it is not the same with out her.

Jackie x
by jackian
01 Nov 2015, 07:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Today I lost Clover.
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Re: Today I lost Clover.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts. It Is just not the same without her . I have lost 3 girls in 2 months for different reasons but none has left such a gap as Clover.. She was always there top and in charge . The three remaining girls seem a little lost it will be interesting to see who becomes t...
by jackian
29 Oct 2015, 08:23
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Fowl fowl pox!
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Fowl fowl pox!

I have never heard of this . I feel a googling coming on . I see you live in South Africa . Is it common there ? I do hope you are stress free soon.
by jackian
29 Oct 2015, 08:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Problems upon problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Problems upon problems

I am sorry to hear of your problems and hope that they are quickly cleared up. I have so far not had any such problems with my girls but have heard about front line and have some in my chicken medical box just in case.
by jackian
27 Oct 2015, 21:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Today I lost Clover.
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Today I lost Clover.

Today I lost my favourite girl .the lovely Clover who was just turned 6. She was a Miss Pepperpot ..like a black rock.. and laid the most beautiful eggs until 6 months ago and then stopped. 2 months ago she started laying again , something I never thought I would see. She was my first chicken and sh...
by jackian
17 Oct 2015, 12:35
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Change to this Category
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: Change to this Category

I only look at this one.. It seems to cover everything . Good job well done what ever you decide. )like(
by jackian
17 Sep 2015, 09:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: aren't new feathers wonderful
Replies: 11
Views: 3944

Re: aren't new feathers wonderful

I think new feathers are wonderful. You have a poorly chick or one that is moulting and you think that they are never. Going to. Be their former self . Suddenly you have all these wonderful new feathers coming through bright , clean ,fluffy and full of new life and often different colours to before ...
by jackian
16 Aug 2015, 08:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Disposing of dead chickens?
Replies: 19
Views: 4674

Re: Disposing of dead chickens?

If they are not left at the vets , it is the circle of life for me. I have a wood close to my house and they go under a tree.

Jackie x
by jackian
02 Aug 2015, 13:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Why are your hens called that particular name?
Replies: 24
Views: 5380

Re: Why are your hens called that particular name?

We started over 5 years ago with ..Annie and clover named by the grandchildren . I still have Clover . Then we went onto Eva although my husband called her evil ( not a nice chicken ) and Bonnie . I still have Bonnie at over 4 . Blossom as we adopted her and we knew she would blossom . My daughter a...
by jackian
14 Jul 2015, 15:01
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Belly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

Re: Red Belly?

How odd is that? My bluebell has the same problem , but not quite so bad. It does not seem to bother her at all. I thought it was where she had been dust bathing which she really loves. Put cream on her ! .. First catch your Bluebell. She is the shyest chicken I have ever had and she has never let m...
by jackian
02 Jul 2015, 17:09
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Shenanigans at the stables
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Shenanigans at the stables

I have a Bluebell and she is beautiful . Lays lovely eggs regularly and gets on with the other girls, certainly no trouble but in the 18 months I have had her I have never been able to pick her up. If I go into garden she hides under a bush like I'm the wicked witch !
by jackian
01 Jul 2015, 17:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: hens and the heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3168

Re: hens and the heat

Don't forget pea bobbing...
A bowl of water with peas (or any other chopped veg . ) in . They eat the peas and you know they are taking in water at the same time ,
by jackian
17 Jun 2015, 09:54
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: I have a chickalick!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: I have a chickalick!!

Wonderful! Made my day.
Jackie x