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by KarenE
11 Nov 2022, 18:30
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Using the greenhouse border in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Using the greenhouse border in winter

Definitely out of beak range Mo, they are on quite high up shelves. But all a bit moot, as they are wilting in their pots - perhaps too chilly already for lettuces >coc< toms and cuces have all been cleared now.
by KarenE
28 Oct 2022, 00:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian flu 2022-23
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Avian flu 2022-23

I suspect the real worry is it jumping species, especially given our experience with the coronavirus - it does feel like the current strains of avian flu could be particularly deadly if they jump. The devastation to the wild bird population, especially sea birds whose populations are struggling anyw...
by KarenE
28 Oct 2022, 00:29
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Using the greenhouse border in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Using the greenhouse border in winter

I’m tempted to try lettuce in there - I’ve still got tomatoes & cucumbers in for now - but it becomes the chickens’ Winter Palace so the lettuce wouldn’t make it! I do have some lettuce in pots (out of beak reach) so this’ll be an interesting experiment
by KarenE
25 Aug 2022, 11:01
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1095
Views: 294576

Re: karen's chicken diary

Another sad post - we lost Pokey on Tuesday {cry} I knew she was ill and had been out of sorts all year since her last moult (she never really recovered full vigour) but went rapidly downhill this last week. Luckily she was enjoying life and had good quality of life pretty much right till the end, j...
by KarenE
23 Jul 2022, 23:46
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1095
Views: 294576

Re: karen's chicken diary

Gosh it has been well over a year since I updated my diary! The sad news of course that we lost Dory and Coco last year, and with the long avian flu lockdown didn’t get new girls until recently. Very upsetting to lose both girls but especially Dory, and things just haven’t been the same without her....
by KarenE
26 May 2021, 00:09
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 140
Views: 81816

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

I'm late with my diary this year, but I am well ahead on the allotment prep - everything is all ready and I am well pleased with it! All dug over, and it wasn't too hard either compared to previous years, not too many weeds really, although the bindweed is loving this wet spell. We put up a new gaze...
by KarenE
25 May 2021, 23:44
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 333
Views: 132364

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

There's no way to avoid heartache and pain if you are living your life CC. If you are thinking of giving up chicken keeping, don't let it be because of times like this - you might protect yourself from pain but you'll miss so much joy along the way. I look forward to finding out what you decide to d...
by KarenE
22 May 2021, 12:07
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 333
Views: 132364

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

So sorry to hear the sad news about Violet {cry} It is always difficult to lose one of our girls but some snuggle into our hearts so deep that to lose them is especially heart-wrending. I hope happy memories of Violet will comfort you {hug}
by KarenE
16 Feb 2021, 23:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Diary
Replies: 779
Views: 322721

Re: The Henpals Diary

The world according to Pokey

Snow and ice and water all taste like water!!!!

Pokey
by KarenE
12 Feb 2021, 23:08
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 13148

Re: Poor old cat

Mo, I've only just caught up with your post, and I'm so sorry to hear about Pat {hug}
by KarenE
27 Jan 2021, 19:04
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Feather Eating

Dory Grey will eat feathers, and Pokey too, but only when they are moulting and they don't feather peck, they hoover up the ones that have been shed, so there's definitely an extra protein hit needed at moult time and perhaps just generally through the winter months. I noticed it when Ronnie was aro...
by KarenE
27 Jan 2021, 18:56
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2471
Views: 516317

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

What is the safe amount of mealworms to give to chikins? ALL OF THEM!!

Smudge
Destroyer of Mealworms and Pecker of Everything
by KarenE
21 Jan 2021, 19:29
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2471
Views: 516317

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hey Bob, good to hear you & the flock are doing well! About your little house hen, if it's not a neurological condition, it could be something as simple as a protein or a vitamin B deficiency (commonly called stargazing or wry neck). My Ronnie had a protein deficiency when she arrived at ours, she w...
by KarenE
25 Dec 2020, 14:37
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1095
Views: 294576

Re: karen's chicken diary

Merry Christmas from me and the Ninjas )x3( .santa. >el< x2

Hope everyone is having a lovely and safe Christmas, and here's to a happy and healthy 2021 for us all. )hic(
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 333
Views: 132364

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Ah bless Agnes, she has finally decided that camping out isn't for her! Come spring she'll be back out there again, under the stars... :-D

It's so good to hear Voilet is still pottering about, pecking everyone and generally chickening. How old is she now Louise?