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by KarenE
16 Feb 2021, 23:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Diary
Replies: 777
Views: 266708

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: 5199

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: 295

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: 2448
Views: 414873

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: 2448
Views: 414873

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: 1093
Views: 222244

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: 316
Views: 100745

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?
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:38
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1575
Views: 266178

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Oh what a pity about having to leave some girls behind, that must be heartbreaking {cry} Lockdown is a pain, there's no getting away from that - if you haven't had chickens before I can understand that putting you off, but if you have birds already you're going to have to cover them anyway . So sorr...
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 525
Views: 139858

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Oh dear, we are so sorry to hear of the losses in the Ped and Pink flocks. We send our condolences to the Peds and Pinks and of course the Pink Mummy. How very sad to lose two henpals, especially at this time of year {cry}

Dory Grey, Pokey, Smudge and Coco {hug}
by KarenE
13 Dec 2020, 11:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 177066

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

We have had terrible trouble with rats this year, at the start of the year it was just awful! They went though my shed and took bags of mealworms, and were trying to get into the plastic tub of seeds. They were even dragging boxes of unopened rat poison away! That seemed to do the trick and they hav...
by KarenE
12 Dec 2020, 14:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222244

Re: karen's chicken diary

All very quiet here and of course with lockdown starting on Monday this is the last time for a long while (probably) that the girls will have free reign of the garden. I've got my footbath and disinfectant all ready - virkon - and just now need to break the news to the girls, stock up on things to k...
by KarenE
12 Dec 2020, 13:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 177066

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I can't say I'm looking forward to it at all - my girls hate staying in their run and like yours are spending all their time hanging round our back door. They so desperately want to come in. Talk about an awful year. Still, I'm betting we'll all be joining them in lockdown again in January! Got to t...
by KarenE
13 Nov 2020, 00:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens moulting
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Chickens moulting

It's perfectly natural, they usually moult anytime from Sept onwards. Mine are all going through it at the moment. If your friend's hens haven't moulted, that would be very unusual unless they were Point-of-Lay this year - younger birds really come into their first proper moult around 18 months (whi...
by KarenE
10 Nov 2020, 21:10
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222244

Re: karen's chicken diary

All ok with the Ginger Ninjas. Pokey's having another moult spurt - wing feathers now - as is Smudge. Dory's in the growth stage but will lose feathers again soon, and miracle of miracles Coco is still laying!! Dory's personality always changes when she moults. On saturday she decided she needed to ...
by KarenE
30 Oct 2020, 00:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222244

Re: karen's chicken diary

It's been so wet and miserable, and with the evenings getting dark so quickly, I've hardly seen the girls. Dory, who is moulting heavily now, is doing her usual moult-related disappearing act and lurking in the depths of the garden, only venturing out for treats and trying to figure out ways of gett...