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by Cheshire Chick
15 May 2021, 07:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 820
Views: 177504

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Oh my goodness so sorry to hear this. There are times when we all have to make this awful decision, but we have got to do what is right for our animals, as you already know as you are doing it. Not only do we get attached to our own animals being part of this forum I get attached to everyone elses a...
by Cheshire Chick
14 May 2021, 08:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Coop with a view
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Coop with a view

Well said Freeranger 'who can fatham the mind of a chicken?' I certainly can't and I have had them now for years. I am sure your new coop is lovely, especially with a window. My old coop was built with a window in the nest box so I am sure it is not a bad thing. These girls just take their time gett...
by Cheshire Chick
13 May 2021, 07:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415612

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Sorry about your sad loss Bob - always sad at whatever age we lose them. I am struggling with my two older girls now. Violet is really looking and acting her age, but still enjoying her life and still insists on being first out when it is play time in the garden. Ivy has lost a lot of her sight for ...
by Cheshire Chick
12 May 2021, 08:41
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100892

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Oh No Sandy - not at all, unfortunately. Any chance she gets she will pull feathers, not only from Aggie but also from Ivy (who is struggling with her sight now). So they are still separated, although they can all see each other and chat through the chicken wire. They all come out in the garden toge...
by Cheshire Chick
08 May 2021, 11:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Rats!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Rats!!!

OMG I thought I was doing so well on the rodent front. Using jeyes cleaning fluid and disinfectant around the coop run every couple of days. Not seem any mice for a long time but last evening about 6.30pm husband saw HUGE rat in the run. I had locked the girls away early and rat was just wondering a...
by Cheshire Chick
08 May 2021, 11:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 820
Views: 177504

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

What a wonderful story it is to and what a lucky girl to have someone like you to care for her so well her whole life.
by Cheshire Chick
05 May 2021, 08:34
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415612

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Congratulations on the house sale Bob and good luck with finding suitable accommodation for you and your animals. Exciting times ahead for you I am sure. Keep us updated on your progress.
by Cheshire Chick
05 May 2021, 08:29
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 820
Views: 177504

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Sorry to hear Giblet is not doing too well at the moment. I do hope she makes a full and speedy recovery from this soft egg issue. Sending her (and you) best wishes.
by Cheshire Chick
21 Apr 2021, 08:18
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100892

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Sandy - Food and water bowls all over the place and fresh veg every day. Vera will even have a go when they are all out in the garden when there is plenty to do. It's just a really bad habit I think. Thanks for your ideas Sandy. I am always open and appreciate everyone's ideas and advice.
by Cheshire Chick
14 Apr 2021, 08:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1575
Views: 266684

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Sorry to hear that you have lost so many girls Sandy. It is always so heart breaking. Good on you for rescuing more girls. Hope they settle in really well and quickly. They are lucky girls to have landed on their toes with you.
by Cheshire Chick
14 Apr 2021, 08:09
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100892

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Well I still have this problem with Vera feather pecking (poor Aggie is still bald). I am having to separate her at times as she has started to pick on Ivy now as well. Ivy's sight is not good now, but she is still doing her own little chickeny things. So Vera has to be separated when I...
by Cheshire Chick
08 Apr 2021, 07:56
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415612

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Lovely to hear from you Bob and glad you and animals are doing OK. I was wondering where everyone had gone!!? Exciting news about your house and I hope you get the right offer very soon. You better start looking for that piece of land and a caravan!!. Good luck with it all.
by Cheshire Chick
27 Mar 2021, 11:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100892

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Sandy and Gwen and thanks for your replies. Ivy is not doing too badly at the moment. She is eating and drinking on her own and enjoying a peck around her run. This morning was the first morning she actually came down on her own from the nest box. Although we are having a little bit of improvemen...
by Cheshire Chick
26 Mar 2021, 09:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New hen house
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: New hen house

Sounds like a marvellous place Mean Queen. I would love to visit somewhere like this. Only trouble is I would want to take everyone home with me. Thanks for posting this, I found the link very enjoyable. )like(
by Cheshire Chick
20 Mar 2021, 11:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 316
Views: 100892

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Hope everyone and their animals are all OK and doing well. I am having a bit of a worrying time at the moment with my Ivy. Yesterday she would not come down from the nest box. I brought her down and she was very bewildered. She was hardly moving and just kept looking around as if everyt...