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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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