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Again, lovely to hear your update Bob. Sounds like you have been getting yourself in some trouble though!! Are you thinking about buying the farm? Seems a perfect solution for you and your critters. If so, you will have me green with envy. Good luck Bob and keep us updated.
Lovely to hear your catch up Bob - I have missed reading about your antics. It may be a hectic time at the moment but you are following your dreams (not mad, but a very brave thing to do). I wish you and your animals all the luck in the world and keep chasing that dream because before you know it, i...
That is fantastic news. Let's hope she enjoys many many more sunshine days. Your loving care of her is obviously shining through.
Well I have actually decided that there is no room at the Inn, unfortunately. Because Vera pecks everybody and has to have a run on her own I have got no where else to put another coop and run. Space is an issue for me so the two girls I was offered are finding alternative accommodation. They will g...
I think I may have a decision to make. Last week, before I lost Violet, a friend of ours rang to say the woman over the road from him was getting rid of two hens and would we have them???? At first it was a definite NO NO because with Vera having to be on her own I wouldn't have the room for them. A...
So sorry that you have lost your little 'Kitchen Girl' Bob. It never ever gets any easier does it? Hope the rest of your flock are OK.
Thanks Gwen, Karen and Sandy for your lovely comments. It does help to share things with like minded people. The other girls are OK Sandy apart from Ivy does seem to have lost some of her sight, but is still coping and eating and drinking on her own. As for that Vera ....... well I don't think she w...
Hi Kitla - vi was five and a half years old. I have always had Warren hens and she was actually the oldest girl I have had as they are not really known for living long lives. I have lost them at just over two years of age with egg laying issues mainly. I've loved them all so much but Vi was very spe...
Hello everyone. Just a quick update today. I lost my beautiful Violet this morning. She had been doing so well in her old age but went down hill rapidly the last two days. I am absolutely devastated and will miss her so very much.
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...
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