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by Maisie23
10 Jun 2017, 21:17
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Well it's a sad post, Dot succumbed to some unknown nasty. Then Marj fell a few hours later, followed by Jemima.

It all happened so quickly. I was checking for sour crop etc etc. They just wanted to go.

Still very raw and missing them........
by Maisie23
11 May 2017, 21:18
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Marley Puss
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Re: Marley Puss

Thanks for replies. Little bit of background, my mother was a veterinary nurse for 20 years so I have a rudimentary knowledge of animal health. The issue is that that expired a few, long years ago. I am familiar with modern worming and flea treatments, which both have been applied to Murff. We also ...
by Maisie23
02 May 2017, 23:32
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Marley Puss
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Marley Puss

So, we adopted Marley from a friend of a friend. Two years old, neutered but unvaccinated. Wormed and flea' though. He is hiding out in the kids room (step children/teens, visit weekends) under the bunk beds, coming down to eat, drink and excrete, at night. Also coming down when we call his name, fo...
by Maisie23
02 May 2017, 23:02
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

So many folks to reply to any so many names We have mealworms but don't want to give them every day, or even every week. Thanks to operant conditioning (outdated possibly but works on chooks, Skinner et al lol) I have managed to convince them to think any shaking sound is super good stuff. So poppin...
by Maisie23
26 Apr 2017, 18:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Cheshire chick - We bought the ultra sonic thingy me jigs the day we realised we had more than one rat in the house, one per room (devices not rats hehe), unfortunately they didn't seem to encourage the three amigos to leave but perhaps they drove them into the bathroom (no plug sockets) to their de...
by Maisie23
24 Apr 2017, 22:39
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Well gosh what a hellish few days... The first baby rat turned out to have two (so far) siblings. The morning after the first baby was caught, I heard the tell tale rustling behind the fridge, more poo around the skirting, on windowsills etc. Panic overtook me and I rushed to aforementioned friend f...
by Maisie23
19 Apr 2017, 21:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Well, these girls just keep sending me into panic after panic First it was strange looking yellow poo, which after much disgusting internet research turned out to be caecal, panic over. Then it was when I sat with them until bedtime (because I could hehe) and noticed that they ate enormous amounts j...
by Maisie23
16 Apr 2017, 09:33
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah162/Rachel_Coman/5E439EC0-19E6-4FC7-9BDB-04AEFAB5A7FE_zpsstx9iymh.jpg Marj on the left, Jemima on the right http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah162/Rachel_Coman/BE65C7B6-05BC-449F-8993-9295F275639F_zpswwljdk3v.jpg Marj and Dottie with her floppy comb http://i...
by Maisie23
14 Apr 2017, 20:13
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Blimey, been running in and out all night, trying to get pictures, had a wonderful sunny spell earlier, it was so warm I was sat in my dress (for about 15 minutes, granted) on the patio! Girlies have dried off, scooted to dust bath that I'd had covered in preparation for the big pen extension, it wa...
by Maisie23
14 Apr 2017, 20:04
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Wet chooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: Wet chooks

Thanks Karen - we had a fantastic sunny spell from about half six so I went into the garden and let them out again, it's amazing what half an hour of sun can do! Had the new part of the run covered all day so uncovered it and hey presto some free range dust bathing in the evening sun. Very lucky we ...
by Maisie23
14 Apr 2017, 18:43
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Oh no never thought of videos, I'm all fingers and thumbs with the camera on my phone because I prefer to watch them in real life rather than via my phone screen but I shall make the effort. Apparently tomorrow is supposed to be dry and sunny here so I shall make the effort )t'
by Maisie23
14 Apr 2017, 18:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Wet chooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Wet chooks

So I needed to pop out for groceries today, despite it being overcast and chilly, no rain was forecast. Cue the typical British weather, a brief but heavy downpour and I came home to three utterly and totally soaked chooks They have cover inside and under the coop, I do have a cover for the pen but ...
by Maisie23
14 Apr 2017, 18:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Another wonderful free range day, so glad the ban lifted just before the bank holiday weekend, plenty of time for chicken watching The girls practically flew out of the pen this morning, I had opened the pop hole at 6.30am in a Pinot and post adrenaline come down then let them out at 9.45am after um...
by Maisie23
13 Apr 2017, 19:22
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Well, I never even touched the Pinot!!! An absolutely gorgeous, if a bit nippy evening, two hours of lovely sun for the girls first free range. I went into the pen as usual but accidentally on purpose left the door open behind me, no one noticed! So after tending to the water, feed and a bit of poo ...
by Maisie23
12 Apr 2017, 18:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie
Replies: 71
Views: 50959

Re: Shucks! chooks!! Jemima, Marjory and Dottie

Wow thought it was Friday!

Corrr blimey, sooner than I thought but I can't wait to see them properly free at last! )like(