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by Annie
19 May 2013, 19:43
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Dambusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2005

Re: The Dambusters

Think it was said that there are only 2 Lancasters left flying, one in GB still kept in good order though only flown if conditions are perfect for it and the other privately owned in Canada. If parts are needed to be replaced, they have become obsolete but such is the passion for this plane , that t...
by Annie
19 May 2013, 19:31
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Dambusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2005

The Dambusters

Last week on radio 2 a lot of scheuduling was given over to the commemoration of the Dambusters mission of 70 years ago. Nothing was taught to me in school about this, mores the pity as I have found the information I have picked up whilst listening in has been so inspiring. I can't begin to imagine ...
by Annie
19 May 2013, 19:00
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 22
Views: 2734

Re: Les Miserables

Unlike those of you that posted earlier in the year, Eck and I didn't get to see this at the cinema but it was released this week on dvd/blu ray. Last night we were there with our bags of popcorn and a little fizzy refreshment to while away 3 hours. What a film, thoroughly enjoyed it , the music was...
by Annie
19 May 2013, 15:31
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Matilda poorly
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Matilda poorly

My silkies went broody in their 1 st year but they are known to be a broody breed are sablepoots, I dont know about this breed. If you think it is a troublesome egg she is trying to pass then the best way of helping her would be to give her a warm belly bath, that is to relax her muscles and her her...
by Annie
19 May 2013, 15:08
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: 5000 hens going for Slaughter in the Midlands on Wednesday..
Replies: 13
Views: 6016

Re: 5000 hens going for Slaughter in the Midlands on Wednesd

So sad, i would gladly take 8 ladies but i am in dundee scotland so too far for me to go. If anyone knows of any nearer that need help please let me know. I have rescued from a place near edinburgh in the past but have lost the contact no. If anyone can pass on a contct to me i would be very greatf...
by Annie
19 May 2013, 15:05
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: looking for good natured disabled hen
Replies: 14
Views: 5414

Re: looking for good natured disabled hen

Kitty I so hope you are succesful, you have been so loving of little Giblet, there must be another suitable companion for her somewhere >fi<
by Annie
19 May 2013, 15:03
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: Urgent! Lanarkshire, Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: Urgent! Lanarkshire, Scotland

issy wrote:Hi,
Just saw your post.
I could take 8 chickens if they still have any.


Issy I have replied to your pm x
by Annie
18 May 2013, 22:53
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Eat a Rainbow
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Eat a Rainbow

Certainly does, though I think salads always do look appetising. )t'
by Annie
18 May 2013, 16:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Daddy's little helpers
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Daddy's little helpers

We had a half load of woodchip delivered in the week , Eck got it down in the run (by shutting the helpers out) but they did the garden for him as he was getting a bit tired wheelbarrowing it in from the drive . Bless.
by Annie
18 May 2013, 16:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How Long Will Chicks Stay with Mum?
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: How Long Will Chicks Stay with Mum?

I raised chicks under 2 silkie mums last year. To begin with they were all in a small run together then as the chicks grew, mums and chicks were put alongside the main flock in the newbie/hospital run so all could see but not mix. At about 6 weeks I integrated the silkie mums back into the main floc...
by Annie
18 May 2013, 12:10
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: 5000 hens going for Slaughter in the Midlands on Wednesday..
Replies: 13
Views: 6016

Re: 5000 hens going for Slaughter in the Midlands on Wednesd

I read this on FB and found it terribly sad , really doesn't give anyone much chance to do anything , other than rescue the odd half dozen or so if they have the room. If only the farmers would flag up sooner that they were getting rid of stock I am sure so many more could be rescued.
by Annie
18 May 2013, 12:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: eyes

Not absolutely sure but it is a strange coincedence to happen to both. Think if they were mine I would wipe their eyes gently with cotton wool soaked in a saline solution just to make sure there are no scratches or sign of early infection, then just keep a watch on them in case it progresses into so...
by Annie
18 May 2013, 12:01
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Kitty's hatching adventure
Replies: 95
Views: 30478

Re: Kitty's hatching adventure

They really are lovely chicks Kitty, not sure if Frizzles would do well up here too wet - the silkies just about survive but on really bad days they have their own covered run to stay in, maybe Frizzles would be ok kept like that too. I didn't handle the chicks I hatched last year at all, just left ...
by Annie
17 May 2013, 13:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Good to be back!
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Good to be back!

Life is never dull with a pet or two around is it ? {rofwl}
by Annie
17 May 2013, 13:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How many?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: How many?

They are a pair of crackers and bet they will soon lay you some nice brown eggs )t'