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You aren't the 1st person to have a fox brazenly take a hen right from under the nose, it must be horrible to witness that and not be able to do anything. I imagine you have stepped up security now to try to prevent a repeat. I would get company for the remaining 2 hens, another couple would be grea...
Morning Anne, the weather is absolutely awful isn't it, just proves we are pretty dedicated hen keepers to put up with all the wet and mud
Congratulations on becoming a granny, I don't believe for a moment that Elise makes you feel old, I bet she makes you feel all lovely and warm inside
Nothing to do with growing things .....................or maybe it is growing friendships.
If you two lovely laners dont arrange to meet with each over the summer sometime, it wil be such a shame, you have a wonderful rapport that comes across in the posts you exchange, it makes such happy reading.
Another one with cauliflower envy - love that veg - nothing gets wasted , the hens get the greenery, the dogs get the stalks and I get the rest with cheese sauce !
He is a big lad can't wait to see him mature with his wonderful tail feathers, he is a bit of a gangly youth at the moment but certainly has all the makings of a stunner.
You are just trying to make me jealous I had great rhubarb until the hens wrecked it with their scratching. Anyway got 2 new crowns a few weeks ago and they are doing well but I know that I musn't pull them this year so will just hav to watch it grow and salivate for rhubarb crumble. How do the supe...
I am too far away to have been to that auction but their is one not far from us that my friend used to buy her hens from. As a rule I believe that birds are ususally sold in trios - that is 2 hens and 1 cockerel , the poor cockerels on their own go for buttons. You need to be mindful of the age of t...
When I drew back the curtain this morning just after 6.30 and looked across to the hills I saw they were covered in ice , they are always a good gauge as to the weather but really wished I hadn't looked this morning. Really very cold, quite breezy, one or two sunny intervals interspersed wth heavy r...
You are a kind man Al and I really hope these little chicks pull through to reward you, especially if they are cheerful little robins - you can never have too many of them in your garden.
The picture worked this morning for me Jemma and it looks a grand apple pie to me. I think pastry making is a knack and one I didn't have until I used the food processor, I only make shortcrust the fancy stuff I buy in frozen and cheat. With ingredients I just stick to the basics old fashioned half ...
That is sad Duncan, sometimes it is so hard knowing what to do for the best when these lovely birds become ill, your consolation should be in knowing you got help quickly and did your very best. When the sadness goes away , you will be able to think about adding to your flock again. Thank you for th...
Keep perservering and they will give in , hens aren't known for starving themselves to death as far as I know . It does mean with-holding all other treats for the 7 day period you are worming them though , time to be cruel to be kind I think
It must have been good Jemma because according to my lappy you ate the picture as well . Shortcrust pastry I presume ? Mum always made great pastry rubbing in by hand and leaving for an hour in the fridge ( think the idea was that would stop it shrinking on the plate when being baked). To be honest ...
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