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Wow! All that snow! Well done for managing in such difficult conditions. I have been fed up with the frosty mornings here and defrosting the water each morning. I feel pretty stupid now seeing your conditions. We don't realise how lucky we are. Your girls look great. No eggs here at the moment.
As Karen says above, so sorry to hear about your little girl. I would be inclined to add two bantams as they are so small that two don't really take up much more space than one and if you lost one in the future you would be left with one once more if you only add one. I had a similar situation. I ha...
I would agree with Richard. I always add to my flock two at a time because I believe it is easier on the incoming girls not be alone but to have a companion to help with integrating into the new environment. I think it is the same the other way round and I have re homed girls in the past due to circ...
A lady farmer that I know well told me that are only two kinds of chickens - Live ones and dead ones. She too is baffled by my visits to the vet with chickens and nursing them back to health when possible. It is the difference between farming and having chickens as pets and we just respect each othe...
I have never lost more than one girl before so this has been really upsetting. I am just keeping everything crossed that things will get better now. The flock feels small at the moment but I won't add more girls until the spring when things have had time to settle down.
Thank you, she was a really lovely girl. I have just posted a tribute to her with some great photos of her. She was beautiful and funny at the same time. She has left a hole in the flock.
Hi Kath. Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment and to know that you are following my blog. There does seem to have been a lot of ups and downs lately. It was so sad letting Toffee go but I knew it was the right thing to do. I will be putting out a tribute post to her this evening.
I hate the rain so much more since having chickens. The run is covered but the rain blows in the sides and a lot of the run gets wet. I worry about it, the girls have muddy feet. I know they are fine but would so like to keep more of the run dry and am always working on it. I just want the best for ...
I would say between four and six months. I have had a cream legbar and they have quite big, floppy combs. Your's have tiny combs which is why I think they are still quite young.
They are all four, lovely looking girls.
Oh I am so sorry. You did your best for her. It is always a horrible decision to make. I have been through this three times now over the years and am never sure I made the decision early enough but it's so hard to give up when you feel a flicker of hope. I cried buckets every time. We can only do ou...
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