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by ChickenCarol
20 Jan 2017, 09:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens over winter
Replies: 28
Views: 10893

Re: Chickens over winter

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.
by ChickenCarol
15 Jan 2017, 11:38
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Introducing a single chook
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Introducing a single chook

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...
by ChickenCarol
10 Jan 2017, 08:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Is it best to rehome chickens together?
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Is it best to rehome chickens together?

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...
by ChickenCarol
07 Jan 2017, 10:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens over winter
Replies: 28
Views: 10893

Re: Chickens over winter

It sounds like you have it all under control and everything is going really well.
by ChickenCarol
19 Dec 2016, 09:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens over winter
Replies: 28
Views: 10893

Re: Chickens over winter

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...
by ChickenCarol
09 Dec 2016, 14:01
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: For ChickenCarol!
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: For ChickenCarol!

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.
by ChickenCarol
02 Dec 2016, 19:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: For ChickenCarol!
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: For ChickenCarol!

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.
by ChickenCarol
02 Dec 2016, 14:42
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: For ChickenCarol!
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: For ChickenCarol!

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.
by ChickenCarol
22 Nov 2016, 19:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Ah., the weather we all love so much !!
Replies: 10
Views: 4281

Re: Ah., the weather we all love so much !!

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 ...
by ChickenCarol
13 Nov 2016, 09:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Newbies :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Re: Newbies :)

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.
by ChickenCarol
22 Oct 2016, 08:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sick chook, any thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 7952

Re: Sick chook, any thoughts?

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...
by ChickenCarol
19 Oct 2016, 12:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Turkeys
Replies: 31
Views: 7989

Re: Turkeys

That is just so cute. Keep us to date, we love seeing chicks (of all sorts).
by ChickenCarol
14 Oct 2016, 12:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sick chook, any thoughts?
Replies: 31
Views: 7952

Re: Sick chook, any thoughts?

Oh dear! I do feel for you. Don't give up yet. The vet may be able to empty her crop. Let us know how you get on.
by ChickenCarol
07 Sep 2016, 07:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Virtual ID parade!
Replies: 22
Views: 6473

Re: Virtual ID parade!

What a shame. I have read that the average is fifty fifty so I guess that proves it in your case. A difficult decision ahead for you.