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good grief Bob how awful for you. Urban foxes are so much more brazen than rural ones. You must feel like you cant let your guard down for a minute. How are the survivors now?
I'm glad you said about the pumpkins being early, mine are too & I thought I must have put them in at the wrong time. I wonder if they'll keep growing bigger or go rotten before haloween?
Well the results are in! Stuff has or hasnt worked out. In the greenhouse one of the cucumber plants got mildew/disease/blight? which took the colour from the leaves & worked its way up until I chucked it. The other plant seemed ok but gradually succumbed & now only the top 10" are stil...
The chooks seem happy enough with growers pellets - with added grapes & fresh sweetcorn of course. Poppy's poops are more or less normal now, but I picked her up today & she's still quite thin. Her & Bill were treated for scaleyleg a few weeks ago, but I've noticed its still active &...
I have read alot of advice about breaking broodies by putting them in a baron cage - like a dog crate, with food, water but nothing else. I presume they should go back in the coop at night. This is the advised way to break a broody, I used to try the ice pack wrapped in a towel thing, but it never w...
I presume you are thinking of eggs? point of lay is about 22 weeks, but some dont start laying for a while longer. At least at a year old you'll know they're healthy & happy & past any "teething" problems. If you take care of them well they can live quite a few years, lay eggs for ...
Everyone is beginning to moult. Poppy's health is going up & down, Giblet is getting clingy & wanting cuddles before bed. I've been looking into ideas for things to feed elderly hens, & found this site - m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Very interesting info. It...
I started picking this weekend! Lots of peas, courgettes & mini cucumbers, everything else coming on nicely, except most of the beetroot has been eaten (probably by slugs but I havent seen any). I've grown 6 white flowering runner beans & 6 red flowering ones. Same as last year the red ones ...
Chickens come in all shapes & sizes, some are less destructive than others. A couple of pekin bantams with their little feathery feet wont do so much damage than an excited & curious ex batt. My big Orpingtons & Brahmas have not been so into exploring as the hybrids, but they do love a b...
Giblet has made a full recovery, and stopped laying eggy messes (for now). Poppy also seems to have recovered, but still has a rather mucky bum. Last year I planted tomatoes behind the favourite dustbath, this year I planted tomatoes in a new spot..... I guess the chooks just dont like change! https...
where did you get the new girls Karen? I couldnt find any local rescues happening. Good that Mango has perked up. Bill had a phase of being "sick" for no apparent reason, then he got better & I have no idea what caused it.
Frontline spot on (drops not spray) for cats will also treat lice Bob. Canker sounds horrible, I read a vet page about it. It's often spread via water so you need to scrub the water bowls regularly. They can get it in their crops too, but I guess we'd never know unless they have a pm. It said there ...
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