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by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 07:57
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415009

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

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?
by kitla
21 Aug 2020, 07:52
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 138
Views: 63280

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

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?
by kitla
18 Aug 2020, 12:30
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17399

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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...
by kitla
27 Jul 2020, 11:22
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1575
Views: 266305

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Gosh I'd almost forgotten they lay eggs. All we get now is the occasional fart egg from Giblet.
by kitla
27 Jul 2020, 11:11
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Secrets she keeps
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: The Secrets she keeps

ooh glad you reminded me, I forgot to watch the last one
by kitla
14 Jul 2020, 22:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 816
Views: 177124

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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 &...
by kitla
03 Jul 2020, 20:29
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 5200

Re: Poor old cat

When my elderly dog, who was a very picky eater, needed medicine I would put it in a bit of sardines or tuna so she couldnt taste it. Or maybe try some raw meat?
by kitla
02 Jul 2020, 14:33
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Nick Thompson Holistic vet
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

Re: Nick Thompson Holistic vet

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...
by kitla
30 Jun 2020, 12:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Warren Browns/ Rhode Island Reds - ideal age
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: Warren Browns/ Rhode Island Reds - ideal age

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 ...
by kitla
29 Jun 2020, 11:03
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 816
Views: 177124

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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...
by kitla
28 Jun 2020, 22:30
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17399

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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 ...
by kitla
18 Jun 2020, 11:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Will chickens destroy my Polytunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: Will chickens destroy my Polytunnel?

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...
by kitla
11 Jun 2020, 22:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 816
Views: 177124

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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...
by kitla
11 Jun 2020, 21:49
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222292

Re: karen's chicken diary

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. >shrug<
by kitla
03 Jun 2020, 10:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 415009

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

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 ...