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by Willow
04 Jul 2016, 11:16
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: My oldest chook
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: My oldest chook

Awww.. That's a good age, I'd leave her where she's content and amongst her flock. No need to advise you at all is there Hun ? Just a big hug coming your way for you both {hug} {hug} {hug} x
by Willow
04 Jul 2016, 11:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens and other wildlife.
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Chickens and other wildlife.

Hi all, how do you find the chickens with the pond, do you worry he chickens may fall into it, I have a small nature pond in the centre of my front garden, about 3ft by 2ft and 18 inch deep. Hoping I do not need to remove pond. If it's a nature pond and has gently sloping 'non slippy' edges so that...
by Willow
04 Jul 2016, 11:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens and other wildlife.
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Chickens and other wildlife.

If it's a nature pond and has gently sloping 'non slippy' edges so that hedgehogs and birds can drink and get out if necessary , the chickens should be ok. Chickens feathers aren't particularly waterproof - as you'll see when you have a load of bedraggled looking ladies after they've been out in the...
by Willow
04 Jul 2016, 10:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: My new bluebells and rir
Replies: 40
Views: 14063

Re: My new bluebells and rir

Hiya and welcome ... Keeping chickens is one long learning curve ! I've got to agree with mad chick on her points. I clipped my ducks wings and within days a fox had two of them, they didn't have the chance of escape. I know youre keeping chickens, but as you've found out they CAN fly when they want...
by Willow
04 Jul 2016, 09:14
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Buying out of date food
Replies: 26
Views: 24628

Re: Buying out of date food

Thanks for that - I know most of it is just plain common sense & depends on how it was / is stored , it was the cornflakes that actually made me ask in the first place but you're so right, we waste so much needlessly. Have you gone into 'power usage' in any depth at all? Since I've been living a...
by Willow
03 Jul 2016, 22:06
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Buying out of date food
Replies: 26
Views: 24628

Re: Buying out of date food

Hiya, serious question - how do you know how far 'over date' a product can still be safely consumed?
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 18:03
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Isnt this just wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 20097

Re: Isnt this just wrong?

Ahh you learn something new everyday dont you??
well I hope he's being given a deadline to clear up the mess he's made then }hairout{ )t'
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 17:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How do I feed a cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: How do I feed a cockerel?

Devonrich wrote:My neighbour is a village primary school, so no problems on that account.


{rofwl} {rofwl} {rofwl}
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 11:44
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Isnt this just wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 20097

Re: Isnt this just wrong?

If there's one sound I absolutely hate its that of a chainsaw because it usually indicates trees being felled.. I know that sometimes its necessary, but it just sends shivers up my spine This 'man' has caused damage he simple can not put right. He cant just 'replant' an ancient woodland. I hope he's...
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 09:44
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Isnt this just wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 20097

Re: Isnt this just wrong?

Any updates on this matter p.pen ??
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 07:47
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: The first slow worm in years!
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: The first slow worm in years!

Oh a spent many a 'happy' hour chasing my chickens around our garden trying to rescue slow worms from their beaks!!!
We had quite a few of them in our garden (slow worms & chooks) x
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 07:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Our Hen Adventure
Replies: 104
Views: 55686

Re: Our Hen Adventure

Hiya, just check & double check your coop and run for 'fox safety' ... Think like a fox - clever, determine and very agile! I don't know what type of coop you have but check whether any of the boards underneath are loose too (foxes will get in if they can). If you've seen a fox about, he will be...
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 07:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How do I feed a cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: How do I feed a cockerel?

Oh lucky you being able to keep a cockerel )t' I would have loved to have been able to, sadly I think our neighbours would have exploded lol..
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 07:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Mite strikes!
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: Red Mite strikes!

Oh the dreaded red mite lol }hairout{
I'd agree with kitla on this regarding the dog, but I'd be more concerned about your daughter in laws chickens. Red mite in those numbers can harm the chooks and as you know need to be eradicated (if possible)..
Time to bring on the sprays & powders!! yike*
by Willow
02 Jul 2016, 07:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: Advice please

It sounds as though she is simply at the very bottom of the pecking order , you say that you have several feeders already, are they in view of each other? I found a lot of this kind of problem could be sorted out by creating hidden areas within the run, blocking some feeders from the line of sight &...