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by bikesandbirdsbob
10 Oct 2020, 07:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 528
Views: 148118

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi , there is always a place in my kitchen and my heart . Unfortunately my Light Sussex hen , friend and match to Desmond the Great , after 24 hours in my kitchen died Friday (yesterday ) afternoon whilst at work . She went down hill on Wednesday and I new she would not be long before she flew over ...
by bikesandbirdsbob
06 Oct 2020, 06:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 433488

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi as expected , the loss of my kitchen friend freezer . Died in her sleep last night peacefully after a last meal of sweetcorn and honey water and a very large dose of Metcam . Will miss the pleasant sound of cheeping in the morning . Only hen now worried about is the Light Sussex hen with canker s...
by bikesandbirdsbob
06 Oct 2020, 06:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 528
Views: 148118

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi all , sad news as I was expecting , Freezer the last of the tri kitchen living in hens died in her sleep peacefully . I feed her last night 11.00am sweet corn and honey water and a large dose of Metcam . She was a SLEEP with head in her neck feathers this morning . I will miss the hens in the kit...
by bikesandbirdsbob
05 Oct 2020, 16:03
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Off Grid Living

Hi I am looking to do the same at some point in time . I have been looking for land . Some have covenants on to stop building or wheeled vehicles . Some are green belt and will have problems to build on . Some have if you build on the land to pay previous owners a uplift of value which it was paid f...
by bikesandbirdsbob
05 Oct 2020, 15:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 433488

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , Freezer is not doing to well , her comb is looking good and pink. Just struggling with her size . Feed her sweet corn and a new med water and honey which she liked . Give her some more food tonight and metcam . She still has the bright eyes . I may try and give her a warm bath tonight to se...
by bikesandbirdsbob
02 Oct 2020, 19:48
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 433488

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi , I should not say all well , I found a hen dead in the small coop . She was one of Jacks hens . Left leg blue ring no 11 . She had never caused me trouble and was a foot soldier of the flock . Light Sussex has been out in the rain and still managing to eat and drink . meds still 2 a day > Maybe ...
by bikesandbirdsbob
02 Oct 2020, 19:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 528
Views: 148118

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Hi Found blue ring left no 11 ,dead on the floor died during the night . she I believe was one of Jacks hens and one of 6 . She had been no trouble to me and I am surprised to find her dead . My flock are now flying over the bridge to many times now. Sleep well with Penelope and Red . XXX Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:38
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 108239

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

I have three levels and they all stand sit lay where the like or the pecking order allows .
The ones that want a particular spot go to roost early to get it .
Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 433488

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , well freezer has suddenly come alive , out on the grass , pecking the grass for the water from the rain . Beaking into the pots , slugs eating . She is raiding the cat food , I have to feed her in a bowl so the cats get some . I have been giving her a large dose of Metcam which maybe is hel...
by bikesandbirdsbob
29 Sep 2020, 22:27
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 5870

Re: new normal '

Hi , Anyone that has a pension plan that they paid into for years and is planning or maybe soon forced to retire NEEDS to have a look and check its value . If it is invested in companies like most pension plans are , if healthy ones or world destroyers you may be surprised what they maybe worth . My...
by bikesandbirdsbob
28 Sep 2020, 23:53
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 5870

Re: new normal '

I think if I retire the job will disappear with me , also the pay will be different as there is 3 tiers of work force depending on start dates . Agree that pushing loads around is for fitter people but how many degrees do you need to do it . we work in different industries and my view of the world i...
by bikesandbirdsbob
28 Sep 2020, 23:35
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 433488

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi all , well Freezer is back in the kitchen , wandering to the water bowl for dog / cats , strolling out the front door to inspect the flower pots and rummage in the grass for the daddy long legs (well that is what I call them from my youth ) . Though large she is still getting about . I have given...
by bikesandbirdsbob
28 Sep 2020, 23:21
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 108239

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

As above is it a case of your feelings where she should sleep against her comfort zone . If safe does it matter much .
I guess she will win ,
Bob
by bikesandbirdsbob
27 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 5870

Re: new normal '

Hi firstly , I hate football with a passion . Therefore would not go to the park to watch children , it is a shame though that to enjoy children even in a egg and spoon race is a terrible reflection on our way of life . Education is a thing that I believe in . Media studies is one I cannot get my he...
by bikesandbirdsbob
25 Sep 2020, 04:52
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area
Replies: 81
Views: 56051

Re: Cheapest Petrol Prices in your Area

Hi , one place only 1.139
A127 1.148 and local Tesco 1.149 still.
Cosco is cheaper but cost as much saving fuel as getting it plus membership .
Bob