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by KarenE
15 Aug 2020, 18:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 226233

Re: karen's chicken diary

It's all going on over here. Firstly the red mite are back, quite inevitably really. I spotted a few on the bottom of the cardboard boxes I use as nesting boxes while I was doing a big clean, so they have been burned and everywhere cleared out - I was due to do a treatment anyway, so everywhere has ...
by KarenE
15 Aug 2020, 18:14
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 104251

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Marvellous news! Being at home all the time is really helping me get to know Smudgie and Coco so much, you'll love it And it sounds like they are point of lay, so don't worry about intros too much, they'll probably be fairly meek and mild. My Pokey, who is a holy terror, was Point-of-Lay when we got...
by KarenE
07 Aug 2020, 18:06
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 104251

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Louise, I'm so sorry to hear Olive has finally decided to cross the bridge. We know it is on its way but it never gets easier. At least you can take comfort in the fact that she was in her home, in safe and comfortable surroundings when it happened, and she passed peacefully. This when you think abo...
by KarenE
07 Aug 2020, 18:02
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log
Replies: 527
Views: 142909

Re: The Henpals Rainbow Bridge Log

Condolences on the loss of Big N, and we are so sorry they are belated Huge condolences on the sad departure of Olive, who fought a good fight just like our lovely mango but really just couldn't resist the call of the bridge and all her friends on the other side. We know her mummy is bereft at her p...
by KarenE
05 Aug 2020, 11:10
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 104251

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Oh CC I am so sorry to hear you are having such a bad time at the moment. My condolences on your losses and my thoughts are with you for the rest. Yes I agree with Bob, sadly redundancy is and will be a sign of the times to come. I remember mass unemployment from the eitghties very well and it's ext...
by KarenE
01 Aug 2020, 09:53
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 5568

Re: Poor old cat

Oh poor Pat, sorry to har he's not well Mo. I hope he's doing better, and that is a grand age for him.
by KarenE
01 Aug 2020, 09:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Moveable Electric Fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Moveable Electric Fencing

I don't have an electric fence, but my neighbour's rigged one up due to badger interest in both our coops. He's used a solar powered battery for his. Got it off amazon, just search electric poultry netting and loads of units come up. I think yo can get battery powered units or mains units, and of co...
by KarenE
01 Aug 2020, 09:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.

Don't pull feathers out, that would be painful and cruel. I've never heard of anyone recommending that. Wing clipping as has been said is more what is recommended if you have birds who really are a flight risk although most are quite happy staying in their own gardens and on the ground. I've never d...
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 22:34
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: The Henpals Diary
Replies: 779
Views: 270727

Re: The Henpals Diary

Hello henpals Dory Grey here Oh dear, henpal good wishes are on their way from us to the Pink Ladies Merle and Madeleine, who by the sounds of it need all the wishes they can get and that's a fact henpals! It also sound like the Pink Mummy could do wth some special henpal pot-of-gold-lucky-leprechau...
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 22:22
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 181372

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Good news that Poppy is doing well, although that thinness is a bit of a worry. mango lost so much weight over a period of time and you don't really notice because of the fluffiness, only when you pick them up. Hope she puts a bit of weight back on. I do also hope that things aren't becoming immune ...
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 22:20
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 226233

Re: karen's chicken diary

That's true Bob, you are first hand witness to the shocking diva-ness of my girls Actually, once it's safer I am really happy to host another henpal meet up at mine again, if anyone fancies another meet up with Dory and Pokey (and Smudge and Coco of course). Not sure about eating at the pub - it's o...
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 22:09
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken Feed
Replies: 15
Views: 2516

Re: Chicken Feed

Yes i agree, they are actually quite low maintenance really and very easily pleased! My 2 new girls are following me around the garden after an occasional gooseberry and all of my lot eat grass out of my hand and think it's the world's best treat. Simple souls the lot of them!
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 15:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 421608

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Aw Bob and Cheshire Chick, you both sound like you are having tough times lately. Hope things pick up for you both, or at least you both get some clarity on where you go next {hug} {hug}
by KarenE
15 Jul 2020, 15:03
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 140
Views: 64672

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

Everything is taking off beautifully now, the squashes & pumpkins have put on a good growth spurt and have a few fruits setting on them. Hope they don't fall off. The tomatoes are trussing nicely, the cucs starting to form fruit and the beans should be ready any day now. The beetroot have worked...
by KarenE
11 Jul 2020, 22:56
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1575
Views: 272538

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

I've PMed you Sandy )t'