Search found 747 matches

by Cheshire Chick
11 Feb 2021, 09:53
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 187735

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I totally agree about the sunbeam Kitla. My girls got out yesterday and old Violet found a sunbeam and lay down in it. I hadn't got the heart to hurry her back in so I left her to have a little warmth in the sunshine. Can't believe your girls are 9 yo, what marvellous ages. My Vi is 5 years old and ...
by Cheshire Chick
07 Feb 2021, 13:20
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 6162

Re: Poor old cat

I am another one who has just read your post Mo and I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Pat. I fully understand how heart breaking it is and what a difficult decision you had to make, but we all have to do the right thing for our animals and it's true that's what makes you a real kin...
by Cheshire Chick
07 Feb 2021, 13:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 107629

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi everyone. Hope everyone and their critters are doing well and keeping safe and warm. It's been another age since I last posted. Don't know where the time is going. The weeks are speeding by and that's even without me going to work!! I am touching wood as I write this as I don't want to tempt fate...
by Cheshire Chick
28 Jan 2021, 09:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Feather Eating

Thanks Karen for your advice. I will definitely keep up with the protein hits. Agnes is not moulting, she is still too young so they are old feathers (original feathers). I have not noticed Vera pulling any out recently (touch wood) and I sometimes put some vaseline round Aggie's neck to deter her. ...
by Cheshire Chick
27 Jan 2021, 11:19
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Feather Eating

Thanks for your reply LL. I tend to agree with you and think it is just down to chicken behaviour. Agnes is the greedy one of the two and always there first for any treats going. Perhaps Vera is just getting her own back or she's just decided that she quite likes the taste of feathers. I enjoyed rea...
by Cheshire Chick
26 Jan 2021, 12:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Feather Eating

Hi everyone. I am just looking for some info regarding feather eating. I have never had this issue before but one of my youngsters, Vera, 9 months old pulls feathers from his sister's neck and eats them. I have always believe that this would due to a lack of protein or some kind of deficiency. They ...
by Cheshire Chick
23 Jan 2021, 12:00
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 431984

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob. Good to hear your catch up and glad everyone is doing well (touch wood). I think Karen has given some very good advice here with regard to protein/vit B deficiency. Vera was pecking neck feathers off Agnes and eating them so I am giving her extra mealworms and dried crickets (high in protein...
by Cheshire Chick
23 Jan 2021, 11:52
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1576
Views: 282604

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

So sorry Sandy to hear that you have lost Myfawnwy. I know that you would have done everything possible for her but I also know that it still hurts so much. Hope you and all your other ladies are keeping well.
by Cheshire Chick
13 Jan 2021, 13:48
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 431984

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Good to hear from you Bob - I was wondering what had happened to you as I miss your posts. You still sound busy enough at work, whether that is a good thing or not, I don't know. glad you and your animals are OK. Stay safe and well yourself.
by Cheshire Chick
06 Jan 2021, 12:30
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1576
Views: 282604

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Hi Sandy. I have been trying to sent you PM (but doen't seem to be working for me).
Thank you so much for your message. Unfortunately I do not have access to Whatup but if things change I will let you know as I would love to be included. Once again, thank you.
by Cheshire Chick
26 Dec 2020, 11:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 107629

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

A belated Happy Christmas to everyone on this Forum. I have been having problems accesssing The Forum over the last couple of days!!. Just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has supported and helped me over the last year with all my chicken issues and queries. Karen, Bob, Sandy, Kitty it'...
by Cheshire Chick
26 Dec 2020, 11:36
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 233116

Re: karen's chicken diary

A belated Happy Christmas Karen. Not been able to access The Forum lately!!! Just wanted to thank you for all your support and friendship with regard to this Chicken keeping business. It means a great deal to be able to 'talk' to all you wonderful people, who are a source of comfort (when things go ...
by Cheshire Chick
15 Dec 2020, 10:24
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 107629

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Karen - Violet will be five years old in February. She is the oldest girl I have ever had. I love these Warren girls but because they are just bred for intensive laying I find they have a lot of internal problems and don't live to a grand old age. Vi looks very old now - I can see it in her face,...
by Cheshire Chick
13 Dec 2020, 10:54
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 107629

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Hi Sandy and everyone. Dare I even say it, but Violet is doing OK. She seems to have finished her partial moult and is getting around well, even reminding the youngsters that she is still the boss!! I have been giving her a bit of cod liver oil on her treats and I think this could have helped her wi...
by Cheshire Chick
23 Nov 2020, 12:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2455
Views: 431984

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Great to hear your updated Bob and glad that everyone is doing OK. Still no news on your retirement - they really want to keep you don't they? The land sounds interesting and would be a very exciting prospect, but I suppose you have to see where you are work wise. Don't mention rats - I saw one this...