My attempt to keep chickens.

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bikesandbirdsbob
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Hi all , what a rumour , not at work , unfortunately to much work ......
The latest up date from my end .
I will be being laid off work next Wed till the following week (Thurs) .
On pay good as a holiday , smiles allround . No night shifts for ages (hopefully) all due to semi conductors or the lack of them . it has been in the news so no surprises.
House is waiting contracts beiing signed buyer wants in by 30.06.2021.
SHMBO and co are empting the house of dead wifes left overs - baby clothes and cot - up to the fancy bits in cup boards old pots and pans .
Soon it will be my huge stamp co;;ection and my beloved bikes .
Have a plan for 20 foot contr for storage soon it will be a match box.
Being a hoarder it is taking time .
Have looked at renting but I never heard of having to bid for the rent you pay .....
Pikie caravan sites for men on the run or covid 19 divorces ....
So far a towing touring caravan has been bought for a holiday home , but fall back position I will live in it .
Cats and dogs are wanted ,ore than me which is noot surprising .
Now the important stuff and sad news.
I lost a hen last Fri / Sat night in the kitchen , she died in her sleep peacefully after a illness with scaly mite and nervous reaction to a bad moult .
I have another that is the same and living in the kitchen .
Star fazer is out with flock during the day running around in circles making as much noise as she can .
Purple comb girl has lost weight and still eating and I am ensuring she gets plenty .
At night I have three hens in the house .
I have another is being bullied by the boss hen and wing hen . She is now not wanting to go in the run to roost .
Ducks are well and loving it .
They are all going to the sea side resort nearer the 30th and plans to demolish there home is planned .
As work is nearly 50 per cent I am not planning to leave with out a paay out . Maybe August time .
I get moving time off and lots of holiday time throw in a few sickies , cannot call them sofa days as not going to have one.
House building side has stopped and only doing what I need to do which I have agreed to.
People ask me what I am going to do , answer is out there somewhere , I just do not know .
I will give more up dates as time goes on . Absent but not out yet .
Keep well , Watch out Sandy we can get a huge in soon , Boris says so...
Bob

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Hi me again , I have got now a very aged flock and it is no surprise that I am begining to lose them .
Being at home more and the future that it is I am enjoying them whilst I can .
Bob
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Sorry about your sad loss Bob - always sad at whatever age we lose them. I am struggling with my two older girls now. Violet is really looking and acting her age, but still enjoying her life and still insists on being first out when it is play time in the garden. Ivy has lost a lot of her sight for some reason but she is still managing and enjoying her life, albeit slower than her usual self. Great news on the house front Bob. I am looking forward to finding out your next adventure and where you and your animals are going to live. Work seems to be sorting itself out for you to. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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Hi all , I lost my kitchen friend blue ring nr12 known as purple comb , Old age I believe , she had lost a lot of weight and not digesting her food .
She died in my arms 3.30pm today . Star gazers friend will be missed .
Today I spent ages in my garage sorting metal ( screws /tools / parts and general clutter including a cabinet ) . It took much longer because I had many hundreds of screws , used , new varring lenghts , head types and metals ,) Problem was I tried to pick out some to keep . Now which ones do I keep , I ended up with more keepers than throw aways . I had to get rid of the lot as to hard to sort out .
I would hate to do this with my flock and when I pick new hens up , can not chose , so take the lot .
I have to downsize and I am not a person to be able to do it .
Without symphatic help from those near to me I could not do it .
I have a friend coming tomorrow to help with the tools . I mean how many 10 mil spanners can I use (only two hands ) I must admit I can see the floor in the garage .
The freezer is next on the list to do , running it down but it will be another big dig as I am sure anything lower than 8 inches must have been in there upto 20 years . Can I still eat it . Burnt food tastes the same doesnt it.
House buyers sending surveyors wed next week . Looks like game on and so pleased that clearing it all out is well on the way .
Time to move on for sure . Maybe I will be sending postcards .
Take care all My flock are ok but I am watching the bullied one .
Bob
House of peneelope and Red .
As a note , Reasoning for dumping most of the bits and bobs is that the charaity shops have to much and refusing to take more .
Not sure they would want it any way .
I could tell you what I have been doing when dog walking but that would take hoarding to a even higher level .
Nothing wrong my side but it is a sign of the litter louts that walk the country parks .
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I was wondering if the repair cafe would take some of the bits & pieces in my garage - Jim did a lot of repairs and there's all sorts there. Imperial spanners, a drum of electrical cable, a lifetime's collection of tools + his father's collection. My daughter's & partners do less DIY and have already bought their tool kit. But there are repair cafes organised by Transition.
I do use some, but would be better if I knew what there was and could find it.
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