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by valeriebutterley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1120
Views: 50240

Re: Coronavirus

Both my daughter and myself think we had "C" over Christmas as has as already been said a bit like a "light" case of flu, but not so severe as.

Kate's boss has said the same thing.

by valeriebutterley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just hatched 7 Brahmas.........
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Just hatched 7 Brahmas.........

Thankyou for your replies, they are lovely noisy girls, not slow to grow.

Marigold, will PM you, hope we can meet this year, still driving despite despite bits seizing up and slowing down .
by valeriebutterley
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just hatched 7 Brahmas.........
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Just hatched 7 Brahmas.........

I think 6 of them are pullets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? They are now 6 weeks old, various colours and growing like mad. They were from a mixed flock of pure bred Brahmas, on ebay with 100% and loads of sales. They are interesting colour wise, black mix, white mix and a buff/bla...
by valeriebutterley
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Bedding query
Replies: 16
Views: 6612

Re: Bedding query

I have been using Aubiose for years, for nests and flooring.
My girls have never complained, I think they are very happy hens, so much so I'm getting egg bound!
by valeriebutterley
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 520
Views: 44953

Re: nature notes

Just gladly contributed, and signed up of course, had a couple of very noisy hedgehogs here once.,
by valeriebutterley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New to Chickens - Advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: New to Chickens - Advice please

Because my hatchlings were a slow growing lot, I bought two Lohmann browns from a fairly local store. £12.50 each point of lay, they were delightful and still are. Settled in immediately so having bought them before lunch I let them out in the afternoon, they are so calm and placid and friendly I wo...
by valeriebutterley
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Blue egg day
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Blue egg day

My one and only complaint about eggs sellers on ebay has just happened. Went to let the girls out and see if there were any eggs, and there was a blue one. I suspected that the hens I was raising were not purebred Leghorns as advertised but hybrids that would produce blue eggs - not what you buy pur...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nouns becoming verbs....................
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Nouns becoming verbs....................

i.e. "gifting!...................

we really are destroying our lovely language, don't you think?
by valeriebutterley
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: exhausted bird

Poor her and poor you, Chickenfan. Hope she recovers well, I think TLC and warmth and water are what she wants, poor love, as do you! I hate it when any of mine are in distress even a bit, mine are such a hardy lot and seem to get on well, so these never seems to be a stray to get into trouble. Now ...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Emergency food!

Mixed corn, mine would go mad with delight, porridge, greens, even the odd crust of bread. and of course, if you have them at the moment to spare scrambled eggs or cooked rice, cannot think of much else in the situation for maybe very hungry hens. Your post reminds me that I forgot to order my sacks...

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