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by valeriebutterley
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Aerial

BYM, thanks.
On to "red stop" expensive for a lot of hens, but it does seem to work, now on day 7 (of 10), and cannot see any, just ratty headed hens in the big hut
they are growing tufty plumage back now, so all seems well.
Yes, she certainly was a lovely girl, Rick.
by valeriebutterley
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Aerial

So sorry, Rick to hear about Aeriel. I have wall-to-wall redmite at the moment, but only in one roosting hut, all the others are totally clear, but at least it is getting under control. A nasty problem but not as sad as yours. I've just bought a spray that goes into their fluffed bum feathers when t...
by valeriebutterley
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Chickens For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Purebred Pekin cockerels, 6 weeks
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Purebred Pekin cockerels, 6 weeks

I have two little boys, really good little birds, pure white, one frizzle, one plain. I live in NW Surrey. Anyone on the Forum is welcome to them, I will keep them for another two weeks. They are free to a good home. If you are interested I will email you some photos. Many thanks if you are willing ...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: New Brexit stamps out tomorrow!
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: New Brexit stamps out tomorrow!

I agree with the last post totally, I think ignore him at your peril.
by valeriebutterley
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Breakfast time
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Re: Breakfast time

Still like filter coffee, real coffee, Kenyan. Melitta papers in any decent coffee machine. Every morning since I was 25, or nearly every morning, excluding holidays, hospital stays etc., I do agree about home grown eggs of course.
by valeriebutterley
Sat May 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Egg laying on the floor

My girls, some quite ancient, have just decided on a change of venue for egg laying, i.e. absolutely anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by valeriebutterley
Tue May 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 300

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Further to my previous, chicks love their surroundings, their mates, and usually their doting humums, they have no wish to fly away from it all. That they do is a total myth. Wings intact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by valeriebutterley
Tue May 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 300

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Please don't clip their wings, if you do they simply cannot take off out of danger from the fox for instance should it show up. I think it is a dreadful thing to do, and would never under any circumstances consider doing it. I sold a bantam once to a woman who returned it saying it would not settle....
by valeriebutterley
Wed May 16, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chickens eat their own eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: chickens eat their own eggs

Yes, chickens just love eggs, don't they?
I went to see a local supplier once, and his hens laid their eggs so that they rolled down and away from the birds. I cannot remember the practicalities of the plastic tube involved but it seemed very simple, and the eggs were safe from the chickens.
by valeriebutterley
Sat May 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Broody Mo
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Broody Mo

My Silkie who went broody and sat on the perch and growled at everyone who came near, but did not have any eggs, is at it again. This time she is joined by her sister equally daft and eggless; I'm in the happy position of being able to leave them to it. They appear to hardly eat or drink at all, but...

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