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by valeriebutterley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: cockerel's comb gone floppy
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: cockerel's comb gone floppy

I agree with Marigold, but did not like to say so yesterday.
The purple tinges are an indicator of heart problems, but lets hope not, hope he recovers for you.
by valeriebutterley
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: RIp little hen. You had a great life.
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: RIp little hen. You had a great life.

So sorry, Lady A. A nice way to go though, was she a hybrid? All of my girls, apart from my growers for next year, are between 2 and 6 years. My Pekins must be now well over 6, although my Pekin babies from last year fell like flies at about three months, absolute little beauties no sign of illness,...
by valeriebutterley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Query about bedtime
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Query about bedtime

Hello Clatters and welcome, Please don't let them roost outside unless they are truly safe and foxproof. I did and the fox got in and killed 6 one night, I thought my run was foxproof, but he bit the chicken wire through at floor level. I do have one very silly and tame girl who waits for me EVERY n...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: A cockerel?

No, chickens are never boring. My ancient Pekin bantam cockerel, Pierre, has suddenly become a real mummy's boy, I can pick him up and cuddle him, this is a first, and at 5 or so years old his ladies obviously told him the advantages of being kind to people. Is your avatar a BPR? I have just one gir...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: A cockerel?

Thanks Hen--Gen,

My conclusion, I am quite good a sexing too, suddenly, it appears bigger and sturdier and with thicker bones. I must say, they are darlings. some of the chirpiest, best natured chicks have ever hatched. No shyness at all, just happy and chirpy and friendly.
by valeriebutterley
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

A cockerel?

I have 3 purebred white Leghorn chicks. Until a couple of days ago all were seemingly identical. THEN one has developed distinctive bigger and redder comb and wattles. Am I right in thinking the obvious, this is a boy?
by valeriebutterley
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Hello

My eight Pekin/Silkie babies are now reduced to five, and I think another little monkey got through the Butterley sexing net, as he is now very pink about the crest and wattles. It has been lovely to have them hatched for me and taken care of by a loving Silkie mum, an absolute delight. They are wel...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Update - Google Ad experiment
Replies: 35
Views: 1481

Re: Update - Google Ad experiment

Hello Tim, I have donated and have recently changed my email from <removed for safety>. Can I also please say at this point, that I just HATE advertisements of all types, wish there were no such thing, so as far as I am concerned, even a little is extremely annoying, trivia I can do without. You do ...
by valeriebutterley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: A pity my Poppy couldn't be there!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: A pity my Poppy couldn't be there!

Totally agree with you, Hen-Gen, what about true democracy? The general public voted to leave, so stop bu------g about and get on with it Theresa and Co.
Take us away from Brussels and straight cucumbers, - honestly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by valeriebutterley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

I think the call ducks are beautiful, interesting that they do not need water, I may investigate further in a minute.

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