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by valeriebutterley
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Organic Pellets
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Organic Pellets

My girls thrive on A&P layers pellets ordinary, I'm not too sure I always believe the organic bit, probably with A&P it is true, though.

I keep going with them as my girls are large and healthy, also my bantams, small and healthy.
by valeriebutterley
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Plant identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: Plant identification

Sinister spiky thing, has to be a Triffid, best of luck in uprooting them.
by valeriebutterley
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 57
Views: 5801

Re: Weather

I've had frozen water for 3 days now! - poor me. This morning is a white out, everything covered in snow, and still currently snowing. Yesterday morning, squeezing between a tree trunk, the hut and the fence, I found a cache of large eggs, in a hollow in the ground behind the hut, and about Croad si...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is anybody there?
Replies: 46
Views: 3100

Re: Is anybody there?

I'm still here and have done one little post in the last few days. Growers still growing and couple of eggs yesterday, also my Lottie (Silkie) has not stopped laying. In 2 days time I have utility white Leghorns hatching I was so pleased with the other girls, I sent for 6 more, hoping to hatch at le...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Very pleased to report..........
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Very pleased to report..........

I have 5 Croads, 2 RIRs, and lovely floppy overweight Gloria, my Barred Plymouth Rock, and the three growers who are in the same pen, separated. None of the Croads are youngsters anymore, so may get a couple of white ones this year. which will be interesting, as they will not be related , obviously!...
by valeriebutterley
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Very pleased to report..........
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Very pleased to report..........

3 very large Croad eggs yesterday, and that my 3 growers, are doing just that. My purebred white Leghorn utility pullets are lovely and slim and lively. The blue egg layer, another purebred is also growing apace she does appear a fearful creature though, very nervous and timid. I will persevere and ...
by valeriebutterley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Silkies are bantams, but do they come in 2 sizes?
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Silkies are bantams, but do they come in 2 sizes?

I believed that Silkies are one of the few true bantams, but I keep seeing ads for miniature Silkies in the ebay eggs for sale section. Can some very kind soul enlighten me on this subject please?
by valeriebutterley
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Happy Christmas to all of my forum friends
Replies: 43
Views: 3112

Re: Happy Christmas to all of my forum friends

The Salvation Army has my donation every year also the brave Lifeboats.
Again, happy, healthy and also wealthy New Year to all.
by valeriebutterley
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Happy Christmas to all of my forum friends
Replies: 43
Views: 3112

Re: Happy Christmas to all of my forum friends

Happy Christmas and a great 2019 to you all.

I have put out my little growers for next year 2 white purebred Leghorns and a Cream Legbar. Should do the trick. Have an egg a day now from
Gloria, my barred Plymouth Rock. She must have got the message!!
by valeriebutterley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: cockerel's comb gone floppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

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.

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