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by Marigold
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 163
Views: 17451

Re: Weather

MrsBiscuit wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:26 pm
Forecast high today 34-36 (we are between 2 weather stations) and tomorrow 36-39....
OMG, how do you survive? I wilt when it gets over 28!
by Marigold
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 288
Views: 24033

Re: nature notes

by Marigold
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Eggless wonders
Replies: 43
Views: 4309

Re: Eggless wonders

dianefairhall wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Sorry - what is a lash?
https://timbercreekfarmer.com/what-is-a ... ying-hens/

And

https://www.bhwt.org.uk/something-lurki ... -nest-box/

I don’t think Morag has produced anything like this, has she, Diane?
Something else you didn’t want to know about hens....
by Marigold
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 172
Views: 4104

Re: Cheery Pics

How lovely! Let’s hope they’re all girls!
by Marigold
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 288
Views: 24033

Re: nature notes

by Marigold
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Help to design my new chicken project - Thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Help to design my new chicken project - Thanks

I forgot to add that introductions are easier if you add two or more birds to an established pair or small flock. Introducing just one bird is difficult as she will probably be bullied initially and never fully accepted even once things have settled down. A new pair of birds will help divert attenti...
by Marigold
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Help to design my new chicken project - Thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Help to design my new chicken project - Thanks

Chickens are social birds and get insecure and lonely on their own. If you start with two and then get left with only one, it will be difficult to introduce either one or two more, as although the singleton will need to be in a flock she will probably become very territorial, attack the newcomers, a...
by Marigold
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...

That all sounds good. Maybe the episode with eating the lily and straw was just a bit of teenage experimentation! Worming them all would be OK, and then after that they’d be in synch with each other when the time came for another go. If there were any unhatched worm eggs left in Pepper’s gut after t...
by Marigold
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: New hen is a dumb as a box of rocks...

I would remove the straw from the nest box and substitute something like Aubiose or wood shavings, which are easier to keep clean as well as being less inclined to get in a tangle if eaten. Then I would shut her up for a few days in the run with nothing to eat but pellets, grit and clean water. I wo...
by Marigold
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Tiny hernia
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Tiny hernia

One of those ‘wait and see’ situations, I think Lisa. Nothing you can do about it; it may survive, but perhaps Nature is telling you something. It’s your decision, but attempting to medicate a deformed chick is unlikely to result in a normal, healthy bird and it might be best to let it go.

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