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by dianefairhall
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 437
Views: 16873

Re: Cheery Pics

The polycrub looks cosy with the extra insulation on top. :D I expect that will be gone soon. This is lots of snow for us. Here are a couple more snow shots: Loch Erisort to our north (front). https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/s303/dianefairhall/P1010298.jpg Harris Hills looking south (back). ...
by dianefairhall
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 437
Views: 16873

Re: Cheery Pics

Not sure if this is cheery but here's our polycrub. The building in the background is our neighbours' lambing shed. The raised beds at the front are still lacking soil because of lockdown.

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by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Feather pecking

So I can eat them (no thanks!!) but my hens(who would love them) can't? Madness.
by dianefairhall
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Feather pecking

Sorry, I just generally call them suet balls.
by dianefairhall
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Feather pecking

I bought them from Omlet so I assumed they would be OK:
https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_ke ... aaaa625396
by dianefairhall
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Feather pecking

Thanks, Margaid. I didn't get as far as ordering the mealworms. We have not observed any aggressive behaviour recently as the other two have become wise to Morag coming up behind them! We've been giving them suet balls and they seem to enjoy those.
by dianefairhall
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 437
Views: 16873

Re: Cheery Pics

I'm just going to keep looking for that idyllic little house with an acre or so, just to keep more hens 😉 and not have to suffer hearing a ball being kicked against a fence several months of the year. I don't like neighbours. Moving here when I remarried has been the worst move. I just can't settle...
by dianefairhall
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 437
Views: 16873

Re: Cheery Pics

We left Yorkshire because the village where we lived was losing its sense of community. Houses were very rarely sold to locals but became holiday cottages which were empty most of the year. The Sunday School, Methodist chapel and school all closed and were converted to houses then the final straw, t...
by dianefairhall
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 933
Views: 32320

Re: Coronavirus

That must be a great relief, BYM that you are not taking it home.
by dianefairhall
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg Cleaning Process
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Egg Cleaning Process

This has all been very useful. It seems that the girls are probably taking the muck in on their feet. When we had to bang them up we put down a thick layer of bark in the run for them to scratch in and so it's probably bits of that which is ending up on the eggs.

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