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by Margaid
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Feather pecking

dinosaw wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:25 pm
Yet chicken feed is full of processed fish meal........
Not any more, it tends to be soya instead.
by Margaid
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 477
Views: 37211

Re: nature notes

The decline of bees is a really frightening situation. They are so easily damaged by pesticides, whether they are honey bees colonising man made hives or wild bees. I only see a few different species in my garden.
by Margaid
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 442
Views: 17035

Re: Cheery Pics

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by Margaid
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 937
Views: 32505

Re: Coronavirus

Marigold wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:55 am
A dog is for life ....
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... e-hospital
Don't think any of my cats would do that unfortunately.
by Margaid
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 937
Views: 32505

Re: Coronavirus

Margaid, I am sorry to hear your news as well, what a sad set of circumstances to get through. You are a braver and stronger woman than I, I'm not sure I could watch a funeral of somebody close to me, I imagine its a whole different experience and not a pleasant one. Aside from your good memories, ...
by Margaid
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Feather pecking

I bought them from Omlet so I assumed they would be OK: https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/feed_and_treats/25726/feldy_high_energy_chicken_pecker_balls_-_pack_of_6/?rf=7b28f3b163e4d8dde88ae4aaaa625396 They aren't suet balls but an Omlet product apparently designed for chickens. CJ Wildbir...
by Margaid
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 937
Views: 32505

Re: Coronavirus

My thoughts are with you Tweetypie. Yesterday I watched via videolink the funeral of a dear friend who died from cancer just before Christmas. She was one of my main supports over the last eight years of increasingly acrimonious divorce proceedings, even when she was quite ill. On Sunday my sister t...
by Margaid
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Feather pecking

I've just found this on the British Hens Welfare Trust website. "In 2014 Defra announced a ban on the feeding of mealworms to chickens. The ban is still not widely known by many poultry keepers. It can even cause confusion among those who do know about the ban, but do not understand the rationale be...
by Margaid
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 35
Views: 615

Re: Feather pecking

Just jumping in as apparently its illegal to give our hens dried mealworms. Has anyone else heard of this? Well if it is illegal then do what I did and buy live ones. CJ Wildbirdfood sell them. Put the excess in the fridge where they become comatose and they will stay alive for quite a while. Or of...
by Margaid
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 937
Views: 32505

Re: Coronavirus

Who are they trying to kid????????? Nearly 10 months since the first lockdown and they didn't know about it????????


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