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by Margaid
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 677

Re: Drought conditions

Sorry to hear about your troubles; I think flushing the loo is a reflex action for most people Lady A but why do things always happen at the worst possible moment? I know the damage big hailstones can do Chris. We had a storm in Suffolk with golf ball hail. Cars with front and back screens smashed; ...
by Margaid
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Long time trying to lay
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Long time trying to lay

Brilliant idea! Let's hope it cures her. I had an Exchequer Leghorn that used to fling herself against the mesh of the isolation coop whenever I went in the run so had to let her out as I was afraid she'd injure herself. Can't remember now how I cured her - maybe I hardened my heart and left her to ...
by Margaid
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 677

Re: Drought conditions

Depending on the type of softener Lady A they regenerate the softening medium with a salt backwash which can leave traces of salt in the water. You're advised not to drink it - hence Marigold' separate tap in the kitchen. Our water from the borehole was alkaline and hard. We had a hot tub and it too...
by Margaid
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 677

Re: Drought conditions

My kitchen sink hot water tap is the furthest from the boiler, although under the sink is the point of entry for the cold water main. I've started taking a small washing up blow into the utility room, pouring the first lot of water into the butt by the backdoor, them filling the bowl with hot water ...
by Margaid
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Chicken Brained? No.
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Chicken Brained? No.

There is a really odd thing that happens with people who were adopted as children. Somehow, without any words spoken about it adult adoptees recognise each other and "chum up" really quickly. There were some experiments done which proved it, but I've seen it happen - twice, with my soon-to-be-ex-hus...
by Margaid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 129
Views: 7770

Re: Osprey return

Llyn Brenig have ringed and named the single female osprey chick there. She's called Luned and weighed 1.770 Kg. So we know three female osprey chicks are over 1.7 Kg (two at Dyfi, one at Llyn Brenig) and to quote Glaslyn "the two females came in well above 1.5Kg which is the maximum if the scale wh...
by Margaid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 129
Views: 7770

Re: Osprey return

They were heavier than that - females over 1.7 Kg each and the male just under 1.4 I think - haven't checked for the exact weight. The Glaslyn femalse were both over 1.5Kg which is the maximum their scales measure, so it looks like big healthy young ospreys this year.
by Margaid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 129
Views: 7770

Re: Osprey return

You'd think they might have "buzzed" the ringer as at Dyfi they take the chicks from the nest and do everything on the ground. Even luckier for the ringer at Glaslyn that they don't "buzz" the nest and that the chicks are fairly docile. Double rings, weighing and measuring three opsrey chicks while ...
by Margaid
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1741

Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

That's sad Marigold but good that your teenage helper didn't have to deal with it. Makes one wonder whether there was some link, hormonal or otherwise between the very large eggs and her aggressive behaviour.
by Margaid
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Carriers
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: Carriers

But was the recipient there to receive it Lady A? Or was it left with the receptionist ...

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