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by MrsBiscuit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What an Honour
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: What an Honour

We had a friend round to dinner the other night and he came with his 9 month old cross breed dog. He said she was a cross between the local sheep/goat guarding breed, and the same kind of animal from the next region. Frankly she looks nothing like either, and she is a blue merle, which I haven't see...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Can anyone tell me if australaup and black Orpington are the same breed. Or what are the differences
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Can anyone tell me if australaup and black Orpington are the same breed. Or what are the differences

Chris is quite right, and if you look at pictures of the 2 breeds today you will see some clear differences in shape. Orps are just bigger, fluffier, and more rounded in shape, and are much less what we call 'cut away' in the front. The tail carriage is quite different on the females in particular, ...
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Butterfly/moth identification
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Butterfly/moth identification

Thats the first thing which occurred to me too. Let us know!
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Dakota's
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Dakota's

How exciting, that must have a been a sight to behold, I don't know why I get so emotional seeing aircraft en masse, I don't get the same feeling from boats and ships. I am going to look up the route to see if it goes near any friends in Sussex and family in Normandy.
by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

I am sorry that I do not have any ideas, but it strikes me that Peckford's problem is something to do with his eye being shut, and the odd poo is a direct consequence of that, ie it is the symptom rather than the cause. I hope somebody else may be able to help you. His eye does seem swollen, but its...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 155
Views: 14559

Re: nature notes

Well the mystery bird hasn't been seen by me, but it has been hanging out near a friend's house, he says its still too far away to get a photo, whilst driving along, along our rather narrow twisty roads. This particular person is new to the area and quite cautious, he toots the horn going round ever...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Hi

OK, so I need to ask why?! Welcome, I hope you find this a happy and welcoming place.
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Hello from France!

Welcome! Whereabouts in France are you, beautiful country, somewhere I lived for a while many moons ago. What sort of bird is that in your avatar - it looks like it could be a lovely big fat orpington, but it could be lots of other things as well, the image is too small for a good look!
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buff Orpingtons
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Buff Orpingtons

They can scramble over 3ft netting, but rarely choose to do so, so 4 foot should be fine.
by MrsBiscuit
Sun May 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 155
Views: 14559

Re: nature notes

Well after a long gap where all it seemed to do was rain, we now have a period of heat. This morning I watched a pair of broad bodied chaser dragonflies mate in mid air over a patch of water, then the female dipped her abdomen down to lay eggs about 20 times, whilst her mate waited, then they flew o...

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