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by MrsBiscuit
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Croads, black and white
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Croads, black and white

They do sound lovely, and commiserations on your loss of your earlier flock. How satisfying it will be, though, to watch a new batch grow up. They are beautiful birds, both colours.
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello I'm Shadrach.
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Hello I'm Shadrach.

Hi Shadrach, welcome to the forum. I am a Brit, living in central Portugal. We have escaped the heatwave, but I know your part of Spain is suffering from the wildfires, something we also have a lot of experience of, so stay safe. I am very interested in chicken behaviour as well, because I think the...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 161
Views: 15952

Re: nature notes

The nightjar(s) have been churring the past few weeks, lovely sound. I didn't realise they were present on Ashdown Forest, I must tell a friend of mine who drives across it every day to work. We saw a glowworm outside this evening, but the real excitement was earlier on today. There were 2 lizards r...
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What an Honour
Replies: 9
Views: 975

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: 1033

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: 1074

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: 1152

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: 56
Views: 5266

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: 161
Views: 15952

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: 1247

Re: Hi

OK, so I need to ask why?! Welcome, I hope you find this a happy and welcoming place.

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