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by MrsBiscuit
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 522
Views: 45421

Re: nature notes

Yesterday I saw one of the snakes, an intermediate about 2 foot long. So far so normal, however, I got a real fright because it was almost twice as wide as usual, with what looked like a mouse shaped meal inside it. Last night I had an unpleasant dream about snakes. Then today the cat suddenly narro...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 588
Views: 27704

Re: Cheery Pics

Adorable! Are you planning on keeping them all, or just some, or none? Apologies if this has already been covered. On looks I'd go for the 2 gingers, but really I think the acid test is which one is the cheekiest, I want my cats to have personality. I know somebody who got 2 12 week old kittens. Sad...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Chicken saddles/aprons
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Chicken saddles/aprons

I used to use them on my big orp girls, as the rooster is so big. I never had any problems (apart from getting them on!). Mine were plain heavy cream canvas and fitted pretty snugly. Sometimes there was only one hen wearing a saddle.
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Has the world gone mad or am I just out of touch?
Replies: 21
Views: 306

Re: Has the world gone mad or am I just out of touch?

I worked in the City in 1992 (back office) and a more patrician environment you would never come across, old school ties and all manner of sexist nonsense was the norm, so obviously I didn't stay long. However, even there I was welcome to wear trousers to work. So what I hear you ask. Well, my next ...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 202
Views: 26002

Re: Weather

Or come to Portugal - forecast to be 25 today!
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 522
Views: 45421

Re: nature notes

Red legged partridge live in the forest close to us and I feel gently reassured they are there. We quite often see a pair, as we startle them on our walks. I am slightly concerned for them as although we don't have much hunting around here now, there is a fox. Anyway, todays spot were 2 carpenter be...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Welcome ban on foie gras in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Welcome ban on foie gras in the UK

As a confirmed carnivore there have been 2 things I have refused to eat - veal and foie gras - for over 30 years because I lived in SW France in 1989 and saw the means of production. I know there are plenty of other horrible animal related practices, but these are my two, although I don't go as far ...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Bloody rats!
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Bloody rats!

Thanks for the response Rick! At the moment we will just have to wait and see what happens. I get very nervous around poison and pets, no matter how well you think you have hidden it/put it under something heavy. I guess a bait trap might be the way to go. Just this week we heard a continual racket ...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Bloody rats!
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Bloody rats!

If you remove the food source (I know someone who has rats because they feed the birds and there is spilt food which is a feast for pigeons and rats alike) will rats actually move away? I was wondering if they had become used to the food, and set up home giving birth to more rats, would they move on?
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: eBay

Its not you, HG, its everybody else! Lovely mix of birdies. The MO should be interesting, LF or bantam? When I left the UK they were quite well advanced in terms of being 'typey' for an orp, and I do like the colourway. Also, as I have never fulfilled my ambition of keeping JGs, what colour are you ...

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