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by MrsBiscuit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Leghorn Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Leghorn Eggs

Yes, probably. A friend of mine, very inexperienced with chicken at the start of 2020, went from nothing to about a dozen hybrids, then took on another half dozen and a TNN rooster when somebody emigrated. Now she has built about 3 coops for them all (one is constructed in an olive tree), and has be...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Regrets
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Regrets

Radical, Marigold!

I only regret not saving my jubilee orps from the fox.
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feed
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Feed

Ditto, keep feeding the layers, its the only realistic option in any case.
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Lump (infected?) Near breast bone
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Lump (infected?) Near breast bone

Hi Mattigil, Firstly, welcome to the Forum! Secondly, don't beat yourself up, we have all experienced periods when we haven't been able to spend as much time as we'd like with our birds, the important thing is that you have asked for help. Thirdly, I agree with what Marigold has said regarding the p...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feathers lost their waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Feathers lost their waterproofing

I just wanted to say, excellent advice from the others, it sounds to me like Mum has done her job very well, and it might just be that she is suffering a bit now. You have a garden full of lovely looking hens! I am no expert on the finer points of a dotte, but I really like the bird in the front, sh...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 396
Views: 30248

Re: nature notes

A few years ago we visited an ancient walled town, just in time for the annual plague of flying earwigs. I have never seen so many, it felt like hundreds of thousands. Walls were moving. We had to leave, it was unbearable!
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 396
Views: 30248

Re: nature notes

Absolutely fabulous! Great photography, its a treat to see a moth in its natural habitat. Capturing it as a still makes it easier to appreciate somehow, that last picture is just like a stunningly fabulous cape from the C17, Thanks for posting TP and for the ID BYM. Today I noticed a couple of hummi...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Help !! Chickens dying
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Help !! Chickens dying

I'm not at all sure what this might be, the only thing which vaguely springs to mind from the possibility of blood in droppings is coccidiosis, but this usually presents in youngstock, not 16 week olds or even 13 week olds. If it was cocci, they would need to be put on Coxoid asap, and their litter ...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Fort Paull Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Fort Paull Auction

I'm all excited, especially as I am trying to come back to UK to see my Mum in Sept (nowhere near Hull unfortunately). So far, put me down for the executioner's scene (including heads on poles), a fibreglass life size horse with tack, and a replica of the crown jewels. If I have room, I'll also take...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 646
Views: 18242

Re: Coronavirus

Yesterday I heard somebody in NW who is subject to a local lockdown say the very same thing (about it being a hoax and being made out to be much worse than it is). It really brought it home to me, what on earth can we do about this tiny, but stubborn, misguided minority? My brother is in Victoria, b...

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