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by rick
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:43 pm
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 wish I could be as hopeful as you Rick as my observation (based solely on what is published in the media) is that things haven't improved much as far as the "hard wiring" goes, whatever the differences between people in an encounter of any sort. I don't want to broaden the argument into other are...
by rick
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:59 pm
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?

Hen-Gen wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:31 pm

Strangely alluring though 😜.
Pecks. A kind of hybrid version of pecs and peckers?
Maybe they are not as safe as they would suppose! :lol:
by rick
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:05 pm
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 can see now that I jumped in on the headline without properly getting to grips with your point Margaid. Clearly there are socially appropriate ways to dress and some forms of self expression send intended, or unintended, messages of various kinds. Its all about making assumptions about others base...
by rick
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Our old lady hen is limping...
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Our old lady hen is limping...

That's really good to hear. Chickens are a lot about legs (and eggs!) Its always worrying when they limp.
by rick
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:13 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?

Awful! Really Awful! It's the 21st century and you'll (guys) have to take responsibly for reaction in the situation, whatever it is. Its tough - that's life, get on with it! (sorry, that made me crossX)
by rick
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Heart-stopping moments
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Heart-stopping moments

This is a story of stupidity! Many years ago we went to Aberystwyth for the day with our terrier x 'Skip' and whippet lurcher 'Lady.' Walking along the sand I suddenly noticed that Skip was tearing around on the cliff face and Lady had followed him. Lady had got herself in trouble and was stuck. We ...
by rick
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Thin-shelled egg
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Thin-shelled egg

As above - Mine get a lot of greens which may dilute the calcium content in the layers feed a bit. They are always keen when I top up the mixed grit and shell pot, picking out the shell mostly. Vit D is also important but they should get plenty of that from the feed and by sunbathing their feathers ...
by rick
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Bloody rats!
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Bloody rats!

Its interesting that the only reason that the rats would be tempted by the poison is when they were getting desperate through lack of food, To their credit, the council has signs by the bridge (a place where people dump piles of bread for the ducks and pigeons) saying not to feed them there as they ...
by rick
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: oddest questions
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: oddest questions

Oh dear! Would that be with ice and a slice?! FB drives me insane with all the diagnosis and opinion based on almost no information. I mean, we all know how subtle it can be when you are standing right next to a chicken that you know well to spot that they are behaving oddly and then trying to work ...
by rick
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:08 pm
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 o...

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