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by rick
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Update - Google Ad experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 150

Re: Update - Google Ad experiment

May I recommend 'Old Tom' and 'Chimay'? :D
by rick
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Update - Google Ad experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 150

Re: Update - Google Ad experiment

The ads look fine at the top - the BIC one is quite colourful! People often join because they want to post about some dilemma they are in with their chooks and shouldn't be put off by paying for a month or even a year for what may, or may not, be a brief visit. Ads will pass as the norm in those sit...
by rick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Weird growths on chickens face [pics] [UPDATES]
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Weird growths on chickens face [pics] [UPDATES]

It does seem (and I know nothing about silkies except what I glean from trawling images) that silkie cockerels have 'walnut' comb and wattles so some early pits in them wouldn't seem impossible. I'm hoping Chris is right on this. Mine (various) gape a bit sometimes and on occasion. They do seem to d...
by rick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is amazing!
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: This is amazing!

:D
by rick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Neighbourly relations
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Neighbourly relations

Environmental Health, the Police and everything else in the public sector has been cut to the edge of 'essential' functions. We all know the reasons, some reasonable, essential even, some not so good. We were talking the other day about situations where the Police had to stay out of it until a viole...
by rick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Pest Bye deterrent
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Pest Bye deterrent

That works well Tweetypie. I discovered by accident the other day when I was clearing out the kitchen to paint that my plastic crow that I brought back from Amsterdam (they have them there in hardware shops to scare off the pigeons) does a good job too. I had let them out in the garden and wondered ...
by rick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Neighbourly relations
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Neighbourly relations

A degree in chemistry might be a reason but not an excuse!
The pub down the road from us used to have late nights with music from time to time. It usually involved karaoke which was amusing for a while... a short while!
by rick
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nesting in style
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Nesting in style

bigjim wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:48 pm
https://ibb.co/nKPNcp
One of my growers found its own place to roost last night.
Not exactly restful wobbling around in the breeze all night!
by rick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nesting in style
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Nesting in style

They had a huge bell style food hopper (huge!) Don't know how full it was but clearly supplemented that mostly by foraging over half an acre (no half a hectare) at least. Mine would defiantly go on strike with that information! The cockerel would have been magnificent if he hadn't been roughed up by...
by rick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nesting in style
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Nesting in style

Just come back from a few days near Rhayader in Wales. We didn't manage to see the Red Kite feeding (bad timing) but were very impressed by the local nesting facilities!
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