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by bigyetiman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: stormy weather!!
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: stormy weather!!

Our lake was still depressingly low until yesterday morning at just after 6am the heavens opened in something akin to a monsoon for an hour or more, and everywhere was awash, the brook overflowed nicely into the lake which is now full. The hens took a somewhat dim view of this change in weather. Sti...
by bigyetiman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Man vs. Mouse

That all looks lovely. We have just had a bit of a "mousemaggedon" here also, they can create impressive tunnels as we found out. We realised when the local Tawny and Barn Owls started paying far more attention than necessary to our garden, especially around the hens area. We wondered where they put...
by bigyetiman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Not quite an Osprey
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Not quite an Osprey

We are lucky in having a roost of Jackdaws in the woods behind us, about 700 arrive and leave every night/morning along with C600 Rooks. Most of the Pigeons involved are probably European birds on the move, and a lot are presumed to spread out along the southern counties as the huge numbers moving a...
by bigyetiman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Not quite an Osprey
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Not quite an Osprey

Mergansers are lovely. We get them on estuaries around here in the winter. Goosanders used to go on lakes in the winter around here but are rare now. OH gets very excited about Wood Pigeons migrating at this time of year Hen-Gen, first cold sunny frosty morning and she is there counting. It lasts ab...
by bigyetiman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Not quite an Osprey
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Not quite an Osprey

Not quite in the same league, but OH always counts migrating Wood Pigeons at this time of the year, she usually goes to an area near the Thames where a lot head south using the two huge pylons by the Dartford crossing as a beacon to head southwards. Today at 7 she had a lot going over the garden and...
by bigyetiman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Chicken Madness
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Chicken Madness

Stop broodiness, you have more chance of achieving world peace and sorting out Brexit, working out how Donald Trump works will take longer though
by bigyetiman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Hello

Glad it is all going well, keep us posted
by bigyetiman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Sneezing and runny nose
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Sneezing and runny nose

Like marigold we always make a paste of the Diatomaceous earth and put into the nooks and crannies. Can't add anything else to the advice as previous posts by have covered it all
by bigyetiman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Not quite an Osprey
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Not quite an Osprey

Fantastic photo. When OH saw Snowy Owl reported from your neck of the woods on Birdguides Hen -Gen she wondered if you would get to see it. We saw one a good few years ago at Felixstowe docks, where it had a wonderful time catching rodents. That particular one was one of 4 that got caught in a storm...
by bigyetiman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Hope you are all ok?!
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Hope you are all ok?!

Hope you are soon on the mend Lady A. Tonsillitis is pretty nasty.
Christmas puds made here on Friday.
After the poor effort the rain made during the day, we got a right soaking in the night and the brook overflowed into the lake, so the ducks and geese are swimming around most happy today

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