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by LadyA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The skinflinting Thread!
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: The skinflinting Thread!

I love charity shops, and a lot of my clothes come from there. My best charity shop bargains ever were a silver Tiffany & Co. pendant for €7 and a 9ct gold and diamond pendant for €20! I never wear gold, so that went to my sister, but I kept the silver one. Margaid, I am with you about mopping up oi...
by LadyA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The skinflinting Thread!
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: The skinflinting Thread!

Oh, the joys of second hand shops!! I've been decorating. Very long overdue! What used to be our bedroom when my husband was alive (I found I couldn't sleep in there anymore after he had to move to a nursing home), had not been painted since we bought this house, 19 years ago!! And even then, we wer...
by LadyA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 547

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

And of course booklice and barklice are the same basic species. From what I've read, although they don't actually bite, they can cause skin irritation. So, I suppose they may as well bite you and be done with it! :lol:
by LadyA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 26
Views: 314

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

I'd say go for it! I can understand the dithering. I also dithered (for about two years, actually!) before getting my first hens, years ago! Like you, everything was in place (although over the years, I've improved things, as I found some things that might work better in my own circumstances),but I ...
by LadyA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 547

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

It looks more louse like than mite like. Bark lice? But I've never seen them in the quantity you describe.
by LadyA
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 547

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

I think your most likely culprit may be these: Harvest mites. Absolute bug***s! When I had outdoor cats, they used to sometimes get them. They are very tiny, almost invisible to the naked eye. But, they do congregate on grass, shrubs etc. https://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th5i.htm#harvestmite I'm scra...
by LadyA
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 50
Views: 547

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Haven't ever heard of such a thing. But I found this: https://poultrykeeper.com/blog/will-red-mite-infest-your-house/ Are you sure they are redmite/chicken mites and not these: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/lifestyle/heatseeking-clover-mites-completely-harmless-to-us-all-34893...
by LadyA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: A new den
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: A new den

I'm in the country, surrounded by fields, but I've actually seen more foxes in the town 10km inland than I've seen out here! Thankfully, I've never, in all the years I've had hens, lost one to a fox (fingers crossed, touch wood, etc. etc.! :roll: ) although there were fox families living down at the...
by LadyA
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: A new den
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: A new den

Tweetypie, have you not had any escapees? Or is your fence higher than it looks? I know some of the hens I've had over the years would have worked out in no time that by hopping up on the nest box, they could then trot up the roof, and be away over that wall on the far side before you would know the...
by LadyA
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wedding Vows
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Wedding Vows

Our's were traditional, with an extra bit added for my late husband, whereby he undertook to help raise my (then aged 9) daughter as one of his own. It's my 24th wedding anniversary today. And this is my third wedding anniversary since he died. I still always do something to celebrate the day, and t...

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