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by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6354

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

I am sorry that I do not have any ideas, but it strikes me that Peckford's problem is something to do with his eye being shut, and the odd poo is a direct consequence of that, ie it is the symptom rather than the cause. I hope somebody else may be able to help you. His eye does seem swollen, but its...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 171
Views: 18074

Re: nature notes

Well the mystery bird hasn't been seen by me, but it has been hanging out near a friend's house, he says its still too far away to get a photo, whilst driving along, along our rather narrow twisty roads. This particular person is new to the area and quite cautious, he toots the horn going round ever...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Hi

OK, so I need to ask why?! Welcome, I hope you find this a happy and welcoming place.
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Hello from France!

Welcome! Whereabouts in France are you, beautiful country, somewhere I lived for a while many moons ago. What sort of bird is that in your avatar - it looks like it could be a lovely big fat orpington, but it could be lots of other things as well, the image is too small for a good look!
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buff Orpingtons
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Buff Orpingtons

They can scramble over 3ft netting, but rarely choose to do so, so 4 foot should be fine.
by MrsBiscuit
Sun May 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 171
Views: 18074

Re: nature notes

Well after a long gap where all it seemed to do was rain, we now have a period of heat. This morning I watched a pair of broad bodied chaser dragonflies mate in mid air over a patch of water, then the female dipped her abdomen down to lay eggs about 20 times, whilst her mate waited, then they flew o...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun May 05, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Obvious when you think about it .......!
Replies: 10
Views: 2302

Re: Obvious when you think about it .......!

I am very sorry to hear that HG, but you sound sanguine, onwards and upwards as they say on Gardener's QT.
by MrsBiscuit
Thu May 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: To hatch or not to hatch...

:D I met a friend yesterday and he used to keep chicken and raise his own birds, but the incy has been put away for years. It was his birthday a month ago and somebody gave him a cockeral, so he went out and bought 4 pullets for him, and is slowly easing himself back into the swing of it. I suspect ...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Am I missing something...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Re: Am I missing something...?

That sounds awful, the poor woman, well done everyone on rallying round and I hope the owners get dealt with. A friend of mine had her large labradoodle set on by some sort of pit bull, he fell off a ridge, but survived, but obviously it was a horrible experience. I have to say we have had experienc...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Am I missing something...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Re: Am I missing something...?

We have recently been refused the adoption of a couple of cats belonging to the late mother of a friend of ours, on the grounds that we would let the cats outside. The cats had previously been indoor/outdoor cats, our friend is the lady's son and he wanted us to have them, but the niece, who is curr...

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