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BYM - I am so sorry. We have never met, but I wanted to send you and Mrs BYM my sincere sympathies. Its just awful when we lose a parent, a terrible time, its bad enough under normal circumstances, but my heart goes out to you and your family, coping at a time like this. And your poor mother, does s...
:D :-)08 Made me laugh Marigold! Seriously though, I am sure talking to any and all animals (and insects, I used to talk to my bees) is one of the best things you can do to get them used to you. My OH says I have a special voice used with animals and very small children, and I have noticed the same ...
Its by far the best way, we used to do that. One of my neighbours grew asparagus so he was very popular! I used to give my eggs away, and sometimes they would come back in the shape of a cake! Bet you can't give the courgettes away though!
Hello and welcome, I hope you enjoy being on the forum, it is a friendly place with plenty of experience. You were lucky to get utility LS, they must be pretty rare. I used to keep utility white sussex, but I'm not sure their egg laying abilities were much better than a regular strain, although they...
Well today I spotted 3 things which I have posted about before but not all on the same day a) a pair of Egyptian grasshoppers mating (why did I have to chose to pull up some weeds from the middle of this particular perennial of all the plants in the garden? I bent down and my hand came very close to...
- Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:33 pm
- Forum: The Dustbath
- Topic: The Realities of Chicken Breeding
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Indeed HG, I quite agree. Just out of interest, would you consider rearing 2 buff leghorn males in case of accidents? Or even more so you can choose the best and eat the rest? I get why you wouldn't rear JGs of either sex to maturity if you didn't need them, as they are so slow growing.
Isabel is a lovely colour, I remember thinking I liked it, but it wasn't (then) available in orpingtons, at least not that I knew about, although as you have explained how its made, and there were a sprinkle of lav orps then and probably more now, I guess somebody was/is creating them. The pekin is ...
And yet they still retain that distinctive orpington-ness, particularly around the head, of an ordinary blue. Its making me all nostalgic! Lovely chicks. Are any of those birds, particularly the second group, anything like what I remember reading about as the colour 'isabel'? I can't quite remember ...
- Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:26 pm
- Forum: The Dustbath
- Topic: Reasons to be cheerful
- Replies: 177
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May I add my congratulations BYM, we salute you and your colleagues, putting yourselves in danger for the common good, not everyone would do it, so you have my total respect.....and I hope you had a chocolate shaped reward as well!