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by MrsBiscuit
Sat May 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 406
Views: 6344

Re: Coronavirus

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...
by MrsBiscuit
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Tiny egg
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Tiny egg

: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 ...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Hello

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!
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Hello

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...
by MrsBiscuit
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 241
Views: 22459

Re: nature notes

That's redder than anything I have encountered HG. I know its nature, but its still desperately sad.
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 241
Views: 22459

Re: nature notes

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...
by MrsBiscuit
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The Realities of Chicken Breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: The Realities of Chicken Breeding

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.
by MrsBiscuit
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Chicks
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Chicks

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 ...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Chicks
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Chicks

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 ...
by MrsBiscuit
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful
Replies: 177
Views: 3877

Re: Reasons to be cheerful

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!

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