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by rick
Sun May 31, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 480
Views: 8376

Re: Coronavirus

:D For a moment I thought that was an archery boss. Our field (its a rugby field) has just re-opened with a booking system so that lots of archers dont show up at the same time. When I went over on Saturday there was no-one else there, except, a dozen lads with bikes sitting on the grass in the shad...
by rick
Sun May 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Clipped wings and red mites
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Clipped wings and red mites

Its amazing how much soil they can get under their feathers isn't it! We would love to see your flock if you can work out how to post a picture.
by rick
Sun May 31, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 1886

Re: Ospreys 2020

After watching the masterful way Mrs G (and Aran) parent their chicks it was really striking to see 5F do it for the first time. Mrs G is so confident that she gets so close in with the fish they can quite often go for a bite of it themselves! 5F was initially so cautious she even left the fish behi...
by rick
Sun May 31, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Clipped wings and red mites
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Clipped wings and red mites

Hi Joanne, They are great to watch though it is usually them getting up to mischief and jumping up to eat your garden plants. We have mint in a tall pot and it has been shaved all round the sides! I'm not sure that there is a definitive/right answer for either question but ... Not saying that clippi...
by rick
Mon May 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 480
Views: 8376

Re: Coronavirus

What? You cant have a virus check without a credit rating?! That just sums up the craziness for me! So glad you're feeling better.
by rick
Sat May 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 480
Views: 8376

Re: Coronavirus

Get well soon Marigold. Drink plenty of water. X
by rick
Fri May 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 1886

Re: Ospreys 2020

Good to see the two Glaslyn chicks having some lunch a minuet ago. Then looked in on 5F and checked out earlier - A traumatic morning with the wind! Blew Dylan clean off but 5F hung in there. They've tidied up since. Is fishing difficult in this wind? (Seems Aran has caught a fish but... ) Screensho...
by rick
Wed May 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 480
Views: 8376

Re: Coronavirus

'More or Less' on Radio 4 this morning was funny. Every week they have been taking apart government figures - like testing and how they have been counting them as done when they are posted out. I liked the bit when the researcher had received one in the post and it involved wiping your tonsils with ...
by rick
Wed May 20, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Aperturage
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Aperturage

Hi Ollie,
Excluding heating, ventilation and air conditioning, there are 4: gullet, vent and two ear holes :D
I suppose you could say 5 counting the preen gland - but not sure if that counts as an external orifice!
by rick
Tue May 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful
Replies: 177
Views: 4622

Re: Reasons to be cheerful

I think you could probably go through the whole year steeping the seasons goodies in gin! I bought a motorbike! Well its a big scooter really - a Suzuki Bergman 400. Its been a long time since I last had one and I'm absolutely loving it! What held me back was that the last bike (a Bantam) I had to w...

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