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by bigyetiman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Egg Thief, Too Cocky For Its Own Good
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: Egg Thief, Too Cocky For Its Own Good

Well it could have been worse he could have done it in front of a table full of dinner guests. A cat of ours once brought in a maggot riddled starling corpse and promptly dropped it on the carpet and walked off, luckily our guests thought it was hilarious
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from South of France
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: Hello from South of France

Hello and welcome from Essex
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Talk about as rare as hens' teeth!
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: Talk about as rare as hens' teeth!

We are lucky as we live fairly near a licensed stockist. But if she didn't we would face a long trek also.
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Poisoned Peregrine Falcons
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Poisoned Peregrine Falcons

Quite agree NicolsT. That magic moment when the chicks fledge and fly off is so very special. After mornings standing in icy puddles watching for them to mate, then watching mum on the nest enduring everything nature can throw at her. (mine are on a pylon) so very exposed to the elements, plus I hav...
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Glaslyn Ospreys
Replies: 133
Views: 17112

Re: Glaslyn Ospreys

Thanks for that update. Thats the value of a leg ring, it's great she has survived migration etc to come back and hopefully become a well established breeder
Not had a chance to look at anything as mum has just come out of hospital after her stroke. So been a bit busy.
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The Moral Maze
Replies: 19
Views: 2674

Re: The Moral Maze

Quite like a newspaper myself, rather than online.
Plus so handy for puppies, can't put an I pad in there for them to pee on
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating
Replies: 17
Views: 3472

Re: 4.5 year old ex-batt slow, lethargic, not eating

Peritonitis is an infection that affects the abdomen area in hens and is sadly common in hens with a high yield. Instead of the egg forming and being laid in the normal manner the material collects in the abdomen without being reabsorbed and becomes infected. Sadly culling the bird is the best optio...
by bigyetiman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Whatcha doin?
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Whatcha doin?

Strange isn't it how some hens will run a mile at the slightest disturbance and others come to investigate. Nice pic glad they are settling in nicely
by bigyetiman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Weather!
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Weather!

We are not that young, but I strongly suspect that along with you we are probably a lot fitter than some half our ages. We saw the river as we went towards Snowdon and it was a raging torrent. We have just got back home and it is sunny and hot. Didn't get stuck for too long on Londons orbital car pa...
by bigyetiman
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Weather!
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Weather!

Heavy rain in Wales to, where we are on hols. But the waterfalls are spectacular as they come down the mountains,
but we have ascended the Watkin path on Snowdon this pm

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