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by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Moo
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: Moo

When will you know if your cows are in calf? I wonder what the "cross" will look like. Yours is very beautiful; unusual.
by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nesting in style
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Nesting in style

WOW that's amazing. Imagine they were all laying in there... looking for an egg in a haystack!
by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Lonely Goose - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Lonely Goose - Advice Please

I'm not sure where Bristol is (South West), but saw these websites with breeders: http://www.chickens.allotment-garden.org/poultry-suppliers/geese-breeder-UK.php http://www.downthelane.net/chicken-breeders-uk/bristol.php http://www.lowcostliving.co.uk/chickens/poultry-chicken-supplier-Gloucestershir...
by Tweetypie
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Lonely Goose - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Lonely Goose - Advice Please

Welcome Mother Goose. I am fairly new and don't know anything about geese, so hopefully someone will respond soon. Sounds like he loves being with you.
by Tweetypie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 69
Views: 8696

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Hi Mandi I was thinking of something a few days ago, when reading your messages and googling about those horrific springtails.... Many years ago, I recall seeing my ex mother in law's window sill had little cups of salt. When I asked what they were for, she said to soak up any condensation. I read t...
by Tweetypie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Re: Egg question/general health

Oh Rick, that photo is priceless !! It has made my day :-) One of your inventions might make it to Dragons Den one day!! I might try weighing them this weekend. I started to weigh their eggs, as marigold mentioned that she does this, which is a great idea. The OH has blended half the sack of pellet,...
by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Help working out breed please?
Replies: 32
Views: 5609

Re: Help working out breed please?

I love the colouring of this chick, so pretty. :-) PS Is it now a chicklet :-)10
by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Re: Egg question/general health

I stole the idea of the damp mash from you ages ago, Marigold ;-) I recall you saying your hens liked it in winter. Mine seem to love it like that and I know they have a full crop at night as they gobble it up. Not sure about Barbie, as she had the sniffles and sneezes for nearly 2 weeks, plus the r...
by Tweetypie
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Re: Egg question/general health

I agree, Marigold, I told my husband that pellet is the best way, as there is less mess and less waste, too. They have a feeder in their downstairs run, which they have access to when they go in at night and early morning when they get up (bearing in mind they don't get let out until 7am). This feed...
by Tweetypie
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Re: Egg question/general health

Just jumping back to this post, rather than start a new one. Miss Muffet, the "Bluebell" and Mabel, the RIR x Maran always lay small eggs. I believe the hens are around 5 months old now. As they are much larger birds than my ex-batt's, I expected their eggs to be large, but they are very small in co...

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