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by Sandrine
Thu May 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Do I leave the heating plate on permanently?
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Do I leave the heating plate on permanently?

Hi Marc! Thank you for that! Yes very much so... I love it every time I have a batch of chicks to look after. As it turns out now the first 2 hatched are feeding on their own (they hatched in early morning of 5th May). The 3rd one, that hatched in evening of 5th May, watches them (learning I guess l...
by Sandrine
Wed May 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: CPQ quail calling
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: CPQ quail calling

Just seen my two couples dust-bathing as a couple ☺️ they just dug their own little hole and were having a good time. Apologies for the poor quality of the photo but I couldn't get close enough without disturbing them lol and stuff reflect on the tank glass. But there are two CPQ's on one side (Blue...
by Sandrine
Wed May 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: CPQ quail calling
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: CPQ quail calling

Hi Jacquilee, In the past when I have had more than 1 male to more females I have separated them in 2 separate cages and I did notice that the males were calling the females often... If one started, the other one would soon follow and often some of the females were also doing their call afterwards.....
by Sandrine
Wed May 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Do I leave the heating plate on permanently?
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Do I leave the heating plate on permanently?

Hi all, Well it's been a very long while since I have posted or visited the forum... I have had a hell of 2019, on many levels, including family bereavement and the sad loss of a lot of my ménagerie. As I am intended on making 2020 a better year (despite the crazy times we live in), I have given the...
by Sandrine
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Lulu the Terrible
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Lulu the Terrible

Oh wow! I had no idea they could/ would catch mice!
One of mine had caught a frog and was having a great time with it... It was too gross by the time I discovered it for me to feel able to do something about it... But mice, wow!
by Sandrine
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thoughts on dogs and chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Thoughts on dogs and chickens

Oh wow thank you all for your responses! So training and supervision required... Which is about what I expected. The rescue rough collie I was looking at is 3 years old. I will definitely read up on training him. I would definitely not leave the dog and hens loose in the garden if I wasn't in the ga...
by Sandrine
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thoughts on dogs and chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Thoughts on dogs and chickens

Can I have your thoughts on dogs and chickens / bantams please? Do you have both and which breeds?
Which breed seems to be ok generally with poultry? I am hoping to get a rough collie. Anyone on here who's had experience of this breed or other types of collies with their poultry?
Thanks
by Sandrine
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Bantam cockrel
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Bantam cockrel

Hi Cathy I know Cheshire isn't exactly Burton on Trent but I have found a rescue place there who tend to accept all. I took two of my CPQ males there and they did say that if the young chicks I had (now adults lol) turned out to be male, or any other birds I couldn't keep they would take without any...
by Sandrine
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Martha's done it again!
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: Martha's done it again!

@tweetypie the yellow bird is a fife canary, we have named Olive. I got him / her recently to give Bernard, my other canary some company at the top of the cage... However Olive seems more interested in what's happening at the bottom, especially when a new bowl of mealworms appears... 😂😂 The quails a...
by Sandrine
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Bald belly advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Bald belly advice

I'm no expert so all I can offer is a tale of my own experience... Some of my girl have been known to get bald bellies after a period of broodiness - whether it was a long 3 to 4 weeks plus period or a short period. But they have grown back eventually once normal duties, normal eating had resumed as...

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