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by ladyplumber
01 Jan 2016, 19:37
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, I hope it's better than last year for everyone !!! xxx
by ladyplumber
24 Dec 2015, 13:40
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thanks CP.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone, and best wishes to you all for 2016 and I hope all your dreams come true ..... mine have :snowman :reindeer: :santa xxx
by ladyplumber
22 Sep 2015, 16:13
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Help! What to do for the best??
Replies: 3
Views: 2567

Re: Help! What to do for the best??

I'd just leave them with him. The hen's obviously had enough of them, and confining her with them might result in her pecking them.

Just keep an eye on the babysitter for now, but he obviously feels the need for a family to look after and protect so should be ok with them
by ladyplumber
18 Sep 2015, 12:23
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

Re: Newbie

Hi Jayne and welcome to the forum. :wave:

Echo the above comments .... sound advice
by ladyplumber
19 Aug 2015, 00:03
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: nest boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 3143

Re: nest boxes

Yes, echo the above.

If you had a dozen nest boxes you'd find that they'd probably just use two of them, they always have their favourite :roll:
by ladyplumber
17 Aug 2015, 00:52
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?
Replies: 4
Views: 4164

Re: Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?

I'd just suck it and see. No need to seperate the hen from the chicks, she will do that herself when she's had enough. When you merge them (as a family and not separated), just make sure you keep an eye on them for the full day, so that you can intervene if need be. If the two broodies can see the f...
by ladyplumber
17 Aug 2015, 00:36
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: Hi All

Hi and welcome to the forum :)
by ladyplumber
11 Jun 2015, 00:15
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: CONFUZZLED MUCH?
Replies: 8
Views: 3811

Re: CONFUZZLED MUCH?

You can't humanely stop him from crowing ( apart from culling him ) but you could try bringing him inside your house so that the volume isn't quite as bad when he starts crowing in the early hours. Do you have a cupboard under the stairs ? You could try him in a ventilated box in there overnight may...
by ladyplumber
24 May 2015, 14:00
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken Bully
Replies: 16
Views: 11844

Re: Chicken Bully

Errrm ...... personally, I don't answer or attempt to help novice "chickeneers" with the expectation of thanks or even feedback - I help where I can on the offchance that some of my advice is used, and problems either for the poultry keeper or the poultry flock then have a chance of being avoided. A...
by ladyplumber
14 May 2015, 14:33
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: That's IT
Replies: 30
Views: 12459

Re: That's IT

Unbelievable .

If you do decide to use concrete, mix plenty of broken glass with it too - I know it sounds cruel, but it will deter not only foxes, but dogs badgers etc too from digging .
by ladyplumber
12 May 2015, 00:42
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Feather Loss
Replies: 2
Views: 2525

Re: Feather Loss

Hi. They can moult at any time of year really - it mostly depends on what time of the year they were hatched and the temperature . That's what it sounds like if you've observed them and there doesn't seem to be any pecking. On the other hand though, if they've been used to free ranging they can some...
by ladyplumber
11 May 2015, 22:11
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hi from me and our rescues
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Re: Hi from me and our rescues

Hi mr locke, good to have you on here and congratulations on your two new additions :) We'll try to give you all the advice you need if we can, and if your questions haven't already been answered by previous posts bear with us, many of us have a day job and don't always manage to get on here on a da...
by ladyplumber
02 May 2015, 10:48
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: HELLO
Replies: 9
Views: 4739

Re: HELLO

Sometimes it can help if you trim some "frilly knickers" away - same with Orpingtons in particular I find. :roll:
by ladyplumber
02 May 2015, 10:08
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unabsorbed yolk
Replies: 5
Views: 3413

Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Strangely, there seems to be a run on this type of hatch defect this year.

I don't know what may be causing it, but I've read of many similar cases on other forums and pages. I'm afraid I would cull straight away under those circumstances.
by ladyplumber
02 May 2015, 09:57
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly hen, please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 4602

Re: Poorly hen, please help!

I managed to get a hen through this last year, but may just have been lucky. I gave her a warm bath every day for about 4 days - this seemed to help evaquate much of the yolk and gunk, drying her off each time with a hair dryer on a warm setting, then I let her back outside with the others, although...