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  2. soapdragon

    Christmas swap 2019

    Darn it! All of you so organised and I can't make the last element for another couple of weeks yet! I am aiming to post during the second week in December as it's going to UK........have severely itchy fingers!
  3. mullethunter

    Longer days with a light

    Patricia that’s made me feel better - one of my Dutch Bantams has taken to sleeping on a perch in the run and I worry that she might be cold- the coldest night we’ve had since she’s been doing it is 3 degrees so I guess she’ll be fine!
  4. mullethunter

    Dried mealworms

    Mine have sunflower hearts when I need to get them back in their run (usually works although yesterday I went out for posh afternoon tea and had to leave Camilla out because she wouldn’t go in - I swear they know when they’re making you late!) - I haven’t noticed that they’re too oily or so them any harm. I guess they don’t have them very often though.
  5. Valkyrie

    Christmas swap 2019

    Need to embellish now. And by embellish that could mean anything!
  6. The Dogmother

    Dried mealworms

    You might find that the sunflower hearts are too oily for them - your choice though.
  7. patsylabrador

    Christmas swap 2019

    I'm done too. Hopefully get it wrapped up and ready to send.
  8. Yesterday
  9. Plum

    Christmas swap 2019

    Well done all of you. You've started me off on a new craft that's getting addictive and my CC's feeling it.
  10. Luvachicken

    Dried mealworms

    Thanks DM, I was more curious than worried. Mine have only really had the maggots when they've been poorly and needed the extra protein. They usually get sunflower hearts or the Garvo Alfakippen (not sure of the spelling) as their treats.
  11. Patricia W

    Longer days with a light

    No point in closing mine. They perch outside in the run unless there’s a howling gale, or it’s below - 6!
  12. The Dogmother

    Dried mealworms

    I guess that they would traditionally be fed on meat. If you're at all worried, then just give them layers feed and nothing else. The main point of the comments about mealworms etc at the time was that they could have been fed on animal and fish carcasses and that there could possibly be disease transferal across species... hence DEFRA's ruling that we don't feed our birds on any animal products or animal by-products. Having said that, if you saw my chooks tearing apart a mouse that they'd caught as it came out from under the woodpile, then you possibly wouldn't be too bothered; that is what wild chickens will eat.
  13. Cat tails

    Christmas swap 2019

    Well, got improvising and I am done! Untill I think of more things to make/add....
  14. Valkyrie

    Christmas swap 2019

    Sounds familiar! You are not alone!
  15. Luvachicken

    Christmas swap 2019

    Don't worry, I had to make one bit of mine 3 times 😣
  16. Cat tails

    Christmas swap 2019

    I’m close to finishing, but somehow it never works out like first planned and I end up improvising my buttom off, every year again...
  17. We once rescued a dog like that, on holiday in Scotland. We were out for a long walk and a picnic and this little dog appeared from nowhere. He looked a bit bedraggled and hungry so we gave him some of our picnic. When we went to leave we made sure he followed us and took him to the local cafe at the end of our walk - only to be told he lived at the cafe and often went for walks and conned people out of their picnics
  18. Luvachicken

    Christmas swap 2019

    Erm, I might have finished mine But now I want one Not sure I will have enough time to make one for me.
  19. Luvachicken

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    I'm so sorry that you lost such a pretty chicken xx
  20. sarkymite

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    Omg that's a wonderful offer and I am actually IN north Oxfordshire! How noisy do the bantie boys get? It was always tenuous whether I'd be able to keep mine (full size!) as I'm in a suburban area. The neighbours don't mind my serama boy but his crow is comical and not very loud. What do you think? He was the only one to even hatch from a batch of 12 - is it possible that there was something just inherently wrong with him that could have caused a heart attack or similar? Related to the fact that all the other eggs didn't develop properly at all, I mean? Hatching is new to me this year as you know, so I'm just grasping at straws I guess!
  21. Luvachicken

    Dried mealworms

    Having read this, I'm just wondering what the maggots are fed, that I've sometimes given to my girls from the fishing tackle shop ?
  22. Minnie&Moose

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    So sorry Sarkymite. If you're anywhere near north Oxfordshire and would like a bantam cuckoo maran boy replacement - I have some lovely spare lads at the moment.
  23. The Dogmother

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    I am sorry to hear that - it's not easy to deal with when it's that unexpected. Possibly a heart attack.
  24. Plum

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    How sad for you 😥
  25. mullethunter

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    Oh that’s horrible - sorry to hear it ☹️
  26. sarkymite

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    I'm so sad this morning. I went down to see to the birds and counted only 9 in the run, realising instantly that it was my precious chick missing. Found him in the cube nest box, he has died overnight 😔 I didn't see the birds yesterday but my partner says he was fine and no signs of anything wrong. I've had a thorough feel/look all over his body and there is nothing externally obvious. He was from the outside looking physically perfect. He was just starting to grow the beginnings of a little cockerel tail. I'm at a loss, no idea whatsoever what could have happened. The other 9 in with him all look in fine shape to me. I hope he went really peacefully in his sleep. I wish I knew what had happened.
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  28. The Dogmother

    Longer days with a light

    Absolutely!!!!!
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