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  1. Oh dear such a pity, I got 2 new girls for my ex batt after mr fox took the other 2.
  2. She has little buds for spurs and her tail feathers seem very cockeralish! She's also quite aggressive to the other 2.
  3. Is this possible? I have amber star who has just taken to jumping on the back of my speckledy. (just like cockerals do) I have only had the speckledy for a about a month and the amber star (florence) was the bottom of the pecking order before my new ones arrived. So is she just asserting herself or could she be gay? She is also crowing a lot, I think she thinks she is a cockeral!?! BTW she lays eggs so definately female!! All advice most grateful as i think my speckledy is getting a little fed up!
  4. I had the same problem with two of my girls, unfortunately i had to separate them on/off for 6 months. I then tried lending them to my friend to drop them back in the PO for a few weeks, but they were returned early for bad behaviour!!! As soon as they came back the worse of the two started attacking one of my ex batts ( a lot of blood). I had then at that point decided to have the two of the bullies rehomed. They are now very happy living on a farm with geese, guinea fowl, chooks and cocks, the geese keep them inline. I still go and visit on a regular basis as it wasn't the easiest decision to get them rehomed. But it was the right one as both parties are alot happier. Hopefully yours will be resolved a lot easier than my situation and your bully calms down soon. Good luck.
  5. When my daughter was born she slept in my bed with me. When she was around 18 months old I got her a bed with a safety rail and had her bed next to my bed. If she woke up I would either get into her bed or she would climb in with me. This made falling back to sleep much easier as it saved having to keep putting her into her own bed again and again etc. She is now 9 years old and in her own room (through her own choice). She goes to bed at 8.30pm every night (again her own choice) and sleeps soundly through the night. My son did have a cot right next to my bed but 9 times out of 10 he would end up in my bed. He is now 4 and has his bed next to mine. He rarely wakes up in the night but if he does-he just gets into my bed and falls straight back to sleep. He is now starting to feel that he is nearly ready to sleep in the other bedroom. (His own choice). I feel that because my children knew that they could be with me for as long as they felt they needed to-it has helped them to feel safe and secure and make their own decision as to when they sleep alone. I believe that there is no right and wrong with children. Every family is different and indeed every child is different. I just think that we should all think 'out of the box' and stop worrying about conforming with what and how society expects us to be. Do what is best for you and your children and who cares what anyone else thinks! In many cultures families share beds/rooms etc. All other mammals sleep with their offspring to keep them safe and warm at night. Us humans are a funny bunch really and rather than go with what we feel-we end up going along with what other people do, listen to what other people think is right etc. Just my opinion of course but I certainly won't live my life or raise my children according to what is OK with the 'majority' if I don't feel it's right for us. Scrunchee, I loved your post and you have made me decide not to do the whole controlled crying thing, my son slept till 3am last night and rather than have a battle to send him back to room at the distress of all of us, he nestled in with me. We both slept until 7.30am .... bliss! If he knows we're there for cuddles in the dead of the night, it can only mean a more contented child .. surely!
  6. Smammers your run is lovely, you have a very clever husband. My husband threatened to build me one, but i was a little apprehensive bless him, he's a bit of a bodge it harry!!
  7. I totally agree with you on this one, it's customary (sp) in some countries. But have to say we don't get great quality sleep when he does come in with us so still feel tired. I have put it off for such a long time in the hope that it would resolve itself, but it hasn't so i shall see. I have heard of the technique of stirring them just before they would normally wake up as this works some how?? Any how i'll give him a week and then have a re think. But thank you for all your advice it is very much appreciated.
  8. It is a bit big isn't it! Think i got a bit carried away with the measurements, can't be the biggest though is it?!?! Cookie its 3 x bags of aubiouse (sp) btw! I love looking at all your lovely runs, it's what inspired me to finally make the decision to get one, and i love it!
  9. its bigger than i thought it would be! Yes more chooks me thinks lol shhhhh dont tell the husband he prob wont notice!
  10. Thanks! You prob remember my last one cookie?! It got really boggy and horrible down there, it was also inundated with pigeons eating their food so made the decison to have a wir, and it's fab, bit like your lovely one.
  11. My new run ....... Courtesy of aviaries4u! Gorgeous run, the girls love it and Tony and Tyler were lovely! Highly recommended.
  12. Thanks everyone, i have seen a health visitor today, and she also suggested the dreaded controlled crying, don't talk to him, but to keep putting him back to bed. Tough as it's going to be, i'm going to just have to do it. I think i'll be a big brave girl and start tonight!!! Thanks for the advice, and i shall give you a little pm drcara if it just gets too tough! The husband will have to take over, when i hear coddle (cuddle) mummy. Anyway on a lighter note i had my wir built today by tony and i am most happy with it!
  13. thank you for some great advice! Much better to get advice from mums rather than experts. I shall try longer crying in the hope he will go back on his own. I suppose there's always whiskey! For me that is!
  14. How cute are they ... congratulations!!
  15. Or should i say lack of sleeping advice!! My 2 yr old used to be a fabulous sleeper, but in the last 7 months, yes that's 7 months he hasn't slept the night and wakes up about 2 or 3 times a night. We have tried everything, cuddles, new bedding, leaving him cry for a short time (can't do longer, not a fan of controlled crying) It started off with him just having a cold which just woke him up as it would, but he hasn't got out of the habit. all advice gratefully accepted. Sooooooooooooooooo tired!!

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