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  1. I also have a somewhat diminishing flock too having lost two hens last week within four days of each other, they both had a prolapse. I`ve had chickens for seven years and had never had experience of this, very upsetting. The vet thought both had underlying health problems because they were quite thin. I may well not have anymore hens either down to four now. Because I dont drive I rely on a chap who runs a pet travel service to take me to the vet and what with the vets charge it gets very expensive over £100 for the two visits. Joy
  2. I had two very noisey hens and I ended up re homing then as my nerves couldnt take anymore. They were white stars, miss their big china white eggs but not the dreadful racket they made. Joy
  3. I`ve kept hens for almost five years and have had an eglu cube from the beginning. never had red mite until last summer. My vet treated them all with Ivermectin and it cured the problem up untill a few weeks ago when they returned. I got some Nettex total mite kill and it did the trick. I am at a loss to know why they got red mite as my lot never free range and their WIR has a roof Joy,
  4. I`m going to get the brush from Lily Lolo, its cheapeer than the BareMinerals one
  5. Ive bought some BareMinerals foundation powder just need to get a brush to apply it. Has anyone used this makeup, Ive heard some good reports but can be a bit tricky to apply. Joy
  6. Well Smudge is almost four months old and I`m sorry to say we are no nearer getting her toilet trained as we were when we got her, so fustrating. She is clean during the night never get up to any mess so thats good. I`m thinking now of getting someone in for some training as suggested by Tasha as dont know what else to do, getting fed up of cleaning carpets every day.
  7. Thanks everyone for the comments and advice. I do realise its very early days with Smudge and she will get the hang of it . I have no idea of how to post pics of her only have a very basic knowledge of using a computer I`m afraid Joy
  8. We had to have our much loved springer spaniel PTS on the 11th November and got another springer pup just 10 days later because we hated to be without a dog. She is three months old now and went out for the first time today. Well the toilet training isn`t going well,it doesnt matter how long she spends in the garden she comes back in and goes to the toilet, thought she would go when we were out today but no no no!!. We havnt had a pup since 1985 as milly our last springer was a rescue dog and was clean when we got her. Didnt realise it would be so difficult to begin to get Smudge toilet trained. We have followed all the advice we could read up on. Joy
  9. I didnt find it too difficult to treat mine, it does take two of you though. The tame hens were quite easy but not so some of the others. I didnt find it easy to find bare skin on the back of their necks either.
  10. I`ve got white stars and they make an horrendous noise, in fact they squawk any old time of the day, I wont be getting anymore even though they lay beautiful white eggs.
  11. I`ve just finished the first course of Ivermectin on the chooks, got it from the vets. It wasn`t easy throwing away all of their eggs for a week though, got to repeat the dose next week then another week of egg withdrawal. It seems to be working they dont bite themselves now.
  12. Thanks for that Tasha, Im going to get the watch back from the jewellers to-morrow. Its got the makers name inside and the date , I`ll pm you then
  13. I inherited a very old sterling silver pocket watch which I think belonged to my grandfather. It is one hundred and sixty years old so it could have been owned by someone before him, and it still keeps good time. As it has been tucked away in a drawer for ages I thought I might as well try and sell it. I went into a well known jewellers in Northampton and asked them how much it might be worth, I left it with them for a fortnight and they got back to me today and offered me a ridiculously small amount for it. Does anyone know where I can get a proper valuation for this type of thing, I dont want to be ripped off!! Joy

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