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  1. She seems to be laying 2 days in a row, then a day off, then laying one day, then a day off, then back to laying 2 days in a row again - so far anyway - not sure how long this will go on for!
  2. Not sure what to recommend, but just wanted to welcome Cleo to veggiedom and to congratulate you and your family in supporting her with it
  3. I put weldmesh on the top of our run and then used garden wire to sew the edges to the tops of the sides of the run for added security. It is bendier than a top made of solid panels, but the run is approx 7m x 4m so this was cheaper option - what I tell visitors is that the bendiness is intentional to deter foxes/my cats from walking on .
  4. Well, from surfing the net I discovered that turkey eggs are best scrambled or in baking for fluffy texture, but not recommended for frying due to very large runny yolk. So...today I had scrambled turkey egg! The ratio of yolk to white was high, but much less yellow than our chicken eggs. Made lovely creamy scrambled egg, with delicate flavour - not as strong as chicken eggs. One egg was enough for a good amount of scrambled egg for one person (enough to put on 2 slices of toast). I definately recommend !
  5. My OH heard a commotion in the run the other day only to find that my Splash Maran Delilah was being pinned to the ground by turkey stag Merlin who was having his wicked way with her . She looked a bit startled, but okay otherwise!
  6. Good idea - if it keeps happening will go for the mustard option!
  7. How wonderful - what a great present!
  8. I know that the Faverolles I have seen have been pretty huge - much bigger than my Marans - let me know how you get on.
  9. Just recently we have found that ever 2 or 3 days one of our flock is devouring the eggs in the nestbox - only the insides, not the shells. This is a new problem to us and we don't know which of our 9 is doing it as all seem fine and behaving normally. Plenty calcium provided via grit and shells are good. Any ideas why she is doing this?
  10. My scales are not really sensitive enough to tell, but does not feel any heavier than one of our standard chicken eggs. It is her first though, so maybe future ones will be bigger/heavier.
  11. So sad - you would just not expect a duck to drown .
  12. Picachu our turkey hen produced first egg today! Bigger than our largest Maran egg and more pointed at one end than any chicken's eggs I have seen, creamy coloured with lovely brown speckles!
  13. We double bagged Doris and put her in wheelie bin
  14. SAB

    chickenpox

    That is good news. I've been worried about getting Shingles, but I had Chicken pox really really badly when I was little. My sister had the worst case of chicken pox any of our local doctors had seen - until they saw me! I had it at age ten - externally and internally, as far in every orifice as Drs lights could shine and inside eyelids, on soles of feet, etc. So sore to eat that I survived on yoghurt, mayonnaise, and abernethy biscuits dunked in tea! Went off them all for ages . Anyway - 2 years back I got shingles and then a bout again 6 months later - but I am 40 now, so it was almost 30 years clear for me and I work with kids so in touch with chicken pox regularly. Also, my shingles were not nearly so bad as I have heard others report. My daughter got chicken pox just as my son was born - she was 2 1/2 at the time and only got 10 spots. Bizarrely my son was born with chicken pox! This baffled the docs but seems to have been due to him arriving early and I had obviously been in close contact with my daughter and they reckon I did not have time to pass immunity on to him (the GP did comment she was surprised as she still remembered my legendary dose in childhood )- he was neither up nor down, but did look like a toad . To top the lot, at the same time my OH got his 4th (and last) bout. So there I was, the only non chicken poxed person in the house, having to cover folk in calomine (a smell that still nauseates me since my childhood chicken pox) in between nappy changing and breast feeding . My son did get chicken pox again age 2 1/2 (same as his sister) but only 6 spots.
  15. SAB

    chickenpox

    That is good news. I've been worried about getting Shingles, but I had Chicken pox really really badly when I was little. My sister had the worst case of chicken pox any of our local doctors had seen - until they saw me! I had it at age ten - externally and internally, as far in every orifice as Drs lights could shine and inside eyelids, on soles of feet, etc. So sore to eat that I survived on yoghurt, mayonnaise, and abernethy biscuits dunked in tea! Went off them all for ages . Anyway - 2 years back I got shingles and then a bout again 6 months later - but I am 40 now, so it was almost 30 years clear for me and I work with kids so in touch with chicken pox regularly. Also, my shingles were not nearly so bad as I have heard others report.; and I was really run down for a variety of reasons at the time. My daughter got chicken pox just as my son was born - she was 2 1/2 at the time and only got 10 spots. Bizarrely my son was born with chicken pox! This baffled the docs but seems to have been due to him arriving early and I had obviously been in close contact with my daughter and they reckon I did not have time to pass immunity on to him - he was neither up nor down, but did look like a toad . To top the lot, at the same time my OH got his 4th (and last) bout. So there I was, the only non chicken poxed person in the house, having to cover folk in calomine (a smell that still nauseates me since my childhood chicken pox) in between nappy changing and breast feeding .
  16. Looks like the offer is over - it was promoted as for mother's day so I guess they expect that anyone getting for mum would have to have ordered by now. Shame. Still worth it at full price though and then you have choice of colour/design.
  17. I hope that the farmer ended the listing themselves after I tipped them off that ebay might pull it as I would not want them getting in trouble with ebay (fellow ebayer will know how paranoid you get about getting any negative feedback!). Hope they find homes for the birds and Poet posting in some sites will no doubt have helped. Pity it is so far away.
  18. I was just as excited when I got mine - friends thought I was off my trolley
  19. When my daughter was small she had a big head and often we often found that necks of jumpers were too tight for her (she seems to have grown into her head since then ) - I used to undo the top of the neck and then make a wider neck using crochet, finishing with shell or picot edging, which then made them easier for her to get on/off - and a pretty edging too!
  20. Off to give it a go - thanks! ...worked well and all eaten by my ravenous family in next to no time!
  21. Great idea to post this Poet as likely to be pulled from ebay, which would be a shame
  22. I love mine and as it looks smart I can go to the pub first for a drink before embarking on shopping and it just looks like a handbag, rather than taking a big bag full of jute/cloth bags (in our house he/she who offers to do the dreaded weekly shop is entitled to a trip to the pub for fortification before venturing into the supermarket! )
  23. Oh no, mine was called Myrtle too! She became all male and now know as Manfred and it sounds like you have found a similar home for yours well done and good luck to him!

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