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  1. The Dogmother

    The Weather Thread #9

    Same here, i do love a good storm, although it sets one of the dogs howling; she hates bangs.
  2. The Dogmother

    The Weather Thread #9

    It's 17deg here, grey and muggy.. headache sort of weather. I wish the storm would hurry up and clear the air.
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    Updates from Devon

    I have some teenies too - they are very later this year.
  4. The Dogmother

    Updates from Devon

    That all sounds heavenly K, I know what hard work it is though. I spent a short while yesterday with Lesley and family; their veg plot has changed form, with raised beds for propagating the seedlings and then they go off into the polytunnel. I managed to trip over one of the lower beds - below my line of sight! Dull here today, and rain forecast from 3pm, so I will get some work done outside on the garden remodelling. I really want to get that veg plot in before it's too late! Is anyone else finding their tomatoes are running late? I have only just found a couple of teeny toms setting behind flowers - methinks the bees are on strike this year!
  5. The Dogmother

    The Weather Thread #9

    It is LOVELY here I went to see Lesley this morning, and catch up with her great-grandson, who is 9 months old and very sweet. We sat out in the shade and enjoyed the lovely sun. It is starting to cloud up a bit here, but still 21deg. I wonder if we will get the storms earlier than forecast.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    That looks wonderful - Bright Blessings m'Dear. What a lovely day... happiness is within you today. (and so is the beer!)
  7. The Dogmother

    The Weather Thread #9

    We are also predicted a heatwave over the weekend and into early next week, although not as severe as in mainland Europe. It is due to break from late Sunday with thunderstorm warnings from then and through to Tuesday. No idea what we're getting after that, but we could do with good weather the last weekend in June.
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    Bright blessings

    On this midsummer solstice Have a great day folks
  9. The Dogmother

    Wanted: Eglu Go Up 1m extension

    Have you tried ebay? Those GOs have desperately small runs; barely enough for 2 full-sized birds.
  10. The Dogmother

    ex battery hens

    They will get better at it as their muscle tone improves
  11. The Dogmother

    Mistaken identity and bullying.....

    They will settle down, although a bigger run (if possible) would be good. I'd suggest creating a 'hide' for any bird which feels vulnerable - perhaps prop some leafy branches up in one corner so they can hide behind it. once the pecking order stabilises, they will seem happier.
  12. I would suggest that you cover it with clear tarps from Ebay - you'll need to cover much of the sides too in the rainy weather. I agree - they aren't terribly sturdy.
  13. The Dogmother

    The Weather Thread #9

    I did chuckle at that!
  14. The Dogmother

    Mistaken identity and bullying.....

    Do they have enough space in their run? Is there anything stressing them to cause this? New location, new feed, new birds..... Have you given them all a thorough check for lice? Critters can make them irritable Check their housing for red mites - being bitten at night makes them grumpy Double up on food and water stations Spray them all with a vinegar and water mix - it makes them all smell the same.
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    Mistaken identity and bullying.....

    One of the reasons that folks are steering away from using it; you might like to speak to a chicken-savvy vet about using a (non-licensed) Ivermectin-based spot on preventative instead. I've never heard of coloured Diatom either