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About Alis girls

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  • Birthday 02/03/1962

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  1. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Wait till he's 17 mouth is bigger. They are still your babies but OH so opinionated. I still manage to plant a kiss on his lovely head in passing. And we have man ponytail to contend with. Lol
  2. Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    It's fox proof in that he couldn't get in. Flossie was roosting on feeder against the mesh . I can only think he grabbed her thro mesh and she pulled away causing catastrophic injuries. I am no good at adding photos. It was a freak accident that only a predator could inflict. A few weeks ago I heard a dog fox outside on main road . I want to move on. Tonight my 2 older girls are in the Eglu. Flossie 2nd (purchased today) is in cat box and Penny is roosting on top of devider which is inside and all enclosed. I hope they will all be safe.
  3. Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    My hens were in fox proof run but despite having a nesting box she preferred to roost where she did next to the wire netting and paid with her life. I have never found hens which don't roost where their human has provided shelter for them but I know people on forum have hens who roost in odd places. Got a replacement mate today who was happily sitting in the nest box. I know it's nature but I don't have to like it.
  4. Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    Thanks Millie -Annie. Hate hate hate foxes. I know it's nature but feel I should have put new girls in with old and let them get on with it . A few pecks is nothing to having your throat ripped apart or worse. Hard to comfort an animal. OH held her whilst we debated action . She sat calmly cuddled up to him on his knee. Anyway tonight will check where Penny is sleeping. The oldest girls go in Eglu. Anyway will probably get a mate for Penny. To say I am nervous is an understatement. Andyroo a headless bird would have finished me off I think. Onwards and upwards. Xxxxl
  5. Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    So sorry Blackrocksrock. Sorry you are giving up. Frankly if I lost mine I would probably do the same. We took her to the vets hospital. The nurses there were lovely cooing over her. I have only dispatched one and shudder to think the pain she was in. At least she was put down humanely. I have felt tearful all day. Silly I know. Hugs to you. Xx
  6. Fox attacks - a list of what happened?

    I have been lucky in 9 to 10 years of hen keeping not lost to fox. Got 2 new girls on Thursday. Sectioned off part of wir and put cat box there for the 2 of them. The run has wire recommended by a poultry magazine. It seem I think that Flossie new girl roosted on feeder next to wire. I think fox got it's snout thro and ripped at her throat. I thought at first one of the others had pecked her . Got my purple spray ready but noticed a flap and when I peeled it back could see gullet. Frankly I think I had attempted to dispatch I would have caused more trauma. Took to emergency vet, the nurse said she could see her artery so glad I spent the money on having her pts. OH and I stapled chicken wire over wire round perimeter so hopefully won't get his snout in again. I have a strong stomach but shocked me I can tell you. I think I will get another so line girl has a mate and original 2 less likely to pick on line hen.
  7. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Got 2 new girlies today. A silver Nick called Florence and A Maran called Penelope. My other 2 girlies sectioned off are giving them daggers. Rubee the fiesty got told off today for running at my wellie and agressivly pecking it " stop it you little bleep " i said loudly to her " otherwise you might find yourself dispatched" ( didn't mean it) I did note that the buliders over the way went very quiet probably thought I was telling them off. Please don't ask for pics I am hopeless with modern technology. Thornes in Herts have loads of POL's.
  8. Hello Devon - We're Home!

    Looks gorgeus.
  9. Chicken flower

    Nice booty puts Kim Kardasian to shame - sorry cant spell.
  10. GCSE Results

    Well done. Not big headed. No one else will blow your trumpet for you. Hope you are celebrating.
  11. So how is the season so far?

    New greenhouse has meant lots of delicious toms and humongous cucumbers. Courgettes dead loss. Potatoes good. Beans pah useless
  12. **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Lovely pics Lewis. You know some people don't get the concept of chicken ownership. Was telling my friend about the hennery my girlies stayed in (Fowlers in South Mimms) and she said " how did you know when you went back which were yours"? She's a manager and very bright. Had to tell her they aren't all put in together, Rubee and Lucille had their own des res. Visions of going into a herd of chickens and just grabbing whatever takes your fancy chuck wise.. could swap my 2 mature ladies for a younger pair.
  13. Tricep tendonitis

    Sorry to hear you've been in so much pain. I can sympathise. Just got back from hols and have a sore pink foot. No bite or injury. I have bursitis in hip on same side and have decided pain killing injection is in order and booked in for Wed. GP thought was celulitis so given fluclox which making me billious despite buckets of Actimel. Tonight it's sore again. X ray showed no fracture. So I guess I am an old broad with dodgy joints. I want to get back to Zumba.
  14. Strictly 2018

    I thought Vicki Hodge was the little blonde in Allo Allo. How old am I? I spent last yr explaining to elderly aunt who was who
  15. The Handmaid's Tale

    Son is doing this book for A Level

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