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    Holiday season, tourists and so on

    It's not just parents that are penalised for the holidays at peak times. Both my children are travelling, but I work in a school, so have no choice but to go on holiday when it is most expensive. Some places are quieter than others, but if I could afford it every year, I would go to the Maldives - small islands where only a certain amount of people can fit into the bungalows, therefore no overcrowding, and always space on the beach. If only it wasn't so far away.......
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    Pekin acting broody since Easter

    Difficult to know what to suggest, she sounds very determined. I guess you can only keep putting food and water near her and maybe remind her, if you have time, that the food and water is there.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I love those photos Cat tails 😊 The cow is so beautiful. The beetle is so black and shiny and I don't know how you caught the butterfly, as like bees, they just don't keep still.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Well, I got myself a new toy yesterday and this is one of the first shots I did So thank you patsylabrador for showing us some great pictures in the first place. I used my gift voucher that the parents of my class gave me for the end of term and quite a bit of extra money to get my new camera. Very happy with it so far.
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    Rescues refusing to home to Omlet hutches

    Couldn't you tell them you have a wooden house for the rabbits or guinea pigs ? How would they know, do they come and check up on you ? Seems a bit mean to me when you are offering them a home.
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    Top of eglu ripped off overnight

    I am so sorry that you lost your ducks. I know badgers can be very strong but not much else about them.
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    Omlet walk in runs

    Mine is 10 and a half years old now and looks as good as it did when it first arrived. The only thing that is disappointing is the fact we had to cover it in fine wire mesh to stop the rat getting in.
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    That's what I do too if I can. By the time it is back on the bed and slept in, it shows me that ironing is a waste of time. And since having had 2 frozen shoulders I now do limited ironing. I only iron the front of T-shirts and not much else. My mum irons everything including socks - life is too short for that
  9. Wow, not sure how I missed this in the first place, but your set up looks fab. If I converted my greenhouse they wouldn't have enough space - it is only 4 growbags big.
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    Wasp sting

    I'm glad she is well again. Hopefully she will run away from wasps in the future.
  11. I'm sorry you live near such a horrible man.
  12. Thank goodness for that. Thanks Cat tails x
  13. I had let my bird bath go dry along with a poop that was in it. Yesterday, I cleaned the bird bath out and picked up the very dry poop. It wasn't as dry on the bottom as it was on the top and as I took it away there were lots of wriggly pinky red worms under it. They were disgusting. Or could they have been teeny weeny maggots ? They were swiftly dispatched with water / drowning. Is this how chickens get worms, by eating the grass where a wild bird has pooped and ingesting the worms ? My girls have never been outside of their run and I have never seen any worms in their poop. I think I would be sick if I saw that in any kind of poop from my girls.
  14. There wasn't any water in the bird bath as it had been bone dry for a good few days. Anyway, whatever worms they were, they did make me feel very squeamish. I just wanted to check, that although I did wash my hands well, could I ingest one of the worms and be infected ? I worried I didn't wash my hands enough.
  15. I have one of the Omlet auto doors and it has been one of the best things I've bought. We tested it on a satsuma and it worked perfectly, opening straight back up as soon as it touches it. Mine is set to open at 5.10am and closes at 11.30pm at the moment. I will change it in the winter. If you go away it does say to leave it open just in case it does happen to fail. Mine hasn't had any problems so far and I've had it since February.
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    Wasp sting

    Aww, poor little thing. Wasp stings are painful enough on us so I dread to think how much it hurt your little chook. How is she doing today ?
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    Introducing new silkies to pekins

    How are they all getting along together now ?
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    Dirty knickers and softies

    Thank you for your wishes. It is quiet with just 3 of them. Lily was a gobby little madam at times and Polly was always petrified of her. I'm not sure I will get any more girls for a while though. This last introduction was very stressful for Gemma and Polly and I don't think it would be fair on them to do it again.
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    Dirty knickers and softies

    So Lily was poorly recently and the vet gave her Baytril which seemed to do the trick for a chest infection. She still doesn't seem quite right but I can't put my finger on it. I'm pretty certain she has been laying softies for a while but she now has dirty bottom feathers - not the worst amount ever, but dirty even so. What is the best way to help her ? She is eating and drinking and they are due for a worming soon.
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    Dirty knickers and softies

    Thanks DM, yes, they must be. I have been checking her most days since she was given the antibiotics and couldn't see anything obvious.
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    New Silkie Mama

    Ohhh those are so cute. Sorry I can't help with your questions - I've never had silkies.
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    Dirty knickers and softies

    Sadly Lily died earlier this morning I checked on her at 7:15 and she was very sleepy and not at all interested in any drink. I tucked her back in the broody cage with fan and she just fell deeper and deeper into sleep until she was gone. Such a big, powder puff of feathers. I should have known dirty knickers are not a good sign.
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    Chickens in the heat

    Yes, DM I think there is something else too. But she is clean and comfortable and taking her to the vets will cause her unnecessary stress. I think she might pass away in her sleep tonight. Sorry to have hijacked the thread xx
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Just to say that for those of you that can't take the heat, one of those Ice Cool cloths works amazingly well. I bought one for my sister who lives in Greece and waited for the verdict. She said it was fab. So I bought one for myself and agree it is a very cold cloth and is perfect draped round your neck, if you don't mind a slightly damp T-shirt neck. I popped out earlier to get one for a friend who is suffering from hot flushes. Most garden centres seem to sell them for around £6.99
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    Chickens in the heat

    Thank you Cat tails. I'm not sure she is going to make it. I just weighed her so I could work out the nutri drops and she has lost 200g since 4th July. I have managed to give her the drops and 2 syringes of water with the Avipro in, and that was an effort on her part. I will wake her up again in about an hour and give her some more Avipro water. Thank goodness it is the summer holidays now and I was able to check on her earlier in the day than I could normally.