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    Easter swap 2019

    Thought I'd better get a swap sorted as I've seen a few of you getting excited about it already If you'd like to join in just add your name to the list, make something nice and send it to your swap person, then pop on a photo of the gift you receive. I will put dates and more info up at a later time. On the list so far Luvachicken
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    I'm in love with my Tempur pillow and mattress that we got just before Christmas. It has certainly helped with my 'mended' shoulder and sore neck. I'm lucky to be going to Australia for a holiday soon to see DS and was hoping to get a travel pillow of some kind just like my Tempur mattress. We used to have one of those travel pillows filled with beads but they were useless. Any ideas which are the best to go for ? Thanks 😊
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    Thank you both 😊 Have managed to get some kind of memory foam neck pillow and some very soft and light eye mask. I'm hoping to sleep like a baby when we go. I'll report back when I've tried them out on the plane.
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    Thanks ajm, will take a look 😊
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    I have no idea about hernias but wanted to say I hope it's not too painful and that it gets better soon xxx
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    Pecking block

    I have a very similar recipe but mine adds a little bit of honey. Mine also had grit, sunflower hearts and mealworms in.
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    Easter swap 2019

    Sorry, but it is too late to opt in now. At least you will know if it works in time for next Easter 😊 Glad everyone is getting on OK though ......... I might have finished mine
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    Photos - can you help?

    Checking their crops daily is a good idea. I put treats on top of my Freshbed because they were hard to spot and made the girls work harder for them - I'm not sure if that made it worse by encouraging them to peck at it.
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    Easter swap 2019

    Just checking how everybody is getting on ?
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    Photos - can you help?

    Yes, it was like that I'm afraid. My girls were just unlucky. I did actually end up with 2 girls within days of each other with the same problem. It cost me a lot to get fixed but was worth it. Gemma is still here today aged 6 and a half. I did love the Dengie Freshbed and the smell kept the flies away but unfortunately my Pekins ate it. This led to impacted crops and no matter how much massaging I did, the lumps just would not budge. It was like clay and just changed shape. I wrote to Dengie Freshbed but they said they couldn't be responsible for them eating it but they did send me my money back.
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    Photos - can you help?

    At the time she was a model patient. She was a beautiful girl and often reminds me of Lily now, a big powder puff of a chicken.
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    Photos - can you help?

    This is Queenie's xray. This is Lucie's beak that had overgrown. I'm sorry, but I haven't mastered the art of getting the photos in the right place with the writing.
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    Photos - can you help?

    This is the contents of Gemma's crop having eaten the Dengie Freshbed and needing an operation to empty it. This is a mouse pooped skeleton. Thank goodness my Pekins haven't eaten a mouse yet.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    We had a pheasant a long time ago. He took a real liking to my girls. Never had one in the back garden since.
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    Photos - can you help?

    I'm really sorry, I totally forgot about the pictures. Do you still need them ?
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    Sick Hen

    I hope she is feeling much better soon. Handy that you have a vet that keeps chickens himself so should have a better idea of things. Some of mine used to drink the dribble of antibiotics out of the syringe and others used to struggle. The ones that struggled, I used to mix the antibiotics onto a tiny portion of mealworms and they would usually lick the bowl clean.
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    Easter swap 2019

    What a cutie 😊
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    Gravel in run issues..advice please

    That's because I copied mullethunter 😊 I wouldn't ever go back to gravel.
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    Gardening thread

    I inherited a rose when we moved here. It was a long, straggly thing with a beautiful smell. My dad came one day and offered to do some tidying. Mr Trigger Happy with a pair of secateurs Said rose was snipped to the base. It has since been dug up and planted in front of my chicken run - a real beauty, but I've no idea of it's name.
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    Gravel in run issues..advice please

    Personally I would say yes. My wood chips have been down for ages now - 3yrs - and they have been great. No signs of bumblefoot that they used to get with the gravel and no smell. The poops just seem to turn to dust.
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    New and creative place to perch..

    Me too but could never manage to get a photo. My culprit was Lily who is the biggest pekin of all of mine. How she fitted up there I have no idea. She doesn't do it anymore because every bedtime I would take her off.
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    Gravel in run issues..advice please

    Not much help, but we used to have gravel with a membrane underneath and, as you say, it doesn't work. We swapped to just patio slabs but it didn't do much good for their feet so we eventually bought the hard wood woodchips. What kind of wood chips did you have before ? What is the reason you can't have them this time ?
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    Easter swap 2019

    No thank you, I had my own germs for long enough 😊 but I do hope you are feeling better soon. Hopefully the correct addresses have been sent to you and they match the person you were expecting. Let me know if we have goofed - I really hope not.
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    Easter swap 2019

    OK, so everyone should have been sent a name either by me or my hubby. Some of the addresses have been done but I am still waiting on some, so will PM them another day soon. Enjoy your makes everyone !!!
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    Auto doors

    I don't think this would happen. We tested it on a clementine before we put it on the cube. The door does a very good job of re-opening if there is something there. The door re-opens 4 times and then remains open if there is still something in the way.