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Everything posted by Luvachicken

  1. Not all Pekins show the same broodiness patterns. I have one that never goes broody, one that has been broody for a good couple of weeks and in and out of the broody cage, another that follows that scenario and one that growls, pecks hard and sticks her feathers up. One of them also lays softies which can make them feel pretty rotten. I imagine the red mite haven't helped how they feel but at least you are on the way to getting rid of them.
  2. I love that !! I use baby shampoo too. The hairdryer tends to make them go all sleepy - like they've been hypnotised.
  3. As beautiful as it is to see the sun every day, sometimes I wish for just a little bit of rain. We went to friends in the Forest of Dean a couple of weekends ago and it absolutely poured down. It was so nice to hear and see the rain. But it didn't rain where we live and hasn't done for ages. Our water butts are empty and Bonnie, almost 9 months old now, has finally worked out that it is hot and she might as well just go to sleep. Stay safe in any fires everyone and hopefully rain will come soon.
  4. With everything shut we have managed to stay 10degrees cooler in the house. Sadly in class today, it was 33 degrees - just so hot for all us to be working in. The children were shattered. Fortunately, we have all been able to wear what we like to keep cool but none of this finishing early business. I walked home under my umbrella but even my 10 minute walk just seemed to take forever.. Think my weather gadget got to 38. It's even harder when it is the same temperature in the shade and in the sun (I have a few weather gadgets ) I want to see some rain ........please.
  5. Luvachicken

    Meet Flo

    They are both beautiful @Cat tails Flo has grown a lot - can't believe she is almost a year old.
  6. @mullethunteryour photos are amazing and just want to make me paddle my feet - sadly I only have the canal and Fleet Pond, neither of which I would even want to go in. Bonnie is just figuring out that heat means it's not time to play - I think she has finally got it. Not looking forward to next week and still being in school. Why is it always so hot for the last few weeks of school and then rubbish weather for the summer holidays? Also, what is rain ...................?
  7. I don't use the light sensor on my autodoor, just the timer. It's set to 6am to open and closes at 10pm. We change the time in the winter. This might be easier for you.
  8. I hope they all turn out to be girls for you - they are adorable.
  9. Love your set up. Do all those trees belong to you - that's a lot of trees.
  10. Awww, I love them. They are very sweet.
  11. I've never done eggs but would have thought candling them would help you see if they are viable or not. @mullethunterhas done quite a lot of hatching so she might be able to help you.
  12. Bumper bits/beak bits are the best option. I used to have anti peck spray - think it came from France at the time - it used to stink of a 1000 ash trays. It never really worked.and both the chicken and I would smell for days. Chickens are quite cunning in how they get the other ones feathers - I had Gemma, a dear little Pekin, but some how she managed to peck the neck feathers of all the other Pekins at the time, but we never saw her do it. Sadly, she passed away last summer but I do at least have the remaining Pekins with all of their feathers. I know it was her because she had all of her feathers.
  13. That's why I asked the questions above in the first place and then actually answered it for myself. They didn't like them anyway so I fed them to the birds.
  14. Do you have any photos of her beak ? I had one that grew a new beak and the old one fell off.
  15. Hebe sounds very cute. Can't wait to see what she looks like.
  16. DD and I found that drop in temperature extremely cold - we still had our shorts on and it was freezing when we took Bonnie out. I watched the rain fall yesterday thinking how exciting it was to actually see some rain and watch it on my weather station only to see that it was actually only 5mm altogether - not an awful lot really, but better than nothing.
  17. 32 degrees in Fleet at the moment with pale blue sky and not many clouds. Thank goodness I only work half day in school on Fridays.. I'm so glad we have hard floor downstairs now instead of carpet - so much cooler on your feet. Bonnie doesn't quite understand that it is too hot for any of us - I think she thinks we just don't want to play.
  18. What a cutie. I'm so sorry you lost her x
  19. A very hard decision to make especially when you have had her for so long. You are doing the right thing for her, and you know that you have done an excellent job looking after her for such a long time already x
  20. Sad about your little chooks but how great that you have managed to get some chicks to hatch. I bet they are really sweet.
  21. So sorry that one of your eggs didn't hatch but how rewarding to have hatched the others. Can't wait to see some pictures of them......please 😊
  22. Cats used to sit on our shed roof and watch my chickens. Some of the cats were pretty big and my little Pekins wouldn't stand a chance so they have been in a walk in run ever since.
  23. Luvachicken

    Meet Flo

    Not another sting @Cat tails. Just like Flo, Bonnie hasn't learnt either - although she hasn't been stung - but she catches the little bees and then eats them. I'm sure she will get stung at some point.
  24. That sounds so painful. Toes are sensitive little things so I'm not surprised they are bruised. I once injured a finger when an onion fell off the shelf and hit my knuckle - a huge lump followed for days. I hope your toes soon recover x

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