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  1. Thanks, that'll be great. Found these just outside dunmow http://www.warderschickens.co.uk
  2. After a bad experience with some chickens I would love your recommendations on good breeders to buy chickens from in the Esssx area (will consider suffolk or kent if not too far in). Ideally a mix of breeds not just hybrid as would like a couple of silkies too. Please let me know where you feel are good quality. Thank you Michelle
  3. Thank you for all your help. They've gone back to breeder today and I got a refund. I feel very sad. Will clean everything and leave a few weeks and look again and find a breeder. Thank you.
  4. Yes all five from same place. Told they were vaccinated- so does this mean included mycoplasma? I would have to demand money back as wouldn't want five more as they will all potentially have it. Plus I read need to clean and then wait two weeks before more chickens. Anyone had test for mycoplasma before as should I confirm before getting rid? I'm so upset about it. Michelle
  5. I just read about it, now I'm really worried. Do we just have them pts for best? http://poultrykeeper.com/respiratory-problems/mycoplasma
  6. Hi all, anyone use plospan, is it an ok bedding for chickens? Thank you Michelle
  7. Hi all, I had chickens a few years ago and the sadly had to stop and happily circumstances meant I now have them again. Picked up 5 new girls Saturday. Two of them are silkies and today I noticed they both had bad eyes - swollen, closed, weepy, foamy. I have bathed in cold tea and they are now in a dog crate separated from other girls. Other girls look ok at moment. What would you do to treat and what about other girls they've been with for 6 days. Your help and advice is appreciated. Michelle
  8. This may help! http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/30002892.html?utm_source=googleprod&utm_medium=gp&utm_campaign=gp_gifts
  9. I have a five and three year old and did a mix of BLW and 'normal' purees/mashed up and it worked well. For example while I was in the kitchen preparing lunch/dinner I would put some pieces of cooked veg for example on their tray such as a piece of cooked broccoli or carrot sticks and they would pick it up and munch on it and best of all it kept them busy and entertained. Also at 7months they would have rice cakes, bread sticks etc. I also went on to pieces of chicken to hold and home made chips (wedges) or cubes of cooked potato or pieces of roast spud and they can end up having a whole dinner just from picking up pieces, then if you ever think they havent really eaten a lot if it you can assist with spoons of mashed up/pureed veg/casseroles etc. They can have soft or cooked fruits the same too. They can also then go on to have pieces of bread/toast etc. Personally I found that at times when tired etc that I would still feed them in the 'conventional' spoon method to ensure they had a good meal and wouldnt wake hungry! Breakfast was easy too with easy to pick up cereals like shreddies and cheerios. Just keep an eye on the ages they are allowed certain things as this keeps changing! Enjoy! michelle
  10. At the weekend I removed all the bedding from the WIR and put in new bedding. This was fairly time consuming. I stood in the run and filled up buckets and then emptied hte buckets in the wheelie bin. Im not lazy and it was nice to be outside but would like to make this process quicker and easier. I was thinking about how a garden vacuum would work for the job? Anyone got one and tried it? There are a few around... http://www.amazon.co.uk/tag/garden%20vacuum Thank you Michelle
  11. Havent seen it..yet. You should all phone/email/wrote to Points of View. x
  12. A few weeks ago I bought two new bantams to add to my flock of three chickens. I kept them seperated as advised by people on this site but one managed to get into the new girls area and pecked at it even though she was hiding in her house (a cat transporter thing) and there was sadly blood everywhere. I dont know when or how I am ever going to be brave enough to try them together to be honest and if it doesnt work out I will have to try and re-home them both.
  13. i looked as soon as it was posted on here and were out of stock - did anyone manage to get them?
  14. i have a lidded (glass lid) pan that I adore - will have a look tomorrow who its by as in bed now. I just LOVE it! michelle
  15. I agree, its about policies not people.
  16. Wow thats amazing - cant wait to see more pics. Michelle
  17. OHH!!! I have read this and thought it was furry poo and was looking forward to a photo. Note to self - wear my reading glasses
  18. On GMTV Gordon Brown said if it were a hung parliament he would go off with his wife and do charity work. I was going to add something sarcastic at the end of this sentence but will refrain.
  19. The top of my Remoska - the metal bit is filthy and will not clean up just with a cloth. I have asked Lakeland and they didnt know and just suggested an e-cloth thing - it didnt work. Has anyone else had this and if so what did you use. It really is dried in and stained - i am guessing its where it has been scalding hot then something dripped on it. Thank you Michelle
  20. I just bought some stainless steel cleaner from B&Q was only a few pound and made the toaster, bin, sink and cooker hood nice and shiny! If you have limescale round a sink then get rid of that first - the kilrock gel is BRILLLIANT! michelle
  21. What you are feeling is totally reasonable and understandable, even getting out of bed in the morning must be almost impossible. No one, unless they have gone through the same, can understand what you must be feeling. I sadly have a couple of friends both who lost sons and for a long time they said they were not living just surviving. I hope you EOH responds to the school, better idea for them to deal with him directly. Perhaps your bereavement specialist could advise you how to deal with the EOH situation. What the school are doing is a lovely thought and you are so very brave in going. If you dont feel up to going maybe you could write a little note if you feel up to it for someone else to read - although I am sure they wouldnt expect anything from you and would understand. I hope you get somewhere with the hospital and they can send someone out, if not then I am sure a friend or relation can do it for you. If you dont get anywhere with the CEO then try the patient liaison people or NICE/PALS - someone will sort it out for you. At this time you have to do what is right for YOU and what YOU are comfortable with. My thoughts are with you and think its beautiful how you write about your loving, kind and intelligent son. Michelle
  22. Read this with interest as currently working on introductions. What I have found odd is that the hen who is at the bottom of the pecking order of my old girls is the one who picks the most on the new girls. Good luck. Michelle

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