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Princess Leia

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  • Birthday March 17

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  1. Basically, as often as needed. I think I was doing it a couple of times a day when it was at its worst.
  2. I had an issue with this after jaw surgery (had both jaws moved forward 12mm for sleep apnoea) Physio helped, but it was quite simple - thumb inside cheek as far back as you can reach and pinch and hold the muscle hard with your fingers outside (obviously), repeat both sides. Worked for me!
  3. We've had a "hen solo" for about a year, she's now 3. Normally we buy in pairs and wait until both have departed until replacing. However, this time we decided to get two new ones last weekend and introduce to the solo. Took the advice of the seller (Sunnyside Poultry), let the older one out to FR for the day, put the new ones into the run then added the third at bedtime. One minor squabble, but everything's been OK so far. Meet Lacey and Suzie...
  4. Additional insulation kit? https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/eglu_extreme_temperature_protection/22019/extreme_temperature_blanket_for_eglu_cube_mk2_green/?rf=b7d478339bd69c288917e9bb06d3c572
  5. That data looks to be from America, based on vehicle names. If so, bear in mind that UK and US gallons are not the same (1 US gallon is 0.83 UK gallon)
  6. Brilliant example of small-budget film making.
  7. Ahh, bless. Its nice to get out once in a while...
  8. We currently have a hen solo, and have had one before. In both cases, they seemed quite happy living out their lives alone. Neither seemed miserable to us at any time. Having said that, they both like (or liked) to interact with us a lot and had freedom to free range as much as they want (or wanted). The first one spent most of the time running around with the rabbit we had at the time, they were really good friends (except when the rabbit got a bit too friendly, if you catch my drift, leading to lots of Easter Egg jokes).
  9. I'd try one of the plug in mosquito killers (liquid based) as you can leave them on all the time. It's a bit of an old wives tale but eating Marmite works for me, I can't remember the last time I got bitten, but our son who doesn't eat it does get bitten a lot! You can also get ultrasonic repellers, but I've never tried those.
  10. Personally, I wouldn't mix the two. A rabbits kick, even unintentional, is strong enough to break a guinea pigs leg. They might be fine, but it's a big risk.
  11. There's a few other repellant suggestions here http://www.pocketfarm.co.uk/fox-pop-your-five-most-popular-fox-deterrents/ I've been told that the urine one works but have never tried it, I have to say. Having two male greyhounds probably has the same effect, as we've never had one in the garden although we back onto fields and they are definitely around.
  12. Have a look at the bottom of this page, all the dimensions are there https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/eglu_cube/
  13. Enzo came out of hibernation yesterday and had a nice day in the sun. Bought him in overnight and opened his box to find this So, after all the years of believing he was male (mainly due to having a concave plastron) it turns out she's female! She's not been in contact with any other torts at any time so it can't possibly be fertile. I've never heard of an egg appearing straight after hibernation like that, does anyone know if that is normal or not?
  14. Indeed! The correct use of the apostrophe is a dying art. It makes all the difference between knowing your sh!t and knowing you're sh!t...

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