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Princess Leia

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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...
  15. Lost one of our two girls, Tikka, last night. Long story short, we adopted another greyhound about 2 weeks ago, having met him on the RGT stand at Crufts. He settled in brilliantly - we had been very careful about introductions to the girls plus had been advised that he had been "cat tested". Our older grey is fine with the girls (all the family dogs are) as we've had him for 7 years so maybe that made us complacent. Girls were out for a free-range hour yesterday evening, and were on the point of going in on their own as they always do. Let the dogs out for a few moments, heard a bit of a commotion and shot out to find Tikka lying the the lawn in a mess of feathers and Fidget making a fuss from other end of the garden. New dog, Toby, was nearby looking confused. Don't know precisely what happened in between. No apparent injuries on Tikka but bought her in and she died in our arms about 10 minutes later - probably of shock. I can't believe we allowed that to happen to poor little Tikka
  16. Love it! Cheese and Marmite sandwiches are the best. Haven't tried the brussels, recipe, but sounds good. However, the Marmite Easter egg I had last year may have been a step too far...
  17. All windows PC's should have a program called "Paint" on them, it's part of the package I believe listed under accessories in the programs list. Open up the image in that, select resize on the top menu, select the "pixels" option then enter 80 in the horizontal or vertical box. OK it and do a "save as" (or you'll overwrite the original).
  18. No damage, but one of the girls laid the same egg three times...
  19. May not be relevant, but there's a bungalow near me that was gutted and redeveloped about two years ago by a developer. They did a good job of it. However, it's now been up for sale with Tepilo for 18 months and still hasn't sold...
  20. I have a theory that those holes are caused by getting splashes of bleach on the fabric when cleaning sinks, etc, which weakens and rots the material. Unproven, of course...
  21. Just remember to read the instructions or this happens...
  22. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4037258/Pecking-order-Chicken-rushes-gobbles-mouse-cat-hunting.html?ito=video_player_click
  23. I had to do this for my mum in the same circumstances in late 2014. Fortunately got it all in place whilst she was still OK to be interviewed for the process. Once the OPG have signed off and returned the PoA documents (it's a separate one each for finance/property and health/welfare, they took about 2 weeks to come back but it can be longer), you'll then have to register them with each organisation involved, banks, building societies, inland revenue, doctors, utility providers, etc. That can be a pain as some need to see the original document, although some will accept a scanned and e-mailed copy, I found. Once that's done, everything else has been reasonably straightforwards. If only here care was the same...
  24. I think there was some discussion a while back about Raccoons learning how to undo them (in the US, obviously). I can't imagine that a fox would be able to though, unless it wasn't fully latched in the first place. I've done that before, twisted it enough to just hold it shut, but not enough to feel the "click" as it fully shuts.

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