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    The Weather Thread # 8

    Horrible yesterday evening. Dark, wet and windy - showed me what cleaning the girls out after work in winter will be like! One of my sunflowers has snapped off already
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    I do agree But I want something smaller than an Omlet house
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    No one? Not even for other animals? I admit their website did take ages to come across...
  4. Hi PixieDust. I don't really have anything useful to say, just that I can sense the frustration you have with slow progress and I know how hard it is to wait for your girls when you want them so badly. My OH didn't really want them either - only agreed because he knew how much I wanted them, and now he is really pi**ed off with how they've wrecked our small back lawn, but having said that he does like them when they mob him for mealworms! So hang in there, it sounds like even if it's not the most comfortable 'journey' you will get a really good set up for your girls eventually and it will be worth the wait.
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    The Great British Bake Off 2014

    Yay! I've been excited for about a fortnight! Really should get a life
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    More Pekin worries!

    Hello all - more questions about my little Pekins (13 weeks old now). Bernadette keeps flying onto the Omlet fence to try to perch - not a good idea as I don't want her outside the fence. Does anyone have any ideas for anything I can do to persuade her not to do this?! I think she's too young to have her wings clipped. Question 2 - when they're flapping about chasing flies they occasionally seem to square up to each other - is this normal for two girls?
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    More Pekin worries!

    I REALLY want a Cream Crested Legbar. Must get on with moving house to a bigger garden
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    Photo bombing

    That is funny
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    More Pekin worries!

    Something startled Bernie and Shelley today and they flew from the roof of their run, around the washing line, over the Omlet fence, through the archway and onto the patio. Definitely time for wing clipping now!
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    Egg in my pocket

    I left one on the floor just inside the patio door, and when I came back in (this isn't going where you might think!) the cat had batted it across the floor and smashed it against the bottom stair
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    K.A.- my name is.....

    I'm with you Olly - I've read so much rubbish since having my Kindle!
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    Wyandotte bantam - boy or girl?

    I can't believe how different he/she looks to my grown up girls! Such long legs.
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    Lights Out 4th August 2014

    I could maybe do half an hour but I'll be asleep after that
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    What did you do with your first egg?

    Poached almost as soon as laid to really appreciate the freshness
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    Broody crate questions - HELP!

    UPDATE - 3 days and nights in the broody crate did it for Penny. She's been back out and about with Amy for 6 days now and isn't even trying to sleep in the nest box any more. She isn't laying again yet but if it's no more difficult than this every time I'll be well happy
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    Anyone know about hedgehogs? 2015 UPDATE

    Tiggywinkles recommended I take him somewhere to get him checked out, I found a place locally - and then I haven't seen him since! Hopefully he's ok and has just gone back to normal
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    The Weather Thread # 8

    It was really really humid here this morning but now been raining since lunchtime. Fed up of it already and want the sun back!
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    Being nosey - summer holidays.

    Related but not exactly on topic...I had to go to the Lake District for work a fortnight ago. Never been before and was blown away by how stunning it was. I wished I'd taken leave up there too. Would REALLY recommend.
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    bantams vs chickens

    I have pekins and bantam Wyandottes. The Wyandottes haven't read the bit about not destroying the garden either! I love them though and their eggs are reasonable sized. We had hybrids when I was a child and to be honest I don't notice a lot of difference (except the pekins are mental!)
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    Thanks to the forum

    That's really good to hear JentheHen. Yes it does seem stupid how much we get attached to them but we're all the same!
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    Growing up!

    Brilliant - looking forward to seeing them
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    This morehens disease again

    That's so cute!
  23. Does anyone know if you can put the run door of the Go Up on the side like you can with the normal Go? I'd like to upgrade (already after only 2 months!) but could only do it if I can get in from the side.
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    Help - cat not eating

    Our 12 year old cat seems to have almost entirely stopped eating. He's probably eaten only a pouch of food and a small amount of chicken in the last 4 days. He seems more or less himself otherwise so we're hoping it's just the hot weather - has anyone else got cats that aren't eating much?
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    Colour Advice and Morale Boost ... Please!!!

    Ditto everyone. Stuff the neighbours - if you like it - do it!