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    Dog insurance v savings account

    That’s a really good idea DM
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    My job is normally more or less ‘normal’ weekday hours, but Fri, Sat and Sun I was working from 5pm to 6am - so wiped out my whole weekend! I don’t mind in as much as we don’t ever do anything special at Easter (other than eat chocolate eggs!), but I am a bit miffed to have had to sleep through so much lovely weather.
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    Easter swap 2019

    HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY 🐣🐣🐣🐣 Thankyou so much Easter bunny for my lovely treats! So prettily wrapped too in lovely chicken napkins. I have an absolutely brilliant easter bunny pincushion - just fantastic and has lots of little bits and pieces in, and a gold bunny who will be coming to work with me tonight and may not make it home again! As you can see Duck and Camilla were as excited to get the parcel open as me
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    Why won't they sleep in the Eglu?

    My original girls were happy in a Go, but when I got some new Dutch bantams last autumn they absolutely hated it. They just didn’t want to sleep at ground level. As soon as I moved them into the Cube with the rest of the gang they were fine. It seems some chooks just really don’t want to be on the ground. If the Go is in the WIR try putting it up on a table and see if that helps.
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    Why won't they sleep in the Eglu?

    What type of Eglu is it?
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    The Weather Thread #9

    The sun came out this evening 😁
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    Easter swap 2019

    Posted! 😅
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Hasn’t felt very springlike at all the last few days, but it’s forecast to be lovely by the end of the week - let summer hope they’re right!
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    To worm or not to worm?

    I definitely wouldn’t worm at that age. In the past I would’ve probably wormed at 3 or 4 months, but now, following Lewis’ advice I would send a sample off to chickenvet to see if they had worms before treating.
  10. Mine are a bit fair weather too and except for my mad greedy campine they won’t come out when it’s raining either.
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    Hen or Cockerel ?

    My favourite game!!! I’ve never had a barnevelder but have had Wyandotte chicks as well as campines and pekins. To me it looks like you have one female (on the right in the middle photo and at the back in the bottom photo) and two males. Could be completely wrong though!!
  12. I have the lo rise run attached to a 2m Cube run. Works brilliantly for me. My lo rise WIR bit is now 4x2 for 9 bantams.
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    Seasonal Thoughts

    I saw lots of brimstones when it was warm two or three weeks ago. OH saw swallows over the sea yesterday.
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    Next stage of greenhouse walk-in run

    Excellent work ajm- that’s looking superb and so cosy! Lucky chickens.
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    Easter swap 2019

    I have a parcel too
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    Yes and make sure you empty your bottle and keep it with you because you can usually find water fountains in airports to fill your bottles
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    Seasonal Thoughts

    I have one fritillary in a half barrel full of other bulbs that comes up and has one flower every year. I love it and I’ve planted loads of others but had nothing to show from them. PL I’m not sure what that is but it’s definitely not a violet. Do you have any more pics?
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    The Weather Thread #9

    T shirt all last week and yesterday 😎 Sleet showers and 4 degrees today. Hi April!!
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    Easter swap 2019

    What??!!! When’s the posting date?
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    Take one whole free range chicken

    My mum does ‘lamb and onions’ with left over roast lamb. Basically fry a LOT of onions, then mix in chopped leftover roast lamb and leftover gravy, top with par boiled sliced potatoes then brush on melted butter and bake until the top is crispy. Yum.
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    Seasonal Thoughts

    But, seasonal things for me - the Robin changing between winter and summer song (even though he starts to sing his winter song in late August it’s a sign that the end is nigh) - my mum and I always text each other for the first time we hear it. Spring - first daffodils (even though that tends to be in December - likewise snowdrops), then bluebells. Leaves coming out on trees that really bright green colour. Beautiful hedgerows. Cutting the grass for the first time. Chiff-chaffs. Summer - Swallows and then swifts arriving - swifts screaming overhead - ultimate sound of summer. Autumn - Swifts leaving (although really this is mid summer). Swallows leaving. Winter - trees without leaves What a lovely exercise - Thankyou soapdragon- and its made me all excited about spring 😊🌱
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    Seasonal Thoughts

    Blimey! Ours literally wear shorts no matter what - I think it’s some sort of badge something.
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    Seasonal Thoughts

    Posties only wear shorts
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    Take one whole free range chicken

    There’s a place in Devon that does a course like that I think
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    Incy is on and first broody of the year!

    One of my Wyandotte’s ate the first chick she hatched 😮