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  1. rachel84

    What have you all been making...part two...

    Thanks Daphne, I'm an enthusiastic amateur hoping to one day make enough of a living from my work! I really enjoy it - I think anyone that has a craft or draws/paints/sculpts etc has to love it otherwise it would drive you insane!!
  2. Great, glad you're all sorted!!! Hope you get on well with it - I went for the Hentronix one which is not as neat a solution but seems to work well.
  3. Ok, did they reply to you? Does it fit to the outside of a Mk1 cube - if so can you not just leave the old door in situ but open?
  4. rachel84

    What have you all been making...part two...

    Aww thanks everyone! I use coloured pencils - I'm trying to specialise in British Wildlife, farm animals and the odd pet portrait but chickens started me off!! I've drawn a few chickens now - I love trying to capture their personalities!!
  5. Have you tried calling Omlet and asking? I'm sure they would be happy to help.
  6. rachel84

    What have you all been making...part two...

    Just started a new picture of a Highland, I think it might take all year with the amount of fluff!
  7. rachel84

    RATS !!!!

    Just a note about the 'rat proof feeders' for anyone that uses them - I have a Grandpa's feeder and it is great and definitely helped with our rat issues in conjunction with an air rifle. However, this does not stop the rats with fluffy tails (I find a squirrel sat there on the treadle having breakfast every morning) so I would think it will not stop a large rat either.
  8. rachel84

    Finding a Cockerel

    Ok great, thanks everyone!
  9. Hi All, We sadly lost our cockerel a couple of weeks ago - I think I mentioned on my thread about our sick hen (now seems ok after her antibiotics *touch wood*). He seemed a little off colour on the Friday and was dead Saturday morning when I went to check on them which was a bit of a shock as he was only 1 year old. I have given them a couple of weeks to settle and all seem happy and healthy and would like to start thinking about replacing him. Where is a good place to look? I was very lucky with him as he was a nice gentle boy and I would like another good natured chap. Are any breeds better than others for this? There are ad's online for cockerel's but i don't want to just buy/rescue a complete unknown and I want to make sure he has been raised properly and vaccinated etc where required. Thanks for the advice.
  10. rachel84

    Seasonal Thoughts

    We have a very large, old Magnolia tree in the garden which is almost out in bloom - my favourite part of Spring. Plus all the girls are now laying! Also lots of lambs around here as well. We also have geese that fly over our house morning and evening from Spring onwards and they honk all the way! I just love knowing the days are getting longer and the end of the damp dreary days is getting nearer!
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    Sick Hen

    Thanks ajm - I've just ordered some powder. They don't get moved, they have a large walk in run (3-4m x 6-8m - its a slightly odd shape) with hard wood chipping to stop it being so muddy.
  12. rachel84

    Sick Hen

    Thanks all, she seems a little better this morning and actually held her ground and fought off the others for some mealworms! She had a shot of nutridrops this morning along with her other medication so giving her everything we have! Fitzwilliam the cockerel looked a bit off colour and didn't crow this morning so I don't know if it is just contained to her or not now 🤔
  13. rachel84

    Sick Hen

    I'm a little concerned about her again today, she has audible rattly breathing - could we have accidentally got some of the metacam in her lungs? I have to say the vet didn't warn me about any danger of this so i hadn't thought about it until now, his instruction was to put the tablet in and syringe the metacam in after to flush it down. She has not coughed or made a fuss when we've been medicating her but I don't want to have made her worse!
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    Sick Hen

    Thanks, I've just ordered some along with some more mealworms for the little poppets 🙄
  15. rachel84

    bumpa bit help!

    I had awful trouble with the Omlet ones and they all snapped. I got the ones from Cotswold Chickens and they were fine, excellent service too! I would second Dogmother and perhaps get a couple of sizes just to make sure - I will do this next time if I ever need again!

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