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by crazypianolady
20 Jun 2015, 16:10
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Hens first egg?
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

Re: Hens first egg?

She's 'just practising' - the egg will come in due course. (And quite possible not in the nest box! :lol: )

If she's red on top, and generally behaving like she normally does, don't worry.


:)
by crazypianolady
12 Jun 2015, 06:34
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: They're back..............
Replies: 2
Views: 2657

They're back..............

.....................and they're going - PDQ.

I came in after locking up with that distinctive itchy, crawling feeling.....................sure enough, a little mite creeping around. :shock:

Time for another spraying of Ficam W in the coops! :grin:
by crazypianolady
11 Jun 2015, 09:35
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Layers sample bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 9394

Re: Layers sample bags?

It sounds like they're still having 'Oops! Where did that come from?' moments! :lol:

They'll soon start to prefer a dark, cosy nest box!

:)
by crazypianolady
30 May 2015, 10:27
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Layers sample bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 9394

Re: Layers sample bags?

Like Henwife says, your girls are probably a bit young to be laying yet. And (forgive me if you know this!) layers pellets don't make hens lay.

:grin:
by crazypianolady
17 Feb 2015, 20:45
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Red Mites in February???
Replies: 19
Views: 9280

Re: Red Mites in February???

Any mild spell and they'll become active. :evil:

Ficam W.

Don't waste your money on anything else. :grin:
by crazypianolady
27 Jan 2015, 23:49
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Calling time on the poultry
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Calling time on the poultry

Drat! I was going to ask you if I could have some eggs to hatch, in another few weeks!

Best laid plans, eh?
by crazypianolady
14 Jan 2015, 09:28
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Which printer?
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: Which printer?

I'm an Epson fan - I've had several of their printers over the years. I have a WP-4535 at the moment which gets a lot of use. :)
by crazypianolady
12 Jan 2015, 19:38
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Any eggs yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 7278

Re: Any eggs yet?

Today, OH has found two hen eggs in a nest box! :grin: :lol: We've only been getting a couple of bantam eggs a week for the last three months! Soon be time to make lemon curd........................ :bounce:
by crazypianolady
12 Jan 2015, 00:02
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: whats wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Re: whats wrong?

Sad news, Jilly. :(
by crazypianolady
11 Jan 2015, 23:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: New arrivals
Replies: 10
Views: 3672

Re: New arrivals

Welcome to the Forum! Yes, the move might put the girls off lay for a while. There again, it might not! ;) :roll: :lol: Sheep fencing won't keep your flock in, or predators out, sorry to say. So make sure they're all securely locked in their coop at night or the fox will get them. :( Any photos of t...
by crazypianolady
16 Oct 2014, 07:03
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Ducks!
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: Ducks!

DrFish, yup, Hyacinth Bucket Ducks. :lol: They come out their coop in a morning, out the run, straight into the pond. Spend half an hour doing their morning ablutions (and I see what you mean about the two larger ones getting - ahem - 'friendly'! ;) :lol: ) The duck weed is disappearing fast. Then t...
by crazypianolady
07 Oct 2014, 10:56
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Random 'fell off perch' incident
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Random 'fell off perch' incident

Poor thing. :(

I've had it happen at a similar age - I think it's possibly hormone related as they get ready to start laying.
by crazypianolady
06 Oct 2014, 13:10
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Ducks!
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: Ducks!

and their latest party trick is...............

diving underwater in the pond! :lol:

They're slightly less skittish, too. :grin:
by crazypianolady
22 Sep 2014, 13:32
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Ducks!
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: Ducks!

I think they underwent a transformation between your house and mine - They've got a deep bucket in their run and take it turns most of the day! Funny critturs! :roll: :grin:

I've bought a fish landing net for the next time I let them out, just in case.................... ;) :lol:
by crazypianolady
22 Sep 2014, 07:55
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hens turned noisy!
Replies: 7
Views: 3447

Re: Hens turned noisy!

Try some other distractions - hang a cabbage in a basket, or sprinkle some sesame seeds in their straw to scratch for. Have they got stuff in their run to jump up, go under, etc? Another thought - is there a strange cat visiting the garden? My hens ignore the regulars, but deafen us if a strange one...