Good morning Friends
Hey Kmack I am also sorry to read of your loss and hope you have better luck this time around.
Satay good to hear you are getting some rain. We have had some but luckily not enough to flood the run. I have everything crossed for good news on Zeus’ x-rays
Meeka3 I am reading the Welsummer or Maran conversation with much interest but unfortunately have no experience to offer .. just wanted to say that they are very nice looking birds.
Nice to see you again tandykins. I am sorry to hear that after all your love and attention you lost Bumblebee. Having experienced a mite infestation, I know how draining that can be and I am probably now over paranoid in my prevention measures as I do not want to go through that again. Congratulations on the hatch.
I had a chuckle at your “don’t tell any breeder I said that” .. they look like chickens to me
They are very pretty and so lucky to now be in your care. The picture of that foot is sad .. while it is a little frustrating, I think some people are not intentionally neglectful of their pets, just not fully educated on all of their needs.
I will try and cut a long story short .. a friend had a rental property and as his tenant was moving out and I needed a place to stay, I went around for a look. The tenant had a large mastiff and a terrier in the garden. They looked healthy enough, fed etc and when we were out in the garden she was telling me that they were both 4 years old and she was quite proud of the fact that she has never had to take them to the Vet. I am thinking health check? vaccinations?
Anyways, I moved in with my dog and sure enough, two days later, I am brushing Charlie-Bear and she is covered in ticks! Took me months and $100's to get them under control.
Tee hee Anniebee it is kind if ironic that the Crows are not welcome but a poisonous introduced species gets named and is allowed to treat the garden as his spa
I know Bazza is all kinds of dangerous and should not be encouraged but he does not wake me before dawn, does not steal eggs or food and does not make my life a misery.
Sadly, Bazza was a no show again this morning .. he has probably moved on to greener pastures.
Hubby was out BBQing last night and as always, the entertainment was watching the geckos on the gazebo catch their dinner which the bug zapper [Frank] attracts .. yeah, I know, even the bug zapper has a name! Anyways, hubby is working away and hears a ‘plop’ .... a lump of geckos had dropped on his keyboard! Yep, three of them, all wrapped around each other. They were probably fighting and lost their grip on the canvas.
I have mentioned him before, but we have a gecko, Two Tails, who lives on the glass next to our front door .. I am always pleased to see him each summer. His tail is split in a ‘V’ at the end and has been that way since we first met 5 years ago.
Loved the Mindy story!
Thank you for the Vicks v Fungal infection tip.
We have a 70% chance of rain, the possibility of a severe thunderstorm and an expected maximum of 33 … the plan is to try and get the back lawn mowed [the front can wait, it is not as thick] before that and because the covers are on the run, make sure the girls get to free range for as long as possible today.
It is a bit of a juggle keeping the covers on because of storms/rain but not overheating the girls .. they take 15-20mins to get on properly so I do not want to constantly be taking them off and putting them on again but then also cannot leave them on all the time … before chickens I probably paid very little attention to the BOM, now it is my new BFF
What on earth did you say to poor Bazza to have him up and and leave like that ???? I know you wouldn't have insulted him. . We don't have cane toads down south here ( yet ) ....but I know they can carry diseases.
Now here's an idea - name the crows ! It might help you to deal with their incessaant noise. Heard just one cawing away happily today and thought of you. !! Wouldn't want a flock of them going off their faces, early morning though.
We don't have geckos down here - at least in the Dandenong Ranges we don't. Have a fair few very small lizards though, running about in grassy areas. Not a good sign, as where they are, it's more than possible there are snakes as well. We keep grass cut low , but with enough left for the girls to pick at when free ranging. And we never cut the clover ---- they love that.
Aussie chook enthusiast !!!
Aussie chook enthusiast !!!