Hi everyone ....
Wondered these past 2 days or so, why I hadn't had any Backyard Chicken updates in my inbox. Thought "ah well, it's almost Christmas, maybe there's hardly any news, all busy shopping ", but today decided to go to my History ( on Google Chrome ) and find the last time I had visited here ( now 3 days back ).
Came here that way to find about 14 pages I had missed, so have read everything, which took quite a while. Looked at "Get Notified when others reply"... and it was showing "Site only ( no email )" ????????
I certainly did not change it to that. Weird.
Not only that, but my anti-virus programme kept popping up saying it was blocking malware infection, mostly when I moved the scroller downwards !! Next page - same thing ? Gave all the details, and I can only presume it was one of the ads. ( perhaps a video that sometimes appears ) ... that was causing that problem.
Returned to resume reading later, and all seems to be fixed now, so I will look forward to receiving daily notifications again and have no malware warnings.
re : 'That' bird. Caws like a crow, looks like a juvie currawong ( as Fancy suggested and I agree ) or even a bit like a juvie black-backed magpie ?? .... of course magpies are renowned mimics, but I am no longer disputing that it's a crow. No indeedy - I am not.
One of our magpie 'family' --- ( all lived for about 25 years but are gone now ), used to mimic next doors' mobile phone ring. Which caused all kinds of strife, as Jo would rush out to see if she'd left her mobile phone outside and to answer it. That bird also mimicked doors slamming ( at least I'm pretty sure that's what it was ) ... and made other very strange sounds at times. But they are not quite as good as the mynahs and lyrebirds. ....
Anyway, perhaps MyHaven has discovered a new species. ( LOL ) .... or it's just an oddly marked, genetically modified, evil black and white butted B******d, that prefers the company of a murder, and caws or craws with the rest of its' kind.
Btw --- my lot are back !! And they do sound very melancholy at times. Residing again in the back street nearby.
Worming ? .... I have to do my 3 girls again this weekend, and as it is going to be somewhat hot, it is probably the best time to make sure they drink a fair amount of it, with me keeping watch to make sure they do actually drink the stuff and don't dehydrate themselves. I use Aristopet Poultry Wormer which is Levamisole ( sp? ) hydrochloride. Today was very hot but they did not pant at all. They live under what is now almost complete cover from a massive elm tree, which we have clipped back, and must do more clipping. But they do get good sun in the mornings, and all afternoon when free ranging, which is when they prefer to find a shady spot to dig holes to China during dust baths.
Have a good weekend all ---
Edited by Anniebee - 12/4/15 at 1:50am