Originally Posted by MyHaven
Wow life got in the way of my BYC'ing and it has taken me a while to catch up again.
Now here's a new glitch for you the iPad app is not letting me bold so you will have to read through to see if I've mentioned you.
LuckysMum - ouch. Out of all injuries I hate the crush the most. I hope your toe comes good quickly a break will keep you off you feet for a while.
Thanks everyone for advice and concern regarding the stray cat. My hand is healing quickly. The tetanus is the most painful now. The stray does look like it is owned - it's coat is in pretty good condition for a long hair. If she does not have a home I doubt my cat could ever accept her. And unlike some peoples mums I'd rather another chook than another cat. The traps for cats and foxes are different but I thought I'd investigate with the local animal aid if they lend cat traps out. I work with a lady who volunteers there so will check with her.
So glad Braxton found his way home. I hope I have the same luck with the cat. Not that I have seen it since Friday night.
Are you kidding Potatochip, take it easy you're a walking danger zone. And people amaze me too. The two guinea pigs I got were rescued from a daycare centre. Now why would you let tiny kids drag poor defenceless animals around. A friends granddaughter goes to a daycare where they have piggies and the kids are permitted to cart them about like dolls. It infuriates me.
Before and after Kiki photo - OMG you'd swear that was a different chicken. Teila I agree that sellers knowingly sell chicks into bad situations. A friend of a friend bought a 1week old chick in winter to replace an adult bird taken by a fox. He put it straight in the coop and run with the big girls and wondered why it was dead in the morning. He felt bad when I explained it to him. He didn't know any better - but why did the produce not ask how it would be kept or provide instruction on what to do. And now that chickens are popular, you see a lot of unsexed chicks on gumtree going into who knows what circumstances.
AB you could never be bad to your chickens. Sometimes they are best alone for their wellbeing as in this case.
Thanks everyone for the congrats on my sons Silkie - which he named Silkie the same as the last one. I thought "can't you come up with another name." He has called other chickens Splash, the same as another of his that was taken by the fox. Someone pointed out it could be his way of coping with the loss, or maybe honouring them. The lady who bred this Silkie told my son that he has to cuddle her every day. So everyday he reminds me, "the lady said I have to cuddle her."
I also "forgot" to mention that I got two (or didn't get). I couldn't introduce one bird to the flock. The other is a buff colour. I also got (didn't get) a tiny frizzle-x-Silkie for $5. It was so messed up I had to bring it home (not bring it home). I think I have a real problem. Lol
LuckysMum what a wonderful family you have, building the coop.
Fizzybelle I recently did my first quail hatch. Supposedly jumbo japs. The eggs were huge (for quail) but the birds have not grown bigger than normal japs. They are taking forever to mature.
Satay my quails are 12 Weeks old now and not laying and not acting like adults. Any ideas?
OMG Fancychooklady your silkies sure are fancy. They are gorgeous. Love the chicks and the pup. Also you are honoured to be a custodian of such a lovely home of wonderful vintage.
And ChookNewby I agree with others that your top perch looks too small/thin meaning your girls can't get a good foot hold. Square boards are ok if the edges are rounded. And maybe more head and front and back room would help.
It seems every one here has mites at the moment except me. (I'm touching wood)
Sneezing, half my flock is sneezing. I've got sulphur powder. Any other suggestions?
Fermented feed, I've been experimenting with Fermenting feed and was wondering if anyone here on this thread does it.
Cheers I hope everyone has a great Wednesday.