Good morning folks
appps that is wonderful news that you have worked out Carl’s trigger
Kooka good to see you again. I agree with appps that your hen’s issue does sound crop related.
Interestingly the discussion is around moulting. In her 4 years Dusty has always moulted March/April but she is currently losing feathers in the head and neck region and some off her chest. Not her usual hard moult as yet but may be just the beginning.
We locked the girls up before the storm hit last night and we fared well. I hope those also affected suffered no damage.
I too spent the weekend filling up the garden bag with a vine.
See the front tree on the right with the pink flowers? That is actually a small bottlebrush [?] which was being choked by the vine. The vine was so heavy that it was pulling the three down and threatening to uproot it during a storm. The vine was also sending out shoots to the larger tree beside it. Because I did not want it choking another tree and the risk of it falling on the girls plus the added risk of the ripped out roots dislodging the fish ponds if the tree did give, I decided it was time it had to go .. only took 5 hours!
The bottlebush is not looking too healthy but I am pleased that I have liberated it and hopeful it will pick up now it is not being choked.
PS. As you can see, I had some little helpers
Edited by Teila - 12/18/16 at 1:25pm