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  1. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Hi everyone Not been on here for quite a while. Am from Bolton, near Manchester and have just gone through my first year of chicken keeping and love it. Happy Bank holiday :yesss:
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    how many Eggs you get today

    5/5 Even the silkies are laying like crazy. I love the longer days.
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    Topic/Question of the week - Feeding table scraps to your flock

    Hi Mine are like yours and will eat most things ha ha. However, I would be tempted to leave the treats until later in the day to ensure they fill up on layers first. Perhaps even crush a bit of shell into it to help. If they are all having soft shell issues it might be worth a try. Hope...
  4. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Aaawww so cute. Well done lovely x
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    Is anyone locking down for Avian flu?

    Hi everyone. Hope you are all well. Not been on for a while due to a heavy workload and have also just spent a few days in Amsterdam which was lovely. Sadly, Jackie passed in my arms shortly after my last post. Despite antibiotics and lots of TLC she just died. Thankfully AI restrictions...
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    Construction of our cold weather chicken coop...pictures too!

    Sounds amazing. Am on Amazon as we speak ha ha
  7. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Hi all Feel so out of the loop! Back at work now so hours are so limited for socialising with you lovely peeps. I am so envious about the chicken rearing! Wish I could keep a cockerel but not allowed. Anyway, broody silkies are loud enough ha ha. Fencing off of half the garden is...
  8. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Belated birthday wishes sweetie. So glad Vippy is better and enjoying time with her friends. I am still in high risk area and have a man coming to build a pen as I couldn't do it at half term as I was ill. Thanks for your kind wishes -really appreciate it love x
  9. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments-really appreciate it xxx
  10. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Despite having an ultrasound and antibiotics and seeming to pull through-sadly, Jackie, my standard silky, passed away in my arms tonight. Am heartbroken. These gorgeous girls are so important in our lives and I will miss her so much.
  11. PaulaMc

    Is anyone locking down for Avian flu?

    Oh! And I hope you feel better soon too boo. Jackie seems to be fine and was sitting on a couple of eggs today. I think one was hers which is a good sign. The other was a huge one from the white leghorn-Talula ha ha. She wasn't happy with me when I collected them from underneath her. I...
  12. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    If I had more room I would too. You are so lucky
  13. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    I have my bedroom back-apart from 4 cats!! Jackie is well and enjoyed scratching around with her mates today. I plan to have a menagerie ha ha ha. Hugs xx
  14. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    OMG! How could some one do that???
  15. PaulaMc

    UK Member Please Say HI

    Ha ha YC. The benefits of not having a partner tee hee. She is quite comfy in the cat box during the night and watching TV during the day ha ha xx
  16. PaulaMc

    Is anyone locking down for Avian flu?

    Thanks Tanya. Your babies are gorgeous x
  17. PaulaMc

    how many Eggs you get today

    Also, Storm Doris battering the UK which isn't helping my ladies state of mind
  18. PaulaMc

    how many Eggs you get today

    3 from 6 -1 miniature silky, 1 white leghorn and 1 hybrid Maran. One standard silky recovering from infection in my bedroom so happy with the egg count
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    Is anyone locking down for Avian flu?

    Hiya sweetie. Have been so ill with chest infection have not been able to do anything. Also, Jackie, my standard silkie had to be taken to vet and is in my bedroom so that I can ensure she gets her antibiotics to cure her infection. Add to that my sister was taken to hospital but is OK thank...
  20. PaulaMc

    Vet thinks my Silky has a tumour!

    Hi WR Now I have calmed down and spoken to the vet again - I zoned out after he said it wasn't a tumour- It'S an infection -treatable by antibiotics. She is living in my bedroom for the next few days so I can ensure she gets her medication. Although I brought her two miniature mates in...
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