Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Councils do the dumbest things sometimes. Our council decided to dig up the causeway(bridge) on our street 2 weeks ago so now our street is cut into two. The poor school bus driver has to go into our end of the street for 2 pick ups then go back out onto the highway and go in the other end to pick the rest up. Adds 20mins to the run in both directions. When will it be finished? The week after school finishes.Think they could have waited another few weeks til school finished for the year
     
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  2. Megans Chickens

    Megans Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yeh it makes it super hard! These hot days are horrible for them! Luckily they have a lot of shade in the gardens so that helps a lot! Starting to leave them out from 5am till 6 pm now so they don't feel the heat in their coop.. Hopefully the summer won't be as bad as predicted!
     
  3. Anniebee

    Anniebee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meander down to Victoria - the outer rural east areas of Melbourne, and you can have as much ruddy rain as you like. It has been raining NON-STOP since yesterday evening ( now Wednesday mid afternoon ) .... the chicken coops are wet on the ground - but the girls can get up if they want, away from the wet floor and they roost at night. We are utterly saturated, and my tank is now overflowing at a huge rate. Very cold too - for this time of year ?? Snow in the high country - ( and probably lower ). Will wait until the first good day, to clear out the coops - as there is no point to doing it now, more rain predicted I think for the next 2 days at least. Ugh. Yet just a few years back, we'd have all given our worldy possessions for rain down here.

    Two of my 3 girls have the sense to come out - look around for a bit, eat a few whatever slimy things they can find, and then go back in. My little Araucana loves nothing more than being wet, and would stand out in the rain all day if I permitted it - so she is a temporary 'caged' bird until this lot is over. She has a lovely big coop to play around in ... and a toy dog to keep her company .... !! ( nuffin wrong wif me [​IMG] ) she is separated from the other two, as one of those has a decidedly nasty, even murderous attitude towards poor little Mindy.

    Hope you do get some good rains very soon. And without any high winds etc. with it.

    Cheers ...... AB
     
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  4. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps


    Lol it's jinxed now it will rain ! But I will say its forecast for us to rain sat to Monday clearing Tuesday
     
  5. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps


    Global weather changes ( I hate the term warming)
     
  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Better not think he will kill me lol. He is going in a very lowered hz holden that will not come down our long driveway if it is wet. Make for an interesting run to the gate for sure.
     
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  7. Millsy

    Millsy Out Of The Brooder

    Chooks have finially started eating outta my dine a chook feeder and 1 has even laid in the flash nest box I made for them. Just gotta get the other chook to use the nest box now instead of the ground [​IMG]
     
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  8. Happy Flock

    Happy Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] it doesn't take long for them to learn. Perhaps keep an egg in the flash nest box over a day or two to encourage the other girl to lay there.
     
  9. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol I can see why
     
  10. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    you usually can get fake eggs super cheap at a $2 shop (or junk shop as ma calls them) that way you can keep your fresh eggs inside cool
     

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