Author Archives: Carol

Another competition

John Gray of the blog “Going Gently” has put out another competition. The last one I took part in was the postcard competition. This time he has a Christmas card competition. It started at the end of November and will … Continue reading

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Christmas party on Sunday

I am a bit late with this post as yesterday we had a problem and our e-mail went down for the day and I couldn’t log into my blog either. My eldest son who is my I.T. guy managed to … Continue reading

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Frost and dust baths and tylan

This morning there was a hard frost and a thin layer of ice on the chickens water. Salmon and Spangle have formed a close friendship recently. I think that friendships form more within a smaller flock. These two are always … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat

Today I gave the girls some yogurt as a treat. Marmite and Smoke are still broody so I lifted them out of the nest boxes and put them on the patio before bringing the yogurt dishes in and putting them … Continue reading

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Salmon

I gave the girls tylan in the water for a full three weeks and Salmon was still wheezing at the end of this. It’s now been a week and a half since I stopped the tylan and Salmon seems no … Continue reading

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Spangle

I have never had a girl who has changed in appearance as much as Spangle. When we first got her last August she reminded me of a turnstone. She had blocks of brown feathers on her back and brown tail … Continue reading

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Updates

Monday was day twenty one of tylan in the water. I am so disappointed that Salmon is still wheezing after three weeks of tylan. I can’t go on using it beyond three weeks and I feel if it hasn’t cleared … Continue reading

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Marmite is broody

I have had the feeling, over the last few days, that Marmite was about to go broody. She has laid fifteen eggs in twenty five days which is pretty good going. The last few days she has spent longer in … Continue reading

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A fish treat for the girls

As the girls are still growing their new feathers I thought a protein treat of fish would be good for them. It’s easier to get a group shot now there are only seven girls. The girls have been having tylan … Continue reading

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A tribute to Jasmine

Sadly we lost our lovely Jasmine yesterday. She was our last silky girl. We had her for only a year and a half. Six months ago she had been diagnosed, by the vet, with a heart murmur so at least … Continue reading

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