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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2011 11:19pm (Feb 5th 2011)
     
    Where's NN and Ollie? Hope you're both OK ladies!

    How is LSEric CC?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2011 6:22pm (Feb 6th 2011)
     
    At home, quiet and sleepy, not eating much (even if I'm not cooking it...). Still got a lot of anaesthetic slopping about his system, I think.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2011 8:51pm (Feb 6th 2011)
     
    Takes me ages to start eating again if I have an anaesthetic. Plus I get very stressed (no? really?!) if I'm ill and that cuts my appetite. I'm sure he'll get back into the swing of it soon. As long as you stay out of the kitchen!!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2011 10:55am (Feb 7th 2011)
     
    I'm here Kate.
    "Seen Something Interesting" ?
    Well I am glued to all the transmissions, tv and internet stuff, coming from Cairo, watching every move!
    Fascinating stuff. REAL life in the raw, with all the twists and turns.
    Now I know why I can't be bothered watching all those fiction things on tv!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2011 12:07pm (Feb 7th 2011)
     
    I don't like watching all that - it worries me about what is going to happen over that side of the world.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2011 4:44pm (Feb 7th 2011)
     
    My friend's daughter is hiding out in a flat just round the corner from that square.That's a bit TOO much life in the raw...she won't leave her Egyptian boyfriend.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2011 4:48pm (Feb 7th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I hate all that media frenzy, it's like at least some of the time it's just sick voyeurism for our entertainment; "Oh look at those johnny foreigners killing each other". Makes me sad for humanity.

    Ditto half the rubbish on TV - has anyone seen the trailers for "Beauty and the Beast"?! Horrible, horrible trash. Makes "Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" look like a BBC 4 documentary.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2011 5:12pm (Feb 7th 2011)
     
    Isn't it so fantastic that these people from all walks of life can be together and be so well behaved? Apart from the factions that came in for two days last week, which was dreadful and goes along with what you are saying Neil.

    Hope your friends in the flat will be ok, CC.
    I was in South Africa some years ago when they were having 'troubles' that was rather hairy at times.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2011 12:24am (Feb 8th 2011) edited
     
    Elderly Woman Fights Off Would-Be Jewel Thieves

    As a small contingent of would-be jewel thieves tries to break through a UK jewelry store window with a sledge hammer, an elderly woman rushes across the street and uses her handbag to fight off the bandits.

    Worried the police may be hot on their trail at any moment, the unsuccessful crooks try to make a getaway, but bystanders manage to drag one to the ground and hold him until Northampton authorities arrive. Police have arrested four of six suspects involved in the attempted robbery.



    I’m laughing too hard, there’s got to be a moral to this story.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2011 2:43pm (Feb 8th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Awww! Youtube says the video has been removed. But it's nice when the bad guys get what they deserve but part of me thinks the elderly woman was lucky not to get knifed/shot...

    Sometimes it's a horrible world we live in.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2011 4:09pm (Feb 8th 2011)
     
    I saw it on our local news last night. The local shops locked their doors, the cameraman just kept filming, and 3 of the men sledgehammered the windows while the other 3 kept the bikes running. The pensioner runs (yes runs!) up the street and starts hitting them with her bag. They turned tail and tried to get away, one of the bikes in such a panic he crashes it. That was when others, including the cameraman, rushed over to help and sat on them until the police arrived. The jewellers dropped their shutters to the bottom. They were doing a stock check to see if anything had been stolen.

    I hope they give the lady a reward. If ever I saw someone who deserves it, it is her.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2011 4:42pm (Feb 8th 2011) edited
     
    Youtube moved the location. I've corrected the post and it's working now.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2011 5:12pm (Feb 8th 2011)
     
    Posted By: Ronaldthere’s got to be a moral to this story.

    The moral is:don't mess with an Englishwoman...:rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2011 3:59am (Feb 10th 2011)
     
    I think they should give the lady a reward for stepping in and stopping them from getting everything. CC's right..don't mess with an Englishwoman!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2011 11:52am (Feb 10th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow, it almost looks like an advert for something, scary that that's real - how shocking if that started unfolding before your eyes?!

    Amazing courage from the woman though, she does deserve a very big reward from the jewelers and some recognition (bravery award?)

    Shame that nobody stepped in to help until then, but again I would suggest people are assuming anyone desperate/stupid enough to rob a jewelers shop in broad daylight with people around would be the sort of person who wouldn't be afraid to hit another person with a sledgehammer or carry a knife/gun etc.

    I know police advice is if anyone is trying to steal for example your car, just let them take it (as it's best for you to have your safety rather than die trying to stop them), but it must be hard not to react.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2011 10:54pm (Feb 10th 2011)
     
    I think if it had been someone younger, or a man, the reaction of the thieves would've been very different. And I admit, I wouldn't have got involved - far too risky nowadays.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2011 4:25am (Feb 11th 2011)
     
    Good lord what amazing footage....go granny, my kind od gal!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2011 9:03pm (Feb 17th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Me and Lyle have just discovered something weird...for the past few days after eating we've had this really bitter taste in our mouths, so I looked it up on the internet and the first thing that came up was this website:
    http://www.hyam.net/blog/archives/60

    Essentially saying that certain types of pine nuts cause this reaction in people!! We had pine nuts on our pizzas a few days ago...how weird is that?!? Apparently it's most common with ones from China so I got Lyle to go see where ours were from...China!

    The site mentioned something about the pine nuts being oxidised and not fit for consumption too, so we may contact the Co-Op :mouse:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2011 8:31pm (Feb 18th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Woah! This cage accessory cost more than either of Bam's cages would have full priced:


    £27.99 :gasp: How stupid is that?!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2011 9:45pm (Feb 18th 2011)
     
    Strange about the pine nuts Red, you certainly should write to them. Was there a warning on the packet? if not they should put one.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2011 10:57pm (Feb 18th 2011)
     
    Is that a silent wheel? A friend at work said her hamster was driving her mad at night so she'd spent a fortune buying one, but it worked and they got some peace!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2011 11:36pm (Feb 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: nanny northStrange about the pine nuts Red, you certainly should write to them. Was there a warning on the packet? if not they should put one.

    No, they were just your ordinary bag of pine nuts! We were saying we'd have to contact Co-Op about it, then realised we didn't have a clue what to actually say - "your pine nuts made our mouths taste weird"?!? :laugh:

    Posted By: KatebIs that a silent wheel? A friend at work said her hamster was driving her mad at night so she'd spent a fortune buying one, but it worked and they got some peace!

    No, that is one of THE noisiest wheels I have ever had - and Pearl has had seven wheels already so that's quite an achievement! We got the same sort with the Combi cage. We eventually bought a Silent Spinner for Pearl (£10!!!) and it is worth the money. She's had it for about six months and it's still silent and she hasn't broken it yet.

    We would get Bam one but it doesn't matter that he's a bit noisy as he isn't in the bedroom.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2011 7:40pm (Feb 19th 2011)
     
    Talking about noisy, Sootz takes favourite things upstairs and hides them in the bathroom. He had a crisp packet that was folded and tied into a knot up there last night and had a right old game with it to the point that he had the laundry basket over, the bin tipped up and contents every where and the bath mat wrinkled up out on the landing. He makes such a noise but you can not help but have a giggle at his antics.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2011 7:14am (Feb 20th 2011)
     
    I'll be sure not to eat any Pine Nuts..gawd, Red that sound dreadful! I hope your taste buds get back to normal soon.

    Posted By: RedMe and Lyle have just discovered something weird...for the past few days after eating we've had this really bitter taste in our mouths, so I looked it up on the internet and the first thing that came up was this website:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2011 2:29pm (Feb 20th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I've eaten pine nuts loads of times though and it's never happened before...I'll be wary of eating them again now though, which is a shame as I love them!! Taste buds are just back to normal now though :smile:

    Also, how cool is this tortoise house hahaha! It's only 3 X 2 foot though so too small to keep a tortoise in really, but it's very cute (and expensive!):
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2011 5:20pm (Feb 20th 2011)
     
    Oh that is so sweet, would make a nice gift to take to the wedding, I see you have been invited !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2011 5:49pm (Feb 20th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Are they tortoise lovers?! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2011 8:58pm (Feb 20th 2011)
     
    Sootz is very funny NN! It's great when they have such fun.

    What wedding Red? Not THE wedding?!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2011 4:46pm (Feb 21st 2011)
     
    Did some one mention a wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :face-smile: :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2011 5:17pm (Feb 21st 2011)
     
    Not A wedding, Lee, THE wedding. I'm flexing me fingers ready to plat The Wedding March. or Who's Sorry Now...:tooth:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2011 5:22pm (Feb 21st 2011)
     
    Lets hope its a better relationship than his father had with his mum. :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2011 9:38pm (Feb 21st 2011)
     
    I am sure they must be tortoise fans Red, If not they don't know what they are missing !!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2011 12:34pm (Feb 22nd 2011)
     
    Ah Lee, remember the "third" person in that setup had been there for an awful long time.
    The marriage was to produce the "hier and spare" that the country requires. (Also to bring a bit of prettiness into the stock).
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2011 5:06pm (Feb 22nd 2011)
     
    What gets me is that the Third Person had the chance to be the Second but turned it down. But as soon as someone else started playing with the toy she threw away, she wanted it back...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2011 6:58pm (Feb 22nd 2011)
     
    All good fun.....!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2011 8:59pm (Feb 22nd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Mind, good job CPB didn't have kids - can you imagine what they'd look like?!

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2011 9:11pm (Feb 22nd 2011)
     
    Please don't insult that beautiful horse Neil!!!! Or was that to take away the thought of what they're kids would've looked like?!!

    I think Ollie was right - there's always been a small gene pool in the royal families, maybe they decided to introduce some variety.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2011 6:06am (Feb 23rd 2011)
     
    ha ha ha ha you lot are hilarious, my thoughts exactly too though, good on you's, you are a bonza lot of cobbers.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2011 7:35am (Feb 23rd 2011)
     
    Bonza lot of cobbers Julie what on earth does that mean !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????? :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2011 5:34pm (Feb 23rd 2011)
     
    She DID have kids; Tom PB. And he's not too bad looking. Throwback, perhaps...?:face-devil-grin:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2011 9:09pm (Feb 23rd 2011)
     
    Poor woman we can not all be oil paintings. I rather like her actually.
    Bonza lot of cobbers means jolly good mates in English Lee !!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2011 7:46am (Feb 24th 2011)
     
    Waaahaha.:rollonfloorlaughing:



    Posted By: neilMind, good job CPB didn't have kids - can you imagine what they'd look like?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2011 8:42am (Feb 24th 2011)
     
    Posted By: nanny northBonza lot of cobbers means jolly good mates in English Lee !!!


    Thanks NN :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2011 5:47pm (Feb 24th 2011)
     
    I don't now what is on the coop floor but there is one very happy mouse scuttling about
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2011 10:23pm (Feb 24th 2011) edited
     
    I have just watched the shuttle Discovery take off. Stunning !!!
    Tension right up to the last five mins as to the weather. Cripes, I wouldn't like to have to switch those engines off and abort that flight.
    Amazing take-off. Suddenly it was all go ! Up, up, and away....
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2011 11:56am (Feb 25th 2011)
     
    Sounds very interesting Ollie, you do find the most amazing sites I didn't even know it was taking off.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2011 6:45pm (Feb 25th 2011)
     
    I spend most of my day getting even more and more amazed at the wonders of the internet.
    Apart from following the big cruise liners and viewing the world through their webcams, my latest has been the troubles in Northern areas of Africa.
    There are cameras viewing these crowds in the various cities. You can make your own decision on the statement that these are teenagers on drugs, or not.
    Just watched Gadaffi's latest speech.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2011 8:30pm (Feb 25th 2011)
     
    Yes, it is amazing what you can find out there. There certainly is something to interest every one. As well as doing your shopping !!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2011 12:32pm (Feb 26th 2011)
     
    Internet shopping - Yeah... I need to do that more.

    Had a traumatic personal shop in A... yesterday.
    The fish counter didn't know if their kippers were dry or hot smoked. Then they wouldn't put my salmon in an ordinary bag. It HAD to be in the thick silver film things, which I hate. Walked away and on the stall next were salmon fillets in ordinary bags! I resisted taking it and waving it under their noses. I bought that.

    I hate all the plastic packing. I can't stand the fumes that come out of bags of prepacked vegs. Ugh...
    I don't use the little bags offered to put own selections in. Then at till have to stop cashier doing it for me unasked.

    I'm going on too long now... need a coffee to settle down.:face-plain:

    :kettle::face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2011 4:37pm (Feb 26th 2011)
     
    Hear hear, Ollie; i get fed up with the cashiers putting my spuds/onions/carrots in a bag when I've bought them loose to save packaging. They look at me as though I'm some sort of loony (fair enough) when I stop them.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2011 9:31pm (Feb 26th 2011)
     
    I used to work in a fruit and veg shop and we always used paper bags because plastic bags make it sweat.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2011 1:37pm (Feb 27th 2011)
     
    Not a good afternoons shopping then Ollie. I do miss the brown paper bags you used to get, I can even remember eggs being put into a brown paper bag to be taken home. We had to help mum home with all the shopping bags and my brother was never allowed to have the eggs in his bag as he always used to swing the bag about no matter how many times he was told not too.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2011 4:55pm (Feb 27th 2011)
     
    Thats boys for you NN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2011 10:08pm (Feb 27th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Boys swinging their bags about... we just can't stop ourselves sometimes!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2011 10:49pm (Feb 27th 2011)
     
    I must say that the day was saved by another assistant who showed me to a product I couldn't find and then insisted on helping me with the rest of my shopping.
    I ashamedly didn't look at his name badge to give a message of gratitude to his employers.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2011 7:20am (Feb 28th 2011)
     
    Its nice to think that there are still lots of nice people in the world Ollie. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2011 10:03am (Feb 28th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I was highly embarrassed (but also slightly proud) of one time we were in an Asda cafe of all places, and the staff were obviously doing their best, they were really helpful with my order (veggie sausage bap and chips!), went out of their way to make sure we were happy etc.

    The meal must have cost all of a fiver, so it was a nice touch.

    Anyway afterwards Helen asked to see the manager, then spent about 5 minutes telling her the staff member's name that was helpful, commending her team, and enquiring if they had a procedure for accrediting outstanding staff! The manager and member of staff were delighted for the recognition, it was very sweet!

    Usually you only hear about people complaining, so it was a nice change. :-)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2011 12:25pm (Feb 28th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: leevauxThats boys for you NN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<img src=" />

    I do that... :glare:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2011 6:20pm (Feb 28th 2011) edited
     
    Were you told not to do it though Red??????????????? :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2011 1:04am (Mar 1st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nah Lyle's given up by now, he just takes the bag with all the breakables in :laugh:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2011 10:06pm (Mar 6th 2011)
     
    When I went to let the hens out yesterday about two foot away from the coop was a dead magpie. It was real odd as I couldn't see how it had died but only had a cursory look as the girls were clammering to come out and I had to dispose of it quickly. As I was opening the pop hole I clocked this cats collar so I assume that's what got the Magpie a cat called Diesel. Must have been some mega fight.
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    • CommentAuthorchickenlover
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 12:15am (Mar 7th 2011)
     
    Hi All, new to the website. Looking for a little help or advise. Doesn't happen all the time but will go to gather eggs and find 1 or more eggs pecked. Of couse those go to the dogs if there's anything left, but it's really frustrating. Help!

    Thanks, Florence
    chickenlover:face-crying:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 7:31am (Mar 7th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi Chickenlover,

    It's quite annoying when this happens, as quite often the chicken that's doing it will teach the other hens to do it too!

    Our last hen Milly was partial to a bit of egg, you could tell she was the culprit as she'd have yolk over her face and breast feathers...

    I think the best solution is to try and get the eggs before the hen has chance to get at them - they will learn gradually then that there are no treats up there.

    I know the 'old' advice was to cull (kill) the offending bird, but you won't get advice like that from this site, there are also thoughts on putting a mustard filled egg in there, but I don't think chickens can taste like humans do so it's not seen as effective.

    It might be worth making sure the nest box is as dark as possible - hens like to lay in dark secluded spots so it's kind of a win-win - the hens will lay in the nest box, be happier and won't be able to see the eggs to eat them! We used blackout material hung over the entrance to the nest box cut into strips - it didn't take long for the chickens to work out they could still enter and exit the nest box easily.

    Good luck, and welcome to the site! :-)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 3:48pm (Mar 7th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Agreed :smile:

    Best thing you can do is to make the nest box dark, collect the eggs as regulary as possible, and even put some 'dummy' eggs in there. Dummy eggs are good as because when the chicken goes to peck and eat them, they're just met with rubber! If there's nothing but dummy eggs in there they will give up other time.

    :welcome: too by the way!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 7:04pm (Mar 7th 2011)
     
    Have you called Diesel's owner to return the collar NN?! Actually you shouldn't - its a bad collar and the cat can get strangled as there's no breakaway clasp.

    Welcome Chickenlover!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 8:40pm (Mar 7th 2011)
     
    I was going to Kate, but I don't care for collars on cats and as you say it wasnt the best of collars.

    Hello Chicken Lover and welcome to hencam. Pull up a chair and come and join us for a chat.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 10:17pm (Mar 7th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebHave you called Diesel's owner to return the collar NN?! Actually you shouldn't - its a bad collar and the cat can get strangled as there's no breakaway clasp.


    Ah I didn't know that. So is a breakaway clasp a clip type thing, like a buckle? I have a dog's collar like that, I wonder if that's the reason for it...learn something new every day!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2011 11:11pm (Mar 7th 2011)
     
    There are different types Red. Some have a special clasp, and some have a weaker area in the collar so that if a cat gets stuck on a branch in a tree, or tries to push the collar off and gets its leg stuck (as one of mine did several years ago), the collar will break. Not sure they do it on dog collars because of them pulling. I don't like collars at all so am glad my girls don't wander.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2011 11:36am (Mar 8th 2011)
     
    The collars I have seen have a short piece that is elastic. Seems to work well as the cats often came home without, so we gave up bothering.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2011 4:32pm (Mar 8th 2011)
     
    Tuppence has had 8 of those breakaway collars. Then we gave up. They obviouslty work though!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2011 9:41pm (Mar 8th 2011)
     
    8!! I wish I had shares in the collar company!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2011 2:15pm (Mar 9th 2011)
     
    I saw a large ginger cat in the garden this morning it had a new collar with a big bell on it. I reckon it must be Diesil did a runner as soon as it saw me though !!!! Still most things do ha ha ha:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2011 5:08pm (Mar 9th 2011)
     
    :rolling: Specially Grandad North, eh? Has he a Shed Sanctuary like LSE?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2011 6:30pm (Mar 9th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    My dad sent me a link to the cuteoverload website, saying I should send them a picture of Pearl, and there are some really cute animals on there!! I've been browsing it and keep dragging Lyle over to look at all the adorable fur-babies :smile:







    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2011 6:51pm (Mar 9th 2011)
     
    Yes CC he has a big shed but is a tad reluctant to go in it as it usually means work. Plus I have been on to him to tidy it up as it is full of junk.

    Sounds like a lovely site Red you will have to pass us the link
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2011 11:07am (Mar 13th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Prepare for total cuteness:
    http://cuteoverload.com/
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2011 12:24pm (Mar 13th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    OMG OMG OMG!!

    Go on Zooplus and scroll down to the pet of the day (about halfway down)...

    IT'S RON!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2011 12:25pm (Mar 13th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is off the main page, the bigger picture:
    http://www.zooplus.co.uk/petofday
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2011 1:24pm (Mar 13th 2011)
     
    Oh how exciting for you and what a lovely surprise. He is mega famouse now Bless him. Thanks for both links I will check the other out later.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2011 9:21pm (Mar 13th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I phoned my parents up to tell them and they were both laughing hysterically down the phone!! It was funny to see him there, glad I didn't miss it! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2011 4:19pm (Mar 20th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He's definitely star material, Ron... :-)

    Well done for getting him and his story published!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2011 1:41pm (Mar 21st 2011)
     
    Red, well done you for getting Ron to be famous.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2011 5:18pm (Apr 1st 2011)
     
    Ohh I saw something interesting I have to share with the F1 fans on site. It is the new Senna move comming out in June, Have a read of this.....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2011/04/senna_immortalised_in_new_movi.html
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 1st, 2011 5:47pm (Apr 1st 2011)
     
    That looks brilliant NN one to look out for.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2011 6:48am (Apr 3rd 2011)
     
    Malicious Web Attack Hits Millions and Still Spreading

    A massive attack that’s trying to scare computer users into visiting a bogus antivirus site has infected more than 1.5 million websites and continues to spread, according to an Internet security firm.

    The so-called LizaMoon “SQL injection attack” began Tuesday and is being tracked by Websense. Such attacks redirect users by exploiting programming errors and poorly written code and scripts.

    Nearly half the compromised sites are in the United States. Other affected countries include United Kingdom, Kuwait, India, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan and Chile

    The hack seeks to trick Web users into believing that their computer has been compromised by viruses and prompts them to download fake security software that itself causes further problems. Among the sites serving up the links to the fake software sites are some belonging to Apple and used on its iTunes store, though Apple is said to have cleaned up the affected code on its site.



    WARRING, DON’T click cancel or click on the (x) to close the pop up window; it will only start running the program of the bogus antivirus, malware.

    So if a window pops up on your computer saying it is infected you should do the following:

    1) Hit control alternate Delete and close the program upon prompt and you will be safe.

    Some other thing you should do,

    (2) Purchase a good well known security system for your computer and keep it up to date.

    (3) Backup your system should you need to restore to a previous date.

    (4) If you have valuable files, folders, and pictures you may want to look into purchasing an off site backup program should the worst happen and you lose your hard drive and need to rebuild.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2011 11:19am (Apr 3rd 2011)
     
    Thank you Ronald for this information.
    My daughter sent me it too but the video on yours is very imressive and most informsative.
    I know not to press anything on these warning things that are unfamiliar (though they are designed to look familiar!) but hadn't thought of using the Ctrl/Alt/Del system.
    Brilliant.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2011 10:22pm (Apr 3rd 2011)
     
    Thanks Ronald - the trick is to remember what to do should it happen. It's automatic to just click the x on anything we don't want.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2011 1:21am (Apr 5th 2011)
     
    Thanks for the info Ronald. It is good to know you are there. I hope you are keeping well.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2011 6:16pm (Apr 20th 2011)
     
    More like heard!!

    I can hear the icecream van tinkling past at hencam, up and down the street, how quaint is that, just great to hear the local sounds.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2011 7:14pm (Apr 20th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle's been chasing ice cream vans but he hasn't managed to catch one yet!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2011 12:06am (Apr 21st 2011)
     
    he he it sounds like something Kasper would do, 'stop stop I love icecream, yummy, woof'.:dog:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2011 11:08am (Apr 21st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Trevs MumMore like heard!!

    I can hear the icecream van tinkling past at hencam, up and down the street, how quaint is that, just great to hear the local sounds. :face-smile:


    Nooooo! I must have missed it too! :(

    Unless it was driving on the main road - ice cream vans never bother coming up our road as there's hardly any houses booooo...

    Used to love it at my mum's when the ice cream van came and we were allowed to run out and get whatever we wanted! 99's with chocolate sprinkles!!!

    (someone's bound to come out with the "our parents told us when the ice cream van played a tune it meant they'd run out of ice cream" so I'm getting in there first!)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2011 1:37pm (Apr 21st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And it's up a hill, don't forget the hill!

    Lyle was chasing one around the nature park the other day, but it left the main exit just as he got there :laugh:

    I remember when 99's actually cost 99p!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2011 9:26pm (Apr 24th 2011)
     
    Our regular ice cream van has a new tune this year and already it does my head in !!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2011 9:28am (Apr 25th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I always think ice cream van's tunes always manage to sound really sinister...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2011 8:27pm (Apr 26th 2011)
     
    Get on my nerves too....doesn't stop me from buying a 99 though!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2011 8:09pm (May 16th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wasn't sure where to put this, but was suddenly aware that I hadn't told hencam:

    Lyle got his job at Alton Towers!!!

    He's been on two training days and completed his Basic Training, he has another training day on Friday to get his Food Hygiene award, and his first day is on Tuesday (the day after his 21st birthday!) He's really enjoyed all his time there so far, there are SO many perks (20% off any shopping at Tesco and buy one get one free at Subway to name but a few!) and the job is only for 8 months of the year whilst the park is open :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2011 9:35pm (May 16th 2011)
     
    Oh Red, that is fantastic news! Tell Lyle well done from all your friends at Hencam, and enjoy all the perks!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2011 9:48pm (May 16th 2011)
     
    Excellent news Red, Well done Lyle. Fab to get discount off your weekly shop as well....every little helps as the Tesco add says !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2011 10:43pm (May 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle says thank you to you both! :) It's the free tickets I'm exited about, 40 a year he gets :tooth: