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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 5:09pm (Jan 7th 2010) edited
     
    Hi i am the new boy here just want to say hello to every one i live in West Sussex and have kept chickens for 4 years now i have 2 at present Babs (bovines Nero) and Milly (Abby Star)more Chickens to come in the summer why !! because i love em!!!!!!!

    Lee
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 5:31pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     
    Hi Lee and you are very welcome, Nice to have another man on board. Your hens are lovely and I bet you can not wait to get some more they make the bestest ever pets.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 6:21pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     
    Aren't they gorgeous girls? The white one looks so sparkly clean!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 7:19pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     
    :welcome: Welcome Lee..your girls are so pretty, thank you for sending their picture. It's always nice to see new people join the group.
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    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 7:26pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     
    Hi Leevaux. I've said Hi somewhere else but thougth I'd also do it in your new thread. your girls look very content. :-)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 7:38pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Welcome Leevaux, lovely girls you have there! :seeya:
    You have a gorgeous Milly hen too ;)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2010 9:36pm (Jan 7th 2010)
     
    Welcome to hencam Lee, you have 2 lovely girls there,I dont have hens but love them and hope to one day. We are all a mad, funny, friendly, bunch here, mostly hens ourselves but good to have another rooster in the coop.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 1:38am (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Welcome Lee!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 3:50pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    JONNY!!! Where you bin???
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 4:43pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Thank you for all the lovely welcomes i think there is a lot more men that love chickens out there but don't think its a very manly thing to admit if they only new ha girls!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 5:42pm (Jan 8th 2010) edited
     
    There's another new chap, Doug, to keep you company now, Lee...but he's over the pond! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 7:21pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Hey Jonny, you ok? where have you been? We have missed you xxx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 7:25pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    My hubby was nervous about us getting hens Lee, but he now says they are one of the best things we ever got apart from the cats. Mind you I did ask for a goat first, I told him he would have to learn to milk the goat in case I was sick and couldn't do it !!! It paved the way to getting the hens thats for sure.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 7:28pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Now in my household its the other way round i have to convince my wife that i need all these lovely girls walking,scratching, and poohing around our garden!!! good job she loves me!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 7:47pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    I always think they bring the garden to life. My Garden used to be real tidy and I worked hard to keep it just so. I just enjoy my garden now and love the company of the hens they are always willing to help no matter what job it is. They love picking raspberries the best, but haven't got the hang of putting them in the basin yet and accidently swallow them.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 8:00pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    I was going to tell you about the google map directory Lee but thought I had best check first and Yay you had already found it. How nice to be so close to the sea. We used to go to Brighton a lot when we had our motor cycle and lived in London.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 8:12pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Yes we like it down here my home town is Coventry City!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 8:20pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Quite a big difference and much quieter thats for sure.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 9:54pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    Nice hens Lee at first glance I thought that was a guinea pig in the food dish!! hha haa where are my glasses?

    Hi Jonny!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2010 11:05pm (Jan 8th 2010)
     
    I'm sure where you are now is better than Coventry Lee! I'm just up (down?!) the road from there in Solihull. How long since you left the Midlands? Still got the accent?!!!!

    Your hens are lovely - I wish my hubby liked them. We've just paid a load of money to have the garden landscaped so he's not keen to whack a coop on there. I have got him to agree to one of those spikes that you hang food off for the wild birds. Its a start ...!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 9:45am (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    No accent for me i left Coventry when i was 12 years old i am now 43 so all my growing up was done in Hove east Sussex i still have a soft spot for Cov i don't no why nice to go and visit look at the 2 schools i went to and houses i lived in i went onto Google street views and sore one of the houses i lived in fascinating i lived in Wyken. So Your husband will not have Chickens then thats a shame because once you have had them you would not be without them they are Calming,Funny,and fascinating to watch all at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 9:48am (Jan 9th 2010) edited
     
    Babs desperately wanting to come in the house she is my Hoover for all the bits you cant see.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 9:54am (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    Hi Trevs Mum a guinea pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thats my handy rock to keep there food dish to the ground they have a habit of standing on the edge and it all tips out!! Bloomin chickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 11:24am (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    Ha ha it does look like a guinea pig if you squint a bit. Babs is a lovely looking bird. I cooked my girls some rice this morning and mixed a couple of pouches of cat food in it for them, as I mentioned on another thread some are on a late moult so they will need a bit extra protein. I will cook some frozen sweet corn with a bit of cheese grated in it for their tea ...thats one of their favourites. Poor old things I feel so sorry for them with all the snow about. I am so glad we re-roofed the gazebo this summer. They have some see through corregated plastic panels on the inside for the winter so they are quite dry and protected in there, they just get fed up as they are so used to having the whole garden to mess about in.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 11:45am (Jan 9th 2010) edited
     
    Yes i make mine some porridge this time of year as it is a natural warming food for them mine are like yours they come out into the whole garden so all this snow is very inconvenient for them they don't like it at all Milly my white one seems to not like it as much as Babs she has laid a couple of soft eggs in the last couple of months.
    I regally give them added poultry spice and cod liver oil to give them a boost.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 5:37pm (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    How come your Millie is so white ? Do you bathe her? My hens dust bath every day and the white ones never look nice and white.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 6:07pm (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    I like your road lamps too, Lee...post 'em to me when you're done with 'em!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 8:59pm (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    No I don't bath her and she dose dust bath to because i don't really see other white ones she looks normal to me i had a white Sussex last year and she was really white but she was constantly going broody she turned into devil hen!!! so i gave her to a guy in a nearby village who needed a Broody hen to hatch eggs.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 8:59pm (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    Welcome to the forum Lee! :meuh:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2010 9:06pm (Jan 9th 2010)
     
    Hi Chief chicken yes i have a few of those lamps some older than others in the summer i light them up around the garden and they look great.
    I have also just got hold of some traffic lights for the garden much to the discussed of my wife!!! WARE ARE YOU GOING TO PUT THEM !!!!
    When i have finished and they are all lit up she will love them!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope!!!!
    I think i have a light fetish!!
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 1:06pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Ohh you will get CC going telling her about the traffic lights thats for sure.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 1:54pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Has cc got a light fetish to then ??
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 1:57pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I have a house and garden full of weird things. And amongst them is a four-sided traffic light used when brats took cycling proficiency tests at school. I want them mounted outside the loo so it's red when someone's in there and green when they aren't...but Eric hasn't got round to it yet...
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 2:27pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Brilliant i like your style!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 2:43pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I cooked my chickens porridge this morning; it went from slop to glue in 0.0000000001 of a second. I took it out to them while it was hot(ish). Onion tried it, wiped his beak ostentatiously, then they all stood in the porridge as they left the hutch....not even chickens eat my cooking! :\ Perhaps I'll put the traffic lihts outside their hutch...they already have a light-up Keep Left bollard!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 2:50pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    They hear that you had ordered those heatinasaucepanable heat thingummy bobs and thought that was what the porridge was CC.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 3:12pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Ah well, at least it warmed their poor little feet up! :\:D
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 3:13pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Now your cooking must be bad for a chicken not to eat porridge mine will eat it cooked or as oats and when they eat it ll up i feel that when they are tucked up at night that they are as warm as toast inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 3:23pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    :tooth:Mine love it as well Lee, either cooked or raw, but at least CC's Chooks had warm feet for the day. You will have to see if Waitrose have it ready cooked CC they may like that better Ha ha
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 3:35pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    There is always oatsosimple :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 4:03pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    We haven't got a michaelwave! :(
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 4:42pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    there is no hope in this world without a michaelwave!:cry:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 4:54pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I only use mine for cooking the cats fish and heating the wheat bags..... not at the same time though.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 5:30pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I hope so cat fish around your neck nooooooooooooo thanks :cry::cry:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 5:45pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I do a lot of actual cooking in my microwave. Jacket spuds and other vegs. Scrambled eggs and baked custards are a doddle. I make a lot of soups too. Warming up milk for those night time drinks.

    Oddly enough, I do like to make my porridge the usual way, in a pan!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 7:49pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I probably cocked up the porridge because it gave the amount of milk in hectares and I don't do foreign. So I just slopped some in the saucepan...evidently not the right amount!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 7:56pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Now i no its sad but you must get porridge mixture just right for it to be perfect!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 8:08pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    Your rabbit looks just like my Dini rabbit!
    Whats 160ml in real money then? Apart from 32 teaspoons...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 8:11pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    MILK!! To cook porridge!!!
    It is made with water and a tiny smodgin of salt. Boil till the consistency you want. Thats how it's made in Scotland.
    I don't have Scottish blood but do happen to own a tiny piece of land up there and so can call myself Lady O... !
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 8:24pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I thought milk was how you were sposed to cook it in England....and that it would be more palatable to the chickens. Huh...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 8:29pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    I always make mine with milk and a pinch of salt. I was told it is called gruel made with water and salt. I make it with water and no salt for my hens though. If you ever make it again CC and it is a tad gloopy just put a handful of layers pellets in it for them when it has cooled a bit.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2010 9:04pm (Jan 10th 2010)
     
    What oats are the best though :sun:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 1:27pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    I like the jumbo oats the best, as they have a nice nutty texture. I get them straight from the mill. I try to go to Cauldwells Mill in Rowlsey or if not I can go to the one at Warsop. I also get my bread flour from either of these mills.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 2:56pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    The only porridge Eric could get were sachets called 'Paw Ridge'. With mesasurements in foreign. Most unsatisfactory.:(
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:16pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Blimey i only use Quakers not quite from the mill :no:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:18pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    My heatpads arrived this morning; hot chickens and rabbits tomorrow!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:21pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Ware do you put the heat pads chief chicken ? I have a heat pad i used to use for my kids snails long gone now.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:31pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    They're gel, and you bend a metal disc and they heat up. I'm going to put them under hardboard at the back (inside)of the chicken hutch, and at the side (inside)of the rabbit hutch. That said, of course it'll be 98 degrees tonight, I expect, and I'll have spent £34 for nothing!:weather_hot:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:33pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Oh i know what you mean i have some of those but they are only small ones for your hands you reheat them in boiling water to reactivate them ?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 3:56pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Yes, but these are about 4 inches by 15 inches.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 5:48pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Sorry Lee but you did ask about the oats. If you get the chance to get some jumbo ones do try them as I am sure you wil love them. There is nothing wrong with Quaker, Scots or Asda's own. The texture is the only different thing. and they have all been milled.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 5:50pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Both Red and I lost our Giant African land snails last year Lee. You will see the pictures as you trawl through the site. I really miss mine and will get another when the weather warms up again.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 6:52pm (Jan 11th 2010) edited
     
    One of my snails got massive but i sort of got attached them but they were constantly at it so had to keep looking for the eggs they would bury i did actually hatch one of them out it was fascinating.
    So these big oats i have never seen these before ware can i gets some ?
    Talking of hatching things i would love to hatch a chick and watch it grow but if it is a cockerel this would be a problem but they are lovely.:smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 7:45pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Red's snail Sid was huge with a lovely shell. Mine was only a few months old and had a bit of a poor start in life. He was doing real well but I think he got chilled. CC named him for me we called him Fluffy. I will get another as I said but would like a better viv and a heat pad. He was such a fansinating little chap.
    I could send you some oats if you like the only other thing is to see if you have a mill near you that does them.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 7:55pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    The trick is to let them hatch only one egg...and to find a home for it before you let the lady hatch it, should it turn out to be a boy. Livia and Onion presented me with Gravy last year - he has two massive wives now who henpeck him in all senses of the word. My friend who took him and I find this amusing, but our husbands don't.
    Funny, that...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 8:00pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Waitrose does the jumbo oats Lee
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 11th, 2010 10:37pm (Jan 11th 2010)
     
    Waitrose i will try this week JUMBO OATSSSSSSSSSS HERE WE COME !!!:tongue:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 6:47pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    Ha ha They even give the recipe for cooking them on their site.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 6:55pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    Huh...:beaker:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:00pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    :wink:Calm down dear it's only for the domestic types
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:11pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    If I ent domestic, does that mean I'm exotic??
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:21pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    Of course you are CC, very special indeed
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:23pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    I don't really like porridge, I like ready brek, but I know thats only the kids version. i did buy my girls some porridge oats but need to get round to cooking them, I guess i need to get myself organised so I put them on when I go in the shower and then take them off, let them cool whilst i Do my hair and then take them up when I let them out - I do wish I coudl giv eup my job sometimes..... but then as Gary says give up the job give up the holidays and treats. :-(
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:29pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    Mine like it dry straight from the pack Tracy or mix it dry with a bit of yoghurt and then serve it up to them. I only cook it for mine when it is right cold.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:32pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    They got spoiled when I went ot hte shop this week - I felt so sorry for them, they got porridge oats, yoghurt, grapes, spaghetti, cabbage (gary moaned as we have cabaage in the kitchen garden next to the chickens, he dind't beleive me when I siad htey don't like savoy but the do liek the sweetheart type). He did then notice however that all the veg is frozen int eh garden anyway.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:36pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    They do. need their greens I get mine iceberg and slice it up real fine If I go to Asda about six I can usually get bags of salad reduced for them. They love iceberg and cucumber sliced fine and mixed in yoghurt as well.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2010 7:42pm (Jan 12th 2010)
     
    I might give mine some of the rabbits' lettuce then. Mind you, they often go on a family outing and raid the rabbit hutch!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 1:35pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I bet the rabbits have a few layers pellets in return. Dan has a rabbit and guinea pigs as well as the banties and they all share the food and living quarters.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 4:42pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I am glad to here that other peoples rabbits steal layers pellets to as soon as i open the run to let them out she is in there like a shot eating the layers pellets and i hang a white cabbage in the run for the chickens to like soap on a rope the rabbits into that as well i don't no!!!!!!!!!! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 4:56pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I put the lettuce leaf in last night for the chickens...and this morning I note it had been flung out! Another foodstuff spurned...:cry:...must be my cooking...
    You're right, NN; the rabbits love chicken corn and layers pellets. I'm not bothering with rabbit food any more! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:10pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Ahh but you didn't slice it all up finely for them CC they have delicate little beaks don't you know. Can not expect them to have to try and tear it off themselves. Ha ha. They probably think it tastes better if they steal it off the rabbits.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:24pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I give up. Cooking is men's work...:D
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:34pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I love cooking!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:35pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I rest my case, m'lud...:tooth:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:37pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Grandad North loves cooking as well.... only trouble is I hate cleaning up my kitchen after him.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:41pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I am a very clean worker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when it comes to cooking but my wardrobe
    That needs condemning i don't no what clothes i have any more i suddenly find something and get all excited about it because i forgot i had it! Sad :shamed:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:46pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Sounds similar to mine its a mess and I get excited when I can find something I can fit into Ha ha. Funny thing is I keep GN's wardrobe real tidy, even the shirts are all colour coordinated.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:51pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Blimey!! do you wanna come down here and do mine ?:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 8:57pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Me next! Me next!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:01pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    That would be fun and I will when I can move again. My next challenge is getting up and going to bed at the moment !!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:03pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    What do you think you've done, NN? Trapped a nerve or something?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:07pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I don't think it is a trapped nerve as I have had that before this is real agony. I am hoping it is just muscular rather than a slipped disc. I will see how I feel in a day or two before troubling the Doc. I dont want to catch pig floo again like last time I went.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:09pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Are you putting hot water bottle/frozen peas on it alternately? It helps to bring down imflammation if it IS a nerve. Nurofen do pills especially for back pain - I have to send 'em to my mate in Florida as she can't find anything as good there - she swears by them!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:14pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    I am taking ibrufren and have my wheatbag which I call a beanie !! I can not do the cold bit as it hurts my kidneys and makes me bad tempered !!! I have trouble sitting down and then getting back up again. My legs get weak as well if I stand to long. I isnt as bad as it was when I first done it so that's something to be glad about.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:15pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    At least it's getting a bit better...take it easy!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:17pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    If its affecting your legs too it sounds like its a trapped nerve. OUch!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:19pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    yes it's something to be positive about. I know it sounds daft but one of the worst bits is getting on and off the loo !!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:19pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    Is there a pain in your calf, NN? And in your thigh and/or buttock (pardon my French)?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:20pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    No they are all ok thanks
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2010 9:22pm (Jan 14th 2010)
     
    The pain is right in my lower back pelvic area it just felt like something tore or pulled I can not really explain it