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Cacoethes 09-09-2018 08:43 PM

Our old springer used to go after birds!
Got a few of our chickens :ermm:

nonperson 09-09-2018 08:48 PM

Poor chickens. =(

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 08:57 PM

Nothing compared to what the fox did though!
Got about 20 of them in one night!
Country life sucks sometimes!

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:01 PM

Oh I've seen what foxes do to chickens!

Last year my boss' chickens were keeping me company at work, there was a rooster, a brown one and three other white ones... and now there's only a white one and the brown one left. =(

I think I'd have cried if the brown one was killed though, she's my favourite.

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:09 PM

Yep it's nasty!

I had a favouite chicken too.
She was called Blue. Because she was blue/grey in colour! Unfortunately she was eaten!
One of our others though, Red, she outlived ALL of them! She survived fox attacks, dog attacks, duck attacks (our ducks did not like her) and she was even lost for about a week but she just came sauntering back!
She was indestructible!

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:11 PM

Indestructible chicken!

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:14 PM

She was!

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:15 PM


And haha, I call the brown one at work Brown or Brownie and the white one Blondie. So imaginative. =P

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:18 PM

Haha! Yes all our chickens were similarly named.
But tbh when you've got over 20, its quite hard to get names for them all!
Apart from at the time of a general election, where our newest 3 chickens were named Cameron, Brown and Cl-egg

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:19 PM

Cl-egg...!!! *groan!*

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:20 PM

We were hilarious :p

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:22 PM


Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:22 PM


Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:25 PM

I wish I had a garden.
I would totally get some chickens!

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:27 PM

I have a big enough garden but wouldn't be able to let them run free because of the cat. =/

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:30 PM

You can get some really nice chicken coops with big outside attachments!
Chickens are great.
And the free eggs every day is good!!

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:30 PM

My friend has chickens and she often gives me fresh eggs. They're so awesome.

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:31 PM

I worry about keeping them healthy though. Everyone who keeps chickens here seem to get that scaley leg thing. =/

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:32 PM

Hmm. That's strange, Person. Is there anything you can do to prevent it?

chinahorse 09-09-2018 09:34 PM

I thought chickens had scaly legs to start with?

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:37 PM

None of ours had that.
Although one of our chicks was born with a splayed leg.
My mum made a little splint for it with an ice lolly stick.

They are pretty easy to look after!

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:38 PM

I'm not sure really. I think my colleague was using a sort of spot-on treatment, much like the spot-on flea treatment for cats.

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:39 PM

I think it's a disease called "Scaly Leg", little mites get under the scales of their legs and it makes it painful for them to walk. I dunno.

chinahorse 09-09-2018 09:40 PM

oh, poor chucks

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:42 PM

I do like chickens a lot though but never having owned them before I don't think I'd feel confident knowing what I was doing with them!

Cacoethes 09-09-2018 09:44 PM

There are probably a ton of FB groups/other online groups about looking after chickens.
Might be a good place to start with advice for beginners!

I'm off to bed now guys
Night night!

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:45 PM

Night night, Beckie. Sleep well.

chinahorse 09-09-2018 09:47 PM

Night Beckie.

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:47 PM

Goodnight Beckie.

I really don't want to sleep tonight. =(

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:47 PM

How come, Person?

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:50 PM

Don't want to go to work tomorrow.

Aubergine 09-09-2018 09:53 PM

Oh. what's making you not want to go?

I also have work tomorrow that I'm a bit anxious about.

nonperson 09-09-2018 09:56 PM

I'm on my own tomorrow and find it hard to get motivated. But my supervisor is off for a couple of weeks so I should be able to just get on with what I need to do without being interrupted.

But I just don't want to have to get out of bed...

Sorry for whinging.

How long are you working for tomorrow?

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:07 PM

No need to apologise. Early mornings are tough.

I'm working for two hours, which should be manageable. Then Tuesday I'm doing two and a half hours. And the same on Friday.

chinahorse 09-09-2018 10:10 PM

Its ok np. Getting out of bed is so so hard, especially on Mondays!

I hope work goes ok for you too aubergine.

Shall be thinking of you both. <3

nonperson 09-09-2018 10:13 PM

I've been up at 7 both days this weekend to walk my neighbour's dog so no rest. x.x

I'm sure you'll do great Aubergine! Your work sound really supportive.

And thanks, Lillie.

I think I read you're off until Wednesday? =D

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:31 PM

Thank you, Lillie. :)

My work are great. So supportive. That's why I'm still employed, I think. Wouldn't cope with non-suppotive Collins.

nonperson 09-09-2018 10:33 PM

It's because they know how good you are at your job. You're really valuable to them so that's why they support you so much.

chinahorse 09-09-2018 10:36 PM

NP is correct aubergine!

I am off until wednesday but have the drs at 9:55 tomorrow and the hospital at 1:30, then tuesday I have my psychiatrist at like 3 ish. So no rest.

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:38 PM

Aww thanks, Person. I do try my best to do a good job and I'm told that I do it very well. When my Mum went into my work to tell them I was in hospital, the deputy manager told her that my knowledge of counseling points is better than some pharmacists. That was nice to hear!

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:39 PM

Thank you too, Lillie. Oh my, you have got a busy couple of days. I hope all of your appointments go well.

nonperson 09-09-2018 10:43 PM

Sorry you haven't got nice things planned on your days off, Lillie. =(

I'm attempting dinner... a bit late.

chinahorse 09-09-2018 10:46 PM

Awwh that must have been amazing to hear aubergine!

Better late than never NP. What're you making?

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:47 PM

It is late for dinner! What are you having?

nonperson 09-09-2018 10:49 PM

The crumble I had earlier filled me up for ages, heh.

Not making anything, just microwaved some saag aloo that I was going to have with my other microwaveable curry items.

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:50 PM

Microwave meals are handy sometimes. I hope you enjoy it.

nonperson 09-09-2018 10:52 PM

It was alright... Filled a hole!

Aubergine 09-09-2018 10:58 PM

I'm glad it filled a hole! I'm pretty hungry too, actually. Might have some more cereal.

nonperson 09-09-2018 11:00 PM

Don't you find that long life milk has a strange taste?

chinahorse 09-09-2018 11:03 PM

Where did the comment about UHT milk come from?!

(also yes)

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