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by subruss
22 Jan 2018, 10:38
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Knowing your stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: Knowing your stuff?

You need to be careful when buying show birds they are not always as true to type as they should be they are bred to show ie looks shape and colour, A good example of this is buff Orpingtons, supposed to be a utility bird ie good for eating and laying eggs a lot of the show birds you see are all fea...
by subruss
22 Jan 2018, 10:11
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Long time no see

What have I been doing , Well, WE have completely refurbished the house over the last 3 years, Doing well breeding the bourbon red turkeys and I still have the same chickens from when I was last on here(They just wont die :) ) every chicken I get seems to live for about 9 years Had one natural death...
by subruss
21 Jan 2018, 14:52
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Long time no see

Hello all. I found my way back due to a happy Christmas email, I have not been active since the old way of doing things shut down, I hope a few people remember me (for good or bad) I will have forgotten which :grin: . Stand by for a bit more turkey talk for the very few who are interested :lol: .
by subruss
06 Feb 2016, 17:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken Bully
Replies: 16
Views: 9712

Re: Chicken Bully

I have not been on very much lately and I find this thread a bit strange.If I am on line and I can answer or help anybody with a question I will, NO THANKS required. We all know how difficult it is to to get the context,feeling or emotion into an e-mail hence the reason we have EMOJI,s so my advice ...
by subruss
15 Jan 2016, 10:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Which plants are poisonous to chickens?
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Re: Which plants are poisonous to chickens?

This is a simple one to answer, The ones they dont eat. :thumbright: they are not as daft as they look :lol:
by subruss
08 Jan 2016, 09:44
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Happy new year to all
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Happy new year to all

lets hope its a good one, not been on much as we are having the house done up,. all the christmas celebrations and the weather has kept me busy. My chickens and turkeys may as well be ducks with all the rain we have had :lol: .Looking forward to answering and asking questions in 2016 :thumbright:
by subruss
05 Nov 2015, 09:39
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Dog / cat food ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 4389

Re: Dog / cat food ideas

I am right you are wrong :lol: :lol: Although they differ somewhat from cats, dogs should be considered carnivores based on their dentition, as well as the length of their canine teeth. A dog’s teeth reflect the mechanics of the ripping and tearing of food. They also possess a shortened gastrointest...
by subruss
10 Oct 2015, 08:04
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Dog / cat food ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 4389

Re: Dog / cat food ideas

They only eat all that stuff because we force it on them and it cheaper for us. the veg they eat by choice is normally to make them selves sick. cows and sheep will sometimes eat afterbirth, does that make them omnivores. Interesting points of view it has been ages since I have read up on anything b...
by subruss
30 Sep 2015, 17:20
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Dog / cat food ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 4389

Re: Dog / cat food ideas

both cats and dogs will chew and swallow vegatation to help with digestive problems but that does not make them omnivores they are both carnivores
by subruss
21 Sep 2015, 12:39
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Dog / cat food ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 4389

Re: Dog / cat food ideas

one of my friends dogs had some dietry problems and was told by the vet stop feeding dried and tinned dog foods and give him meat he now eats mainly rabbit (Raw) problems gone and there is no need to cook anything. we sometimes forget cats and dogs are carnivors :thumbright:
by subruss
22 Jul 2015, 11:46
Forum: Chickens
Topic: Chicken eating from my mouth??!
Replies: 5
Views: 5755

Re: Chicken eating from my mouth??!

try keeping your mouth shut :lol: :thumbright:
by subruss
19 Jul 2015, 15:19
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Broody (or not?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: Broody (or not?)

yes its normal, persistence is a definite trait in some birds. try finding her a home or selling her as a good broody you may be surprised some people have problems getting good broody. :thumbright:
by subruss
14 Jul 2015, 19:32
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Bedtime
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: Bedtime

as above plus if you can make the back perches higher than the front the dominant birds may move there and leave the front perches free :thumbright:
by subruss
14 Jul 2015, 19:28
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Broody (or not?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: Broody (or not?)

give her some eggs to sit on in a box away from the nest boxes, fertile ones if you want chicks or dudes if you don,t and let her get on with it she will get over it or I know a good recipe if she doesent
by subruss
14 Jul 2015, 19:22
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: Hello

Hello :thumbright: . I do the same my oldest bird is eight years old and I have one or two from each year down until this years hatch, works for me :thumbright: