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by alan refail
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Before and after!
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Before and after!

Kleine paradijs!
by alan refail
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Are they ever going to leave home?
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Are they ever going to leave home?

Trusty Welsummer broody still strongly attached to her little brood when they're eleven weeks old!
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by alan refail
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Never look a gift cock in the beak
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Never look a gift cock in the beak

Claude, our French Wheaten Marans cock. A handsome chap with the feathered legs a French bird should have. He was surplus to his owners' requirements and they were anxious to find a good home for him which is why he was a free gift. As an added bonus we already have three Wheaten Marans hens, so it'...
by alan refail
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where did it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Where did it go?

Suddenly I notice it's totally dark at eight o'clock.
It's been like this all our lives and for millennia before that. So why are we surprised every autumn?
by alan refail
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Guarded by geese
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Guarded by geese

oldherbaceous wrote:What is your current number of livestock at the moment, Alan?


I honestly don't know. It must be somewhere in the region of 130-140, but some are given away some are sold, new ones hatch and old ones die. We'll no doubt do a census before the winter to see where we're at.
by alan refail
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Guarded by geese
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Guarded by geese

They do so love a photo shoot!

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by alan refail
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Guarded by geese
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Guarded by geese

Well, it worked for the Romans when the sacred geese warned of the Celtic invaders from Gaul!
Kaiser, Gretschen, Gretel and Gerda do some guard duty on the patio.

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by alan refail
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn chick pic
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Autumn chick pic

Next season's crop is already shaping up nicely :wink: I managed to catch most of this year's hatch of Cream Legbars posing in the sunshine and the cockerel standing proud on his podium. They are eleven weeks old, should be laying before Christmas and will be laying fertile eggs for hatching come th...
by alan refail
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190896

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Llandudno's feral Kashmiri goats vainly queuing for a quick trim during lockdown. https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/107694107_10157657452087532_5494470500580126603_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=zYdvGJIfSgIAX_TllVX&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-2.fna&tp=7&...
by alan refail
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday.

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by alan refail
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I have a day off and look what happens!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by alan refail
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Happy Birthday.

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by alan refail
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BOTH

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by alan refail
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Next year's ducks!
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Next year's ducks!

We have already planned for next year's duck breeding and the new additions will be Saxony ducks. We bought these five earlier in the year and they are now about five months old and should soon be laying. The are the most beautiful breed both in colour and markings. I have seen them described as the...
by alan refail
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A productive year
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: A productive year

A cockerel and a pullet of the dozen Light Sussex hatch and a crowd of young Cream Legbar pullets.

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