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Wed 15-Jun-11
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Toffeeapple
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Sue, which browser are you using?  If you change (from, say, Firefox) you might stand a better chance of opening links.

I'll try that again!

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I'm using (and have always) IE, TA.  I never used to have a problem opening links on here, it's only been the last few days.  And please don't ask me to change browsers.....anything computer-techie related is pretty much beyond me embarassedbig_laughroll_eyes

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 15-Jun-11
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wave Sue,

Paperman uses IE & he is great with solving those kind of problems....he helped me out of a problem. Why not ask him if he has any ideas.

Good Luck

 

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Chris, if you're reading this, I'm having the sameproblems, is IE the issue?

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Would be strange if it does turn out to be IE, as I never used to have any problems with links before.  Hmmm ponder

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Me neither - Hmmm

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Sorry, just catching up with unread topics so I did not see your comments above before I opened a new thread about it.

This one is a real mystery.

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I had a near disaster this morning as when I came back from walking the dogs I discovered the ducklings  had managed to creep under the gate and were in the grass in the wee orchard, right in the path of the labs.  Well, all hell was let loose as they chased and caught them in their mouths.  It was horrible, but with much shouting and chasing,  I managed to get the dogs in the kennel.  Ben went first, but Midge was reluctant to give up her game.  She dropped the one in her mouth finally.  I picked it up and took Midge to the kennel.  I examined the wee duckling and it was in one piece.  The mother was frantic by now on the other side of the fence.  To be honest at this stage I didn't know if Ben had gone to the kennel to enjoy his unexpected breakfast. What a state I was in, out of breath and about hoarse with shouting at them.  Anyway 3 had managed to get back in. I had one, but 3 were still missing. Then I saw them up the side of the fence and eventually, I manged to get them all back as a family again.  I have checked on them a few times and they all seem fine.  Just as well labs have soft mouths.  They could have eaten then very easily.  I now realise they were probably just playing with them, but it certainly did not appear that way.
Needless to say, there is now no gap under the gate.  I do not think mother duck and myself could cope with that again!!!!!!

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Phew! What a day for youeeek. I thought labs were game dogs and as such are trained not to eat game but I guess that is only one that has been trained as such.roll_eyes

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wave  Ben has been trained and loves to pick up pheasants.  Midge was never that interested.  Perhaps that is what saved the ducks although living game is different and can be 'fair game'  if you know what I mean.  doh

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Oh, my goodness Danuta ! What a shock......I hate it when something like that happens. Two snowy winters ago my neighbours had two new young male cats; they came into my garden & decided to "play" with one of my young hens. They appeared to be pulling her apart. I rushed towards them, through a deep snow drift, yelling my head off & trying to clap my hands to frighten them. They rushed off with their mouths full of feathers but the hen was absolutely calm & unworried, just a little bald in places. I was the one who suffered & had bruises as I fell onto my knees into the snow drift......doh

I hope your ducks continue to thrive. It always amazes me just how small a hole they can escape through.

 

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wave  Who needs wildlife documentaries eh?    big_laugh

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I've had two traumas with jessie (or dog) over chickens. The first one was when she was a wee pup, and we wererather inexperienced in our chicken husbandry. We found Jessie in the garden chewing on the wing of the chicken, while it just sat there and watched...The chicken died the next day, but not sure if it was from bloodloss, shock, or the brandy Mike fed it, thinking it would help it get over the shock.

The 2nd time, we had a broody hen that we didn't know about and she hatched 2 babies, I went to get the groceries and told Mike to watch the dog - I got back to find only 1 chick following the hen, and whilst bollo..ing Mike about what had happened, Jessie made a dash for the other and picked it up in her mouth and threw it up in the air. It was obvously damaged when we looked at it.(her mouth isn't as soft as a Labrador) and we had to despatch the poor little thing - found the other one later 'discarded' on the lawn. Sorry if this offends anyone, we've learned now and Mike had built a small nursery pen IF we ever have another broody.

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Crikey, such traumas!  I don't think I'd be able to cope with anything like that, just as well I have no livestock.

I'll try that again!

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wave  Had a wee upset this morning when I noticed there were only six ducklings coming for food.  Initially I was not worried as they spread out quite a lot now, but it didn't appear and when I realised it was the one that I noticed limping yesterday I became quite worried and sure enough I found its wee body down by the pond.  Its leg did not appear to be broken and there was no sign of any other injuries, so it is just a mystery. It was a particularly pretty little duck and I am so sorry to lose it.   I just have to hope the others will be fine.

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