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  Topic: Incubator reared growers
chickenlady

Replies: 4
Views: 444
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 17 4:50 pm   Subject: Incubator reared growers
I usually keep my growers separate (but within sight of) my older hens until the growers are at least 12 weeks. At that age they are more able to stick up for themselves a little and can survive an ...
  Topic: Frost
chickenlady

Replies: 13
Views: 794
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 6:07 pm   Subject: Frost
Thank you...I've added it to my weather watching list of websites.
  Topic: Frost
chickenlady

Replies: 13
Views: 794
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 5:31 pm   Subject: Frost
I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!

Blimey! Didn't realise that. Which website are you looking at? I've given up on Metcheck and Accuweather - they diff ...
  Topic: Frost
chickenlady

Replies: 13
Views: 794
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:39 pm   Subject: Frost
We've escaped the frost so far, but then, we are on the south coast. I've still been covering up the tender plants with fleece though - just in case.
  Topic: Would I.....
chickenlady

Replies: 3
Views: 693
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 17 10:51 am   Subject: Would I.....
Well, I planted the half of the cosmos yesterday - (no will power!)...but covered them up with a bit of fleece. However, it wasn't frosty at all last night in my garden, so all is well. I think I'l ...
  Topic: Would I.....
chickenlady

Replies: 3
Views: 693
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 17 12:18 pm   Subject: Would I.....
......be too silly if I planted a couple of tender cosmos in my garden border (south coast)? Probably best not to answer
  Topic: Chick hatching questions
chickenlady

Replies: 8
Views: 1239
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 17 2:46 pm   Subject: Chick hatching questions
I keep broodies separate too - even silkies. And, yes, a cat will be able to catch a chick, even when it's with its mum. As has been said, chicks shoot off in all directions when alarmed by a cat ...
  Topic: Old time poultry
chickenlady

Replies: 20
Views: 3098
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 11:07 am   Subject: Old time poultry
Looking good. I've requested to join, even though I've given up poultry keeping for the moment. Will start up again in the future.
  Topic: Pretty Henhouse and run for sale.
chickenlady

Replies: 0
Views: 1209
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 4:26 pm   Subject: Pretty Henhouse and run for sale.
FOR SALE. EXCELLENT HENHOUSE AND RUN 90. Wimborne area.

PROFESSIONALLY MADE HENHOUSE, WITH NEST BOX AND PERCH. PLUS RUN.

TOP OF HENHOUSE LIFTS OFF FOR EASY CLEANING. TOP OF RUN LIFTS OF ...
  Topic: Selling stuff.
chickenlady

Replies: 1
Views: 1843
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 2:54 pm   Subject: Selling stuff.
Are we allowed to sell things? I'm wanting to sell two henhouses.

Thank you.
  Topic: Giving up keeping hens......
chickenlady

Replies: 0
Views: 1612
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 17 10:04 am   Subject: Giving up keeping hens......
I've decided to simplify my life and have rehomed my hens. I now have two very nice henhouses and runs up for sale if anyone is interested. I can put pics and prices up if there's an interest. ...
  Topic: Put your birds inside
chickenlady

Replies: 55
Views: 12898
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 17 3:44 pm   Subject: Put your birds inside
  Topic: Water Spinach
chickenlady

Replies: 12
Views: 3531
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Dec 22, 16 1:21 pm   Subject: Water Spinach
Thank you Shan for your kind offer and I've pm'd you. It's much appreciated. xx
  Topic: Water Spinach
chickenlady

Replies: 12
Views: 3531
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Dec 22, 16 9:33 am   Subject: Water Spinach
I'd never heard of it before....but now I want some
  Topic: Red mite mites
chickenlady

Replies: 7
Views: 2808
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 16 3:20 pm   Subject: Red mite mites
Bog standard ant powder works fine too...contains permethrin at the same level as the posh mite powder but way cheaper. Just puff it into all the crevices of the coop, bedding, nest boxes too.
 
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