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  Topic: Shell-less Eggs

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat May 10, 14 3:29 pm   Subject: Shell-less Eggs
You could also try giving them their egg shells back to eat. I used to do this with mine, just collect enough (to be worth bothering with), pop in the oven on low, grind up with a pestel & mortar. ...
  Topic: Egg eating woe

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Views: 6170
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 14 6:50 pm   Subject: Egg eating woe
I had moderate sucess with stopping egg eating with the 'filling the eggs' thing (- not with chilli sauce etc, they just loved that!). Tip from a US forum - fill the eggs with liquid soap - mine certa ...
  Topic: long term frozen meat question

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 14 7:31 pm   Subject: long term frozen meat question
I seem to recall that the freezer times for meat are based on the usual fat content of the particular type of meat.
As in, pork won't keep as long because it typically has fat on it, beef is typicall ...
  Topic: Reasonable polytunnel?

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Views: 6601
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 14 9:01 pm   Subject: Reasonable polytunnel?
When we wanted a polytunnel we found them rather expensive to buy, so, by chance discovered a carport in Costco for around 300 (think they're about 350 now), which came with a fitted tarp cover.
  Topic: Help needed for bread

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 14 8:04 pm   Subject: Help needed for bread
Your recipe looks lmost identical to the one I use in a machine.

I've had problems a couple of times (over 15 years or so), 1st time I had used milk powder & the preservative or something had c ...
  Topic: LED downlights - tech info req. please

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Nov 29, 13 10:01 pm   Subject: LED downlights - tech info req. please
We had 6 50w halogens in our kitchen. Replaced them with Lidl's 3w LEDs @ 4.50 each. Have been well impressed so far, much brighter than the halogens.
Only been in for couple of months, but well wo ...
  Topic: Psychotic Hens

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Views: 4856
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 13 8:43 pm   Subject: Psychotic Hens
It sounds to me like you had a predator pestering your hens & setting them off.

We had this with our free rangers, about once an hour they would kick off the alarm calling, & this went on f ...
  Topic: Injured wing

Replies: 8
Views: 3335
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 13 3:47 pm   Subject: Injured wing
Yes, thats it, close to the body is the most natural position, try to get it to match the look of the good wing.
They usually hate the wrap, & spend a good amount of time trying to get it off, bu ...
  Topic: Injured wing

Replies: 8
Views: 3335
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 13 8:13 pm   Subject: Injured wing
I think the easiest way to help the wing repair is to use those cohesive bandages ( the ones that sportsmen use & sticks to itself).

Get the wing in correct position & bandage over the inj ...
  Topic: Boundary help needed

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Views: 38973
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 13 3:42 pm   Subject: Boundary help needed
I would suggest you photograph any remaining fence post stumps as a record of where the boundary is meant to be.

As said earlier, put your 'points agreed' from any conversations in writing; if it ...
  Topic: ???? Hen crowing

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Views: 4369
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 13 7:05 pm   Subject: ???? Hen crowing
I seem to remember that if you don't have a cock, then sometimes the top hen will take on his roll. Sometimes they will carry on laying, other times they develope a few cock physical characteristics & ...
  Topic: What plants cause blisters?

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 13 3:08 pm   Subject: What plants cause blisters?
Euphorbia family has photo-reactive sap if I remember rightly, but can't remember if it blisters.
  Topic: Summer Cooler recipe...but

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Views: 7158
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 13 7:03 pm   Subject: Summer Cooler recipe...but
I seem to remember that our local chinese supermarket sells Agave juice in cartons.
  Topic: What's pinching our hen eggs and killing hens?

Replies: 13
Views: 7999
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 13 7:55 pm   Subject: What's pinching our hen eggs and killing hens?
We've had a lot of squirels taking eggs in the last 2 years.
  Topic: Olive tree.

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Views: 3286
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 23, 13 7:26 pm   Subject: Olive tree.
Mine stays in the greenhouse for the winter, but still got frosted year before last.

Some feed & a bit of tlc usually prompts fresh growth, just keep pinching the tips out at 2 or 3 pairs of le ...
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