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  Topic: Any ideas please
bimini

Replies: 13
Views: 12151
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 03, 21 6:24 pm   Subject: Any ideas please
Many thanks - a liberal covering of vaseline will be applied this evening!
  Topic: Any ideas please
bimini

Replies: 13
Views: 12151
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun May 02, 21 7:19 pm   Subject: Any ideas please
Yes, happy and active.
My instinct is to keep a close eye and see how this progresses.
  Topic: Any ideas please
bimini

Replies: 13
Views: 12151
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun May 02, 21 6:45 pm   Subject: Any ideas please
One of my hens has developed a really unpleasant growth on her leg. She is otherwise healthy and laying and not showing any discomfort. I'm sure that someone on here will have an idea what's going on, ...
  Topic: Using plywood outside
bimini

Replies: 12
Views: 22404
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 20 8:02 pm   Subject: Using plywood outside
I am planning on making a bird table and an owl nestbox using plywood. My local merchant doesn't stock exterior quality ply and has suggested that hardwood ply would be fine outside if I treat it with ...
  Topic: Duck Advice (part 2)
bimini

Replies: 4
Views: 7300
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 15 8:06 pm   Subject: Duck Advice (part 2)
I agree they are very funny!!
  Topic: Duck Advice (part 2)
bimini

Replies: 4
Views: 7300
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 15 7:27 pm   Subject: Duck Advice (part 2)
Had my first egg today!!
However another query... neither have the curly tail feathers that mousjoos suggested, but I have seen them mating - does that mean that I have one of each sex or do fema ...
  Topic: Duck Advice (part 2)
bimini

Replies: 4
Views: 7300
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 15 7:33 pm   Subject: Duck Advice (part 2)
I have recently acquired 2 Indian Runners. They were advertised as 2 years old and female. I have had them for a fortnight now. I am hoping to have some eggs soon, but having never had ducks before ha ...
  Topic: Replacing axe handle - advice please
bimini

Replies: 12
Views: 10401
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 15 8:27 pm   Subject: Replacing axe handle - advice please
Thanks for advice... I'm looking forward to giving this a try.
I'll post some pics of job in progress and the finished article when completed.
  Topic: Replacing axe handle - advice please
bimini

Replies: 12
Views: 10401
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 15 8:14 pm   Subject: Replacing axe handle - advice please
I have a couple of axes and a sledge hammer all with broken wooden handles. I'd like to replace the handles with new ones.
Is there an easy method of fitting new handles so that they make a nice safe ...
  Topic: November the 8th ?
bimini

Replies: 3
Views: 2910
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 14 9:42 pm   Subject: November the 8th ?
Delicious crop of Autumn Bliss raspberries from the garden and a cucumber from the unheated greenhouse today.
  Topic: Turkey staggering
bimini

Replies: 0
Views: 2153
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 12 7:41 pm   Subject: Turkey staggering
I've only got 4 turkeys and one has begun to stagger quite severely... looking drunk!
I've been adviced that turkeys do not get Marek's disease, and on checking various websites have seen suggestions ...
  Topic: Trans gender hen?
bimini

Replies: 10
Views: 6067
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 12 9:24 pm   Subject: Trans gender hen?
Good question Jamanda!
Just had a search and found this:
http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww32eiv.htm

and this:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.1090300504/abstract
  Topic: Trans gender hen?
bimini

Replies: 10
Views: 6067
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 12 8:50 pm   Subject: Trans gender hen?
I remember reading in the AA Book of British Birds that in birds only one ovary develops to produce eggs. If this becomes damaged for any reason the other one develops into a testicle. I guess that th ...
  Topic: Secret seed swap?
bimini

Replies: 92
Views: 36683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 11 7:26 pm   Subject: Secret seed swap?
Received some seeds today... wow that was quick!

Many thanks Murdrobe

Mine are going in the post soon!
  Topic: Secret seed swap?
bimini

Replies: 92
Views: 36683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 11 10:27 pm   Subject: Secret seed swap?
Looking forward to receiving seeds... and equally hoping that my receivee is pleased with what I send.

Thanks for organising this swap Tinks.
 
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