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16-10-2018, 09:09 AM
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Happy Birthday Zenith!!
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Funny old day nature wise...
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Roosting Problem
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Hatching today
Forum: Incubation & Hatching
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10-09-2018, 07:45 PM
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Boys
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Last Post: april
10-09-2018, 06:32 PM
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  Hatching today
Posted by: Sutty - 28-08-2018, 01:12 PM - Forum: Incubation & Hatching - Replies (9)

32 developing Brahma eggs due today, 9 out so far, broody hopefully ready to adopt the girls (and maybe 1 boy too), though she's only been sitting for a week or so.

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  E Collars
Posted by: april - 26-08-2018, 05:15 PM - Forum: Livestock (not birds) - Replies (1)

Not at all poultry related but finally looks like England is going to ban the use of Electric Shock collars in dog and cat training.  This is something (as a dog trainer) I have been campaigning for, for a very long time.  Just waiting for the official announcement from the Home Secretary - has been a long time coming.  Very, very happy.  Well done to the Government for actually listening to professional dog people for once and making the right decision.

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  Shetland Trio
Posted by: april - 22-08-2018, 01:47 PM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

I have a lovely trio of Shetlands for sale if anyone is keen.  Pictures by email if you would like to have a look.

The trio will be made up as follows:

1 cockerel with 'tappit
1 pullet with 'tappit'
1 pullet with no 'tappit'

Currently 12 weeks old.  Lovely Green egg layers and this trio will produce almost all chicks with the preferred 'tappit'.

£ 50

IMPORTANTLY - I AM ON A ROAD TRIP FROM KENT TO YORKSHIRE VIA A1(M) FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST.  COULDN'T REALLY DETOUR BUT COULD MEET UP ON ROUTE AT SERVICES FOR EXAMPLE.

PM me if you're interested or want to see some pictures.

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  Bantam chicks male or female
Posted by: PickyP - 19-08-2018, 05:35 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (2)

I have two bantam chicks that are 9 weeks old and are inseparable but, they do spend a lot of time 'play-fighting'. They front up to each other and bump chests. Does this men they are both boys, or do female chicks do this too?

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  Sparrows
Posted by: Cockadoodledoo - 19-08-2018, 12:31 PM - Forum: Wildlife - Replies (3)

Not so long ago I thought Sparrows were going to become extinct, but this year I have seen an enormous increase in their numbers.
They seem to be everywhere - it is a good job DEFRA can't see the numbers flying in and out of the poultry pens.

We have also had a few birds I seldomn see here, lots of woodpeckers, a few Mistle Thrushes, goldcrests and Jays.
I have noticed this week a sign the weather is changing - a pair of robins - we had 2 pair hopping abouit last winter.

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  Found you again
Posted by: auntsally - 15-08-2018, 09:25 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

Hi all, have found my way back..x

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  Missed curfew!
Posted by: scotsfran - 15-08-2018, 08:42 AM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (1)

What I saw when I looked out the window this morning - think she'll be safe from Mr Fox there! 

   

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  slow cook rice pudd
Posted by: k9crystal - 14-08-2018, 09:36 AM - Forum: Recipes - Replies (1)

I cup rice
4 cups milk. I use teacups.

grease slow cooker.
chuck it all in,i also add half tin or so of condensed milk to sweeten it.
add any flavouring you like.
cook on low stirring regularly until cooked.

you can also substitute some milk for double cream.

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  Happy Birthday Fran
Posted by: zenith - 03-08-2018, 09:16 AM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (4)

Happy Birthday have a lovely day  Smile

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  How the warm spell helps
Posted by: zenith - 20-07-2018, 01:24 PM - Forum: Gardens - Flowers, Lawns etc - Replies (6)

How the warm spell helps some plants and brings them into flower for a second time. I have a magnolia that has come into flower again. Everything in the garden seems to be doing well, except for hanging baskets and plants in pots mainly due to drying out too fast. We have had little rain except for one thunderstorm in the last 2 months. Watering plants in pots and baskets is a full time job trying to keep them watered, not that I'm complaining about the lovely warm weather. 1976 was the last time I recall such lovely warm temps. How are you all coping with the warm spell ?

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