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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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  Jeyes fluid
Posted by: eggy - 07-07-2018, 05:10 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (1)

Tesco are doing 1 litre's at £6 which is cheap.
Just a heads up, members.

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  A reason to celebrate (for once)
Posted by: april - 02-07-2018, 11:42 AM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (6)

The hen house is currently empty due to both building work for the fox problem and a small rat problem.  All my birds are currently living in various sheds and outbuildings until everything is back to normal.  This is creating a lot of extra work and moving birds around seems to be never ending.  However, as the house is empty I decided now would be a good time to creosote it really thoroughly - it hasn't been done for 3 years.  I'm convinced I have been red mite free in all that time but knew I might get a shock when I started removing nest boxes and actually applying  the creosote.  But...….No ! not a red mite in sight.  Not one single suspicious area and no sign of mites upping sticks and running for the hills as I began spraying.  What a relief for once.  I'm hoping this will also help to send the couple of remaining rats on their way as well (especially if they drink the spillages).  So, I might well be battling other predators at this time but least those horrid, annoying little red buggers are nowhere to be seen.  Yay !

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  RAT POISON
Posted by: april - 28-06-2018, 08:59 AM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - No Replies

I have a rat problem at the moment (first time ever) just get the fox problem sorted and now got these horrid blighters - Pest control think it's because our next door neighbour whose garden resembles land fill has started to clear it so all the rats that would have lived there have jumped ship.  Brilliant !  Anyway, it's being dealt with by the professionals but would like to know who of your deals with this problem yourself and what poison you use (and it works).

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  Autosexing ?
Posted by: Tanya in spain - 20-06-2018, 07:21 PM - Forum: Incubation & Hatching - Replies (2)

I think, these are supposed to be auto sexing. Any ideas

Three newbies


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