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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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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


As for the pure black one... I have no idea where he/she came from

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  Hi from Spain it’s day 21!
Posted by: Tanya in spain - 19-06-2018, 06:40 AM - Forum: Incubation & Hatching - Replies (14)

Hi, hope everyone is doing well

Story so far....

Two broody hens a Cochin and a Brahma.

Six eggs each - given to me

Day 15 Cochin left eggs.... including two broken both with chicks in and a lot of yolk?
Day 15 Brahma took all eggs!!

Brahma continues to sit on the rest of the eggs.

Today is D-day.

I am not particularly hopefull of any hatching because of all the chopping and changing

What, apart from chicks am I looking for to tell me they’re hatching, obviously the eggs are all under he hen!

On what day do I declare this a non hatch

Will the broody know it’s over?

How soon after one broody session can she be allowed to go broody again, because she does at the drop of a hat!


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