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by kitla
08 Feb 2021, 09:26
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 174149

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

The netting run extension got nearly wrecked in the last heavy snow, I've fixed it as best I can. They dont seem keen to leave the proper run in the bad weather anyway. I've ordered some live mealworms to keep them occupied, & got a big bag of soft straw to line the coops. I'm so glad that Giblet ha...
by kitla
08 Feb 2021, 09:13
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 311
Views: 97781

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

I hope your chooks are appreciating your efforts, I've lined my lots beds with extra straw too & extra NE wind protection in the run. Feather pecking can be due to protein craving. My Bonny once had an absurdly long broody spell & came out of it feather pecking like mad, I gave her lots of mealworms...
by kitla
20 Jan 2021, 11:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Has anyone a photo.......
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Has anyone a photo.......

I have an old photo of a cube on a 2011 post, but its covered with photobucket logos. I was wondering, if I paid for a month of the new photobucket fee, & used that time to download all my old photos from them (98% chicken pics for dtl) is there any way I can reload the pics onto my old posts via an...
by kitla
11 Jan 2021, 22:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned

I follow a group on facebook & it has also concerned me how many new chicken keepers have been (& still are over winter) hatching chicks with little thought to the issue of the boys. I think there'll be a lot of those wandering around soon too.
by kitla
08 Jan 2021, 12:12
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Any good examples of plastic recycling ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8097

Re: Any good examples of plastic recycling ?

I know this is an old thread but I've had a new idea - well new for me anyway, I expect folk on here already do this. I've started keeping plastic bread bags & cerial inner packets to use instead of new plastic bags. So obvious I dont know why I've not done this before!
by kitla
03 Jan 2021, 20:51
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

Hi FR, the pudding was really good! I would even say as good as homemade. The only criticism - it was rather small so no leftovers.
by kitla
18 Dec 2020, 08:49
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 174149

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I spent most of yesterday rigging up a netted area outside the run. I made Giblets garden much smaller so she can come out too. I used mesh that used to cover the veg frame, green plastic netting I had in the back of the greenhouse & bamboo pole tripods holding it up, all tied up with string. Bit of...
by kitla
18 Dec 2020, 08:40
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2440
Views: 409584

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hi Bob, you can still get those tiny baby sized inflateable pools online, they're about 2ft. Might that work for your ducks? probably one at a time !https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/402368132351?m ... =28&chn=ps
by kitla
15 Dec 2020, 09:12
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 174149

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

That sounds awful Karen. Ours had started to breach the anti rat defence trench at the back of the run, so I did a bit of digging & added some more concrete powder & stones. There were no signs of them yesterday morning & more mice appeared - a good sign, but they'll find another way in I'm sure. In...
by kitla
12 Dec 2020, 21:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Sandy's Pink Ladies
Replies: 1573
Views: 261552

Re: Sandy's Pink Ladies

Sorry about Mirian & Lauren :(
Thats a shame about the rehoming, but I spose lockdown makes is so much harder to introduce new hens.
by kitla
12 Dec 2020, 21:17
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 174149

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Its handy having these diaries, I searched back to the last time to look for ideas. I dug over patches of the run & lifted up stone slabs so they could scratch & peck. I remember it was not so bad in the cold weather, but harder for them when it got springy & the sun shined. I also had a blooming ra...
by kitla
04 Dec 2020, 00:01
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 808
Views: 174149

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Oh good grief! We come out of lockdown & the chickens go right back into it. Defra has given us till 14th to prepare then we've got to shut them in again. No ifs or buts, no "certain areas", all poultry- farms or gardens to be shut in. There's not much sunshine in the winter where the runs are so th...
by kitla
23 Nov 2020, 22:52
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

Thanks FR I've ordered one of the Georgieporgie ones, I'll let you know how it goes.
by kitla
23 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

I really dont mind using veg suet, I often use it myself, but none of the puds i've looked at have suet in the ingredients. I've found some more traditional ones in large sizes & v expensive, but nothing else so far.
by kitla
22 Nov 2020, 13:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

For years now I've made a batch of christmas puds from my mum's 1950's recipe - which is very similar to Mrs Beatons. However, this year I only need one small one, not really worth the faf of making it, I thought I'd just buy one for a change. But a proper, traditionally made one with suet, not a ca...