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by jacquih
23 Oct 2017, 07:42
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: It's Jam making time !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 9609

Re: It's Jam making time !!!

I made plum jam from some windfalls I got given,but I don't do the traditional saucepan on stove method,but use the microwave instead,so easy least,and so clean,I make marmalade from marmade using this way too,does anybody else do this?
Jacquih :-D
by jacquih
14 Jul 2017, 14:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: What do you use on the bottom of the run?
Replies: 10
Views: 4383

What do you use on the bottom of the run?

I am hoping to pick your brains,what do you put on the bottom of your hen run? we tended to use Bedmax but wondered if there are other products you can use? as it can get a bit messy,or do you anything at all?
Jacquih
by jacquih
12 Jul 2017, 11:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mixing different size chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Mixing different size chickens

thanks for advice, will take many issues on board,our little Seramas are feisty so heres hoping they wont get too bullied or pecked:)
Jacquih )like(
by jacquih
10 Jul 2017, 16:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mixing different size chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: Mixing different size chickens

OK thanks, would this still apply if they all started the new coop together as well?
by jacquih
10 Jul 2017, 13:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mixing different size chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Mixing different size chickens

Hi,I am hoping to pick someone's brains on this one,I am currently keeping three Seramas one cockerel two hens,we have been asked to to take on five average size hens all female,now the thing is we need to extend our coop,but I don't really want two coops in my not so large garden,so do you think it...
by jacquih
06 Sep 2016, 17:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Giant Slugs
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Re: Giant Slugs

This is the thing, we do suspend our feeders, but they are Olympian Atheletes when it comes to climbing,absolutely unstopable,I was wondering about putting that tape used for plant pots thats supposed to deter slugs climbing up them? but i might put the food away each night for a bit until Winter re...
by jacquih
06 Sep 2016, 12:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Giant Slugs
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Giant Slugs

Hi I have been having trouble with Giant Slugs sliding into the Chicken pellets every morning,I keep Serama Bantams and they are too big for them to handle,so slug eating is out of the question,these Slugs are enormous and I am sure they are eating the pellets as well, has any one got any ideas how ...
by jacquih
04 Apr 2014, 12:00
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Stalostan products
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Stalostan products

Can any one inform me where I can obtain Stalostan not sure that's the right spelling? at a reasonable price please? been so long since I have had to buy any, so would be grateful for any advice and point me in right direction. :-D
by jacquih
01 Jan 2014, 14:46
Forum: Other Poultry & Livestock
Topic: Good laying Bantams
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Good laying Bantams

Hello, does any one know of a type of Bantam who would lay well? I have 3 seramas who are very fickle, and have not laid since September,I am not a big egg eater but to get some occasionaly would be nice. I realise Bantams are not as prolific as larger chickens but hopefuly there must be a type who ...
by jacquih
23 Aug 2013, 21:05
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spelt flour
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Spelt flour

Thank you it does taste delicious,but I find because of a lot of moist ingredients, it can be a bit doughy, but it is flexiable and you can add and take away ingredients to taste. :-D :-D
by jacquih
22 Aug 2013, 21:22
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Spelt flour
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Spelt flour

Has any one ever tried spelt flour before, just got back from Ireland and had most delicious soda bread made with spelt flour,I jotted down recipe and made two loaves of my own today,it was highly delicious and so effortless here is the recipe, this makes two good size loaves so you could use half i...
by jacquih
29 Jul 2013, 21:28
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Weird Courgette shape
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Weird Courgette shape

Bought some Courgette plants at car boot about 2 months ago,they are starting to grow now but they are round and yellow not at all like the Courgettes I know,what are they?

Jacquih
by jacquih
21 May 2013, 21:16
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Bantams
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Broody Bantams

Over the last week,two of my Bantams have become broody,I only have 3 Bantams, and the two rarely leave the nesting box,luckily enough they let me slide my hands underneath them and take the eggs from them. They do come out occasionally to feed,but my concern is the remaining Bantam who paces alone ...
by jacquih
10 Jan 2013, 17:30
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What to do with leftover mincemeat
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: What to do with leftover mincemeat

Thank you for all the interesting recipes, Im deffo going to be trying a few,I actually made some flap jacks with some of mincemeat,and that was delicious, and I have got a bit left over so may try Mandas ice cream recipe next as it can accompany the flap jacks. Have written down the other recipes a...
by jacquih
07 Jan 2013, 13:20
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What to do with leftover mincemeat
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

What to do with leftover mincemeat

Hi, I still have got a bit of mincemeat left over from Christmas sitting in my fridge, has any one got any ideas what to do with it besides make them into mince pies.
Jacquih :-D