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by Bristolianbelle
30 Apr 2012, 12:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Tiny egg!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Tiny egg!

Yes phew {rofwl} Thanks to this forum, I can now rest easy.
by Bristolianbelle
30 Apr 2012, 12:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Tiny egg!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Tiny egg!

Yesturday my hubbie went to collect the eggs and found the smallest egg I have ever seen! I spent all evening worrying about the girls. And couldn't connect to the internet all last night! Phew what a relief, I managed to get onto the forum now to find out what was the cause of this tiny egg. You kn...
by Bristolianbelle
15 Apr 2012, 08:41
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Herb Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Herb Garden

Yes the homebrewed elderberry wine and cider will taste better in here :-D
by Bristolianbelle
15 Apr 2012, 07:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: I'm now a chicken keeper!
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: I'm now a chicken keeper!

Hi Hel, I just boil the potatoe peelings. :-D Lou x
by Bristolianbelle
10 Apr 2012, 13:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: in molt?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: in molt?

It must be our LS plucking again then. I have sudocreamed, Violet sprayed and anti fether peck sprayed today. Going to buy some more mealworms today and re started the poultry spice. If that dosn't work, i'm going to have to work out how to sperate the culprit and perhaps put her with our bluebell w...
by Bristolianbelle
09 Apr 2012, 18:35
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: bald bum
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: bald bum

4 out of my 6 girls have bald btm's. And we think it is our light sussex who is feather plucking them {warn}
by Bristolianbelle
09 Apr 2012, 17:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: in molt?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

in molt?

Hello everyone, Violet my columbian blacktail has some feathers missing from her wings. Our light sussex is a feather plucker, but I havn't seen her picking on Violet. Could she be going into a molt? Or do they molt only in the winter time? I've had all of the girls since November as Point-of-Lay. A...
by Bristolianbelle
06 Apr 2012, 10:05
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Herb Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Herb Garden

The only plant the chickens managed to nibble before I put up the netting over the trellis was the pennyroyal. In the crescent shaped border is a mixture of wild flowers and herbs. The 4 willow planters are going to have veg planted in them. The only outstanding thing to do is to sort out the electr...
by Bristolianbelle
05 Apr 2012, 16:43
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Herb Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Herb Garden

The gates are from Wilk insons and are plant trellis that I hinged on 2 pieces of apple wood.
by Bristolianbelle
05 Apr 2012, 16:16
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Herb Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Herb Garden

After 3 days of hard work, we have finished our herb garden with a culinary herb spiral in the centre. Fingers crossed it's chicken proof. http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m604/Bristolbelle/DSC_0006-1.jpg http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m604/Bristolbelle/DSC_0005.jpg http://i1134.photobucket....
by Bristolianbelle
02 Apr 2012, 21:35
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickinitis.
Replies: 19
Views: 505

Re: Chickinitis.

I can't put a cup of tea down when the girls are free ranging. They all stick there heads into it. I forgot to let my OH know that the girls liked tea.... He soon found out when he tried to bring me out a mug the other day. Our Amber Star Lilly jumped onto his shoulder and tried to stick her head in...
by Bristolianbelle
12 Mar 2012, 12:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chicken proof garden plants
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: chicken proof garden plants

Fortunatly we replaced the lawn (well more weed than grass) a few years ago with chippings. The girls love digging huge holes in it when they free range and all I do when they are back in their Walk-in-Run is go around with a rake to level it back again. I hose it down on a reg basis as well. I used...
by Bristolianbelle
12 Mar 2012, 10:17
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Greenhouse staging from pallets
Replies: 11
Views: 3772

Greenhouse staging from pallets

Here Is my attempt of some staging for my greenhouse using pallets. I also adapted a potting table to use in the greenhouse for a gravity fed watering system. Took me about 2 days to make. m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; potting table before limewash and wax. m" oncli...
by Bristolianbelle
12 Mar 2012, 10:06
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chicken proof garden plants
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: chicken proof garden plants

I had to use an assortment of pea netting and resigned myself to the fact that I no longer had pots on the patio. Although the girls havnt demolished my Acer and Lavender. http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m604/Bristolbelle/IMG_0476.jpg From the kitchen window. http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Bristolianbelle
27 Feb 2012, 10:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Can chickens see infrared CCTV lights?
Replies: 10
Views: 5462

Re: Can chickens see infrared CCTV lights?

I have my old baby monitor cctv cam in our coop and the monitor in the livingroom. Its on 24/7 with no problems. My Children say that I should set up a live feed to the internet and have "hen cam". Never know could be better than Big Brother! {rofwl} {rofwl}