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by Librarychick
23 Apr 2017, 12:28
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Spring 2017 Library Chick's Chicks

Hi All Sporadic diary entries? More like totally dried up. But we are all still going just that life is too busy. Bluebell and Ginger looking good but not laying so much (almost one egg a day) but as the eggs are now quite similar, it's hard to tell if one hen is laying but not the other. Gave the c...
by Librarychick
21 Feb 2016, 11:50
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

2016

My diary seems to be more and more sporadic. But I'm still going and so are Bluebell and Ginger . . The plastic coop has worked out ok although not as aesthetically pleasing as the wooden one and not so well made. I broke a couple of bits off the nest box lid almost immediately but that is because t...
by Librarychick
23 Sep 2015, 07:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Good news. Replacement piece for new plastic coop arrived safely on Monday. Bad news. Working at the weekend as busy start of term so I won't have much time to build new coop. Both hens laying well although they have had a lean week (worming). The 2kg only just eeked out to the 7 days and I relented...
by Librarychick
20 Sep 2015, 00:11
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Chrissie's chooks
Replies: 23
Views: 12027

Re: Chrissie's chooks

I don't date just have a system where I add new eggs to the front and use from the back. when no more room at the front I move them all back.
by Librarychick
19 Sep 2015, 23:04
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Hi LC We've all been there with the wriggly poos I use the grape method Good evening Karen and thanks again for support and advice Well done LC Princess on winning the Battle of the Mites [/quote] I am hoping so. I wasn't over-run but when there is enough to see them at all you have a problem. It i...
by Librarychick
19 Sep 2015, 22:43
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Katiee wrote:hi LC Really like the sound of Celeriac and Apple soup....
OK - basic recipe is now on Food & Drink just for you
by Librarychick
19 Sep 2015, 22:40
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Celeriac & Apple Soup
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Celeriac & Apple Soup

This is for Katiee. I make my soup in a soup maker - all one one blender. Its great - we eat a lot of soup and use a lot of veg from garden/allotment. Olive Oil - soften garlic/onion Add chopped celeriac and peel core and chop about 4/5 apples and add. Add about 750 ml veg stock Season salt pepper (...
by Librarychick
19 Sep 2015, 19:34
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Library Chick's Chicks - Sept 2015

What an exhausting week. Still waiting for the replacement piece of the new chicken coop. Promised 3-5 days but found out Thursday that I needed to complete a form and supply photos of broken piece. Did this by return and promised delivery for next Monday. So another week with the wooden coop. Suppl...
by Librarychick
14 Sep 2015, 23:11
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Weekend was too full on to post an update but I did read folks messages of support which kept me going. Thanks all. This is just a short summary to keep you briefed on the mite. So flat pack plastic coop arrived and I laid it all out on Saturday morning. 44 pieces plus screws. Piece 8 was broken (gr...
by Librarychick
12 Sep 2015, 20:58
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Thanks everyone for your support. Librarychick Warrier Princess here. Well plastic coop arrived (flat pack) on Friday. Plan for major day in the garden and chicken enclosure. Also have accumulated various other weapons of war. More visits to Countrywide etc. More £. Disappointed to discover Countryw...
by Librarychick
12 Sep 2015, 20:43
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: LL's chicken keeping adventures
Replies: 348
Views: 129072

Re: LL's chicken keeping adventures

"Ducks!" Now you are talking. I'm desperate for some Indian Runner Ducks but now we have the puppy ... I see you are doing Richard's Saving September challenge. I've just had the most ridiculous start to month. Spend Spend Spend. And a lot of £ on Chickens. Mind you we have a garage renova...
by Librarychick
05 Sep 2015, 13:35
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Library Chick's Chicks
Replies: 61
Views: 48296

Re: Library Chick's Chicks

Thanks all for the sympathy and advice. Here is the latest on my red mite war. So I discovered a trace of red mites last Friday. I cleaned the whole coop with poultry shield - every nook and cranny and turned it upside down took all the bits apart that I could. The hens were still laying most days a...
by Librarychick
05 Sep 2015, 12:21
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Chrissie's chooks
Replies: 23
Views: 12027

Re: Chrissie's chooks

It's great when the first egg arrives. What colour shell is it?
by Librarychick
30 Aug 2015, 10:16
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: LL's chicken keeping adventures
Replies: 348
Views: 129072

Re: LL's chicken keeping adventures

Hi there LL. Just been catching up - it's been a while and I think you sort of get out of the habit after a bit. Devastated to read of the loss of Posh back in the spring. So sorry. Your diary really inspired me in the early weeks of my chicken adventure and I still enjoy hearing how your Spice Girl...
by Librarychick
30 Aug 2015, 10:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: karen's chicken diary
Replies: 1093
Views: 222389

Re: karen's chicken diary

Sorry to hear about your sniffles and hope all back to health soon. Get well wishes from Bluebell and Ginger