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by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 21:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Moveable Electric Fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

Re: Moveable Electric Fencing

Okay, so if I want to install an electric fence as to keep foxes and other predators away, I'll have to make sure the damp grass doesn't short circuit it... which is pretty good, as I was looking at this Costa Blanca real estate for my comeback to the countryside; with the warmer climate, it'll be e...
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 19:52
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Have you stocked up just in case?
Replies: 20
Views: 1930

Re: Have you stocked up just in case?

On one hand, I've got a solid (ish) reserve of rice, pasta, tins and other shelf stable food.
On the other hand, tap water isn't drinkable where I live now and I have to buy bottled water or rely on boiling water at home, and I drink it faster than it can cool down, so that's pretty much useless.
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 19:32
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 5626

Re: Poor old cat

It's unfortunate that doctors get franchised like they're a McDonalds or something... What's the point for them? I somehow don't think they get paid leave and compensation for "empty" months of the year from the chain, and it just makes them less affordable to their patients.
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 19:12
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken Feed
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: Chicken Feed

Yes, basing their alimentation around the dedicated pellets is your best option. But then, you can give them what's left from your cooking as well: vegetable peels, leftover pasta, salad extremities... They'll eat all of it with pleasure! Just make sure it remains a minority of what they eat, with t...
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 18:49
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: Removing Feathers to prevent chickens taking off.

I've never clipped the chickens' wings either, my family relied on simply having some chain link netting atop the chicken pen as well as on the sides. This way, they could fly to their heart's content without causing any issues; they even had small trees in their pen where they could climb if they w...
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 18:03
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Growing beans, advice, please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: Growing beans, advice, please.

Thanks, I didn't know about dwarf beans, they could be an option for me as well! However, I'm stuck in a city until next year, would it be possible to sow them in flower pots on a balcony?
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 17:38
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new normal '
Replies: 42
Views: 5332

Re: new normal '

Well, one of the big reasons behind the refugee crisis is the terribly drawn borders British and French officials drew in the Middle East, and later on, American endless interventions... Sure, Middle Eastern/North African countries aren't innocent, white and fluffy little rabbits either, but no matt...
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 17:14
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: which is the most energy efficient
Replies: 31
Views: 7175

Re: which is the most energy efficient

Still, I'm glad the spammer dug up that old thread, the information from 2010 are pretty useful.
by GalebG4M
31 Aug 2020, 17:07
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Treating woodworm
Replies: 6
Views: 15606

Re: Treating woodworm

Yes, not to mention that it should be possible to barricade the entry to the room so that your dog can't enter it during the "exclusion time"!
by GalebG4M
27 Aug 2020, 09:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Marking eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Marking eggs

I can confirm that pencils work fine, I was afraid, atfirst, that the constant contact on the egg shell would erase the pencil marks, but it doesn't. Would it be possible to use colour pencils to try and give each duck their own colour, or should I rely on different markings with standard pencils?