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by Mo
03 May 2007, 07:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Wing Clip
Replies: 31
Views: 7614

I found this picture of how to do it http://www.poultryhelp.com/wingclipping.html
I think the idea is to make them uneven, to deter them from flying out, and getting into trouble/mischief.
by Mo
03 May 2007, 07:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Crows (by Lynsey in old forum)
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

don't know how to deter them, but I noticed yesterday that one of my birds looked thinner and blacker than the others! It flew off when I came near, and it wasn't stealing their supper from under their beaks, maybe it was hoping for leftovers. I can't keep them off the cherry tree either, they have ...
by Mo
02 May 2007, 14:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Nest Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Mine do that. I've got 3 boxes but they pile into one.
by Mo
02 May 2007, 08:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chickens and water features....
Replies: 7
Views: 2502

Yes, our cat is always drinking outside.
After th last downpour we had a full bucket under a leakiy gutter and Pat was seen stretching to get his head over the edge.
by Mo
01 May 2007, 20:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Sick chicken
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

If no-one here can help try Practical Poultry http://www.kelseyinfo.co.uk/yabb/YaBB.pl
They have some knowledgeable members, at least they seem to be.
by Mo
01 May 2007, 20:18
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Two eggs in one day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Its not usual, but one of mine once laid 2 in a day, when starting laying.
Anyway you can't stop them, can you. They are bred to lay lots.
by Mo
01 May 2007, 20:16
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: whats the smallest gap a chicken can fit through?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Right, I've been outside with the ruler.
The flocknet round my hens has a mesh of 3"x4" squares. If a strand snaps they will find and squeeze through a double square, no problem. The 4' high net will usually keep them in though I have one that's getting out every morning at the moment.
by Mo
01 May 2007, 20:09
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chickens and water features....
Replies: 7
Views: 2502

Why do you want to keep frogs out?
by Mo
01 May 2007, 20:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: which breed is best 4 us???
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

I've never kept a cockerel. If you want eggs the ones I got first were Black Rock, they are a hybrid, so even if you did have a cockerel you couldn't breed them to be the same. They laid well for me. One was mostly black, the other had more brown in it, so I could tell them apart, and I had a White ...
by Mo
30 Apr 2007, 18:39
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: price of rhubarb
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

My word, you lot are slow!
I asked the same q on Mudcat, the folkmusic forum and got 2 answers while I was having my tea - £1/lb on Gainsbourough market or £1.99 /400g on special offer at Sainsburys. I knew markets were better value.

I didn't ask them about picking it though.
by Mo
30 Apr 2007, 16:35
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: price of rhubarb
Replies: 13
Views: 4722

price of rhubarb

I've just picked 5lb of rhubarb to sell at our dance club's charity book stall tonight. Of course I never buy it so I've no idea what to suggest for price ('a donation', probably). Any ideas? Does anyone know how much you should pick? It seems to grow thick and tangled; if you dont pick it the stems...
by Mo
30 Apr 2007, 11:02
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Keeping Chickens (by Keelan)
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

You are not the youngest to wander down the lane.
Have a look at some of Sam's posts on the old forum HERE
and
HERE
by Mo
30 Apr 2007, 09:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Keeping Chickens (by Keelan)
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Hi, Welcome to the forum. My hens live in the orchard, on grass, but I know that some people with small hen runs have them paved. A lot of people did this in case they had to keep them covered in any bird flu outbreak. (Are you still around Chickpea?). Hens are very adaptable, they will even lay egg...