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Sorry about all these questions. Despite reading the forum, and possessing two books on keeping hens, things crop up which I cannot easily search out. I have been keeping my egg shells, baking them in the oven, and then crushing them up to use as chicken grit, but one of my books says never to give ...
On another thread, Korgscrew has said that he paints his shed each week with diatom paste. We have had our girls (three of them), for sixteen days now, and so far have puffered them with diatom powder twice, and puffered the shed once. I have also put the powder in their dust bath. Someone told me a...
Thank you for your kind comments. The grass is our lawn - no grass in the run after a couple of days! I wear wellies a lot as everything is sopping wet here at present, and my dress/skirt - the top half is an apron, skirt is ancient, but still wearable!
Lizzie, Lottie and Lily venturing out of their run this morning. http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx228/tedyates_photos/PICT0002.jpg http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx228/tedyates_photos/PICT0001.jpg http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx228/tedyates_photos/PICT0004.jpg
Got the run sorted by 8am, after an early start. The ground was drying up, and half the run is now roofed over with corrugated plastic sheeting. We have put more paving slabs down at the other end, and put a thick layer of wood chippings on the rest of the area. The girls are having a ball, flinging...
This morning we let the girls out for ten minutes, after making a safe area (we hoped), with three tall windbreaks. I stayed inside with a tin of mealworms, and OH took photos of them. They were quite cautious at first, but loved the grass. One thing concerns me, we have a lot of clover in our lawn,...
We should have got the run wood chipped yesterday, when it had dried up, but couldn't get the goods until this morning, when after torrential rain (again), it is a mud bath, and puddled everywhere. Got the corrugated sheets today - over eighty pounds, gulp, and OH is building a stout frame to fix th...
Until today, we have spent little on our hens. The hut was from freecycle, and we already had wire netting, though we bought some small gauge costing around ten pounds. Today we have paid twelve pounds for wood chippings, extortionate I thought, until we coughed up eighty four pounds for corrugated ...
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