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by Trev62
12 Jul 2017, 22:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Geese - two unexpected additions!
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: Geese - two unexpected additions!

how sweet (for now!) what kind of geese are they? I have absolutely no idea! All I know is they have two legs, two wings, a beak and are covered in soft yellow feathers! To be honest I thought they were ducks until I was told otherwise! Shows my limited knowledge of these things! Having them from s...
by Trev62
12 Jul 2017, 21:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken keeping in the summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Chicken keeping in the summer

With temperatures hitting over 45 celsius most days we have had to try and do all we can to make all our chickens comfortable as they are struggling with the heat. We have noticed they will not drink warm water and they will definately not move out of their shady hideaways to drink so we have to kee...
by Trev62
11 Jul 2017, 21:15
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 421798

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Hopefully next time Bob, never give up chasing that dream as you never know where it may lead you!!

Glad the flock is doing well and hope Marley recovers soon.

Take care

Trev
by Trev62
11 Jul 2017, 21:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Geese - two unexpected additions!
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Geese - two unexpected additions!

I have been helping our neighbour with his livestock recently due to him having an issue with his back (for which he is at hospital tomorrow) when tonight he called me over to his house and gave me a cardboard box which he told me to open when I got home, he then said thanks, shook my hand and asked...
by Trev62
11 Jul 2017, 20:44
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Californian rabbits
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

Californian rabbits

We have had these lovely little Californian rabbits for over a week now and they are so different from our house rabbit Percy. They are pets but have been brought to breed from (when old enough) to give a supply of rabbit meat for us, sounds rather callous but it is just another rung up the ladder o...
by Trev62
09 Jul 2017, 20:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wine making
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Re: Wine making

Thanks Helen I will be experimenting with the rhubarb in the very near future :-D
by Trev62
09 Jul 2017, 20:40
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69847

Re: How does your garden grow?

Good harvest today, all the usual ones plus our first cucumbers (one for us, two for the chickens), first bucket full of potatoes and a handful of yellow cherry tomatoes. Everything we ate for tea tonight was grown/raised by us from the herbs through to the vegetables/salad and even the chicken. Not...
by Trev62
09 Jul 2017, 20:30
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Max - Our rescued Street Dog
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Max - Our rescued Street Dog

Hi Linda, yes Max is doing okay, we have taken him off the pain killers as they seemed to knock him out! His weight has now stabilized which we are pleased with though he is also getting a lot more treats than he would normally be allowed and he enjoys a bowl of yoghurt followed by courgette bread m...
by Trev62
09 Jul 2017, 19:47
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: My beautiful Ruby aka Boo
Replies: 59
Views: 23254

Re: My beautiful Ruby aka Boo

Hi Linda S, I have been wondering if all was well as you had not posted about your dog Boo on here. Glad to hear she is holding her own at present especially weight wise and it sounds as she is still enjoying life. Enjoyed the description of her waiting for the football to come down the slide conjur...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2017, 20:55
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69847

Re: How does your garden grow?

All our peas have been removed and replaced with more lettuce, carrots, beetroot, leeks, celery and extra greens (cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels) were also planted in this valuable free space. Picking all the things previously mentioned in an earlier post plus cherry tomatoes, banana p...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2017, 20:34
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 421798

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Bob I wish you luck in achieving your aim and I willingly "Doff" my hat to you just for the work you do with all your flock! I will hold my hand up and say I have happily regressed to being a peasant out here, the lifestyle (though hard at times) has a lot going for it!! I look forward to ...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2017, 20:15
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor pets - hot weather !!
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: Poor pets - hot weather !!

With the heat we have improvised in order to keep all our animals cool inside. In front of the floor fan we have a bowl topped up with ice, water and the frozen blocks that are used in cool boxes. The air moving over the bowl gives of a lovely cooling effect. Also at the rear of our standing floor f...
by Trev62
03 Jul 2017, 20:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 421798

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Sorry to hear you have lost Cuddles a "Special one".

Take care Bob.
by Trev62
27 Jun 2017, 21:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Insect control
Replies: 2
Views: 3855

Re: Insect control

lancashirelass - thanks for taking the time for that post, several things in there we will look at. We have noticed that in a field not far from us they are growing fennel as a barrier between each crop, I am hoping to catch the owners to ask why, any ideas??? I should warn you that it is against EU...
by Trev62
27 Jun 2017, 20:45
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wine making
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Re: Wine making

Many thanks )like(