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by Marigold
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks

What a lovely gallery! Let's hope nobody needs re-naming. (Bernard? Leonora?)
by Marigold
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weed or plant?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Weed or plant?

Campanula and aubretia both like well-drained, quite dry alkaline soil, so maybe yours is more damp and ericaceous, LadyA?
by Marigold
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks

Maybe you just have to think what's best for Martha in the long run - those of us who keep hens are familiar with the same sort of problem, when we have a hen who goes broody persistently when no chicks are wanted. Her hormones just take over, and usually it's best for her not to attempt a second br...
by Marigold
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3408

Re: Ospreys 2019

Wow! Do we know if all 50 eggs hatched and chicks survived?
by Marigold
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weed or plant?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Weed or plant?

At a glance, i thought campanula, but the flowers aren't bell shaped and the leaves aren't right. A weed is only a plant in the wrong place for a gardener, so if you don't want it, pull it out. On the other hand, it's a lovely trailer, and if it's too vigorous for the aubretia, just cut it back. You...
by Marigold
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

Sounds good, but Monotex trap would be better - just fix it across the mesh area, no need for double layer of mesh, and it will last much longer than ordinary plastic, several years probably. Easy to cut to size and reinforced with a nylon mesh. Use the sort of wide-topped nails sold to fix roofing ...
by Marigold
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Update on Charley, Martha and Chicks

Do CPQ boys crow? I know coturnix do - although it's not always easy to see which one is doing it! Only time will tell.... How do you manage cleaning out the cage? I had a pair of cages in the shed for mine, so I only had to catch them, one by one, (with the shed door carefully shut) then transfer t...
by Marigold
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

I've found it's quite common for new girls not to eat properly for the first few days. Try to encourage them with extra-nutritious treats such as sunflower seeds, crushed hard boiled egg, and mixed corn. Mix it all in with some pellets and chopped fruit such as apple or pear, or a few defrosted peas...
by Marigold
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3408

Re: Ospreys 2019

And I hope that everyone who enjoys watching it will give a contribution to the Glaslyn website as well.
See https://www.glaslynwildlife.co.uk
by Marigold
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: To hatch or not to hatch...

I don't know if it's possible to set newly-hatched autosexed chicks under a broody who has been sitting on spare or dummy eggs? Has anyone done this? if you could get very young auto sexed chicks, maybe you could pop them under her at night, so she thought they were hers when she woke up next morning?

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