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by Marigold
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New to Chickens - Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: New to Chickens - Advice please

A permanent run with a freestanding coop can be a good option if it's large enough and has a roof with a gutter to keep the floor dry, and will avoid the muddy poo problem. My roofed run has the floor covered with permeable weed proofing fabric to prevent the hens from scratching up the earth, and t...
by Marigold
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New to Chickens - Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: New to Chickens - Advice please

hi Tricky and welcome to the forum. We have another member, Bozza just setting out on his chicken-keeping journey, and on p.2 of another thread there are some replies about what sort of chickens to choose for a new flock, see http://poultrykeeperforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=124&t=11013&start=20 Four is...
by Marigold
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Quail pen setup question - can they use a tunnel?
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Quail pen setup question - can they use a tunnel?

Hi OzJody, and welcome to the Forum. It's great to have a new member from about as far away as you can get from the UK. We do have several international members and it's so interesting to compare notes. Over here we're all very sorry over what is happening in your beautiful country, and I agree that...
by Marigold
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Corti Incubator
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Corti Incubator

hi Bracky and welcome to the Forum. I did a quick internet search as most instructions are online nowadays, but didn't find a link, and I expect you've done the same anyway. If nobody on here has access to the instructions, you could contact The Incubator Shop https://www.theincubatorshop.co.uk/prod...
by Marigold
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My hens have started laying!
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: My hens have started laying!

Four out of five today, what a lovely surprise. They've been battling on since November at one or two a day. Lily still laying those funny ones with a flat side and a thin spot, but today's didn't have a hole in it.
by Marigold
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Have you all been blown away?
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Have you all been blown away?

Nothing to do with weather, just a heart-wrenching, lovely little animation I found when looking for something new to share with Poppy .

https://youtu.be/35i4zTky9pI
by Marigold
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rehoming Pekin Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Rehoming Pekin Ducks

hi Winward and welcome to the Forum. Would you like to tell us whereabouts you live?
by Marigold
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Have you all been blown away?
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: Have you all been blown away?

Wind gusting to 50+ here but when I counted the trees this morning they were all vertical. The bamboo screening covering the mesh round one end of the chicken run is doing a really good job - lets air through but filters the wind so it's quite pleasant in there, for both me and the girls - minimum f...
by Marigold
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bluebell in winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Bluebell in winter?

It's good to see a winter garden with so much colour and interest - and added chicken!
by Marigold
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Hi Bozza. We used 1/2" galvanised mesh in our run, and you can see what it looks like in the pic I posted a day or so ago, see http://poultrykeeperforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=70280#p70280. We used the green plastic-coated mesh, because it camouflages better in a garden, and 10 years later the coat...

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