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by Marigold
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Very pleased to report..........
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Very pleased to report..........

Glad to hear such a good report on your flock, Val. How many birds have you got in total at present?
by Marigold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Weather

This Bosch is the one I have https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Shredder-collection-cardboard-throughput/dp/B00D43EF06/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1547823862&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=garden+shredder&psc=1 which as you see is on offer on Amazon ATM. It's a truly amazing machine, a pleasure to use ...
by Marigold
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Weather

I used to burn all our garden rubbish and prunings, in the uncultivated field behind our house, but apart from adding to air pollution I was finding the smoke affected my asthma, so I gave up three years ago when I started a dry hedge along the back boundary. I used long metal stakes at the front, a...
by Marigold
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

What a fantastic video! I make that 8 eggs, is that right? Such busy little birds- and their plumage is in such good condition now. thank you for showing this.
by Marigold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: First time raising quails
Replies: 17
Views: 1862

Re: First time raising quails

How interesting, about your climate and daylight. Yes, of course i remember now that you live in Tazzy, but I wasn't sure about the climate. No problems with lack of light, then, and at 6 weeks you should soon be able to sex the chick.
by Marigold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: Weather

Down here in Hampshire, it's a balmy 6C, and after a long run of dry weather I'm working on clearing some waste ground to plant a shelter belt area of native flowering and fruiting trees - rowan, wild pear, and cherry plum, plus native juniper, oak and birch. The earth is warm and shakes easily off ...
by Marigold
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel

Yes, it's never easy, having a chicken culled, but where there's been good reason I've always felt OK about it quite soon afterwards!
by Marigold
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel

I agree with Rick - and would add that, with Spring coming, the situation between him and Peckford isn't likely to continue to be amicable at all, so you may well end up with some really nasty infighting for the top job. It's really not a good idea to keep two cockerels together, it's asking for tro...
by Marigold
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Sorting old photos
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Sorting old photos

Haliborange 3/9 a bottle, approx. 25p. in those days. Now it's £11.99 - but with added brain power! https://www.boots.com/haliborange-kids-omega-3-with-vitamins-a-c-d-and-e-3-12yrs-orange-syrup-400ml-10080778?cm_mmc=bmm-_-Google+Boots+PLAs-_-(GB:Whoop!)+Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Health+and+Pharmac...
by Marigold
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: First time raising quails
Replies: 17
Views: 1862

Re: First time raising quails

Hi Deetle, I'm very glad you've managed to integrate her, well done, that could have been problematic. I'm not sure exactly where you live, or what the climate is like, especially how much sun you get at this time of year. If she's a girl, you could expect her to come into lay at 6-8 weeks, and if h...

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