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by Marigold
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 81
Views: 6503

Re: Man vs. Mouse

Ruth (BYM's wife) has sent me this link. I think you'd like to see it, Rick. It's your sort of thing. Thank you, Ruth!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... eaky-clean
by Marigold
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 147
Views: 11069

Re: nature notes

Little Egrets have lived and bred in a riverside meadow in Whitchurch, Hampshire, where I live, for some years now. We can rely on seeing them every time we walk that way. They are very beautiful birds.
by Marigold
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 81
Views: 6503

Re: Man vs. Mouse

What a brilliant idea! Only you could have thought of that one, Rick.
I can't help thinking it would also help with the problem of hens sleeping in the nest box overnight....
by Marigold
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: ?lice
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: ?lice

hi Christine, and welcome to the forum from me, too. First of all, congratulations on the excellent care you've given this elderly girl. Not many make it to such a great age. It doesn't sound as if she has an infestation, and I think you would be able to see if this were the case. If you don't think...
by Marigold
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3294

Re: Household bygones

Lovely gallery of pics of a worker's terraced house restored and decorated as it might have been in Victorian times. None of this new-fangled nonsense!
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... n-pictures
by Marigold
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Ospreys 2019

Great news - I wonder what this year's thread will bring us?
by Marigold
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3294

Re: Household bygones

It depends on the model you have - the better ones will heat the food to simmering point fairly fast, and then can be switched to very gentle heat to finish the cooking and keep it warm. I have one, and used to use it a lot when making large quantities of mince or stew for the freezer, but now we've...
by Marigold
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3294

Re: Household bygones

I can't think of anything - on the whole, things for everyday living have got so much better. I remember wash day - washing the clothes by hand in the kitchen sink, then carrying them dripping wet to the outside shed and helping to turn the handle of our mangle to squeeze out some of the water. Quit...
by Marigold
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old

Spring has come! New eggs are always exciting, congratulations. Are they flighty?
by Marigold
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 32
Views: 2943

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

i always found mine to be very flighty, even the home-bred chicks who were handled gently from hatching. As adults, their defence reflex is to fly upwards from the ground level where they normally live. If startled and living in an aviary or cage with too solid a roof they can damage themselves when...

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