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by Marigold
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: First time raising quails
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: First time raising quails

hi Deetle, sorry to hear one of them died. The chick could go out during the day in a sheltered run, covered against the rain if any, once he's off heat and the temperature in the run is equal to what he would have experienced in the brooder, but he might feel very exposed on his own. He should be f...
by Marigold
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.

I bring you this useful guide, courtesy of the Daily Mail. Video is embedded in the article.
Family coming tomorrow - too late to rush out and buy a candelabra, damn!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... atler.html
by Marigold
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dirty egg problem solved?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Dirty egg problem solved?

Today I fixed a new perch high in the end part of the run, which is sheltered on three sides by willow screening as a windbreak. Then I took down the previous long high perch, which gave no shelter except for the roof. I went down at dusk to see if they had worked out the change of plan. Lily Leghor...
by Marigold
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dirty egg problem solved?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Dirty egg problem solved?

Today I found that only one of them had laid her egg in the 'popular' nestbox. The other four had all laid in the one they had previously all ignored.... I've been wondering whether it's possible to put a high perch across the South-X-West corner, which is more sheltered by willow screening on those...
by Marigold
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: cockerel's comb gone floppy
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: cockerel's comb gone floppy

The purplish tinge to his comb is a bit concerning, Chickenfan, as it may be a sign of heart problems, especially if he's not as active as usual and looks a bit anaemic. Not much you can do if that is the problem, except the TLC he's obviously getting.
by Marigold
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dirty egg problem solved?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Dirty egg problem solved?

My only concern is because the high perch is only 18" from the open, unsheltered side of the run, facing SW into the worst of the SW winter gales. The open pophole of the coop itself faces into the NE corner, where the run sides are shielded with transparent tarp in winter to protect from direct col...
by Marigold
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dirty egg problem solved?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Dirty egg problem solved?

This Spring, i provided my new flock of 5 pullets with a nice long perch 5ft off the ground, under the roof, facing out to the West over the garden. The two leghorns immediately took to roosting up there at night, joined by the other three heavier breed hybrids. They roosted up there all summer in t...
by Marigold
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: RIp little hen. You had a great life.
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: RIp little hen. You had a great life.

I thought you meant two or three a day EACH!
by Marigold
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: RIp little hen. You had a great life.
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: RIp little hen. You had a great life.

2 or 3 eggs each day is spectacular from middle aged hens, I would hang on to them!
by Marigold
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Card fraud
Replies: 36
Views: 2553

Re: Card fraud

however, I now know more about inverters than I did a fee days ago. The Solar Edge type does boost the performance of the panels, especially ones like ours where the end panel is partly shaded by an adjacent gable end by the end of the afternoon. With ordinary inverters, when the power input to one ...

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