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by Marigold
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

Well, at least you know she is able and interested to stand the course! The usual advice with hens is to remove the infertile eggs, break the bird of being broody and give her a rest from all that sitting to let her hormones return to normal and let her put the weight back on which will have been lo...
by Marigold
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is anybody there?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Is anybody there?

I was just about to ask the same thing as I came on to the site!
You're probably the person with the most news, Margaid - how are all your new cats settling in?
by Marigold
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Very pleased to report..........
Replies: 4
Views: 479

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: 2009

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: 2009

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: 10
Views: 676

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: 1934

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: 2009

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: 617

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: 617

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...

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