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by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bluebell in winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Bluebell in winter?

What a beautiful garden! Puts ours to shame.
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Have you all been blown away?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Have you all been blown away?

The barge boards have gone from one end of the house and garden gate blown away. Luckily the hens haven't noticed. Bad news about the sheep, Hen-Gen, our neighbours' ones seem OK.
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My hens have started laying!
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: My hens have started laying!

Wow, those are huge! I haven't given them dark greens yet but I'll put some baby spinach on my Tesco order for tomorrow. We don't have a lot of choice here.
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Have you all been blown away?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Have you all been blown away?

Enforced week of internet silence here. Open-reach came and fixed it today. Amazing how much we rely on it. At least got it back to finish my Tesco order.
by dianefairhall
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My hens have started laying!
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: My hens have started laying!

Found two eggs this morning. One was on the floor where Izzie always lays hers but the other was in the nest box. They looked almost identical again similar colour, size and weight. Wondering if Morag has started laying but her eggs should be dark brown. Very confused.
by dianefairhall
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Feeders
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Feeders

Great idea, HenGen. I hope you get enough daylight in the winter. Having said that our solar outside lights haven't stopped working over the darkest days.
by dianefairhall
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Happy New Year

Those look very nice, Lady A, very interesting. We stayed in an electrically heated flat in Edinburgh last November and it was very comfortable. I'd love to ditch the oil tank - the oil is expensive and seems to be used in a flash. I need a costed plan but I like those heaters, thank you.
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Happy New Year

Similar here with wind but no snow. Not really cold either. Need to go to Stornoway soon for more layers pellets, they've gone through nearly 20 kg in just a few weeks - they're growing girls. Thinking of getting solar panels/windmill and get rid of the oil tank.
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My hens have started laying!
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: My hens have started laying!

Went to let the hens out this morning, still pretty dark here at 8.15, but they were already out! Asked OH if he'd done it, no, somehow they'd let themselves out. Has anyone heard of hens doing a Houdini out of an Eglu Classic?
by dianefairhall
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My hens have started laying!
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: My hens have started laying!

A while back I gave them some salad leaves (delivered as a sub by Tesco). I hate them and so did the hens. I have an iceberg in the fridge so I'll try them with that.

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