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by Icemaiden
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Happy New Year

I'm sure the only illness you can catch via the forum is Morehens disease? :-)
by Icemaiden
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Sunday lunch
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Sunday lunch

I know what you mean about the persil plumage... My Holly (white leghorn) moulted back in November & now looks more "Ecover on a 30° wash" :-)
by Icemaiden
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 46
Views: 4739

Re: Recipes

It should just stop it from freezing too hard. If it comes out too hard, it's an excuse to add more whisky the next time...
by Icemaiden
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 46
Views: 4739

Re: Recipes

If you churn this in an ice-cream maker, it sounds as though it'll make a gorgeous icecream!
by Icemaiden
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Feeders
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Feeders

Good luck Hen-Gen. I hope your hens catch on faster than the starlings...
by Icemaiden
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice for run structure please!
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Advice for run structure please!

Hi Bozza. I started out with ex-batts, rehomed via the British Hen Welfare Trust, www.bhwt.org.uk . I've never regretted my decision. Ex-batts are friendly, placid, low maintenance and bred to be healthy, not prone to the diseases that can afflict "posh birds". These days I alternate between getting...
by Icemaiden
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike

Hi Hen-Gen. The treadle is working fine, even when I pick up my now very lightweight White Leghorn (Holly) and put her down gently on the treadle plate. The issue is that the moment the feeder moves, they run away!!! We had a bit of a breakthrough this morning though. For the last few mornings Holly...
by Icemaiden
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike

Thanks for replying, LadyA. I've been worrying about the hens going to bed hungry, especially in the frosty weather, & about the amount of weight that they're losing... I hadn't thought of closing the feeder at night though. Will do. I have put corn in the feeder & bits on the treadle plate. They ea...
by Icemaiden
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Grandpa's feeder: hens on hunger strike

I invested in a Grandpa's treadle feeder about six weeks ago, as we'd started to get uninvited guests with scaly tails. The feeder came with instructions for getting the hens used to it. For the first week the feeder had the training bolts holding the feeder open & the treadle plate fixed down. The ...
by Icemaiden
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Jeans
Replies: 21
Views: 4090

Re: Jeans

Good news! I can report that M&S have non-skinny jeans in stock. Matalan do too, though only in blue- they have loose fit boot cut jeans.

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