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by Icemaiden
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.

It's sooooo nice to be "normal" and not have to worry about any of that nonsense. I agree with not bothering with makeup though!!
by Icemaiden
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Card fraud
Replies: 36
Views: 2553

Re: Card fraud

If anyone else gets through your front door, I'd suggest either not offering them anything to drink (they'll get thirsty after all that sales patter) or filling them with cups of tea & then directing them to a mythical outside toilet & not letting them back in!!!
by Icemaiden
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Cat deterrent- 1st post!
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Cat deterrent- 1st post!

Hi Josh & welcome.
I'd echo everything that Marigold's just said. You're fortunate that the cat has shown up before a fox or badger. :shock:
by Icemaiden
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Card fraud
Replies: 36
Views: 2553

Re: Card fraud

I had some trouble with Nat West several years ago & had to spend a lot of time on the phone with them, forever being put on hold, then transferred from one call centre to another. After one call a member of staff rang me back. Rather than give my card or account details, I took their name & went al...
by Icemaiden
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Whatever
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Whatever

Hi MadBadger. Please don't forget that your hens do need at least 2 square metres of run each as a minimum, so your 4 square metres will only really be big enough for a couple of hens. Once you've built them a fox proof extension, you'll be able to get some more. More space isn't s problem, but too ...
by Icemaiden
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Whatever
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Whatever

Hmm. Tempting... Not sure the farmer next door would be so keen though. He's happy for the hens to glean in his field, but wallabies probably eat a lot more! Keeping wallabies has got to be easier than getting my husband to mow the lawn :-)
by Icemaiden
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Whatever
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Whatever

What are the down sides of keeping wallabies as living lawnmowers? How much looking after do they need, & are they happy in the English climate?
by Icemaiden
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 53
Views: 2864

Re: Man vs. Mouse

You know what I've discovered?? But now, around the ground outside, there were loads of the tiny insulation beads! opening the cover, I discovered a hole had been gnawed in the side of the cover, leading into the wall of the house! So, that's obviously how the mice got in. I'm thinking of using exp...
by Icemaiden
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 53
Views: 2864

Re: Man vs. Mouse

Hmm. They're cute when they're somewhere else. They're not so cute when they chew through plastic water pipes that're buried under a floor or in a studwork wall... When we converted an outbuilding into a studio last year I had a heck of a job finding a plumber who'd lay in copper water pipes rather ...
by Icemaiden
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Chicks not laying.
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Chicks not laying.

You could use artificial light to extend the apparent day length- that's what commercial egg producers do. Nature's way though is to let the hens have a bit of a rest over the winter before coming back into lay in the spring, as Lady A says. As she also says though, they do lay the most eggs in thei...

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