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by rick
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 288
Views: 24032

Re: nature notes

I may have said this before sometime, but Defra's Magic Map is very interesting.
https://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx
by rick
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Favourite Car
Replies: 25
Views: 422

Re: Favourite Car

My favourite car at the moment is my second hand Suzuki maxi scooter - well its kind of like a car, can get 3 bags of shopping under the seat and 2 more in the top box and it has a spacious glove box - and its a 400 so brings a smile twisting the grip on a clear stretch of road. I'm absolutely lovin...
by rick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Favourite Car
Replies: 25
Views: 422

Re: Favourite Car

If only there had been footage of the mating behaviour of Bower Birds broadcast in the 70's - the unfathomable rules of the game would have suddenly made perfectly natural sense! Having said that - an incredibly popular and stylish young lady once persuaded me to allow her to be transported to a par...
by rick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Favourite Car
Replies: 25
Views: 422

Re: Favourite Car

No, I never did! :D Apparently it was possible at full speed reverse then hard lock the steering (never quite daft enough to try that!) Hey, when your parents car had a smallish hole in the floor and you could see the road whizzing by - exciting stuff for kids! To be fair though, I think my Mum must...
by rick
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Favourite Car
Replies: 25
Views: 422

Re: Favourite Car

"Hump back bridge! Wooahhh!!" :D My favourite car was the 2CV and the Dyane. Had the Dyane after I passed my test. There was grass growing out of the chassis and it was squashed by a Volvo that jumped the lights in Hillfields, Coventry. Literally, the front squashed flat and the Volvo didn't have a ...
by rick
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Bedding cleaner
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Bedding cleaner

Ages ago I rescued an old steel lamp shade from the dump thinking it might be useful. Was about to take it back but have been looking for a way of removing poo dust from under the bedding. Deep bed is one way, of course, but I like them to be able to scratch to the bottom to trim their nails. Had be...
by rick
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 480
Views: 8721

Re: Coronavirus

Pants on the head - thats so funny! :D I have had some Chinese washable tartan masks with zip pockets for a couple of years now. Very useful for sweeping out the run and would have no problem wearing one if I thought it would make the slightest difference to risk but, what with keeping a respectful ...
by rick
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 288
Views: 24032

Re: nature notes

I think I'll try a 127mm drill on the rear boundary wall as an experiment. If I can make a jig for it so its easy to do anywhere I think I may advertise a hedgehog hole making service. Signed the petition - a very good idea and will ask our ecologist what is happening already in planning. Do have to...
by rick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 288
Views: 24032

Re: nature notes

A couple of things have been buzzing around in my mind lately - corvids and hedgehogs... Around us there are lots of brick walls. There is a hedgehog that routinely comes down the pavement at night as the only way of connecting the route from several doors on the opposite side of the road to the eas...
by rick
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Mareks Disease
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Mareks Disease

As a footnote - the vaccine is given most often in the egg. One day old chicks can also be vaccinated. I think breeders often dont shoot themselves in the foot by saying that their stock isn't vaccinated - everyone is saying it so to not say it would look complacent - but none of them are! What does...

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