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by rick
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Ospreys 2019

Welcome back Mrs G! :D I see your on Youtube this year!

... OMG! and you can rewind the stream by a couple of hours. Brilliant!
by rick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weather
Replies: 69
Views: 6671

Re: Weather

The best pub pint I ever had was in a pub in Burton-on-Trent and it was humble Brew 11 that had travelled just a few metres from the brewery next door.
by rick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: ?lice
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: ?lice

Hi Christine, I can vouch for Ivermectin working very well but have only used it on my cockerel for the egg withdrawal reasons. I don't remember who suggested this (Mrs Biscuit I think) but applying diatom more accurately and at the base of feather shafts in appropriate places is much better than tr...
by rick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 84
Views: 7493

Re: Man vs. Mouse

Yes, that is totally unfathomable! - unless, maybe, trying to hide the treasure horde of nuts? To a mouse a screw like that must be like picking up a length of railway track in your teeth!
Fantastic. Thanks also Ruth
by rick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 84
Views: 7493

Re: Man vs. Mouse

I have a feeling that they might be sensitive to tiny electric fields through their whiskers. Useful for finding small prey in the dark like a catfish looking for hidden prey under the silt. If so, then the electric field from a fence would be very 'loud' and disturbing. Anyway, seems to do the tric...
by rick
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 84
Views: 7493

Re: Man vs. Mouse

I'm amazed your mice can get through 10mm holes Rick Yes, I don't quite believe it either! I did catch 3 of them and one was in a bad way with lots of scratches on the back which could well be the cat but maybe from the wire Maybe they got into the box some other way but I couldn't see any gnawed h...
by rick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Man vs. Mouse
Replies: 84
Views: 7493

Re: Man vs. Mouse

Well... I had a small area (space between the nest boxes) that was definitely sealed with half inch weld mesh (a little less, 10mm I think) and they got in and left a load of dropping as evidence. They do seem to have been getting smaller in response to the challenge but squeezing through that is a ...
by rick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: ?lice
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: ?lice

Hi Christine, Lice are really obvious - they are a little darker than skin coloured but can be seen scampering away when feathers are parted to have a look. Also there will be egg clusters at the base of feathers that are unmistakable. Insecticide drops (like for dogs and cats) or injections may be ...
by rick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Household bygones
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: Household bygones

I suppose, if we ever finally have robots the it will be 'Alexa, put the kettle on' (thinking about the Goblin teas maid.) Hand tools, defiantly. What's the point of saving the effort with a power tool and then going to the gym?! Mind you I wouldn't take that as far as giving up the washing machine....
by rick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Foxy Season!
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Foxy Season!

Canada goose! Yum! I think its Mid June that the risk drops off to normal again. Foxes are beautiful and if they can nab a few wild water birds in good supply, well - enough to go around. Hopefully, our chooks and ducks are off the menu with a bit of caution and luck.

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