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by Hen-Gen
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: red mite
Replies: 54
Views: 10160

Re: red mite

I would never recommend using Frontline for Cats because that would be an inappropriate use of this product and also against forum rules.
by Hen-Gen
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: This is heartening

That all important word is “provenance”. Over the last three days I have eaten a leg of lamb (roast lamb, cold lamb salad and shepherds pie). Because I know it was humanely reared, by me, and killed quickly and mercifully I was happy to do so. Equally I’m happy with my own eggs. Killed a bullock thr...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Arberaker breed?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Arberaker breed?

New one to me and it’s not on feathersite either which lists every breed known to man.
As chrismahon says it could be a hybrid.
Or could it be Araucana?
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Hatching in Eglu go
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Hatching in Eglu go

Congratulations Sally. Growing chicks make fascinating watching.
You will need to prepare yourself for the disposing of cockerels at a later date. It’s not a pleasant job but we all have to go there.
Are you planning to keep the pullets?
by Hen-Gen
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Hatching in Eglu go
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Hatching in Eglu go

Yes, they do sit tight at this stage. Newly hatched chicks don’t eat for the first 24 hours so they’ll be fine. If the other eggs do not hatch she’ll desert them and lead her chicks off the nest. Just make sure that the family have access to shallow water so they can’t drown and chick crumbs. Bantam...
by Hen-Gen
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Moths
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Moths

Well bym, to my knowledge I’ve never seen any of them but more worrying to me is the fact that I’ve never even heard of any of them. The study of moths is going to have to go in my ignorance bucket along with car mechanics and classical music. How big, or small, are those species? Also I’ve just rea...
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wildflower ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Wildflower ID help

Marigold wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Don;'t they have wild rose up on Fetlar? It's quite common down South at least.
Plenty of Rosa rugosa in my copse but probably to cold for the gall wasp that causes the disease. I expect they’re all on the Cornish Riviera, laying on sun loungers and sipping Pimms!
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Hatching in Eglu go
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Hatching in Eglu go

Just to put your mind at rest about one thing Sally. I have reared chicks all my life and used shavings in the past and more recently Bliss or Aubiose and chicks do not try to eat it. So long as they have access to chick crumbs and water this is not a problem you need to worry about.
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wildflower ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Wildflower ID help

I’d never heard of that, Margaid, so I googled it and read all about it. You live and learn!
by Hen-Gen
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 2880

Re: What can we do?

Call it self indulgent but there are some things I’m not prepared to forgo like freezers. Dried fish and salted mutton are edible in extremis but not really my first choice. And preserved vegetables definitely don’t do it for me. But certainly buying efficient models and keeping them in a cool outbu...

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