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by Hen-Gen
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The heat is on
Replies: 27
Views: 369

Re: The heat is on

BTW, I tried archery; loved it but would have to do the Amazon thing to be any good - or end up a hunchback! Despite growing up watching William Tell and being a Sagitarian it’s not something that has ever appealed. Not thought of him in over half a century but does anyone remember Landburgher Gess...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The heat is on
Replies: 27
Views: 369

Re: The heat is on

“Old duffers”.Love it. Recently I referred to someone as a “poor old s*d” only to then realise that he was 5 years younger than me.
But casting my mind back I’ve realised that some folk are born old!
by Hen-Gen
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: finally sussed how to post pics .. my silkies
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: finally sussed how to post pics .. my silkies

In case anyone was wondering, Fetlar Blacks are Lavender Araucana x Dominique.
Viking Black Sheep are a fusion of Zwartbles, Black Welsh Mountain and British Rouge.
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It works!
by Hen-Gen
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 701

Re: Drought conditions

Couple of days of mizzle. Don’t know how deep it’s gone but more substantial rain due next weekend. We’ve basked in about six weeks of sunshine, sheeps feet as sound as a pound, chickens out every day dust bathing. But glad the drought is ending.
by Hen-Gen
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 701

Re: Drought conditions

We have 0.2mm forecast for 4pm. That’s mm, not cm. I don’t know how I’m going to cope with such a torrential downpour. :D
by Hen-Gen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Chicken Brained? No.
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Chicken Brained? No.

Some good ideas. But I would add that I have done matings where the chicks of one or two parental types have come in a variety of colours. For example by mating the daughters from a Silver Duckwing Cock to Blue Jersey Giant Hens back to their father you get chicks of four different colours. But the ...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Chicken Brained? No.
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Chicken Brained? No.

I like to think that after years of chicken keeping and an educational grounding in genetics that I know more " than the man on the Clapham omnibus " about chickens. But one thing has baffled me for years so I have to ask for other peoples theories! It is my custom to hatch my own eggs alongside egg...
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: You couldn't make it up!
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: You couldn't make it up!

Unbelievable. I smell a conspiracy!
by Hen-Gen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hen bedtime question
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Hen bedtime question

The only reason I shut mine in is to stop cockerels crowing at full volume at 4am. At least in their sheds the sound is muffled.
by Hen-Gen
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Carriers
Replies: 21
Views: 377

Re: Carriers

This is in the same ballpark as driverless cars. To quote (misquote) Margaret Thatcher, "You ride if you want to. The gentlemans not for turning". Some call me a technophobe. No. It's just that it never works properly. On BTs recommendation I bought a new landline phone this year to stop nuisance ca...

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