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by Hen-Gen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Squirrel Lasagne
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Squirrel Lasagne

Rick, you could try Durian fruit! My brother tells me that it smells so utterly foul that you're not allowed bring it on public transport where he lives! But it's very popular in those parts of the world that it's native to. And yet it’s absolutely delicious when you get it past your nose. Had it i...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Squirrel Lasagne
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Squirrel Lasagne

Had squirrel stew in the car park at the National. It was made by someone from the old Practical Poultry site. Very nice it was too. However the most repulsive thing I’ve eaten, not because of the idea but because of what it was like, was sea cucumber which, for the uninitiated, ain’t no vegetable. ...
by Hen-Gen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Plant identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

Re: Plant identification

Tweetypie wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:14 pm
I've had the spiky one which I have no idea came from, plus 2 other types which I stupidly bought and planted last year, not realising they would grow talk and spread like wildfire.
Beam me up Scottie!🤭
by Hen-Gen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Plant identification
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

Re: Plant identification

Ah weeds! Now I know that down south Japanese knotweed is a thing only less one degree than a rampaging triffid. But up here it is an ornamental garden plant that seldom spreads beyond where it is planted. Two years ago someone came up from London to look at a potential holiday cottage but refused t...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Drinkers
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: Drinkers

Looks great. Hopefully the hens will not kick the floor covering into the drinking troughs.
I always use a chicken sitter if I go away because I can never quite believe that any system is fool proof. But certainly this system looks excellent.
by Hen-Gen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Time to say goodbye to this batch. :(
Replies: 18
Views: 1797

Re: Time to say goodbye to this batch. :(

Glad you’ve had such a good, stress free batch of hens. That’s hybrid vigour for you! I’ve never kept commercial hybrids but I’d hold fire on the killing quite yet. Most hens at this time of year, if kept in natural conditions, are a bit hit and miss with the laying. But come Mid March are back in f...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Drinkers
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: Drinkers

They do look good. Show us when they’re all set up.
by Hen-Gen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Houses
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Houses

Indeed Tweetypie.
He could be a male model for Saga Holidays! (He’ll love that).

Probably true what you say, Marigold, about the pressures for young folk today. In terms of future technological challenges we just have to hope that there will scientific advances to rectify the looming crisis.
by Hen-Gen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Houses
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Houses

And on that theme, Marigold, do you feel kinda young sometimes because so many young folk are old fogies? We’re they born that way or has life worn them down?
by Hen-Gen
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Houses
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Houses

This is fun! I thought Hen Gen was a woman, so had a giggle to myself this morning :-) A not unreasonable assumption, Tweetypie, because on a couple of occasions I have referred to my husband. And as for all that high horse palaver about politically correct speech I don’t care at all “so dunno fret...

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