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by bigyetiman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Arberaker breed?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Arberaker breed?

Never heard of them either. has he got them from a galaxy far, far away :lol: :lol:
You must post some pics of them
by bigyetiman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Eggless wonders
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Eggless wonders

Ours definitely go off lay in very hot weather, preferring to laze under the yew/rose hedge which stays shady and cool most days, as opposed to rushing about eating, can't say I blame them. We have had a few wind eggs in our time. Sometimes we will stick one in a box of eggs for someone, which usual...
by bigyetiman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Moths
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Moths

The Buff Tip which is cunningly disguised to look like a broken branch is 50mm, the Light Emerald 40mm, the Festoon Moth 20mm, so tiny. nasty little things the Oak processionary moth caterpillar, for us humans but Cuckoo's love them they can eat them as they shed their stomach lining everyday and av...
by bigyetiman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Moths
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Moths

Oops missed some off, wasn't quick enough
by bigyetiman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Moths
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Moths

Thought I would share with you some of the Moths we got in the Moth trap, so far we have had over 70 species, quite a few are awaiting ID as the tiny ones are very tricky and so alike
by bigyetiman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wildflower ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Wildflower ID help

Country folk also call it Robin's pincushion.
by bigyetiman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5725

Re: Ospreys 2019

Lovely pic, and the ringing video is good also.
After all the drama of earlier in the season, lets hope Tegid settles down peacefully with 5R next season, and these two come back in a couple of years to carry on the Glaslyn legacy around the country
by bigyetiman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 2880

Re: What can we do?

Especially if you grow/raise your own food, then a freezer is a must and you are saving carbon points by not going shopping, freezers if kept full are fairly economical. I am thinking of adopting the Elizabethan practice of only bathing once a year, to save on fuel, water, strangely Mrs yeti man is ...
by bigyetiman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 56
Views: 5266

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

A friend of ours went in a good way. He had his Sunday roast and his wife asked if he wanted apple pie and custard, he said yes poured a glass of wine, when his wife came back in he was dead in the chair, massive stroke. Dreadful shock for her, but even she said it was a good way to go, as he had a ...
by bigyetiman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dustbath question
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Dustbath question

Mine love a melon, but they treat tomatoes like a bomb wont go near them. They had a wonderful time yesterday removing blackfly from the roses. Never seen them so quiet for so long. A long silence usually means they are up to no good and they know it

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