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by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 72
Views: 1953

Re: nature notes

These get brought into the nature reserve by slightly hysterical people convinced they are going to poison/kill their children and eat the house. Even when shown they will turn into something quite lovely they wont take them back, and they have to be re-homed. You should see my lot at the yard when ...
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What are these??
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: What are these??

That seems likely if they are laying on their sides. Lots of pig shelters in Norfolk have green coloured backs and are made of metal. If thats the case, that will be one very muddy field soon. Do keep us posted
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 72
Views: 1953

Re: nature notes

OH uses Xeno Canto a lot, it's easy once you get the hang of it and brilliant when someone wants to know what a bird sounds like. The caterpillars of the Elephant hawk moth are pretty impressive, so are the Emperor moths, especially as they have 3 colour phases. They had a Deaths Head Hawk Moth at R...
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What are these??
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: What are these??

No idea, looks as though it is to contain something. Obviously not growing anything in as you say they have a lid on. Unless something is going to be put in it later, I note they are all equally spaced. never seen anything like it on the farmland around here, or anywhere else. Things for making crop...
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 72
Views: 1953

Re: nature notes

Isn't that just the best bit about about nature, you never stop learning.There is always something new to discover. Had a huge moth on the side of one of our buses at the depot the other day. Lovely camouflage colours, apart from the fact it was on the side of a blue/silver bus. Looked it up when I ...
by bigyetiman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Integrating new pullets
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Integrating new pullets

We or rather OH has a similar set up, two runs next to each other divided with mesh and a door that can be hooked back once the new hens and old hens have got used to each other works well with just the minimum of fisticuffs. Usually the old girls are far too busy investigating the area and coop the...
by bigyetiman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Aerial

sorry to hear that Rick she was certainly a looker. At least she had a happy life with you. Good luck with mite control Val
by bigyetiman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 72
Views: 1953

Re: nature notes

We once stayed in a holiday cottage that had about 30 stuffed mice all in clothes posed in human situations around the place, very weird. Went to a stately home somewhere that had a fox upright in the games room holding the snooker cues. Using your husband as an umbrella stand is moving on up from t...
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Wedding Vows
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Wedding Vows

Brilliant Hen-Gen. I think we should have you running the country. I think your own wedding vows are popular now, my brother has written his own three times ! Our friends who had the first gay wedding in Aberystwyth wrote their own and they were beautiful and they were in Welsh then English and it w...
by bigyetiman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: A new den
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: A new den

Lovely pics and a lovely set up and your garden looks fantastic. Marigold is right re the foxes, you can't be too careful.

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