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by LadyA
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weed or plant?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Weed or plant?

Campanula and aubretia both like well-drained, quite dry alkaline soil, so maybe yours is more damp and ericaceous, LadyA? It's well drained, in most areas, but yes, I think it's most like more ericaceous. most of it anyway. The soil isn't terribly deep here, and then there's rock underneath, I thi...
by LadyA
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: Mystery chick
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Mystery chick

Mum looks very surprised! Maybe she's wondering which side of the family this one takes after?? :lol: :lol:
by LadyA
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

I've been a bit concerned about how little feed was disappearing, considering the girls are confined to the run at the moment. Most of them, it's as if they didn't understand the feed. All the pullets I've bought from this poultry place over the years have always been on layer's pellets before being...
by LadyA
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Weed or plant?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Weed or plant?

You could send it my way!! I've never been able to get either campanula or aubretia to grow here! I've no idea why. I would love something like this to take over some bare spots and cover some ground!!
by LadyA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

They all look lovely and settling in well. I just love the way whenever you do work they stand there like a sentinel of forewomen, offering helpful advice in a clucky sort of way. That's exactly what they're like! Of course, there was the added incentive that as I cleared away grass etc from the ba...
by LadyA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

I just took off the rusted wire, and put new weldmesh on. With an interested audience of chickeny faces offering encouragement and advice from the inside! Snipping the wire and using the big stapler has made the arthritis in my hands flare up badly - so I took my mum and sister out for a final coffe...
by LadyA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

Glad to report that all six hens were bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning! The weather has been so very miserable that last evening I made a mash of pellets and corn and gave them that, and they gobbled it. The hen I was worried about did eat, but not with the others. She seemed a bit of a lon...
by LadyA
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

I've found it's quite common for new girls not to eat properly for the first few days. Try to encourage them with extra-nutritious treats such as sunflower seeds, crushed hard boiled egg, and mixed corn. Mix it all in with some pellets and chopped fruit such as apple or pear, or a few defrosted pea...
by LadyA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

I'm hoping it's just the "trauma" of being bundled into a box and transported home, along with the newness of their environment, and the change in feed (not to mention that the temperature has dropped about 10 degrees, and we've stormy winds and torrential rain last night & today, with more forecast...
by LadyA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New girls
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: New girls

They tend to all use the one. Or if it's occupied, at a pinch, they use the middle one. Nobody uses the one closest to the door - it's not dark enough.

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