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by Tweetypie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 738
Views: 21665

Re: Coronavirus

I have news, Marigold, but I will save it for a new post ;-) Still sorting the run...height extended, a third covered, still contemplating how to net the rest so wild birds don't get hurt and OH is making a new coop. :-)
by Tweetypie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Bedding cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: Bedding cleaner

Definitely compost dynamite! If it wasn't for the OH cleaning them throughout winter and me not getting in from work until 5pm (they're already in bed), I would try this myself. Might do this next Spring/Summer :D Think of the money I would save on plant food for my tomatoes and cuttings. Good idea!
by Tweetypie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 738
Views: 21665

Re: Coronavirus

Happy belated Birthday Marigold and Lady A from me, too. :-)
by Tweetypie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 343
Views: 11524

Re: Cheery Pics

That's a spectacular photo.
by Tweetypie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buying new hens advice
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Buying new hens advice

Before that lovely big tree fell, it was such a great run. OH since made a very large covered dustbath. Its huge, but they can shelter from sun, wind and rain and hide. This run has been great for 18 months or so, just this chance predator. I've been reading up on deterrents for hawks etc. Quite int...
by Tweetypie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buying new hens advice
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Buying new hens advice

Hi Marigold, always great advice. My email said: We are operating a collection only system. So if you could choose the breeds you would like we will get them boxed up for you. We provide chicken boxes which hold up to 3 birds for £2 each. From this it appears that I won't see my hen until I open the...
by Tweetypie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buying new hens advice
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Buying new hens advice

Hi Diane. The lady has a lovely website with photos, but they are of adult birds, not the actual ones. She doesn't seem very forthcoming on email, unless she's a very busy lady. I don't doubt they are quality hens, but I prefer to choose myself, by their personality. I don't want bossy birds.😁 I lov...
by Tweetypie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Buying new hens advice
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Buying new hens advice

Now that Miss Muffet and SIndy are gone and I don't get eggs any more (not sure why Mabel stopped laying several months ago), that I do need to get 2 more. I have sourced a breeder who has some POL's. She has said that I can collect two, but they will already be in a cardboard carrier box, so I won'...
by Tweetypie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The old virus overcomes me.
Replies: 67
Views: 2240

Re: The old virus overcomes me.

Aww I hadn't seen this post. Poor Willow. BUT those eggs are beauties. Lovely colours. Not that it makes an iota of difference when its in the frying pan :-)
by Tweetypie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: RIP Miss Muffet
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: RIP Miss Muffet

Hi all I have been pondering all week how to do this and in the mean time, I have kept them enclosed in their coop at night. I still think it was a bird of prey as I remember seeing a smaller type, like a kestrel or falcon, blatantly sat on the fence looking in. That was several months ago. I always...

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