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by dinosaw
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: T-Shirt Weather
Replies: 25
Views: 3746

Re: T-Shirt Weather

Which planet are you on? The only planet that counts, planet Home Counties ;p My holly has red berries on it all year round, I take it you can get different varieties? Just googled it and apparently there are around 600 varieties!. I'd never heard of them having berries all year round till today, t...
by dinosaw
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: T-Shirt Weather
Replies: 25
Views: 3746

T-Shirt Weather

Just got in from spending half an hour out with the chickens, absolutely lovely day, blinding sun and warm enough for me to be in my T-Shirt!. The hawthorns and hazels are still holding their leaves and the only thing to signal that Christmas is only two months away was the first yellow berries appe...
by dinosaw
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Building a chicken run, could do with some advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Building a chicken run, could do with some advice?

With regards to concrete, don't timbers rot more quickly when concreted in? I'm thinking about the treated timber for fence posts, I thought concreting them in was no longer considered a good idea, as moisture in soil dries better. Just as an aside, am no expert Your right Evie, especially with thi...
by dinosaw
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Building a chicken run, could do with some advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Building a chicken run, could do with some advice?

Hi Clucking and welcome to the forum. I would just frame up with treated 2 x 2s and sit it on the ground, unless you have a pronounced slope the weight of the structure will keep it in place. You would be better going for opaque corrugated roofing rather than clear as it can get quite hot on summers...
by dinosaw
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ophelia!
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Ophelia!

I like your OH's thinking BYM, would be bound to be popular. Perhaps we could then have some spin-off shows which create a bit of tension, like Celebrity Russian Roulette, Celebrity Minefield Challenge, I'm a Celebrity, Who Cut My Parachute?.
by dinosaw
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: hens loosing feathers
Replies: 73
Views: 11803

Re: hens loosing feathers

Rules out feather loss due to treading. You may not have seen them pecking each other but often people don't. It is the most likely reason for the feather loss in that area if you can't find any lice.
by dinosaw
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: hens loosing feathers
Replies: 73
Views: 11803

Re: hens loosing feathers

How many hens have you got?, how many roosters? and what sort of space are you keeping them in?.
by dinosaw
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: My new girls arrived this week
Replies: 9
Views: 4808

Re: My new girls arrived this week

They're really nice looking birds Icemaiden. The Sussex really does have the looks of top hen about her, the same as our Lt Sussex who we dub "Queen Mother", she's still leading her chicks around in a private little gang at 14 weeks!. The Legbar really reminds me of Beaker out of the muppets, has a ...
by dinosaw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: New Gimmer
Replies: 71
Views: 9260

Re: New Gimmer

David Carradine was an actor in martial arts films and Kung Fu TV series, which was in the 80's I think. Now I am wondering if he was related to the actor John Carradine. He was also the number 1 baddie in the first series of North and South. I seem to remember Patrick Swayze ended up killing him a...
by dinosaw
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Please help save the bees
Replies: 12
Views: 2167

Re: Please help save the bees

I just cannot understand how, so far, there have been only three responses to my initial post, and that two of these have been somewhat negative about the need for this ban on spraying. By all means do your research - and then sign the petition! There was a study commissioned by the EU, carried out...

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