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by Fast-Frog
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Expecting Chicks
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Expecting Chicks

Well, none of my eggs hatched - two were clear, but the other 4 had chicks in varying stages of formation. I can only guess that they were damaged in transit... Anyway, the good news is that the broody hen is no longer broody - she is out with the others round the garden..unfortunately still not lay...
by Fast-Frog
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Brassica / Carrot netting...
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Brassica / Carrot netting...

I've heard good things about Envionmesh, but it's really expensive. Stops carrot fly and you can water through it.
by Fast-Frog
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Expecting Chicks
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Expecting Chicks

Thanks Julie, i'll see if I can make them a temporary house/run.
by Fast-Frog
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Expecting Chicks
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Expecting Chicks

We only got our chickens about 3 months ago as 16wk old birds. When they got to 20 weeks they all started to lay, but after about 2 weeks one of them started to exhibit signs of being broody. I figured this was strange as everything I have read suggests that it is unusual for young hens to become br...
by Fast-Frog
Tue May 04, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: the results of my cat poo studies...
Replies: 18
Views: 2224

Re: the results of my cat poo studies...

..great thread! :lol:

And for when you're at home, a supersoaker filled with diluted jiff lemon juice works wonders up to 20m :iconbiggrin:
by Fast-Frog
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 26509

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

I'm just kit brewing at the moment - not ready to progress to 'proper' brewing yet...but have: Conditioning: Muntons Wheat Beer (which tasted lush out of the fermenter) Coopers Canadian Blonde (THBF) Cheeky Vimto Fermenting: Muntons Elderflower Cider To Do: Coopers Mexican Cerveza and some fruit beers
by Fast-Frog
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Oh no!sick hen!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Oh no!sick hen!

The bantam doesn't seem to be suffering if you read the above again, Bonnie says she is quite happy and it's always a difficult to 'neck' a bird if her quality of life is still good - they become more than egg producers. Sorry Bonnie, I haven't come across this with my girls but I'm sure someone wi...
by Fast-Frog
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Oh no!sick hen!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Oh no!sick hen!

3 weeks is a long time to let something suffer.

I'd have necked it ages ago... :roll: