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by bodrighy
Fri May 08, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Not for chickens?
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Not for chickens?

Is there anything that chickens can't or shouldn't eat? I know they are omnivorous and that they shouldn't be given raw or perhaps cooked meat but is there anything else that they shouldn't be given We want them to be as organic as possible and have access to organic pellets from a local farmer who ...
by bodrighy
Thu May 07, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 39000

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

I was made redundant last August and as we had moved away from Cornwall for work in the first place 12 years ago we decided to use the payoff to get ourselves back down here where both our hearts and our kids all were. We have rented a lovely place that's ideal for us but the payoff has just about g...
by bodrighy
Thu May 07, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken house plans
Replies: 10
Views: 6051

Re: Chicken house plans

Just been through this. Here's a couple of ssites I found useful and / or amusing.


http://www.freechickencoopplans.com/
[url]http://www.backyardchickens.com/[/ur]
http://www.downthelane.net/index.php

Pete
by bodrighy
Thu May 07, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: We have hens + 1 egg
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: We have hens + 1 egg

becks77 wrote:, love the run
so do I as it cost me a grand total of £2.49 for a load of screws. Everything else is off freecycle or recycled from something else including an old boat. Maybe not as pretty as some but as it is hidden in the trees and the hens couldn't care less does it matter?

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed May 06, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: We have hens + 1 egg
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: We have hens + 1 egg

P.S. It's taken5 hours to get our first egg :shock: Is this a record?

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed May 06, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: We have hens + 1 egg
Replies: 11
Views: 627

We have hens + 1 egg

At last we collected the 3 hens from our friendly farmer neighbour today. http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/misellaneous/th_P5060679-1.jpg http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/misellaneous/th_P5060675-1.jpg http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/misellaneous/th_P506...
by bodrighy
Mon May 04, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: I saw a Hoopoe this morning!
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: I saw a Hoopoe this morning!

Nothing as exotic as that here in Cornwall. We do have a jay that has started coming in and collecting the seed that the tits are spilling onto the grass. Haven't seen one for years.

Pete
by bodrighy
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Decorating
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Decorating

I did my bedroom like that when I was a teenager a few years ago ( :roll: ) I did it in orange with black stipres. Lasted about two weeks, drove me nuts. :lol: Glad to see that you have a better sense of colour.

Pete
by bodrighy
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: It may be a bit premature...
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: It may be a bit premature...

Could it be this? Picture may be of some use

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: New shop!
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: New shop!

Looks like a living roo, it's so homely looking for a shop. Excelent work Both of you

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Treen by commission
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Treen by commission

Someone on another forum spotted one of these that I had made and asked me to make one for them. The just recieved it and were chuffed to bits with it. Lovely when people like your work isn't it http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_MP1.jpg It's a beech mortar & hazel pestle. Finish...
by bodrighy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: If it's not slugs...
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: If it's not slugs...

We lost all our courgettes the other day when our landlady's 'cute' little lambs got in the garden and bit off the rhubarb leaves and scoffed the courgettes. All SWMBO had to say was "They looked really cute skipping around the garden Mint sauce :angryfire: Mint sauce :angryfire: Mint sauce :an...
by bodrighy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Density of chickens?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Density of chickens?

Managed to get 501 of chicken wire from Freecycle today so the hens will ahve a larger run than I expected. It will be about 20' x 10' and totally full of weeds, a few bushes and shrubs and part of an old rockery. I will be laying mesh down on the outside floor which will soon get grown through with...
by bodrighy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Plants that liked to be used as a toilet !
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: Plants that liked to be used as a toilet !

I think I read somewhere that men's wee is better than women's for the soil. Don't know whyt. Also that tomatoes like it. Presumably on the ground not the fruit :pale:
Pete
by bodrighy
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: corgettes
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: corgettes

They taste totally different. Slugs and snails love them as well. They'v had all ours already so we'll have to resow.

They also freeze well with a quick blanching.

Pete

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