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by doofaloofa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Combining chicken tractor and free range...question
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Combining chicken tractor and free range...question

IMO feeding in the PM is more efficient as the birds will be resting and not using the nutrition for activity but for egg production, and in the morning the hungry hens will be more effective foragers

a bit off topic but what the hay?
by doofaloofa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Cleaning a polytunnel ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Cleaning a polytunnel ?

Sounds like a good core strengthening exercise

remember to swap sides for balance
by doofaloofa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Cleaning a polytunnel ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Cleaning a polytunnel ?

POWER WASHER!
by doofaloofa
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Combining chicken tractor and free range...question
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Combining chicken tractor and free range...question

feed the hens in the evening inside the area you want them to roost. The lure of food will overcome their nostalgia

Move the tractor when it suits you, but i wouldn't worry to much about upsetting them, they'll get used to it, especially if it happens regularly
by doofaloofa
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3457

Re: Birds

Also nearby, we have all the members of the crow family bar one.We have Hooded Crows, Ravens, Rooks, Magpies, Jackdaws, Choughs and Jays. The one we don't have is the Carrion Crow. AFAIK, the hoodie and the carrion crow are different variants of the same species, but seldom share the same range I'v...
by doofaloofa
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday KeithBC
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Happy birthday KeithBC

You are like the Queen, Kieth, with an official birthday
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the South East
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Hello from the South East

Hi Wanderer

What's going to happen in 2023?
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday KeithBC
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Happy birthday KeithBC

celebrate with some Maple syrup and bacon
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 7956

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Don't forget us when you a star
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3457

Re: Birds

Did you see the Hoopoe that visited WC a few years back Tony?
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3457

Re: Birds

No house Sparrows yet (16 years built) but a big selection of other species

The Robins were quick to attch themselves to the pigs when they root around
by doofaloofa
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 7956

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

^ Winner of the award for best dressed allotment
by doofaloofa
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting atm?
Replies: 108
Views: 24070

Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Odsox wrote:Do you still want some Myrtle plants Doofa ? (or anyone else)
Now would be a good time to dig up some suckers.

(from a post about 2 pages back, see nothing wrong with my memory :iconbiggrin: )



Yes I do!

I have some cornelian cherry and some sugar maple in return if you like?
by doofaloofa
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Avatar
Replies: 150
Views: 26286

Re: New Avatar

At present we just fatten the two for ourselves, but I'm considering ramping up production to sell. There are several quite big free range meat processors in the area

We might even consider an organic symbol

We also buy in baby broilers for the freezer
by doofaloofa
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Avatar
Replies: 150
Views: 26286

Re: New Avatar

This years bonhams. I actually got them early September but never got round to photographing them This year I am going for low input feeding. They get 300g of bought ration, and as much swede as they like, plus what they can forage This will reduce the cost of fattening them The plan worked well Fo...

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