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by mew
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Why are my chooks still plucking their feathers......
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Why are my chooks still plucking their feathers......

Hi I have 3 rescue chooks, had them since July last year and they're still plucking each others feathers. I just cant understand it. They have plenty of roaming space in the day to stay out of each others way if they want, have access to food, water, shelter whenever they want it but they're still p...
by mew
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: HELP...Can I move an old well established Wisteria??
Replies: 4
Views: 718

HELP...Can I move an old well established Wisteria??

Hi I have a bit of a problem afoot. My husband and I are in the process of purchasing an old cottage. There is a very well establish vine wisteria which grows up the side wall and front of the property. Ive been informed today that ill will have to be removed due to some building work which needs to...
by mew
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Another Chook Question
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Another Chook Question

Thanks for your help guys. Ive put cds up and they arent fussed with them at all, ive put a ball in for them again not fussed, obviously the greens they love so i'll get more of them but can they have too much greens? If so whats a healthy balance - they're fed on organic layers pallets and mixed co...
by mew
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Another Chook Question
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Another Chook Question

Hi I have 3 ex battery rescue chickens since July last year. There were in a real state when we got them, no feathers etc the usual. They started growing all their lovely feathers back but then one starting plucking the other two in almost a bully type fashion. It seems to have settled down now but ...
by mew
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping my chooks warm this winter
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Keeping my chooks warm this winter

Hi everyone

Just wondered if anyone else had any ideas or thoughts on how they keep their chook chooks warm and toastie over the winter.

We have a relatively small wooden coop 60 x 120 cm ive just been informed plus nesting area.

thanks again

mew x
by mew
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping my chooks warm this winter
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Keeping my chooks warm this winter

bit like porridge :0)
by mew
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping my chooks warm this winter
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Keeping my chooks warm this winter

Hi

We rescued 3 chooks in July and could do with some suggestions as to the best way to keep them warm and snug this winter.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

The air vent in the coop - are we closing that off during the evening to stop any drafts or should we leave it open?

Thanks MEw x
by mew
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help whats happened to my toms?
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Help whats happened to my toms?

Trying to upload my pics again, fingers crossed this time

If anyone can give me any ideas as to whats gone wrong id be really grateful

thanks mew xx

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by mew
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intermediate-Day Onion Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Intermediate-Day Onion Sets

Hi Can anyone recommend any intermediate-day onion sets and where I can buy them from. Just had a quick look on the net im im struggling a little. I havent had much luck the last 2 years (if you've already seen my previous post - why are my onions so small... again - you'll know what Im waffling on ...
by mew
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why are my onions so small.... again....???
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Why are my onions so small.... again....???

Thanks Peggy Sue but sadly I cant claim the same as the plot where I grow my onions was dug out (it was pretty much full of rubble, bricks, glass, tyres, metal, plastic, bit of soil dotted about.......) and we had delivered 4 bulk bags of organic compost and 1 bulk bag of organic muck. I will have t...
by mew
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why are my onions so small.... again....???
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Why are my onions so small.... again....???

Hi

I grew them from sets not seed.

Maybe my wannabe green fingers are just that.... wannabe :0(

Fingers crossed for a bit of success next year. Actually - winter onions - any tips - thinking of having another go

Variety, best site and soil when to plant?

Thanks again

MEW x
by mew
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why are my onions so small.... again....???
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Why are my onions so small.... again....???

oooo well I never knew that

Anyone know of any good standard day ones which I could try this autumn and then again next spring?

We have 3 rescue chooks too now so how old does the poop need to be dyou reckon before I can use it - and how much?

thanks again

MEW
by mew
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why are my onions so small.... again....???
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Why are my onions so small.... again....???

Hi Its the second year at growing my own and again my onions have done really poorly. I think my largest one is no more than about 5cm in diameter. The green stems on the onions didnt fair too well and flopped over really easily (as was the case last year) - is this suppose to happen or (as Ive alwa...
by mew
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Home made skin toner
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Home made skin toner

thanks ladies x
by mew
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Naughti Chook....
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Naughti Chook....

Hi Silly question - but what is purple spray and where can I get it from? I will try the cardboard boxes I think. They have 3 feed bowls, one hanging the centre and the other 2 at opposite ends of the run and two water bowls too. Might try throwing more on the floor instead of simply just filling up...