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by alan refail
Sun May 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: An eggy question ....
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: An eggy question ....

Frozen boiled eggs are likely to be inedible - tough and rubbery. Fresh eggs cannot be frozen in their shells, but only cracked and frozen in a container. What they would be like when defrosted I have no idea, and I don't intend to try it to find out!
by alan refail
Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1624

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Beautiful sunny day here, but a couple of very cold nights forecast. Once they're past it will be good weather to plant up the tomato bed in the polytunnel, sow cucumbers and beans and courgettes and a few other things. We seem to be getting tied up with hatching otherwise - see link below https://f...
by alan refail
Fri May 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Go forth and multiply, or to quote correctly from Genesis: "And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein" Well, one of our Blackrocks must have been reading the good book! She had been missing for a week and surfaced for a snack and a dri...
by alan refail
Fri May 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

After the joy of seeing the chicks first hatched, the next pleasure is seeing the wing feathers emerging through the fluff. It's first noticeable after just two days and now, four days from hatch the wings are twice as long. They're all greedy eaters! Next thing, fingers crossed, will be Welsh Harle...
by alan refail
Thu May 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Dare you..........
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Dare you..........

ADVICE FOR OLD HERBACEOUS

CHECK BARROW BEFORE WHEELING IT ROUND VILLAGE!


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by alan refail
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

A nice surprise this morning. Not four Leghorn chicks but FIVE. Every time we saw them yesterday and when I took the pictures she must have had one or another under her wing!
by alan refail
Wed May 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1624

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

New first-time-ever breakfast this morning. Bacon, mushroom and egg. What was special was the eggs were from our lone Muscovy duck who has just started laying. Beautiful egg in a very hard olive coloured shell. She prefers to lay in a hen's nest box! She laid her first egg two days ago and yesterday...
by alan refail
Wed May 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Not a perfect hatch, but fortunately the losses were mainly the extra mixed eggs put under the broodies to make up numbers. In the end we have four Exchequer Leghorns with the Blackrock broody and four Cream Legbars (three female and one male) from the Plymouth Rock broody. The pictures are the Legh...
by alan refail
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

oldherbaceous wrote:Will there be pictures forthcoming, Alan?


Bydd! (Which is Welsh for Yes, there will be!)
by alan refail
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

It's fingers-crossed weekend now. Looking forward to two good sets of chicks over Monday night and Tuesday.
by alan refail
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Happy Easter!

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by alan refail
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Fear not Shallot man, no chipboard round here and all our houses are off the ground.
by alan refail
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Happy Easter!

Great outdoor weather in prospect for the rest of the month. Enjoy it.
by alan refail
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 117
Views: 7102

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

You're not having much luck. Are you sure that your kindness in rehoming hasn't introduced birds with an infestation of mites?

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