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by Diane
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: books about chicken diseases
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Yes - 'Diseases of Free-Range Poultry' is a fantastic book - albeit a bit scary :shock:

Another good book is 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens' by Esther Verhoef and Aad Rijs.
by Diane
Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy mothers day
Replies: 22
Views: 3495

I'm lucky too - was given two beautifully informative poultry books by my lovely daughter. :D
by Diane
Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: My house is on fire!
Replies: 52
Views: 7644

Oh good heavens - I think I'll stay in bed where it's safe. :shock:

Or does someone have a terrible tale about the dangers of staying in bed all day?

Chantal - I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles and hope you are soon feeling happier.
by Diane
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: spring must have arrived
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Ooh - sounds interesting. Now off down the garden path to look for dandelions :D
by Diane
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blizzard anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

It was all white down here in Dorset first thing - but all gone now.
by Diane
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

I enter loads of competitions too - but I've never won anything either.

However, I entered a poultry club on-line raffle this year ( and won a fabulous incubator - so you just never know.
by Diane
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Bird flu
Replies: 24
Views: 6250

I have three hens in the back garden too. They are in a run with small weldmesh sides to stop any wild birds hopping through and weldmesh on the top with a partially covered area. We have prepared the plastic panels to fit onto the roof of the run, if there is an edict from on high that says they sh...
by Diane
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I found something interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

Ok - I won't say it :D
by Diane
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Hens in lay
Replies: 16
Views: 5814

Another excellent chicken website is

Loads of info there.
by Diane
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ginger beer
Replies: 30
Views: 7180

All I can remember about my parents' attempts at brewing ginger beer when I was little was the horrendous explosion that occurred one Sunday morning from the cupboard under the stairs! It was fantastically exciting to us children but alas that was the end of the ginger beer brewing experiment :(
by Diane
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken wire
Replies: 8
Views: 3671

You'd be better off using weldmesh and not chicken wire - in view of any future avian flu regulations regarding keeping wild birds away from poultry feed. They can't get through the weldmesh but will have no trouble hopping through chicken wire as the spaces are much larger.
by Diane
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Planting 2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3387

I have some broccoli in the greenhouse, planted in the autumn, waiting until spring. It's just too cold in Dorset to venture out into the garden so I've had to be content with growing bean sprouts in a jam jar on the kitchen windowsill.
by Diane
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Disappearing Forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 3525

Thank goodness - I thought it was something I'd said :?
by Diane
Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: moving mobile hen houses to new ground
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

I think it would be best to move it whilst they are asleep. Are you moving it far? If so, could you pen them in a run attached to their newly located house for a few days so they can adjust their compass's :)
by Diane
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: sprouting seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 5589

sprouting seeds

I've just started to sprout seeds, in a glass sprouting jar on the kitchen windowsill. I've tried alfalfa, which was nice but bland. Does anyone have any favourites?

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