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by Diane
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Thin egg shells
Replies: 4
Views: 2106

This does sometimes happen - have they moulted yet? If not, she may be due to moult, mine have just started. Or it may just be that she is slowing down egg production for a bit of a winter rest. Try adding Battles Poultry Drink or Lifeguard Poultry tonic to the water - or maybe a sprinkle of Poultry...
by Diane
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Rocky
Replies: 10
Views: 3188

He's so beautiful. What a lovely picture and heartwarming outcome.
by Diane
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Mouse in the house.
Replies: 51
Views: 13545

No worries Johnboy. :D
by Diane
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Mouse in the house.
Replies: 51
Views: 13545

Eradirat is a good product for getting rid of rats. It's not an actual poison - so your dog will be safe if he should get hold of a treated rat - it dehydrates the rat thus killing it. Best used in a bait box. http://www.ascott-shop.co.uk/item343.htm There is also Eradimouse - equally effective.
by Diane
Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Your age in chocolates
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Well - it impressed me :shock:

What's the formula? Or is it just magic ??
by Diane
Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: How do you stop a dog that digs?
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Saw this on a dog training programme a while back. It's natural for a young dog to want to dig - but you can train it to dig in just one area (perhaps under a bush, out of the way) by burying something a bit smelly for it to find (just for starters). Dog mooches over and starts to dig, hopefully ign...
by Diane
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Baldy bum chickens
Replies: 18
Views: 5425

It wouldn't hurt to add some apple cider vinegar to their water (20ml to a litre). It will help with re-feathering, etc.
I give it to my lot one week out of four.
by Diane
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: First Egg
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Well done that hen :D

The others won't be far behind now.
by Diane
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: One at my expense, but what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 4149

How about a Ruby-tailed wasp (chrysis ignita)?

My book says "small but attractive insect with green shiny head and thorax and ruby-red abdomen. Flies June-August. Female searches diligently on walls and banks for mason wasp nest which she enters to parasitise the larvae"
by Diane
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: T & M seed BARGAINS at Wyevale, 25p per packet!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Well, I went a bought a handbag full today - for practically nothing. Something will grow for sure. The basil that I planted this year all grew and that was years old.

Fingers crossed for next year anyway :roll:
by Diane
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New person
Replies: 28
Views: 4226

DHi there and welcome.

I'm newish and oldish too - I suspect there are many many of us lurking out there :D

Learning all the time.
by Diane
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Good Morning - from a newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Hi there - welcome.

I wish I could grow carrots - bet you can't wait for the greenhouse.

Your raised beds are an excellent idea. If I was starting all over again that's just what I'd have. So much easier to manage.
by Diane
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: How old are my chicks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Female chicks posture just as much as male chicks - so you might not have all males.
by Diane
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Feeding Chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

They don't need the mixed corn at this time of the year - just stick to the ad lib layers pellets, fresh water and greens. I wouldn't even bother with the wheat either. In the winter, however, they do appreciate a handful of mixed corn at teatime - as it will help them go through the longer nights.
by Diane
Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: runner beans;
Replies: 3
Views: 752

I just chop them up into halves.

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