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by Captain Carrot
15 May 2012, 22:12
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Advice needed please
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Advice needed please

possibly the weather. We had low 30's last week and 6-12° this week.

They're only crosses for the table, but still a shame
by Captain Carrot
15 May 2012, 22:10
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Our new puppy.
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Our new puppy.

NannyP wrote:Steph and Nigel have one. When they got theirs it was the first I'd heard of the breed.
I've seen the pics of their dog, I didn't know what it was though :slurp
by Captain Carrot
15 May 2012, 19:37
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Our new puppy.
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Our new puppy.

beautiful dog!

never heard of the breed before though.
by Captain Carrot
15 May 2012, 19:34
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Advice needed please
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Advice needed please

hallo all, Three weeks ago today I set 20 eggs in my incubator, and the last time I candeled them I had 15 good 'uns. Well they hatched last night and this morning and I have 10 chicks. Here is my problem though, a couple of the chicks made good progress trying to hatch out but are now dead in their...
by Captain Carrot
07 May 2012, 08:33
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Help - Pipping Duck Eggs
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Re: Help - Pipping Duck Eggs

I've never incubated duck eggs, I let my ducks hatch their own. It does seam to take AGES for them to hatch once they've pipped.

Leave them alone, I know it's difficult not to keep having little peeks inside the incubator.
by Captain Carrot
07 May 2012, 08:22
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Devastated

Sorry for your loss and sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the last poster is right. Last summer we had fox trouble and it managed to take 14 of our chickens whilst we were around the other side of the house. I'd never seen anything like that fox, he came back every two days dispite me hitting ...
by Captain Carrot
05 May 2012, 20:11
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: covatutto 16 !!
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: covatutto 16 !!

sounds like a faulty switch. I've got the covatutto 24. if it's keeping temp. then go ahead and try it. if it's brand new maybe you could return it
by Captain Carrot
04 May 2012, 22:22
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Ducklings
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Ducklings

that's not the best hatch rate ever.

What breed are they?
by Captain Carrot
04 May 2012, 07:42
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Worst year for foxes (for me)
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Worst year for foxes (for me)

Sorry to hear that nannyP.

I had a lucky escape last night. I forgot to close the pop-hole door on the barn. The foxes by me are very active at the moment...durring the day too.
by Captain Carrot
25 Apr 2012, 19:00
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Just want to show them off :)
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Just want to show them off :)

nice pics :)
by Captain Carrot
25 Apr 2012, 18:57
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hi and herbs..??
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Hi and herbs..??

you could plant the herbs in the ground and then cover with a plastic fruit crate. The plants will be protected, the birds can get to anything growing through the gaps, and it gives them something to jump on to.
by Captain Carrot
25 Apr 2012, 18:52
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Feeding hens household scraps?
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Feeding hens household scraps?

I remeber reading something like that too....not over here though.

Be careful not to feed anything too salty to the chickens, and avacado may or may not be poisonous to them, best not to give it to them really.

Citrus fruit can effect laying too.
by Captain Carrot
24 Apr 2012, 06:56
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Operation new flock begins.
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Operation new flock begins.

here's hoping for a good hatch rate :)
by Captain Carrot
23 Apr 2012, 08:53
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Incubator is up and running UPDATED
Replies: 31
Views: 1581

Re: Incubator is up and running UPDATED

Here are a couple of pics of my silkies and their run. I covered the run with a net made out of bailing twine...it didn't cost me anything but it took a long time. they're 16 weeks old http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/cugine_1/P4230226.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/cugine_1/P42302...
by Captain Carrot
19 Apr 2012, 09:37
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: all but 1 gone!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: all but 1 gone!!!!

That's nasty. Don't be too hard on hubby though, I'm sure he feels really bad about it.