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I do make my own yoghurt but that's as far as it goes. There are only the two of us and we eat amazingly little, so I have stopped most of my preserving ways. I used to do a lot of jam and jelly making and ginger beer making and bread making of all sorts. There is very little tradition is this count...
- 08 Nov 2017, 15:09
- Forum: Feeding and Housing
- Topic: Starting Out - Quick guide to starting up.
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Hi there Sihitch If you grow veg or value your flowers then chickens are not for you unless you enclose them. They will wreck your garden and eat many of your plants and scratch up the rest. Yes they will put themselves to bed once they have established that you mean them to use the henhouse you pro...
- 08 Nov 2017, 14:59
- Forum: Poultry Clinic
- Topic: Persistent Feather Loss/Pecking?
- Replies: 16
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I've only ever put stockholm tar on horses' feet! There are anti-feather pecking solutions out there - very bitter stuff as I recall, like bitter aloes for fingernail biters. Only marginally effective and must be re-applied if it rains. In desperation I used beak bits They seem cruel but don't actua...
I think you have been unlucky with your cream legbars. My daughter keeps them and has no trouble and although she would agree that they are not the friendliest of chickens hers are reliable layers of coloured eggs for 10 months of the year.
Welcome back Mamaowl! I'm with you on tomatoes - I only grew three beefsteak tomato plants but they are so loaded with child's head sized tomatoes that none of them can stand upright even with support. Luckily we do love tomatoes and have just had visitors to help with eating them all. Only about a ...
Also, does she have a swollen "tummy" - the bit further back from the bony bit? If so this is probably ascites, an accumulation of fluid which usually indicates problems in the egg laying department. Google it if that's the problem. It's quite common in rescue hens.
Hi Gameboy and welcome If you want the best you do have to buy from the best. Most breeders will be helpful to beginners in showing and give you advice willingly. If you find a breeder with really good birds, ask him/her if they ever sell eggs and hatch some yourself. That way you are may well get s...