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by Henwife
05 Oct 2006, 10:08
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Anyone know much about Effective Microorganisms/Bokashi/EM
Replies: 107
Views: 9537

This sounds suspiciously like a compost accelerator. There are so many regulations about actually storing and spreading FYM now that slurry pits see to be the norm rather than the dung heap. I can remember the time when animal housing was not mucked out in the cold months but had regular layers of f...
by Henwife
01 Oct 2006, 18:25
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Nankins
Replies: 20
Views: 6147

I've got 10 at three and a half weeks. Anybody know when they're sexable?
by Henwife
26 Sep 2006, 20:50
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
Replies: 138
Views: 34034

Mine has rather a bosom of feathers which shouldn't be there and Ma being brown, there are brown 'highlights', but she's gradually taming. The two baby pekins she's sharing her isolation with are tucked up on the perch with her now instead of huddling in their own corner. Even daughter can't extract...
by Henwife
22 Sep 2006, 12:55
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
Replies: 138
Views: 34034

Of course she's lovely - far better than my new one if I'm honest.
by Henwife
26 Aug 2006, 20:22
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: "The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens"
Replies: 35
Views: 23403

Horses for courses - I've got a copy, but I rarely open it. The two books I use most are British Poultry Standards (expensive but accurate) and Diseases of freerange poultry by Victoria Roberts. A lot of my poultry books are fairly ancient, but I need up to date information on sick birds, ditto on B...
by Henwife
17 Aug 2006, 20:33
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Transylvanian Naked Necks
Replies: 138
Views: 34034

The little one I have in the bantam run has caused a lot of comment already. Sweetest nature too and none of the fully feathered birds find her in the least bit odd.
by Henwife
02 Feb 2006, 20:50
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 119519

May I please be a pendant? They are correctly called Cream Legbars according to British Poultry Standards. Since neither the gold nor the silver is crested, Cream Legbar identifies the breed. Must be in Grumpy Old Woman mode.