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by SuzieV
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Composting Wood Shavings
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Composting Wood Shavings

I've been searching the internet to find information on composting euculuptus wood shavings - wanting to know if there could be a problem with it like with black walnut. Can anybody give me some information on it?
by SuzieV
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rehabilitating Battery Hens
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Rehabilitating Battery Hens

Unfortunately 'free range' does not have the same meaning everywhere we go. I recently read an article about free range chickens showing a huge flock on bare ground. Yes, they can scratch and have a dust bath, but they are still getting the same medicated chemicaly produced feed.
by SuzieV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Straberries and eldeflowers
Replies: 17
Views: 2119

Re: Straberries and eldeflowers

Industrious day! Hope someone helped cleaning up after you did all the hard work.
by SuzieV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Joyful Joyful
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Joyful Joyful

I just need to share this with someone who will understand! I recently bought a small (90 egg) hatcher and started it with 20 eggs. I figured that if i buggered it, it would not be to great a loss. Well, in the eggies went on 9 June with my best wishes and a few prayers too. Tonight I candled them f...
by SuzieV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Musovies
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Musovies

Many things come to those who wait - is that how it goes? Good luck, I'm waiting on a few things myself. Apparently the pond is not the most important thing. * Muscovies can mate on soil and in water. *Being able to dunk their heads or a shallow puddle is more important than swimming. *Babies should...
by SuzieV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Musovies
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Musovies

I sure hope July reads this too...

You made a note a while ago about muscovie eggs being lower in cholesterol - where do I get proof of that? I admit that I am not an expert, but I've been all over the internet but no luck so far.

I'll be the proud mom of 3 hens and a drake by the end of the month.
by SuzieV
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rehabilitating Battery Hens
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Rehabilitating Battery Hens

Hi Julie Thanks for your answer. I live in Namibia, Africa. Namibia's organic association (NOA) was only launched this month and even the chairman (one of my best friends) can not tell me how long the rehab perion is. She talks guessingly about a year, but I can not see how it can take a year for th...
by SuzieV
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rehabilitating Battery Hens
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Rehabilitating Battery Hens

Hi All
Is there someone out there that can help me with the period it takes to rehabilitate battery hens if I want to sell the eggs as organic. All my feed is organic homegrown feed and the hens are pastured after a weeklong quarintine period.
Regards
Suzie