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by Gert
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I need a female for my lonely drake Toby,can anyone help
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: I need a female for my lonely drake Toby,can anyone help

hi
your best bet is Salibury poultry market, i'm sure you'd get a couple for him there

Gert
by Gert
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Ish Wiltshire Meet?
Replies: 77
Views: 9752

Re: Ish Wiltshire Meet?

We could always have a couple of meets. :flower:
by Gert
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: the future of food
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

the future of food

i've just watched a bbc documentary called "a farm for the future" it's on you tube, and you should watch it if you can. I'm in trouble with Mrs Gert because I had to wake her up to tell her about it, as it really got to me. :oops: I am now going to research permaculture as i've had my epiphany :mrg...
by Gert
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Too young to process?
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Too young to process?

I would like to add to the post even though Mrs Gert beat me to it :lol: As a boy my Grandfather, a gentle softly spoken man who I adored, kept rabbits in his garden and every so often we would have rabbit for tea. I grew up understanding that athough he cared for his animals as if they were pets, a...
by Gert
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Crazy Chicken Lady - a story
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: The Crazy Chicken Lady - a story

hoorah !
by Gert
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: goats
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: goats

Hi sortanormalish, sounds like the same as Defra, but we don't have the freedom you do. Every sheep, goat, cow, pig and llama has to be completely traceable. It has to be tagged at birth and then every time it is moved anywhere that is off your holding you have to fill in forms stating where it is g...
by Gert
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: goats
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: goats

Hi Crump, you need to get a Holding Number, basically you need to register that you are keeping goats. It's a relatively painless procedure. It's been a while since i did this, but i think you just need to phone the Rural payments agency and register with them 0845 603 7777 . They will give you a ho...
by Gert
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Garden of England
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Hello from the Garden of England

Welcome, magic hands. Good name :mrgreen:
by Gert
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Ish Wiltshire Meet?
Replies: 77
Views: 9752

Re: Ish Wiltshire Meet?

Sounds good, :cheers: we could give you a lift if you like snapdragon, and meet the others in the north of Wiltshire Somewhere. I don't know that area very well so can't really offer any suggestions.
by Gert
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Ish Wiltshire Meet?
Replies: 77
Views: 9752

Re: Ish Wiltshire Meet?

lol i'm in little langford, I know stockton well, it's lovely . Why did you move north? not that there is anything wrong with the North lol.

P.S Mrs Gert is up for coming to a meet too. Hoorah :mrgreen:
by Gert
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Ish Wiltshire Meet?
Replies: 77
Views: 9752

Re: Ish Wiltshire Meet?

I'd be up for a meet, it would be a really nice thing to do. :cheers: I'm down in the south in the Wylye Valley but would cross the plain for a meet. :cheers:
by Gert
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Another 'chickens wont lay' plea
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Another 'chickens wont lay' plea

Hi Sarahkeast can i ask you a few questions? are they in a sunny area? what has the weather been like recently ? is there any chance that they are laying but the eggs are being predated by magpies, rats etc? It does seem very strange that you are getting so few eggs. If you can give us more of a pic...
by Gert
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chickens for laying
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: chickens for laying

Hi if you just want egg machines and are not bothered about fancy colours etc, I would stick with the ISA Brown , sometimes known as the Warren. They are bred just to produce eggs, but are also friendly little brown hens. They are the breed that you would get if you collected battery hens. So either...
by Gert
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Crazy Chicken Lady - a story
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: The Crazy Chicken Lady - a story

lol, oh dear Crazy Chicken Lady, :lol:

Don't worry rosy they'll soon get into the swing of things. Maybe just tell them the story as you put them away tonight :mrgreen:
by Gert
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: show
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: show

looks good shame it's so far away