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by darkbrowneggs
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Gardener's Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: The Gardener's Prayer

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: Quince (Chaenomeles japonica)

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JRQMR 17 April 2012 Chaenomeles japonica (Quince) This pretty flowered plant produces many large apple like fruit, which are extremely sour in late Fall. The fruit will be used for making pressure canned juice. From these two bushes about a bushel of fruit is produced. Wh...
by darkbrowneggs
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I may be opening a can of worms here but...
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: I may be opening a can of worms here but...

There are a couple of forums where the folk keep animals and sometimes have meat for sale. I don't know if it is ok to post a link but I can always PM anyone who is interested. There is usually beef, pork, lamb and poultry from various folk. I keep my own animals (though I never have any spare meat ...
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Aggressive cockerel
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Aggressive cockerel

Unless you need him for breeding I would "find him a new home" Once they have started to get aggressive it only gets worse, and although you can train him to respect you, it will not be possible to train him to respect little children, and it is most unpleasant for them and might put them off chicke...
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Mine are laying well at the moment :iconbiggrin: Check out my website :iconbiggrin:
by darkbrowneggs
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

I have 3 pens of Cream Legbars - one, with some Cream Legbars which started laying before winter seem very sporadic, one with older girls are laying mostly 3 a day from 4, and the third with some youngsters just starting in lay are doing very well, though the eggs are currently rather small All very...
by darkbrowneggs
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Hello from Herefordshire

Hi there - I'm probably not too far from you - just on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire borders over by Bromyard. Welcome to our lovely area - I am sure you will enjoy it here :wave: :iconbiggrin: Over the years I have kept various livestock but (bad back) now mostly down to poultry - my lovely Ma...
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

I hope it is showing for other people - I was quite pleased with myself when I made it work. I uploaded it to Photobucket and then used their code and the picture came up - well at least on my PC :(
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx135/ssc_photos/colouredeggs.jpg Right - worked out how to post photos - Hope its not too big The darkest brown ones are from my Cuckoo Marans, the greeny ones (don't show well in the photo are from my Olive Eggers, and the blue (again look a bit bluer in real li...
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Queen wasp
Replies: 14
Views: 8885

Re: Queen wasp

The Queen wasps come into my house to hibernate every winter. Often if I get the fire going too high or put the CH on they will come out of hibernation If I see a Queen wasp in the spring I let them be, unless they are building right near or in part of the house, otherwise wasps are very good for th...
by darkbrowneggs
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: mixing chicken breeds
Replies: 8
Views: 9548

Re: mixing chicken breeds

Hi guys, I have a question about chicken breeds.. I've bought myself 36 hatching eggs which are currently in an incubator and are due to hatch in about 2 weeks. There's a few varieties in there, French Marans, Cuckoo Marans, Black Silkies, Rhode Island Red, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington and Welsu...
by darkbrowneggs
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Well done, plenty of lovely "Easter Eggs" for you then :icon_smile: :icon_smile:
by darkbrowneggs
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Thanks - is there a way of posting a photo rather than just a link? :icon_smile:
by darkbrowneggs
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Having kept my Marans for many years now, I have suddenly got interested in different coloured eggs. I am really pleased with them so far this year. All being well there should be some for hatching later in the season

This is what they have laid this year