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by shell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: When do chickens freeze?
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: When do chickens freeze?

mine at present seem ok but i am worried about the ex batts,2 have bald patches still ,the thing i`m concerned about most is their water,as soon as i fill it up it freezes again,and instead of a dust bath they now have an ash bath where i am tipping the ash from the fire into a corner for them,i now...
by shell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eggs without shells???? Help please
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Eggs without shells???? Help please

look on http://www.thepoultrysite.com
good advice there from other chicken keepers.
i have 11 chickens and 1 rooster but havn`t had this problem yet,you may need to give oyster grit.my friend had a couple of hens that laid rubber eggs,she gave the grit and it worked for her.
by shell
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Professor Nutt.
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Professor Nutt.

i cant see the difference between cannabis and alcohol,if you cant drive with alcohol then you shoulnt with cannabis,but if they sell alcohol in pubs then why not cannabis in cannabis bars,although they say alcohol causes more health problems that to me isnt true as i lost a good friend who c smoked...
by shell
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Menopause!
Replies: 44
Views: 6743

Re: Menopause!

i`m in the end of my menopause now,but the good thing is i go round in sleevless t-shirts even today when its a bit nippy,(i`m told )yet in the summer i had to keep throwing on my cardigan as i got hot and cold withing minutes,but now the erratic monthly has gone,was every 2 weeks even had test for ...
by shell
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just checking in....
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Just checking in....

really sorry to here about the dog,as for all you new hens etc ifirst thought it was the words to a song ,then i remembered that ended with ...a partridge in a pear tree. :iconbiggrin: you dont have one of those too :wink: ps yesterday i got 2 strawberrys off those plants you sent, not fully ripe ye...
by shell
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 172434

Re: Rogue's Gallery

well might as well add one too,this was taken after i managed to climb 100 steps while totally out of condition, :cheers: luckily there was a seat at the top :iconbiggrin:
by shell
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: my chicken died...
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: my chicken died...

i was told exbatts can be expected to live for around 2 years,only know this as i`m getting 4 the coming weekend,although a freind got 4 years out of her pet exbatt hen.so at least yours had 3 good years,and thats great news. p.s. i have a phone number if anyone in ireland wants some?they are coming...
by shell
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chuck died
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: chuck died

ah,sorry to hear it,but i`m amazed she went into double figures,thats an achievment,is that her pic? she was a lovely hen.
by shell
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Its true what they say about plumbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Its true what they say about plumbers

I know what you mean,i`m married to a sparky,the electrics are always the last to be done :sunny:
by shell
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Bedfordshire UK
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Hi from Bedfordshire UK

welcome from co.Kerry,i am about to get 4 ex battery hens end of this month,theres 50-60 to be available,sadly i can only house 4 :dontknow:
by shell
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: End of an Era
Replies: 24
Views: 1549

Re: End of an Era

hi,hopw you find what your looking for,when we started looking we didn`t understand that the price advertised is not the price it sells for,its just to get you in,unlike in uk when you put your house on the market it sells for that price mostly,here you barter,we in the end rented for 18 months and ...
by shell
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello at last
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Hello at last

welcome,from Kerry r.o.i
by shell
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 6268

Re: polytunnel advice ?

thanks,now i know i`m getting 12x30,and crop bars,and doors come with it,sorted,i think :wave: now all i need is for dh to finish the back patio and erect his shed,and the polytunnel i hope will be the next :flower:
by shell
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Garden Rosehips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: Garden Rosehips?

this post had me going out today to collect hips from the hedgrow,only to find the hedgerow had gone :( the farmers had been out cutting the hedges and all the wild roses are cut down to nothing,so sad,still i have roses in the garden and didnt realise i could use them, :flower:
by shell
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can someone give me a kick up the a***?
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Can someone give me a kick up the a***?

i would go and put them in the freezer till i felt like making the jam,when ever i do anything when i`m tired i make a bl**dy mess and it never turns out right,usually ends up in the bin :flower: and i still have to clear up :(