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by Oilystairs
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rhode Island Chick with dicky bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Rhode Island Chick with dicky bottom

Hi, none of that stuff in the feed - i'll see if i can find some. Having said that, the little blighter seems to have caught up with his siblings and has cleaned up a bit. Thanks v much
by Oilystairs
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rhode Island Chick with dicky bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Rhode Island Chick with dicky bottom

Hi, one of our 3 day old chicks has a slightly protruding and very matted bottom with a little yellow liquid seeping out. Anyone got any ideas what it could be? Thanks
by Oilystairs
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Strange shape eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Strange shape eggs

Hey there - we have a large black hen that has been struggling to squeeze out frankly enormous eggs lately and yesterdays was a bizarre shape. It also has some poo/dirt around its vent feathers and i wonder if it is a type of chicken that gets easily egg bound. It is otherwise in good shape. What ar...
by Oilystairs
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Chamonix
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Hello from Chamonix

Hi everyone, we are Al, Bee, Ben and Scarlett living for now in Chamonix at the base of Mont Blanc. At the mo we are growing some veg and have chickens but we have just sold our house and made an offer on an old watermill with 5 hectares in the Gers (SW France) and we aim to go as self sufficient as...
by Oilystairs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cars that run on Bio Derv
Replies: 15
Views: 17292

Re: Cars that run on Bio Derv

Hi Oldjerry, i get your drift but i think the french tax man would probably fine me heavily if i was avoiding paying duty. Chances of getting caught very low but still........... The thing that worries me is that UK ebay is flooded with kits for making biodiesel but not a sausage on the french ebay.
by Oilystairs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cars that run on Bio Derv
Replies: 15
Views: 17292

Re: Cars that run on Bio Derv

Hi, i would like to start making my own biodiesel over here in france. I know the UK chancellor allows 2500litres for personal use without any tax but anyone know if the french tax man allows a simlar amount? Long shot but hey
by Oilystairs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: central heating and domestic hot water from a wood stove?
Replies: 16
Views: 7481

Re: central heating and domestic hot water from a wood stove

Probably out of date now but i just joined; I am planning on installing such a system that i will probably run off a Godin or Esse cooking range with back boiler. Someone reccomended a esse ironheart which the manufacturer says can only heat one radiator but a friend has one that is happily running ...
by Oilystairs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Idea for Micro Hydro
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re: Idea for Micro Hydro

Hi, if you have decent head (height difference) then even with relatively low flow you will have success with a pelton turbine. Try to avoid gearing as this is the best way to loose power through friction and it means maintaining various extra elements. This pdf link may be of some use and it gives ...