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by hedgerow pete
21 Jan 2014, 18:58
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: beach collected oyster grit
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: beach collected oyster grit

we beach collect twice a year, its normally a whole day job abd since there are loads due to the winter storms. i shall have to collect a few more buckets for next time then
by hedgerow pete
20 Jan 2014, 20:48
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: beach collected oyster grit
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

beach collected oyster grit

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heres 20 kilos of beach collected oyster shells, apart from a larger hammer, is it good to go for the girls??
by hedgerow pete
20 Jan 2014, 20:45
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: pid controllers for incubators
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

pid controllers for incubators

well its that time again when when we all start dusting off the incubators again. i was looking at the 80 egg one i have as its home made and started looking of ideas to improve it. does anyone here have an electricial back ground or understanding. the idea is this, for my home brew boiler we use a ...
by hedgerow pete
16 Oct 2013, 23:10
Forum: Grow Your Own
Topic: Growing winter crops
Replies: 8
Views: 6139

Re: Growing winter crops

kale, kale, kale is the way to go for the main stay of my greens, i also grow standard field beans which a shell dry and crack for the girls, i also grow when i can spare root crops but i hang those up for the girls to peck at, sweede is a favorite so is celerak as well
by hedgerow pete
08 Sep 2013, 17:23
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: farm grade disinfectants and red mite attack
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

farm grade disinfectants and red mite attack

At the chicken pen I am going through a massive red mite attack, at the allotment. Now at the moment I have been doing the general weekly wash down with standard Jayes fluid but its not seaming to doing the job. Been looking through the general disinfectants at the local farm suppliers. does anyone ...
by hedgerow pete
19 Jun 2013, 20:13
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: 35 Sq meters maybe 40
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: 35 Sq meters maybe 40

my cage is about that sort of size, for mine the base metre of the walls are pallets, the top metre and roof is chicken wire , with wire ties holding it all together. to stop foxy o have on three side dug down a couple of foot and used industrial carpet in three foot rips doubled up and i have also ...
by hedgerow pete
19 May 2013, 16:15
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: commercial rabbit supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 3871

Re: commercial rabbit supplier

carefull,

i am a south warwickshire boy , even if i had to move to brum for work reasons

north warks is ok but south warks is better, lol

any idea on the lincon firms name or areas
by hedgerow pete
13 May 2013, 20:37
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: commercial rabbit supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 3871

commercial rabbit supplier

does anyone know of some where i can buy a breeding trio of new zealand rabbits from, looking for some where prefferably in the midlands but i am willing to travel to collect. i would prefere to buy off a commercial rabbit farmer rather than someone with one hutch in the back garden and dodgy rabbit...
by hedgerow pete
23 May 2012, 18:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chickens and Rabbits
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Chickens and Rabbits

i was looking at this myself, but what i was thinking of was having rabbit pens built above the ground so the chickens still have the same floor space and i have doubled the animal content of the pen
by hedgerow pete
23 May 2012, 13:22
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: stroppy mare
Replies: 14
Views: 7639

Re: stroppy mare

been there and know that one, used to ride myself, could never afford to own just a helper at stables, everyones a charector, some on the other hand belong to satan, especially shetland ponyies, normally refeered by me as sh i t land ponies, cant stand em, dog food that any stopped walking about, wo...
by hedgerow pete
23 May 2012, 13:11
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Large scale egg hatchery
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Large scale egg hatchery

i dont see the problem , we pay next to nothing for cheap supermarket chickens , dont expect people else where to be any differant, to me its just a normall thing to do and see, dead by the time they are less than 24 hrs old, in that way there are zero costs involved and the supermarket chicken stay...
by hedgerow pete
22 May 2012, 13:35
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: stroppy mare
Replies: 14
Views: 7639

Re: stroppy mare

your going to have to be more specific at times as i have ateenage boy and we have the exact same problems with his girl friend, lol
by hedgerow pete
22 May 2012, 13:33
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Bad Auction experience? Or the norm?
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: Bad Auction experience? Or the norm?

i see loads of poor quality chickens that are basicly dumped into the auctions to get some thing for nothing, scaly leg is nothing i have seen some very very poor health chickens at my local chicken auction and i have also seen poor chooks at farms, the only advise is if you dont like walk away a fe...
by hedgerow pete
20 May 2012, 14:52
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Red mite
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: Red mite

to kill off the red mite in my pen. i have done loads of different things at once to kill them off, so we have nipon powder in the floor shavings, the whole pen inside and out is sprayed with , armilliox or washing up liquid and water, jayes fluid normal and black, all the perches were taken out scr...
by hedgerow pete
20 May 2012, 08:09
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: a visit by scummy 2 legged vermin !
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: a visit by scummy 2 legged vermin !

thats exactly how i lost my perfect flock of pure breed ixworths a scum person broke in last winter to steal a chicken but then left the pen door wide open, and we all know the rest, my pen is more like fortk noxx so it was a real effort for him to get in. i had to do several late night ratting oper...