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by efwellywoman
26 Jul 2014, 01:07
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Buff Columbian Orpingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Buff Columbian Orpingtons

Many thanks both, like all Orps, they are indeed lovely birds to have around. Re the black wing feathering Mrs Mopp, I haven't much to go on, but yes, as you say I've always presumed that the colour form should follow the standard for Columbian markings as in Buff & Light Sussex, Brahma,Wyandotte et...
by efwellywoman
24 Jul 2014, 01:37
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Buff Columbian Orpingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Buff Columbian Orpingtons

Evenin All, I originally posted this in the Breeds forum, but just thought I would put it in general as well, just in case…. Due to the imminent loss of my labour force who's disappearing off to Uni in September, I've been cutting down on my bird numbers and deciding which Orp. colour groups to cont...
by efwellywoman
24 Jul 2014, 01:18
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Orpington
Replies: 254
Views: 72665

Re: Buff Columbian Orpingtons

Evenin all. Due to the imminent loss of my labour force who's disappearing off to Uni in September, I've been cutting down on my bird numbers and deciding which Orp. colour groups to continue with. The issue that I've come up against is that I seem to be the only person around who is keeping a breed...
by efwellywoman
28 May 2013, 12:20
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Orpington
Replies: 254
Views: 72665

Re: Orpington

Most of my coops are also around three footish off the ground (to give dry space underneath for hangng feeders etc) and the Orps don't have any problem at all - even the super heavy old boys flap up easily - they do tend to go straight up without using the carefully prepared ramps though :roll: The ...
by efwellywoman
26 May 2013, 15:27
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Orpington
Replies: 254
Views: 72665

Re: Orpington

Hi Clarissa and a big welcome to PKF :wave: Re Gold laced Orps, like everyone else I sold out of 2012 hatched stock very early this year (by early April), but am currently in the middle of this years hatching and can do Gold laced from Middleton & Boyd bloodlines, for collection from 8 weeks (unsexe...
by efwellywoman
04 May 2013, 11:56
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

Things that can be done, just a few first thoughts as am rushing around between jobs. !. Curb population, curb population, curb population! This means better health provision & education in developing countries and an acceptance of individual responsibilities in the developed nations. A political ch...
by efwellywoman
03 May 2013, 14:35
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

Many, many thanks for the Marriages info Hughesy. Just what I needed, it even looks like there's a supplier fairly close to me! =D> and it's within my current budget too - Brilliant!!!
Major "Thankyou's" :NW
by efwellywoman
02 May 2013, 18:10
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

Subruss, I accept that your perception of the debate is based on an expression of cultural division - 'anti GM lot', 'them' etc. However for my part, I have deep botanical and agricultural concerns about the danger of introducing manufactured (ie not selectively bred from related genotypes) forms su...
by efwellywoman
02 May 2013, 15:42
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

Many thanks indeed for sharing that milkmaid, I hadn't come across his letter before. I think the RR branded crops absolutely typify the problem, especially the Soyas which are gaining such leverage on the USA and therefore world markets. Perhaps this is the point where I have to go back to my Grand...
by efwellywoman
02 May 2013, 14:08
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

Um Rothschilds......as in Miriam Rothschild .... one of the most notable biologists of our time, who was a major supporter of Landlife ...... No, I'm not expressing a conspiracy theory here, just a considered conclusion reached after years of discussion with various colleagues. Sounds like we have t...
by efwellywoman
02 May 2013, 13:37
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Re: Genetically modified feed

The point that many people seem to be missing, is that GM crops do not mean a reduction in the use of inorganic treatments and pesticides at all! These are crops genetically keyed to produce well only when treated with the specific boosters supplied by the likes of Monsanto, or which can only be gro...
by efwellywoman
01 May 2013, 19:46
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Genetically modified feed
Replies: 36
Views: 3485

Genetically modified feed

Is anyone else finding it very difficult to get hold of non GM feed now? I've used feed from several suppliers over the last few years and had to change as each one started to include GM ingredients. It's just happened again today as there is now a large notice on the pallet of Heygates layers at my...
by efwellywoman
14 Mar 2013, 20:08
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: £235 for 6!
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: £235 for 6!

Yes, and I can't help thinking how many people that would have bought a hot meal for........ :shock:
by efwellywoman
14 Mar 2013, 00:22
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: shocking animal abuse details and petition,pls read &sign
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: shocking animal abuse details and petition,pls read &sig

Signed and passed on.
Sometimes I just want to howl.
Dog cuddle needed urgently 8-[ .
by efwellywoman
14 Mar 2013, 00:13
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: where to sell my birds
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: where to sell my birds

I use Birdtrader uk quite a bit, it's free for a standard ad. with photos :grin:
http://www.birdtrader.co.uk