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by nigel
19 Sep 2005, 13:28
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Wyandottes
Replies: 151
Views: 37029

Wyandottes do come in a barred as well. We saw some on our visit to the Wernlas Collection here's a couple of Hens (not a great picture) http://gallery.randoms-lair.co.uk/d/3870-2/The_Wernlas_Collection0027.jpg and here's a cockerel http://gallery.randoms-lair.co.uk/d/3868-2/The_Wernlas_Collection00...
by nigel
18 Sep 2005, 17:35
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Bovan Nera Hybrid
Replies: 8
Views: 25205

http://gallery.randoms-lair.co.uk/d/17196-2/chickens_sept040010.jpg POL Bovans Nera The Bovans Nera is a Rhode Island Red hybrid bred to be a hardy free ranging bird. Colours range from pure black with a hint of green iridescence, to black with some red on the throat. They are a confident friendly ...
by nigel
18 Sep 2005, 15:26
Forum: Breeds
Topic: White Star Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 6495

http://www.randoms-lair.co.uk/images/Gallery/Daryl-4.jpg A young Whitestar This leghorn based hybrid is my best layer. She lays large (74g plus) eggs most days. Since she started laying last year she has missed less than ten days. She is the most nervous of my bunch. The first to take flight and - ...
by nigel
12 Sep 2005, 06:33
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Lets have a poll - mash or pellets?
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Dodson and Horrell layers - they're the only ones available locally. The girls like them, and i think they're far less wasteful than mash
by nigel
24 Jul 2005, 09:52
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

Lisa

have you seen the line drawings of the grosvenor on CountryFayre's website

http://countryfayre-countrystore.co.uk/ ... svenor.pdf

added to the picture it may help the brother-in-law
by nigel
24 Jul 2005, 06:25
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

Thanks everyone. If they're not going to get cold in winter they can keep both houses. I don't want to upset the status quo and we have no problems with the pecking order. As for the extra cleaning I don't mind really and the chickens are always so helpful :D Lisa It was me that said the slide out f...
by nigel
23 Jul 2005, 11:04
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 2721

What do you think?

When we first started keeping hens last year (it seems longer) we bought this starter kit from Meadowsweet Poultry. When we expanded in February we bought Grosvenor Standard from Littleacre products and intended closing the original small house down and keeping it for emergencies/isolation etc. The ...
by nigel
01 Jun 2005, 22:16
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Ice Cream
Replies: 146
Views: 48856

I don't think you'd get a similar response in the UK Pat :(
by nigel
16 Apr 2005, 18:37
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Ice Cream
Replies: 146
Views: 48856

I may end up the size of a house :help:
by nigel
15 Apr 2005, 08:35
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Practical Poultry Keeping - David Bland
Replies: 2
Views: 3771

Some of the information is admittedly aimed at those with larger flocks, but still a real gem

Nigel