Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Dodge's Achievements

Frequent Layer

Frequent Layer (3/19)



  1. Hi I hate rats and I had a problem with them as they were digging holes straight into the run and eating whatever they could find. The way I solved my problem was to level out the ground and I then layed down 1 ton of pea gravel and leveled and compacted it down. Then I layed flag stones down on top of that and then I placed my cube and run on top of that. Over night the rats were no longer able to dig into the run and soon after that they moved on and we no longer have a problem. I throw down a couple of inches of easybed/wood chips over the whole floor and that lasts about a month. I have since built a walk in run over that and now I am totaly vermin/fox free and my girls are very happy.
  2. As a parent I can't imagine the heartache and stress you must be going through May I suggest a possible fairly inexpensive way to ensure that all the drugs in your house are safe http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000T5K3Z8/ref=asc_df_B000T5K3Z84799301?smid=A2RLE7VQ2OV7MU&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B000T5K3Z8 This could be just what you need for peace of mind. Best wishes to you and your family
  3. Here’s a deal.... My daughter who is 21 and living at home was looking to buy a 2nd hand car about 3-4 years old with a budget of £5k. We looked around for ages and found a couple that she liked but there were some issues and they were not suitable in the end. Then we were driving past Renault Croydon and the had a Clio parked outside with a deal printed on it which was £159 deposit & £159 per month. It sounded good so we went in to find out a bit more and ended up signing on the dotted line. Basically you pay £159 per month for 44 months and at the end you have the option of making a final payment of £3800 and the car is yours or you can part x it for another new car and carry on. Or you can just hand it back and walk away. The beauty of this deal is that you get included 12 months road tax and 3 years free servicing and 3 years breakdown recovery. So for £159 per month you have trouble free motoring. So in effect my daughter is now leasing a brand new car for very little outlay and it is all in her name. She has had it for about 3 weeks now and loves it. You may not have thought of this option to get your next car but it may give you food for thought.
  4. With winter on the way the quickest and cheapest way to waterproof your run is to throw over a tarp that wil cover the whole lot. You can use bungee's to tie it down and then next spring you can start thinking of maybe replacing the tarp with a new plastic roof. Good luck.
  5. For those people who do not have access to a jigsaw or are nervous to use one for fear of cracking the panel, when I did my roof I got an old bread knife and heated it up on the gas ring and then I was able to saw through the plastic with out much bother at all. I just put a straight edge accros the panel where I wanted to cut it and drew a line with a black marker pen, I was then able to cut and follow the line with little effort. I could cut about a foot at a time before re-heating the knife. I would say that cut edge was fine but not as good as you would get using a jigsaw but as the cut edges where at the back of the run and not on show then there is no issue. So allways make sure that the machined cut edges of the roof panels are the ones that are on show.
  6. Also just bumping as this is on tonight at 7-35 pm on channel 4 + 8-35 pm on channel 4 + 1 Might be worth pressing the "record" button
  7. If you are out of warranty, then it will cost you a £90 call out charge from Miele just to look at it. I would phone up their head office service desk and they should be able to at least point you in the right direction as to what might have failed and also give you some idea how much it will cost to put right. To contact the customer service of Miele, please dial the 0845 365 6600. Opening hours : Mon to Fri - 8:00am - 8:00pm & Sat and Sun - 9:00am - 5:00pm Good luck.
  8. Oh dear Claret, it looks like you have been had Never mind it was fun while it lasted and made me laugh
  9. Keep a positive mind set and ensure that your C.V. is bang up to date ready to circulate. Lots of info on the web e.g. http://www.redundancytips.co.uk/ http://www.birdsontheblog.co.uk/surviving-redundancy-top-tips/ Check out the many online job sites to get an idea of what is out there. When you receive your redundancy money, don't be tempted to treat yourself to that new Ipad, smartphone etc but transfer the money to a deposit account out of sight out of mind. Also make sure that you are aware of any benifits that you are entiled to, C.A.B. is a good starting point. and Finally: Good Luck
  10. This is a design classic and a brilliant feat of engineering and construction and if you start thinking of the amount of work it must take to build one of these, then you can sort of justify the cost. Whether or not it is a practical way to keep chickens remains to be seen. For those of you that would like to take a closer look, here is a link with a lot more pictures. http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/11671/nogg-chicken-coop.html
  11. A man walked into a bar Ouch It was an iron bar
  12. Found this web site and thought of you http://www.ilikechickens.co.uk/
  13. Seagazer said "Did it hurt when he bit your foot?" No not really I only yelled "ouch" due to the surprise and shock more than anything else..
  14. It looks like a lot of you liked my video of a fox on my chicken run. If you would like to see my other video of a fox biting my foot, then here is the link: Hope you enjoy this one as well

  • Create New...