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  1. My pekins have absolutely no problem with the ladder on the cube - they also regularly fly up to perch in trees (vertical take off to about 8ft!) so I really wouldn't worry!
  2. Can I see a Solway house butted up to the run? How have you done it and how well attached/secure is the join if you know what I mean? If I've missed this on another thread, please feel free to re-direct me!
  3. No worries! Use plates a and c then the card and die and then b. hope this helps!
  4. Yes you can indeed! As long as the actual die you want physically fits on the cuttlebug plates! In the spirit of full disclosure I need to say I'm employed by docrafts who make xcut. You need to use the same sandwich that you'd use for quickutz, spellbinders or other wafer thin dies.
  5. I've had two k-mix mixers break. One after about a week, one just out of warranty. I've now got a lovely lime green kitchen aid...
  6. My Pekin herd all manage the cube ladder fine. Except the one that's too naughty and prefers to perch 7ft up in a tree every night so I have to put her to bed!
  7. I feel your frustration! One of my call ducks insists on sitting on top of their go which makes all the others quack like crazy until she gets down... I'm going to need to find something to go on top to put her off or find them a new house to go in their WIR!
  8. Thanks, that sounds like a good idea. It sounds like I should get a quad or trio if I can find some! Could breed them too!
  9. Only little, you can support them in one hand easily
  10. This is Sonny Gold Laced Poland - Sonny by *karlotta*, on Flickr Cher Gold Laced Poland - Cher by *karlotta*, on Flickr Gladys Gladys - Poland by *karlotta*, on Flickr And Polly when she was very young - can't find a more recent one... (the date on this pic reminds me that she's 4 now!) 120709 Polly by *karlotta*, on Flickr
  11. I've got a quad. Gold laced pair, plus a silver laced and a black. They are very cute and although they have their own run, they free-range pretty much all day with the big girls. I'd say the black girl rules the whole roost and fended off about 8 LF yesterday to hog a banana. Mine very rarely go to bed on their own, instead roosting on top of their extended eglu run, so I have to put them to bed every night! They make lovely pets and even put up with being kissed by my Newfies!
  12. Apologies is this isn't allowed on the forum (or indeed if this is the wrong bit!). I lost my adorable Rhode Island bantam yesterday and as I have a handful of broody pekins still, I'm on the lookout for some hatching eggs. I live in East Dorset and wondered if anyone knew of any breeders in the south? I'd could have my arm twisted to buy youngstock instead... Thanks in advance.
  13. The saddle feathers do look a bit sweepy...
  14. And that's the most important thing! Good choices.
  15. I have 4 Polands (3 girls and a cockerel) and while they have lived with my other bantams in the past, they got on with various degrees of success. One quiet girl in particular always looked rather stressed by the situation (they had loads and loads of room) and is much happier now she lives with just her Poland friends. I think I'd probably recommend the other breeds you mentioned and having had all but the Wyandotte bantam (my LF is lovely tho) i think they'd all be a great mix. I would say though that my Polands are probably among my best layers of my bantams and very, very lovely as garden birds - mine FR happily with my LF flock all day so given enough space it is doable.
  16. I could do with one of these nearby! I've been photographing for our big Christmas magazine issue the last week or so and the studio is full of trees, mince pies and baubles! Not much fun during a heat wave!
  17. Canon introduced the ef mount in 87. I think it's highly unlikely they'd change again!
  18. I shoot with Canon and have done for about 7 years - I started with a Canon 400D and it served me well before I later moved up to a 40D and now a 7D (with a 60D as a backup). I also shoot with Canon at work - I"m one of two photographers for a craft magazine and write their regular photography feature. At your budget I'd heartily recommend a 600D - great processor and would serve you well. You'd need to stretch the budget to go for the newest version (650D). I would recommend visiting a real shop though as they can vary significantly in size. You may find the 60D size a better fit as they are a bit larger, but this would be out of your budget, but you may be able to pick up a second hand 50D. My friend and colleague shoots with Nikon though and quite frankly any modern DSLR will do the job. The layout of the buttons may swing the vote, again go along to a shop and try them out. I can't get on with Nikon, it always feels to me like everything is in the wrong place! But you may feel differently.
  19. There's nothing sweeter than a Fav. They look gorgeous!
  20. I bought a 9x12 junior protection pen from Flyte So Fancy a couple of weeks ago. It was easy peesy to put together (did it pretty much on my own - including laying all the slabs etc). It looks great and I really like it. If you've not used Flytes before, I can highly recommend them. Really helpful, great advice, very friendly. I lucky to only live about 40 mins ago but of course they deliver.(my run came in perfect nick).
  21. I have. Take the bars out and re-locate mum into the tray section in a nice thick layer of aubiose or similar. I also use a ramp at the front of the eglu for the first couple of weeks.
  22. I've got 5 broody pekins, a bantam brahma, a hybrid speckeldy and a large wyandotte.... wanna borrow one?
  23. And this is Elvis - he's silver partridge. Elvis by *karlotta*, on Flickr
  24. Here's a pic of Freddie - as you can see he's a white frizzle pekin! Freddie - Frizzle Pekin by *karlotta*, on Flickr

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