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Patricia W

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  1. Patricia W

    The Customer is Always Right

    No, I’ve not seen that first one. Love the Repair Shop. And Money for Nothing
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    Countryfile Live

    Well, it’s going to Windsor Great Park. It seems to be traffic issues that killed it At Blenheim
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    Countryfile Live

    This story all came from our local papers, the Oxford Mail and Times. I think we’ll just wait and see. From what you say, Lewis, it maybe a change of Management Company is called for. I don’t know if the same company is doing other Blenheim events but there have been complaints about other events there, like the Christmas and New Year ones.
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    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    I can see us zipping up the M40 to you, Lewis! Too few poultry vets around.
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    Countryfile Live

    But that’s in Berkshire! I wonder if it’s a red herring to put pressure on Blenheim to improve whatever the exhibitors are complaining about. I think we’ll have to wait and see.......
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    Countryfile Live

    The local paper is saying they are looking to move from Blenheim because exhibitors have complained about the venue. Great consternation locally!
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    Clotted Cream

    My son in law is from Devon. Can’t stand Cornwall clotted cream which is the one most commonly available. Occasionally, Tesco has the Devon made cream so I have to buy for him. Keep experimenting. Maybe I can persuade him to make his own!
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    Pekin acting broody since Easter

    I think I’d do the same as you if the broody cage doesn’t work. Keeping her alive till the weather turns would be my priority
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    Top of eglu ripped off overnight

    Never knew, Willow. We’ve never seen foxes here but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. We did lose one hen around the same time. She just disappeared. No feathers, or any other signs, she just seem to vanish into thin air. Everyone else was fine. I suspect she got locked out and we didn’t notice. So fox is the likeliest culprit. I agree far worse if it was a person. I just forgot to push thr pin down after cleaning it out.
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    Rescues refusing to home to Omlet hutches

    Oops! Must stop speed reading...
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    Top of eglu ripped off overnight

    That’s happened to me when I didn’t put the pin in properly. Luckily it was empty. But talking of strange happenings. My friend Claire had her Brahma attacked through the air vent in the cube nesting box. It ripped its leg off. We are pretty sure it was a young fox. She doesn’t have a run. The cube is in a very large fenced run with no top over it.
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    Rescues refusing to home to Omlet hutches

    We had this year’s ago when Omlet eglus and cubes were new. I’m surprised it’s still around. Go elsewhere. I’ve rehomed many ex bats in eglus and cubes. It’s amazing who had cubes these days. I have a feeling I even saw one in Ed Sheehan’s garden.
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    Omlet walk in runs

    Yes. Although it doesn’t decay, I too have had to spend an additional £100 covering it with weldmesh to stop rodent incursion. I would have been better with a conventional WIR.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Torrential rain in South Oxfordshire this evening. The water butts are now full to overflowing. I’ve got 4 vines in the garden which are loaded with fruit which are filling out nicely. Last year we picked 30+kg which went into our local OxBucks wine collective. We’ve just taken delivery of a lovely rose, called Chiltern Blush. So got great hopes for this year!
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    Run design help - cube mk2 and WiR

    That looks great! The more space you give each chicken the better, especially if they don’t free range much. Also, if you’re adding new ones, you will need to isolate for a couple of weeks and then slowly integrate, so make sure you have space for this.
  16. Have you thought of ex bats? Or, given where you are, I’d be surprised if there aren’t other chicken keepers around who might be able to help. Are you looking for a particular breed?
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    Omlet walk in runs

    I’ve had my Omlet runs for 12 years. Apart from the odd nick, they are perfect. Because they are plastic coated they don’t rust except where you might nick the plastic coating. The plastic of the 2 x Mk 1 cubes and my 2x Classic is still great, apart from some fading on the green ones. I can’t speak for the Go or Mk2 cube.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Nothing in South Oxfordshire. Just a warm breeze. Sky looks threatening though so it might be on its way!
  19. That looks great. That weldmesh is what Omlet should use for the WIR. Rodent, small bird AND fox proof!
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    Run design help - cube mk2 and WiR

    Great! We’d love to see a picture...
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    Strictly 2019

    At last! Someone I’ve actually heard of - James Cracknall. Not renowned for the lightness of his feet that I know of, so I wonder how he’ll fare?
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    Strictly 2019

    I’m with you all! I do watch Strictly because there is a level of skill involved.
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    Winter water for chickens Help

    Yes, I do the same, Peter. I think I got mine at Pets at Home
  24. There was a discussion about this on the Omlet FB Forum. Everyone who had one seemed happy with the Omlet one and several commented that it didn’t squish chickens, just stopped if they happened to be in the way. Not an issue for me as they perch outside in the run. The cube is just an expensive nest box!
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    Countryfile Live

    Don’t think we’ll make it this year. Shame as I love Blenheim. Have a great time! Take some pics for us.

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