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  1. Luvachicken

    Christmas swap 2018

    Almost that time of year again I was wondering if I could organise the swap again. I have no idea where the rules have gone though but thought I'd start the ball rolling. If you'd like to join in let me know. On the list so far is Me, Luvachicken Not sure how the list is going to work as we can longer edit previous posts
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    Christmas swap 2018

    Yay, that's all the photos done now. Well done everybody for such beautiful things we have made each other
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    Omlet auto door reviews

    I think I'm more amused by the fact it says 12 reviews when in fact there are only 6. My Pekins can be very noisy but are lovely and quiet all winter.
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    Omlet auto door reviews

    I've been thinking about the door for my girls so thought I'd have a look at the reviews. It says there are 12 altogether but there are actually only 6. Each review has been repeated. They do seem to be quite positive but I would have preferred to have read 12 reviews. I don't usually close my Cube door but do when it is very cold or windy. Do you think I would be able to re-train my girls to not get up so early in the summer with the door ? And what if we have a really hot summer like last year, wouldn't they bake with the door shut ?
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    Do I own up?

    Good on you for tidying up when it was so cold. I hate irritating noises. Our aerial used to vibrate through the house when the wind was in the wrong direction. Hubby of course couldn't hear it, ever, and it it used to sound like a tuning fork vibrating through the walls. After a good few years hubby finally heard it but told me it wasn't the aerial but something else. It was such an annoying noise and it drove me mad until finally we had a new aerial fitted. Noise gone !!
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    Christmas swap 2018

    I still have my owl hanging up too. Maybe once spring comes I will put him away as it will be the wrong time of year for him.
  7. Mine have bare earth in the Omlet part of their run and they have a wooden run attached to that. The wooden run is on a base of slabs that has woodchip on top. I also got mine from Flytes of Fancy - it made a nice day out and was cheaper in petrol than to get it delivered.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    That sounds nasty Geoid. So glad that you didn't fall into the canal, it would have been freezing. How is your knee today ? I hope some of the swelling has gone down and that you don't ache too much from falling off.
  9. I meant to say when they free range without supervision they could be more likely to be got by a fox.
  10. The houses themselves are meant to be fox proof but if you let the girls free range then the chance of a fox getting them is quite high. I just wanted to say Mirabelle, that all of your houses look in pretty good condition and it is nice to see all of the colours again. It's a shame Omlet don't make all the colours anymore.
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    Christmas swap 2018

    Ooooh yes, time will soon come round.
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    Think my lawn is safe

    That looks like a great place for exploring. I bet your grass won't last long once they realise it's edible
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    Christmas swap 2018

    Just one photo to come now 😊
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    Those are beautiful works of art ajm200 I hope your eyes sort themselves out soon xx
  15. Rokers is near Merrist wood and in the countryside, so not sure you'd be able to get there from the station.
  16. I bought some of this as a treat too but Garvo do do layers pellets - 731. Mine have that with a bag of Marriage's with Flubenevet every 3 months. Do you live near Rokers / Guildford ?
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    Ingrown comb?

    So sorry Pootle had to go to a new home. At least you know he'll be able to crow to his hearts content xx
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    New arrivals

    Perfect Pekins
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    Suddenly getting lots of eggs!

    No eggs here so far, but I did once get an egg on New Years day.
  20. I was just wondering if I can put poultry tonic into a metal drinker as I know that you can't put apple cider vinegar in one. I'm finding my plastic drinkers are getting grubby even though I scrub them hard with a non-scratch washing up sponge. I've bought scrubbing brushes too but none of them can get into the grooves of the red bit that they drink from. I find I can scrape some of the bits off with my nails but obviously I can't get my nails into the nooks and crannies the plastic drinkers have. I was thinking of soaking the plastic drinkers in some bicarb to get them clean but the girls need something to drink from while they are soaking, and they are moulting quite badly at the moment so I don't want to take the tonic away. Any other ideas for a spotless plastic drinker other than buying new ones ? Thanks x
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    Can I put poultry tonic in a metal drinker ?

    Makes a good volcano though
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    New arrivals

    You got those quicker than I was thinking you would. They are beautiful They will surprise you with the amount of eggs you get in the summer as long as they are not all broody at the same time.
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    Can I put poultry tonic in a metal drinker ?

    Thanks for that ajm200. I've just bought a great 'flannel' from the garden centre - made from recycled cotton. It feels a bit like a crunchy flannel and has done a good job in getting the drinkers clean so far. I imagine with a bit of bicarb and vinegar they will be even better.
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    Hamster penthouse

    Patricia, the other day I noticed in The Works that there was a lovely little craft book on making things for hamsters. It was £3.00 I think . I was taken by the little house on the front made with lolly sticks and other hamster friendly things. Could be a nice little gift and keep your grand daughter busy too.
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    Greenhouse fruit

    We have a tiny greenhouse. It has gravel on the base. Usually I have tomatoes in pots in it over the summer but will be planting them in the borders again as they did so well last year and the roots were much better than anything in a pot. I usually have plug plants in there in the spring and right now have my sweet peas that I sowed in October. It's also a good place to overwinter fuchia plants. Mine is really too small to do much else but still a useful space.