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  1. Beautiful set up, but as said above chicken wire is your weakest point, if you invest some money in a predator proof "and rat proof" weld mesh wire you save yourself a lot troubles later, at least you don't need to lock them up and let them out every day.

  2. Yep looks like the grey ones are barred rocks. The ginger ones look like columbaian blac tails ( fantastic layers ). Jury out on the others :think:
    Think the others are what Omlet would call Gingernut ranger, also have lots of other names ( Warrens, ISA Browns)

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    Except ( fantastic layers ) they do lay well but they lay in strange places and they get broody.

  3. Sorry for your loss Dogmother

    Be careful now, the fox has tasted the yummy and will hang around for a while.

    About three years ago someone dumped a rooster near my house, he couldn't fly the fence and my roosters wouldn't let him anyway, he was roosting on a tree, one day I went out to give him some mixed corn, I found feathers everywhere, then I lost 5 hens, a rooster and 7 chicks to the fox.

    I wish If I have culled that rooster, but I thought he will be fine.

  4. The tail of the storm is just passing Galway, I can hear it through the window now, it was a windy day with some rain but nothing big, I drove across Galway this evening few trees down a crane down, autumn leaves everywhere, sea weeds filling a road near the sea, but that is it, nothing as big as you see in Sky News.


    Edited to say: the worst thing is many houses are without power tonight and working mothers have difficulties as schools and creches are closed

  5. I use magic bullet, the old variety, not in the market anymore

    Any other options apart from the freezer.


    The machine I use is called bullet express. it is not available in the market now

  6. About two weeks ago I collected about 7 kilos of pears, put them in a bowl, they were stone hard, after a week they were very delicious, I am not sure of the variety, the only thing I know it is not conference " I cut the conference because of poor disease resistance"

  7. I bought A professional fox trap, Funny enough, I haven't seen any foxes since then, baited it and the only thing I keep catching is my neighbor's dog, then baited with apples I caught rabbits, I bought a wildlife hunting camera no foxes shown up.

    Funny enough last year early in the morning I saw my hens "led by the rooster" following something across the fence, magpies flying over, I thought a hen flew out of the fence and they are looking at her, then I saw a big red fox looking at them drooling across the fence

  8. Easier said than done!.


    I forgot that, actually that is what forced me to buy a broody cage, two Colombian blacktail, frequent broodies, 4 white hens supposed to be white leghorns, bought very young, they weren't leghorns and 4 Rhode Island Reds at least one of those will be broody at anytime

  9. Best wishes and hugs Chickencam

    Nowadays most people with breast cancer do well, especially if they are young and the lesion diagnosed early

    You will be fine, hens are good in those situations as a relaxation tool.

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