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  1. We've also bought (but not yet put in) some deep logroll edging which should keep stones etc off the lawn!
  2. I, too, have pretty much given up on conventional planting. All summer we have lots of hanging baskets which are out of chooks' reach. The borders are all planted with evergreen shrubs which aren't touched by the 'girls' so the garden, actually, looks good! It's taken a while, though!!
  3. That's a good idea. Would you know, or anyone else, if it would be a relatively simple process? (I'll have a go at anything but skill-levels are ......... basic!!)
  4. Hello, I've haven't posted on this forum for AGES - everything is going well with my gorgeous chooks - but I've a quick question for anyone out there!! The wonderful sunny weather over the weekend has sent my 3 chickens scratching in delight all around the garden - much to my husband's dismay! He's very proud of the lawn and it's now littered with various debris from the borders - twigs, dead leaves, stones etc. Have you any words of advice about how to prevent this happening? I'd love to use reclaimed railway sleepers but we're on a very tight budget and I'm amazed how expensive they are! Thanks for your help.
  5. Well, the new ground covering was laid today - I'll report back in a couple of days how it's faring. My 3 chooks looked rather bemused initially but were soon happily scratching around so hope they approve!
  6. That was my thought!! Worth a try, at the very least! Many thanks.
  7. Hello. I haven't posted in this forum for months - all is well in my chicken world!! - but it's lovely to be back! Just a quick query about using 'Bliss' as a floor covering in a WIR. A friend has 2 bales to give away - free! - and has offered them to us. We've been using bark chippings so have no experience of anything else as a ground-cover layer. Our WIR has a roof and is rainproof at the side - would it be worth trying this 'freebie'?!
  8. My gorgeous Luna has developed a limp! She was fine yesterday and let me examine her today quite happily. There is nothing untoward to be seen or felt. Can chooks pull a muscle?! Any other suggestions? Many thanks.
  9. Oh no! How distressing . I'll go to our local country store and investigate bait boxes tomorrow.
  10. I bet, Chucky Mama!! We also have a visiting hedgehog so a bait box is an excellent idea. Many thanks for this added extra.
  11. Thanks for the prompt replies. Two different opinions - equally valid. The reason we opted to try the Eradibait was that it stressed it did not harm other creatures/children and was safe to use in parks/schools etc. Yes, we are removing the chooks' food in the evening but it doesn't seem to have stopped the visitations!! I'll think carefully about our options..................
  12. We appear to have some unwelcome visitors visiting our back garden ................ rats! Our cat has proudly brought in 3 young ones which has totally freaked us out! I've ordered some ERADIBAIT because, on closer examination, my husband has discovered 2 'holes' which we're assuming our their entrances/exits. Obviously, with dogs, a cat and children we need to be so careful about how we solve this problem - but what do you think?
  13. We got ours in Sept and are delighted with it. It was easy to assemble - we're not into DIY at all - and sturdily built.

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