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  1. Cat tails

    Fewer eggs

    Well... have a look around the garden. They might well be laying somewhere else!
  2. Some cockerels will crow through the night. The cockerels on the farm near me crow all night in summer. Some will just do the occasional during the day. There is no way to say.
  3. I used the method of Huw Richards: soaking them for an hour in warm water before sowing. Before they just rotted away in the compost.
  4. Never managed to get them to germinate properly before. ๐Ÿ˜…
  5. Amazing how much growing energy is in one bean! Roots are already shooting out of the bottom.
  6. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Mine are just up, but have doubled in size already over the past two days.
  7. Think you need to harden them off first.
  8. We need lots of photo updates on this! I think itโ€™s mandatory! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  9. Iโ€™ve never reared chicks. Maybe @mullethunter can shed some light.
  10. Itโ€™s more often the chickens lower in the pecking order to assert dominance over new hens. As they see the possibility to rise on the ladder. Not all hens squat.
  11. Your CLB sounds like my Gerda. The chasing and pecking is quite normal. But your silkies are still quite young to share space with larger chickens. Silkies are slow to mature in general. As some can have poos sight and they canโ€™t flap or fly at all, it might just be a bit beyond their capabilities to get up the cube. You might want to place the Go in the run and see if they go to bed there.
  12. Well for the science nerds between us: the freezing of water is an exothermic reaction. So very counterintuitively, freezing water produces heat. The heat provided is just enough for the centre of the bud not to freeze and the little ice layer acts like a little igloo. Sorry about that... this chem teacher will put herself to bed now! ๐Ÿ˜… not my picture. Honestly stolen from the interweb
  13. Over here the orchards are sprayed with water on frost nights. The little layer of ice keeps the bud inside from freezing.

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