Jump to content

mullethunter

Members
  • Content Count

    4785
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    36

Everything posted by mullethunter

  1. mullethunter

    Longer days with a light

    Patricia that’s made me feel better - one of my Dutch Bantams has taken to sleeping on a perch in the run and I worry that she might be cold- the coldest night we’ve had since she’s been doing it is 3 degrees so I guess she’ll be fine!
  2. mullethunter

    Dried mealworms

    Mine have sunflower hearts when I need to get them back in their run (usually works although yesterday I went out for posh afternoon tea and had to leave Camilla out because she wouldn’t go in - I swear they know when they’re making you late!) - I haven’t noticed that they’re too oily or so them any harm. I guess they don’t have them very often though.
  3. mullethunter

    Cuckoo Marans - opinion poll

    Oh that’s horrible - sorry to hear it ☹️
  4. mullethunter

    Longer days with a light

    I’ve just had a look at it - I was going to email them to complain - but it looks like it’s only to use with the automatic door and turns off when the door closes (although it does say you can manually turn it on if you want to check in them).
  5. mullethunter

    The Weather Thread #9

    My mums terrier hasn’t managed to bag a squirrel yet even though she does sometimes forget she can’t climb trees until she gets half way up one! You always know when it’s a squirrel she said chasing by the ‘yip-yipping’ followed by barking!
  6. mullethunter

    The Weather Thread #9

    Lovely day here although cold in the shade. Raining again now though 🙄
  7. mullethunter

    In the kitchen

    Valkyrie I’m going to try that I had no idea!! I make a chocolate mug cake quite regularly.
  8. mullethunter

    In the kitchen

    How do you do meringues in a microwave? Ive almost completely stopped using cling film now but covering apple to make apple sauce in the microwave is one of the two things I do still use it for (the other is covering the bowl whilst my pizza dough rises - I’m very childish and have to have it perfectly right with no creases so I can use it as a drum 🤣). The only time I’ve done veggies in the microwave was when we had no kitchen (I use a steamer on the hob) and I put a plate on the bowl.
  9. mullethunter

    Christmas swap 2019

    Yep - made the first bit of mine last night 👍🏻😁
  10. mullethunter

    Polly has got a "black eye"

    Oh poor Polly - I’m so sorry to hear that. I think there are loads of illnesses and diseases birds get that no one knows about so it could’ve been anything. At least her eye doesn’t hurt anymore x
  11. mullethunter

    Gardening thread

    Following the current movement of trying to reinvigorate the forum and get back to some of the old topics, and because I have a specific question, I thought I’d start a new gardening forum which hopefully people will enjoy 😊 There’s a spiky, leggy, bush / shrub which has been in our front garden since before we moved in. It’s flowering at the moment - beautiful bright pink, waxy flowers. It’s never had any fruit but I’m wondering if it could be a quince. Any ideas?
  12. mullethunter

    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Are you the queen with two birthdays?
  13. mullethunter

    The Weather Thread #9

    Just wet. Every day. Had enough of it. Rivers in flood every Saturday. Would really like some cold, dry weather but we’re not forecast any.
  14. mullethunter

    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Happy late birthday Luvachicken 🍾🎊🎉
  15. mullethunter

    Polly has got a "black eye"

    That sounds rubbish - poor Polly. I’m sure she would be fine with one eye if it ain’t hurting.
  16. mullethunter

    Christmas swap 2019

    1. Your favourite colour Deep / bright colours esp blues, greens and purples 2. Colour you dislike Pastels esp pink 3. Do you have chickens? What? Yes!!! Bantams - Wyandotte’s, Araucana, Campine, Plymouth Rock, Pekin, Dutch bantams  4.Favourite chicken breed - tricky - laced Wyandotte’s for looks pekins for personality 5. Pets? See above!! Plus 2 cats 6. Any allergies? Pollen 7. What crafts do you do Crochet and baking  8. What can I make you? 😂 Something lovely!!
  17. mullethunter

    Signs of the Times!

    Outside the lobster hatchery in Padstow
  18. mullethunter

    Polly has got a "black eye"

    How is Polly?
  19. mullethunter

    Sexing Black Pekin Bantams

    I agree that the second one is hen shaped, and that they all mature differently, but this is my pekin hen at 5 months. Are yours definitely that age?
  20. mullethunter

    Sexing Black Pekin Bantams

    At 5 months I’m afraid they all look very much like boys to me.
  21. mullethunter

    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    No - the first half was like watching paint dry. It was close and neither team were overly inspiring but on balance I think the right team won. If both teams play next weekend like they have this weekend England should do it.
  22. mullethunter

    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    What. A. Game. I would’ve given pretty much every England player man of the match. And Farrell’s face watching the haka was priceless. Bring on next week - May call for a Guinness breakfast!
  23. mullethunter

    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Love the mushrooms - especially the fly agaric. I went of a fungi foraging course yesterday and am inspired to get out hunting now!
  24. mullethunter

    Polly has got a "black eye"

    Get on it and get it patented!! Hope she’s improving tomorrow.
  25. mullethunter

    RATS have moved in !

    As grey_lady has said, unfortunately at this point I think your only option is some sort of fairly serious poison regime. And carry on with your good husbandry of not leaving any food around. The only other option I can think of would be to replace your chicken run with one that has small mesh all around including on the floor which would be very expensive and would perhaps not actually get rid of the rats anyway. Food luck

×