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by Moriarty
12 Apr 2009, 10:43
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Weedkiller
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Weedkiller

Henwife, many thanks for that.
by Moriarty
12 Apr 2009, 09:53
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Weedkiller
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Weedkiller

Our two chickens are totally free range and wander all over the garden. We have several areas of shingle which are sprouting weeds all over the place (this is southern France, weeds grow overnight!) and the only treatment to stop them growing is to spray with Roundup, which poisons the leaves. Howev...
by Moriarty
11 Apr 2009, 15:01
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Preventing the ducks from eating the chickens' food
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Preventing the ducks from eating the chickens' food

they're all extremely helpful suggestions and I shall try them. I'm fed up with running after the ducks and shoo-ing them away. Chickens really do go for them but, like I said, once their back is turned then the ducks are feeding. Interestingly, there's a group of three ducks using some kind of inte...
by Moriarty
10 Apr 2009, 18:10
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Preventing the ducks from eating the chickens' food
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Preventing the ducks from eating the chickens' food

We have a small lake with wild ducks. Well they have sussed that we have just acquired a couple of chickens and, of course, they are up by the coop every day to search out bits of maize and seed that may have spilled and now they've found the food bowl. Our chickens are totally free range, their bow...
by Moriarty
07 Apr 2009, 11:32
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Chicken moulting, lots of feather loss
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Chicken moulting, lots of feather loss

We have recently rescued two Rhode Island reds, both from the local (free range) egg farm where they were shortly due for the chop! They seem to have settled in well with us and one is laying eggs every day and seems quite content. The other hasn't started to lay for us (it's only been a few days) a...
by Moriarty
03 Apr 2009, 12:41
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Food and water in the hutch
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Food and water in the hutch

We've just built our first hutch for Chickens Kiev and Tikka, the refugees from the local egg farm. When I learn how to post a picture then I shall put it up here. Mr. Moriarty is very proud of his handiwork, having built it from several dumped wooden pallets. It has two perches and Kiev and Tikka a...