Latest posts by ChristyRose

31 to 34 of 34

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 23:03

I thought my girls had gone off lay until I found a pile of eggs in the pile shreddings!!  My orpy cross had gone broody and dont think the others were brave enough to go in there while she was there!!

Hi Loz.  I just give my girls a big bowl of layers pellets and they just help themselves so I think they just take what they need.  Maybe they are eating alot because they are in a new home?  They should settle down.  Yes they do poo alot!!    Great for the compost!!  If they poo in the nest boxes its a good idea to pick the poo out each day to keep the eggs clean and clean the house once a week or so.  If they are pooing in the water - I personally would clean it and give them fresh water.  Have they got a bowl or one of those plastic water things?  I'm sure once they've settled down they will start laying you some delicious eggs.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:39

FloBear, I had the same problem with my garden.  I love my girls but I also love my garden.  So they have their bit - about 8m x 8m and I also love nature so I have planted it with different types of buddleia, a leycesteria - chickens love jumping up to get the berries.  Theres a weeping willow - they love jumping up to eat the leaves!!  A couple of camelias and rhododendren which they dont touch but look pretty.  A John Downie Crab Apple - the fruits drop in the autumn and they love them, a silver birch, climbing rose, honeysuckle and jasmine growing up the fence.  I have placed stones around all the plants as they will dig all plants up!!  Hope this helps

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:58

At present I have 3 ex batts, an orpington cross, a speckldy and a white sussex. Might have a leghorn and another ex batt arriving on Sunday!!  Getting about 3 or 4 eggs a day at the moment.  After my last lot went I thought I wouldnt have chickens anymore as I thought I'd concentrate on the garden but that lasted 2 days!!  Found the garden was too quite and missed them rushing to greet me when I went into the garden!!

Talkback: How to save water in your garden

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 17:46
Does the detergent in the washing up liquid not harm the plants at all?
31 to 34 of 34

Discussions started by ChristyRose

Black Plastic Bins

Growing veg in plastic bins 
Replies: 3    Views: 847
Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 22:23

Can cherry trees get fire blight?

Replies: 3    Views: 982
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 08:16


Poorly buddleia 
Replies: 5    Views: 1447
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 11:00

Talkback: Making a stumpery

Am thinking of doing a similar thing. I have built a pond in my garden and nearby I want to put piles of wood and ferns for the frogs and t... 
Replies: 9    Views: 3440
Last Post: 21/10/2014 at 12:31


Replies: 3    Views: 1980
Last Post: 17/11/2012 at 20:53

Blanket Weed

Replies: 25    Views: 7233
Last Post: 06/07/2015 at 20:40

Talkback: Growing honeysuckle

Very interesting. I didnt realise they were woodland plants and should be planted in the shade. Though saying that - my honeysuckles plant... 
Replies: 4    Views: 1053
Last Post: 14/08/2012 at 12:35

Talkback: Lawns and wildlife

I see blackbirds daily on my lawn. Think they are digging up worms. Feel awful when I cut the clover heads off when mowing the lawn but I ... 
Replies: 6    Views: 1386
Last Post: 29/07/2012 at 23:32
8 threads returned