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Keeping Chickens

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:21

I'm surprised, polegirl, that you have any grass left to weedkill! Mine has all gone. I'm thinking I will have to plant a variety of woody shrubs to stop the area looking like the Somme or the Sahara depending on the season.

Does anyone have any handy hints for what to plant in the 'free-range' part of the garden (which is the part nearest the house) so the chooks can have their fun but the humans have something nice to look at?



No eggs today - what's going on?

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 22:22

Sotongeoff, it was vine weevils. Well, wasn't actually. Too leggy. Turned out they were early chafer grubs thanks to advice and link to close up grub piccies. The chooks loved them, so did the robins. (The grubs not the piccies).

Hello Alina W. I'm new. (-:

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:18

My girls are 4 ex-bats who we adopted last August - named after my 4 sisters! I said I'd have chooks when I retired, and I did. They quickly learnt to be proper chickens and grew very feathery. Almost never stopped laying since they came - average 3 eggs a day. Aggie likes to lay al fresco if she can and has secret nests in the ivy.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:11

Oh so glad to know it's you ex-dogcody. You were most kind and helpful in my short life on the other mb.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:56

Greetings sotongeoff (I presume that's the port of soton where I lived for quite a lot of years) and gold1locks. My name was originally my little dog Flo who happened to look like a polar bear cub. I also have a French connection so it works both ways.

Custarde FloBear

(but only my Mum calls me Custarde and only when I've been playing in the mud or similar sins)

And whoever said a chicken thread, yes please.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 09:20

Hello there. I think I may have killed the Gardening mb. I landed on it three weeks ago and may have had weedkiller on my boots. Sorry. )-:  I'll be more careful here.


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