Originally Posted by Teila
Thank you for the feeding-while-away tip Fancy
Thanks for sharing satay’s
, they are adorable!
Congratulations on resisting temptation RodneyRooster
… Step 1 on the road to recovery from chicken math .. lol
And, congrats on the new tele also .. the one thing we make sure is good quality in this house is the television. We figure spending that little bit more on a television is a good move for us; we do not go out to dinner, we do not go to the movies, we do not leave home unless we have to; but we do have Foxtel and we like to watch the AFL.
I had a really fun day today … the pictures are not the best because of the lighting this time of day, but it gives you the idea.
This is the view from one of the kitchen windows (the view from both was identical):
This is now the view from the other window:
I have room for another pot that size or a couple of smaller pots or maybe even a gnome or two
I have capsicum in one and tomatoes in the other; they get the morning sun and shade over around 02:30 in the afternoon; the pots are filled with mostly compost from our compost bin and they are out of sight of curious chickens!
And, this is our Rainbow Chilli bush .. it is safe from the gals because they do not walk on the stones .. ouchies!
Yeah we were about to get a flat screen when i fell pregnant with my 5 year old, my sister had young kids and flat screen then. So many finger prints and broken tvs so we decided we wouldnt get one until we could attach it to the wall, which we now can!!
I got into veggie gardens last spring, i grow corn, capsicum, cucumber, tomatoes, melons of all varieties, spinach, lettuce, passionfruit and just recently berries and grapes :-) im sure theres more but thats all i can think of. I always have plenty of friends to give excess crop to but i do only grow things i know we'll eat.
Originally Posted by appps
Would you use wood shaving in a small run (2.5mx2.5m) for chicks or leave a dirt floor? Trying to be get more optimistic about these last two eggs as so far haven't even started rebuilding the extended run or organising their small run (think I've been a bit too disheartened to bother). I cannot for the life of me remember what I did last time.
Ive always used dirt. Much cheaper and easier to clean. If its only a small run i guess the price wouldnt be a biggy but when i first made the decision for my big areas price was a huge factor. Being the recycler and non waster that i am i actually use a big colander type container that i shovel all the poo into and then shake out all the dirt i shovelled up with it. (With a mask) stops me from taking all the dirt with the poo and gives me poo-only compost.
Sorry to hear about the losses. I know nothing about ducks or bird injuries sorry, poor thing. Very content tho :-)
My chooks are all having trouble today ITS SO HOT! Luvkily they all have lots of shaded areas and the wind has picked up but jeez i cant stay out there for more than 10 mins at a time. 38 and HOT today. So they all have ice cubes in there water and 2 changes of water for the day. Also left a couple ice cubes near my broodies so they can peck at them if they feel like it. Dont know if itll do anything but its another attempt at keeping them cool.
Our dog loves eating ice cubes on hot days like this :-)