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  Topic: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Boris

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 11 10:22 pm   Subject: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Hi, thanks for that, at what age do you think it best to cull the hens to get the most out them eggwise but the meat still be good? I assume older birds get tough?
  Topic: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Boris

Replies: 7
Views: 2177
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 11 10:11 pm   Subject: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Thats quick!
Pam
  Topic: Non laying ex bats
Boris

Replies: 13
Views: 3188
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 11 9:59 pm   Subject: Non laying ex bats
I like the hat!
  Topic: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Boris

Replies: 7
Views: 2177
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 11 9:58 pm   Subject: Can anyone advise about cuckoo marans?
Hi, I have never kept them before. I am thinking of keeping a few not just for the eggs but as table birds. Has anyone any experience of the best age to dispatch them to maximise their dual purpose p ...
  Topic: Non laying ex bats
Boris

Replies: 13
Views: 3188
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 11 8:13 pm   Subject: Non laying ex bats
Hi, its been sorted. A woman down the road who keeps chickens had taken them. She has a lot of ex bats and when I went round they had very good accommodation! I told her they wont lay and she said she ...
  Topic: Non laying ex bats
Boris

Replies: 13
Views: 3188
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun May 29, 11 6:18 pm   Subject: Non laying ex bats
Warrens!
Your right, one poor thing died, and I came home a few weeks ago and another looked as though it had had a heart attack.
Perhaps I could rehome them somewhere nice...........some altruistic ...
  Topic: Non laying ex bats
Boris

Replies: 13
Views: 3188
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun May 29, 11 6:08 pm   Subject: Non laying ex bats
I promised that I would keep them for life when I got them!
  Topic: Non laying ex bats
Boris

Replies: 13
Views: 3188
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun May 29, 11 6:04 pm   Subject: Non laying ex bats
Hi,
I have kept chickens before but last year decided to get some ex bats. They were is pretty poor condition when I got them and two have since died. They did however lay until around Mid Feb althou ...
  Topic: Perry
Boris

Replies: 1
Views: 1161
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 10 9:28 am   Subject: Perry
Has anyone tried making perry? I have tried using a large tree full of pears from a freecyler, but I must say, rather surprisingly, I found extracting the juice much more messy than cider, and not so ...
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 10 9:24 am   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Unfortunately I am on my own. I tried my shredder but it didnt make stuff small enough. I am now using my grater on my food processor, which is very slow but seems to maximise the juice. Trouble is I ...
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 10 10:52 pm   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Do you know,you are right!
I hadnt thought of that!
I am converted!

Ill be able to make a lot more now

Thanks!

Pam
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 10 10:44 pm   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Ok, thats sensible, I havent got any yew, and to my memory I havent put anything poisonous through. Its all that food hygiene that has been hammered into my head.

Ill certainly give it a try. My ci ...
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 10 10:41 pm   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
My apples are far too refined to be near sheep shit, they are from the bottom of my garden! Seriously, is it OK? I am just thinking food poisoning or something with all the things that have passed thr ...
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 10 10:36 pm   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Yes, I have just seen a video of someone putting apples through a shredder. I would never have thought of that, is it hygienic?How do you clean out the inside of it first?We spend all out time sterili ...
  Topic: Hard to press apples......for Cider
Boris

Replies: 17
Views: 5963
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 10 10:11 pm   Subject: Hard to press apples......for Cider
I have made cider off an on for a few years but didnt last year as I was moving house. I cant find the recipe I used to use. All the recipes I have got expect you to produce a gallon of apple juice, a ...
 
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