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  Topic: Killing your own animals for meat at home
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 33
Views: 22317
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 13 1:00 pm   Subject: Killing your own animals for meat at home
I'm battling with this at the moment too. We kept chickens and pigs at the old place and killed the chickens ourselves for meat and the pigs went to the abbatoir. I also used to work in a butchers and ...
  Topic: Just a quick hello from me...
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 6
Views: 7598
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 13 10:34 am   Subject: Just a quick hello from me...
Thanks all. We have just started informally renting 5 acres a few miles away for our 2 ponies so i'm hoping to have some ducks up there to make the most of the stream and some chickens again and plant ...
  Topic: Just a quick hello from me...
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 6
Views: 7598
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 12 11:35 am   Subject: Just a quick hello from me...
I've been lurking a bit lately so thought i should say hi reallly and join in a bit more! I used to be pigsandpoultry and posted on here about a year ago having been forced for financial and sanity re ...
  Topic: fighting dogs...advice?
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 17
Views: 7388
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 12 8:21 pm   Subject: fighting dogs...advice?
Having observed carefully it is clearly a fight for top dog status, the cocker is slowly raising her position, mostly allowed by the springer. A plan is in place and hopefully calm will soon be resume ...
  Topic: fighting dogs...advice?
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 17
Views: 7388
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 12 7:52 am   Subject: fighting dogs...advice?
No diet changes. They sleep in the same room always have, was seperate beds in the kitchen now separate sofas in living room. They used to spend more time in kitchen at old house seperate from me and ...
  Topic: fighting dogs...advice?
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 17
Views: 7388
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 12 7:13 pm   Subject: fighting dogs...advice?
Thanks that's all helpful stuff. They are due boosters soon so will chat with vet then. They are both spayed. How to seperate them is especially helpful as I did get mouthed in the process last time w ...
  Topic: fighting dogs...advice?
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 17
Views: 7388
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 12 2:25 pm   Subject: fighting dogs...advice?
Yes its one thing to say id stand back but horrible to watch

We moved house 3 months ago but other than this issue they have settled well. Due to a combination of things they haven't had as muc ...
  Topic: fighting dogs...advice?
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 17
Views: 7388
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 12 2:08 pm   Subject: fighting dogs...advice?
We have two dogs, both bitches, one a springer about 7 and one a cocker about . 4. They have had the odd fight ever since the cocker was fully grown but lately they have become more frequent and diff ...
  Topic: Re-introducing myself!
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 18
Views: 10108
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 12 4:31 pm   Subject: Re-introducing myself!
Thanks for the positive responses! Never tried spinning in my life, perhaps i should look into it...
  Topic: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 82
Views: 62402
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 12 8:00 am   Subject: German Friendship Cake "Herman"
Ooh I have had a Herman on the go for a couple of months now. My Dave cake has been raspberry Apple and white choc, mmmm! You'ce just reminded me I forgot to feed him yesterday too, thanks!
  Topic: Considering an Eglu
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 19
Views: 13793
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 12 11:48 am   Subject: Considering an Eglu
Hmm tempted to give one a go then on the basis that i'm not going to lose much if i don't like it and decide to sell it on. This weekend will be clearing the new veg patch and space for chicken run an ...
  Topic: Hi guys. Complete noobie here!
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 22
Views: 12796
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 12 11:43 am   Subject: Hi guys. Complete noobie here!
Hello
  Topic: Considering an Eglu
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 19
Views: 13793
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 12 4:56 pm   Subject: Considering an Eglu
Mithril we had a similar set up in our old garden to start with before we rented the land. It worked well for us too. Perhaps we should just stick with what we know!
  Topic: Considering an Eglu
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 19
Views: 13793
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 12 4:53 pm   Subject: Considering an Eglu
I did wonder if they might be a bit on the small side, difficult to tell from the pictures.
  Topic: Considering an Eglu
Mrs Mouse

Replies: 19
Views: 13793
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 12 4:21 pm   Subject: Considering an Eglu
...for our little garden, undecided about whether to have one in a fixed run or whether to have a moveable run as i'm also looking at using a sq ft gardening sort of system at the bottom of the garden ...
 
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