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by SusanH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Walnut shell bedding revisited:compost question
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Walnut shell bedding revisited:compost question

Hi OC you are right of course! I really only care about it as bedding. I tried to answer someone’s question about whether it was safe to put into compost. In the past I have put used pine bedding into compost to use on plants, so the question was, how about this stuff? So the answer is, for me, yes,...
by SusanH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Walnut shell bedding revisited:compost question
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Walnut shell bedding revisited:compost question

You guys must be tired of hearing me rave about walnut shell bedding. I am on year six and happier than ever. The two Main advantages are: 1. my coop never smells and 2. (related) it stays dry as a bone. For years! After four years, I decided I should change out the bedding “just because”, and to ch...
by SusanH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Pine bedding
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: Pine bedding

I agree about Bill a Carrie in Sydenham. They are the best!
I use their pine shavings only for the nest nest boxes, though. I am on year 6 of using ground walnut shell for the coop.
by SusanH
Mon May 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Frisky ducks
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Frisky ducks

I have two female ducks.. Both lay eggs, both quack loudly. Today I saw one climb on top of the other, and when she was “done” they chased each other around and did the wing-flapping happy dance.
I’ve never seen chickens do this. Do they?
by SusanH
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Advice re pecking
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Advice re pecking

Thanks OC! Will try this. Unfortunately Nanette did not learn from her ordeal and she flew the coop again when i wasn't there to rescue her, and she became a dog’s lunch. Actually I think only one dog is murderous. I found the other dog with Nanette’s body, just licking it sorrowfully. They have bee...
by SusanH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Advice re pecking
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Advice re pecking

I forgot to say thank you all for your wise advice as always!
by SusanH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Advice re pecking
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Advice re pecking

Ok. I do have a friend for her, Nanette, another Polish crested who doesn’t get picked on. They could be roomies in a separate pen, but I would need to build it. She is walking around naked anyway, looking like a supermarket chicken walking at the back, having decided their huge fenced yard wasn't b...
by SusanH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Advice re pecking
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Advice re pecking

Sigh. I know this isn’t anything unusual, but its the first for me, and I don't remember what the wisdom was. I have a Polish crested chicken that will soon not be crested. The mean girls have pecked her nearly bald and today there was even a little blood. She stands her ground. Tonight i watched Mi...
by SusanH
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: New Year's resolutions
Replies: 23
Views: 1216

Re: New Year's resolutions

I don’t usually make New Year resolutions, but I have one for this year. After my diagnosis of stage 3 colon cancer, I signed up for a clinical study about the effect of exercise on cancer recurrence. I just had my fitness review and have improved in all the measured areas except upper body strength...
by SusanH
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Happy birthday WWW!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Happy birthday WWW!!!

Happy Birthday!

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