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Mel replied to Nigel Thomson's discussion Which dog food do you give chooks in the group Poultry in Urbania
"Lol, chickens eat chicken.  Mine get the bones and scraps all the time they LOVE it. ;)   "
Mar 29, 2011
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Does anyone around Hamilton want a rooster? Hes beautiful (White Sussex X I think) and friendly (Raised around a 4yr old obsessed with chooks) I really dont want to rehome him but Im moving to a house with a smaller section so…"
Mar 17, 2011
Mel replied to Lisa L's discussion Worms, chooks and dogs in the group Poultry in Urbania
"I put a garlic clove in the water. As for the dog... pass."
Nov 30, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"It was actually my 4yr old who noticed the chooks butt hehe, they free range 24/7 so have lots of places to dust bathe, Ill remember to grab some sand when Im next at the beach tho ;) Jacob&Hana, Id just leave it personally. My baby chick has a…"
Nov 16, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Paul, id check the hen isnt the bottom of the food chain and is getting enough grit. Id also feed them natural yoghurt for a few days to see if that helps. Now My problem... My chook has dags??! I had to chop away a lot of bum fluff feathers this…"
Nov 14, 2010
Mel replied to Felicite Yellin's discussion maybe sick? maybe just broody? in the group Poultry in Urbania
"She may have an impacted crop, check it to see if it feels overly full or hot. Give her white bread soaked in olive oil and give her crop a gentle massage. A couple of days of this and she should be fine, Id follow it up with plain yoghurt when shes…"
Oct 31, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Oh chicks can be sexed easily at 5weeks! Dont get the bigger ones with the bigger redder/pinker combs, they are boys. Its quite obvoius when they are all together from about 2-4 weeks depending on the breed, definately by 12weeks as most start…"
Oct 7, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"that should read "nothing wrong with getting chicks""
Oct 4, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Theres nothing with getting chicks, esp if you have children, they will get use to being handled and be more tame/friendly. My birds are a large breed and they fly when they moult (they lose weight then) and get over my fence (about 5ft) so I clip…"
Oct 4, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Chooks are pretty easy going, they will eat anything. you could ask what brand they currently feed them, but really any layer food will do, just make sure they are old enough and not still on starter feed. Most layer breeds start laying around 20…"
Sep 29, 2010
Mel commented on Kes's group Hamilton NZ
"Depending on time and place Ill try my best to come :)"
Sep 25, 2010
Mel commented on Kes's group Hamilton NZ
"Does anyone in the Waikato have fert. eggs for sale?? One of my hens has gone broody again and I wouldnt mind giving her a chance to be a mum. (Cross posted in Poultry group as well incase theres some here)"
Sep 23, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"Does anyone in the Waikato have fert. eggs for sale?? One of my hens has gone broody and I wouldnt mind giving her a chance to be a mum (shes been broody three times and only a year old! Ill take the hint!)"
Sep 23, 2010
Mel commented on Janet Luke's group Poultry in Urbania
"I have read lavendar in the nesting boxes helps keep mites away. Ive yet to find a suplly big enough to test it out and the darn chooks ate my lavendar plant I brought for them!"
Aug 7, 2010
Mel replied to Richard Watson's discussion Dont get riped off in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"hahahahahaha. two seeds... bless"
Aug 2, 2010

Profile Information

Suburb
Melville, Hamilton
Post / Zip Code
3206
I can offer
Gardening advice, Poultry sitting, to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Aiming to live 'free' off my wee urban section, I have mature fruit trees, raised vegie gardens, and free ranging chookies and one cheeky monkey 3 yr old son who loves dirt, water, mud...

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At 7:39pm on October 14, 2009, Sarah Walsh said…
Hi,
did you still want raspberry plants? haven't had a txt from you...starting to wonder if I gave you the right number..
At 7:44pm on October 11, 2009, Sarah Walsh said…
Hi, my cell is 0272014129. send me a txt and we can arrange a time for you to come and grab some.
At 10:23pm on October 2, 2009, Adhyatma said…
Thanks but I found one! Everythings growing so well at the moment....
At 8:18pm on October 2, 2009, David Bell said…
The seed will be viable, and the plants will recover. They should be re-planted on a bed of fertiliser e.g. hen manure. Rhubarb is one of the very few plants that will not be hurt by planting direct on raw manure. You just have a different variety that does not have much red on the stems.
At 9:51pm on September 1, 2009, Adhyatma said…
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN I HAVE THE RHUBARB? I can come and get it in next few days ? My number is 8560009.
At 8:17pm on August 23, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello and welcome Mel. Great to have you with us. Hope you're liking the vibe here. Have fun oooobying!!
 
 
 

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