Sunday, 7 May 2017

Chicks And Stuff

The first lot of chicks I hatched out in the incubator have now been moved outside into the broody house they still are under heat although its turned to low now.
Today they ventured out on to the doorstep of there new home
 They have reached that ugly lanky teenage stage.
The two broodies that I popped chicks under are now one broody
 There was one broody who was not very nice she was always trying to peck me when I took eggs away, when I opened the little house she was in with the chicks she flew out in a rage and ran for the hills, she has now re-joined the flock, bad mama she turned out to be, she is still broody so tomorrow she is off to chicken jail.
The nice broody who purred when chicks went under her has now adopted all 10
 today she brought them outside

and the new family enjoyed the sunshine together

last year I set up a dog poo composter
 today I emptied out the first two trays from it
 No smell, crumbly and looked good 
and was full of worms
I have been forking it into one of the flower borders.
 I ave had a success with the Turmeric
 Its growing away lovely
and the ginger
 This year I bought organic tubers
the problem with the supermarket ones is a lot of them are sprayed with growth inhibitors to extend there shelf life,
I hope I can get the ginger to flower,
I will wait until they have put on a lot more growth then I will transplant them to larger containers.
 
The weather is still very dry lots of sunshine, the water tanks are down to there last few drops.
I want to get veg plants out but need to wait until we have some rain otherwise I will be watering them constantly.
Tomorrow I will get some photos done from in the fruit cage there is lots going on in there 👩📸

 

18 comments:

  1. So glad to read this post, I've been waiting to hear how your chicks are doing. Great news with the roots, I grew lemon grass a couple of years ago from supermarket purchase.

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    1. I tried Lemongrass last year it was slow to gt going but it did in the end

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  2. Great to see the new chooks. Love that the dog poo worked so well for compost and look forward to seeing the fruit cages.

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  3. The dog waste composter is a brilliant idea, its something that's lots of dog owners could do. The councils should encourage it by giving the equipment to households like other recycling boxes!

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    1. a great idea but most people wouldnt bother

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  4. I wish I had potted up the piece of ginger I had that started shooting in the container where I kept it-x-

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    1. if it happens again pot it up they make nice house plants too

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  5. the amount of work you are doing and the keeness with which you are doing it is very inspiring to me.

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    1. I get excited every day by it all

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  6. Hi Dawn :) I agree that the composter for the dog poop is a great idea. And the chicks are so cute! Nice to see that one of the mama's took to them! Beautiful photos, I can't wait to see your fruit cage photos!

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    1. Its the first time I have put chicks under a broody I will defiantly be doing it again

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  7. Sweet chicks. What a good idea the dog poo composter is xx

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    1. all chicks are sweet shame they dont stay cute little balls of fluff

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  8. Perhaps your angry chicken is in fact a very clever chicken that can count! x

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    1. perhaps she can but I remember last year when she went broody as her chicks hatched she killed them and ate them

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  9. Jack has a cut on his hand from an angry chicken. What a meany. Lovely to see them coming on.

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