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  • Hi Mark, thanks for the video. I am concerned about leaving my 3 girls when we are away. I will have them checked once every second day. My coop is enclosed 1.5 w by 1.2 d and 1.5 h shed. Small! Can the chickens be locked in this small area for two weeks with the bedding,water and food being checked every second day. The door has shade cloth on it so there is light but filtered.
    ClissAT
    ClissAT
    When you reduce the light by that much your chooks will go off lay & may even begin to moult.Also at this time of year confining them like that is asking for pests like lice leg mite, intestinal worms, etc to get established.
    ClissAT
    ClissAT
    The amount of manure they create in that time period would also make it a hot bed for fly larvae which the chooks might eat if there is enough light to see them but in general is not a good thing.
    ClissAT
    ClissAT
    If your little shed gets any sun on it, it will heat up dramatically on these overly hot days we are currently experiencing.
    The way I see it, you can lock any animal in any sized space but whether it is humane is another thing.
    Going to Thailand and Vietnam for a holiday - 16 days leaving soon :)
    stevo
    stevo
    ok we'll try not to wreck the place... too much
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    Mark
    Mark
    I'll try and keep a hand in from over there lol... keen to learn more first hand about Asian cooking and what they grow locally.
    Sasha Bushell
    Sasha Bushell
    Ah, we went to thailand this year.. absolutely loved it, and we have just started planning a trip to vietnam for 2018 :)
    Hi mark, ive been watching a tonne of your videos and ive seen that you grow your own ducks for meat?
    You have mentioned before that your not a fan of killing, do you bring your ducks somewhere to be processed? If so, where and how much do they charge and do you know if they do chickens?

    Thankyou :)
    Mark
    Mark
    Sorry Sasha I didn't see your message... we have chatted about this but feel free to start a thread of your own ( if you like) because it would be interesting to see what others think also :)
    Doing radio show today on Sunshine Coast FM ABC will be able to dedicate more time to SSC over the next few months :)
    Forums quiet :)
    stevo
    stevo
    I think everyone is busy working on their properties! ...and I didn't want to fill the forum with my crap :)
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    OskarDoLittle
    OskarDoLittle
    Actually I've been in Africa for a wedding! Got home to discover my veggie patch doing quite badly :( one enormous zucchini seems to have caused all the other fruit/flowers to drop off. I did discover that if you let your Lebanese zucchini overgrow, the skin becomes tough like gem squash...but you can still use them just like a gem squash...possibly even better!
    Replacing new topsoil in several raised beds today with better garden soil because I found the "premium" soil I got delivered was bad...
    Having internet issues - awfully slow. The NBN was supposed to start on Friday but they've run into delivery problems...
    Planting out a few kumquats this arvo in the front garden as food/ornamentals
    Been flat out in the garden and haven't had a chance to do much online work/postings lately so that's why I've been a little quiet!
    Hi Mark I have a JN8 48 I cant get the temp down and the humidity up. I have set the temp at 37.6 in the set up. Also CA at 0.0. LS 37 HS 37.8. The temp is going above 40 and humidity in the 30 s? When I turn the eggs do I turn them north south or spin them as they sit?
    Mark
    Mark
    Only just saw this post... sorry. I'll answer it in the JN8-48 thread tomorrow it has more characters than here in profile posts and a better editor.
    Going to the cricket at Gabba today Aust v NZ corporate box seats should be a rippa day ;)
    stevo
    stevo
    Did you get rained out?
    Mark
    Mark
    No it didn't rain rain at all the first day thankfully!
    Planting some more cherry tomatoes today and Jalapenos, which I'm going to cover this season to stop fruit fly hitting them!
    Been offline over the past few days apologies if I have missed some posts....
    stevo
    stevo
    Mark who? :)
    Building a fire pit - nearly done... will make a new thread about it soon!
    stevo
    stevo
    waiting.....
    Mark
    Mark
    I'll post it tonight :)
    Father in law passed away been in Melbourne for funeral so haven't had much time on site last few days. ..
    stevo
    stevo
    ahh sorry to hear that Mark. Hope all else is well.
    Mark
    Mark
    Thanks Stevo yeah the funeral went well - I did the video presentation which turned out nice...
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