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by darkbrowneggs
04 Sep 2015, 21:55
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hey not been on a site for a while & I've been meaning to catch up with darkbrowneggs blog, does anyone know if she still uses the site at all? Hi there - I don't come on often either now I don't have any poultry, but yes I am still travelling and still loving it I do keep my blog going the origina...
by darkbrowneggs
01 May 2015, 10:20
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Marans
Replies: 218
Views: 67405

Re: Marans

Out of interest never buy a Marans with white earlobes as in the middle of the photo posted by wcah80 - this is obviously a cross of some sort (Marans always have red earlobes) and crosses will not lay the dark brown eggs. there is information about Marans on The Marans Club website http://www.thema...
by darkbrowneggs
15 Aug 2014, 10:04
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Thanks

The intention is to head to the continent as the weather cools this autumn so i'll let you know if I am headed your way :grin:

Off the Sandringham today and then to see Status Quo at Holkham Hall on Sat \:D/
by darkbrowneggs
13 Aug 2014, 21:53
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Sorry I haven't been updating the journal, I seem to have endless internet and laptop problems, plus niggly things on Thebus. All in all it seems to have soaked up my time and I still haven't mastered the new programmes for photos etc But have been having a great time. Shetland to West Highlands. Ou...
by darkbrowneggs
13 Aug 2014, 21:46
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 117290

Re: Cream Legbars

Very nice looking pullets, Good straight combs, not overdone on the crests, which I think is better, white earlobes?, nicely coloured breasts, and smart alert look to show they should be good layers. Well done. Cant see the cockerel, but he has good yellow legs and looks to be well coloured apart fr...
by darkbrowneggs
19 Apr 2014, 12:50
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: Black is Beautiful
Replies: 17
Views: 8681

Re: Black is Beautiful

Looking good Hen Gen - I have always like the look of black animals and birds for some reason.

And 5 from 2 as well :thumbright: I take it the big ears come through from the Texel side?
by darkbrowneggs
13 Apr 2014, 16:01
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Lumpy verruca looking things on egg!
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Lumpy verruca looking things on egg!

It just a bit of extra calcuim build up, sometimes it happens as they start to lay. If she is free ranging and has access to oystershell or mixed grit it should all come alright in the end. Eggs are perfectly edible :grin:
by darkbrowneggs
27 Mar 2014, 11:43
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: crack in hatching egg
Replies: 25
Views: 4367

Re: crack in hatching egg

Yaaaaahhhhyyyyyyyy!!!!
by darkbrowneggs
25 Mar 2014, 19:58
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hi again - have an internet connection at present so have managed a few more pages, and if it holds up will add more tonight :wave:
by darkbrowneggs
21 Mar 2014, 11:39
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: crack in hatching egg
Replies: 25
Views: 4367

Re: crack in hatching egg

Didnt seem to

PS Soufle - keep a close 'nose' on the egg and the incubator in general, and if you can smell anything iffy get it out of there, as is its going off it won't hatch and if it explodes you put your other eggs at risk.
by darkbrowneggs
20 Mar 2014, 21:37
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: crack in hatching egg
Replies: 25
Views: 4367

Re: crack in hatching egg

DBE ....you possess nail varnish ??? The sort you paint on nails if you had hands that were fit to be seen in public ? ...respect. I did have a bottle many years ago , cant ever remeber using it ! Joking apart I could get some in as Drfish isnt in favour of the spray skin, havnt used it myself but ...
by darkbrowneggs
20 Mar 2014, 19:58
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: crack in hatching egg
Replies: 25
Views: 4367

Re: crack in hatching egg

Internet problems mean I was late seeing this, but I have successfully used nail varnish on cracks. Needs to be applied pretty soon after the cracking incident to work though :)
by darkbrowneggs
19 Mar 2014, 21:49
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hi all - back online though not certain how long it will last. I have got the Fetlar page up though there are more photos to go on

I took Thebus over to Julias school today. Phoebe met all the children then they all packed into the bus
by darkbrowneggs
15 Mar 2014, 00:22
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hi All - Its ME - SUE! - and sorry Mama Packer - but I can't imagine me falling for a lovely lady - still I suppose I couldn't have imagined me travelling round in a bus, so who knows :lol: I have given myself a day off today to try and shake off this bug, and so have been lazy though have been look...
by darkbrowneggs
13 Mar 2014, 21:01
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 12873

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hi All - I am back online, though not sure how long for. Have been to Yell Unst and Fetlar, and was going to the South Mainland Up Helly Aa, but I think I had some sort of bug and felt rubbish yesterday evening and most of today, But brightened up a bit now and just had some mushrooms on toast and a...