Home growing and backyard chickens

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Grayman
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Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Grayman » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:02 pm

Last year I bought my first home and started growing my own produce which I am starting to harvest now. We also have three egg layers (getting chickens was one of the best things I've ever done.)

My vegetable planter and herbs. The plastic trough is a plastic garden chest from b&q (around £20.)
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The chicken enclosure and our greenhouse with organic tomatoes.
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Let's see yours! ;-)
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by jansman » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:59 am

Nice set up. One of my more technically able colleagues may move this post to the food and nutrition section. Do not be alarmed if they do. :D
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Hamradioop » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:29 am

moved as per jansman's request.
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by jansman » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:27 pm

Thanks H.
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Deeps
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Deeps » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:53 pm

I'd love to get chooks, we're in a new build so the garden is a bit on the small side and its actually in our deeds that we're not allowed them. :( Having said that, we're only allowed 1 cat or dog I think, we've got 2 of each so we laugh in the face of rules and regulations, mwah hah hah. :twisted:

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Wales1
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Wales1 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:57 pm

Good crop of tomatoes there.
I must upload my project greenhouse and its current crop of toms and peppers.

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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by featherstick » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Nice chickens.

I did this post on container growing a while back:

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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Arzosah » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:07 am

Thats gorgeous! Good for you for getting stuck in so soon after moving :)

Grayman
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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by Grayman » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:14 pm

Thanks guys and apologies for posting in the wrong section.

It's my dream to have a small holding to increase the amount I can grow and keep some livestock, we shall be looking for somewhere new in a few years time so fingers crossed I can find something more suitable. Until then I am just trying to gain some knowledge and experience where possible :-).

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Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Post by diamond lil » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:53 am

I had 2 hens for 2 of us, and really enjoyed them. Gave me a reason to get up in the morning lol and somewhere to put any slugs and worms I found. I miss them still :cry:

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