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Jonro

  • Joined Nov 2018
Hello all
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:36:19 pm »
New member just saying hi.  I'm into chickens and poly tunnels.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Hello all
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 05:43:12 pm »
Hi Jonro.  Welcome to the forum. 

I'm going to assume that you plan to have some chickens and also some polytunnels, but not chickens in polytunnels  :)

 

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello all
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 05:58:55 pm »
Hi Jonro  :wave: . Welcome to TAS forum.

alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Hello all
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 06:53:12 pm »
Welcome to the forum Jonro
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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: Hello all
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 07:18:56 pm »
Hi and Welcome  :wave:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hello all
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 07:51:04 pm »
Hi Jonro.  Welcome to the forum. 

I'm going to assume that you plan to have some chickens and also some polytunnels, but not chickens in polytunnels  :)


Our chickens spent the last two winters in the polytunnel!  They loved it and they did no end of good to the soil.  This year I've got too much in there to risk sharing with the hens.


Hello and welcome Jonro  :wave:   As you can tell, I'm into chickens and polytunnels too, with a few geese and sheep for variation.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Hello all
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 01:10:00 pm »
I was thinking it might get a bit hot on a sunny day and that they may well peck away at the plastic, but I guess it can work after-all.  Out of passing interest though, did they peck the plastic cover @Fleecewife?
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello all
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 05:18:57 pm »
Hello and welcome  :wave: from dark Carnoustie

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hello all
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 01:32:04 am »
I was thinking it might get a bit hot on a sunny day and that they may well peck away at the plastic, but I guess it can work after-all.  Out of passing interest though, did they peck the plastic cover @Fleecewife?


No, the hens never did, nor ducks.  The geese dibble it if they get anywhere near the tunnel although I think the polythene is too tough for them to get through (the strongest you can get against the wind).  The only  creature which has damaged the cover was a 4 horned Jacob wether, who used his horns to cut out a neat triangle so he and his chums could climb through and demolish my winter brassicas.  The repair tape is great and lasts for years!


Our tunnel is well ventilated with big louvres and double doors at each end, so the hens have never been too hot.  They had a small house inside for nights and egg laying, and to provide shelter from direct sun.  I have never had the hens in there during the summer though - the temp can get up to 100F in the tunnel if there's no wind.
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