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Marketplace / Fife - 3 pedigree kunekune 4 month weaners
« Last post by Fincraigskunekunes on February 27, 2024, 11:05:31 am »
We have 3 castrated kunekune 4 month old weaners are for sale. From a litter of 7 we have three left for sale.
Identification / Re: What's this plant please
« Last post by doganjo on February 27, 2024, 10:15:14 am »
Download PlantParent or PictureThis apps onto your phone- you can identify most things on both of them and there are other apps too.

I'll try taking a photo of these but they might not be clear enough - OK, both are saying this is a Crimson Bottlebrush, which is what I thought it might be AKA Calistemon
It is restricted in a pot.  Will grow to about  2 to 4 metres wide and 4 to 6 metres tall in the ground over 10 plus years

It's beautiful if looked after

Sheep / Re: Heptavac and ovivac
« Last post by shep53 on February 27, 2024, 09:34:18 am »
So  Lambivac is a 4 in 1  _  Tetanus  /   Struck /  Pulpy kidney  /  Lamb dysentery  and  seems to come in 50ml bottles   , recommended  to inject non immunised lambs at 3 weeks old and do twice 4 to 6 wks apart .  My only comment would be that in lambs for meat the lamb dysentery portion would be of no benefit as the time of infection is in the first days after being born  . Ovivac  p  is a 4 in 1  plus Pasteurella  _ Tetanus  / Braxy  /  Black leg  /   Pulpy kidney  and seems to come in 100ml bottles   , same recommended  time scale  . More for protection of older lambs
Identification / What's this plant please
« Last post by Alex_ on February 27, 2024, 09:03:25 am »
I am trying to clear and organise my late mums garden and I am wondering what this is.
Poultry & Waterfowl / Re: Incubator for dummies
« Last post by Richmond on February 27, 2024, 08:42:58 am »
I use an R Com 20 Pro - not cheap but has a lovely clear lid that acts as a viewing window.

As others have said, have a plan for the males you hatch (approx 50% of each hatch). No-one will want them unless they are good quality pure breeds and even then don't assume you can rehome or sell. Best to hatch either a breed that you can ultimately eat eg one of the table bird breeds or an auto sexing breed eg cream legbar where you can tell males from females as soon as they have hatched. You then have the option to despatch all males straightaway so you only spend money rearing females. This may sound gruesome to a beginner but you do have a responsibility for anything you hatch. If you choose to hatch and rear table birds it's also a good way of teaching children where their food comes from.
Poultry & Waterfowl / Re: Incubator for dummies
« Last post by doganjo on February 26, 2024, 09:02:30 pm »
It's a great thing for kids to learn from - I lent my incubator to a local primary, but I added a word of warning which I'm sure you'll have thought of - make sure you can find good homes for any chicks that hatch, especially males.
It was a Brinsea Octogen I had too,

Then I lent it to someone amd never got it back
Sheep / Re: Heptavac and ovivac
« Last post by SavageU on February 26, 2024, 08:33:54 pm »
Interested in this. We are just lambing now and not previously heptavac’d.

Should/could I do the same and dose lambs with ovivac? Same as lambi vac?
Goats / Re: What is this?
« Last post by Hadynt on February 26, 2024, 06:15:30 pm »
Hi Christian,

Thanks for the reply. no I've not noticed any discharge except a few months back when I saw the billy try and mate and the doe ended up with semen on her backside.

Everyone is nice and clean front and back and no coughing etc.

Yea I'm unsure when/if they are due soon but I'm assuming so. I *think* they are looking rounder but neither have started to bag up and they have kidded before so would have thought they should bag up reasonably early - although I know it varies animal to animal.

Scan is a bit of a faff where we are and cost prohibitive with the number we have. I'll keep an eye on them and let you know when/if they kid!

Goats / Re: What is this?
« Last post by Christian on February 26, 2024, 05:27:13 pm »
Hi Hadyn, you mean the white slimy stuff? Hard to see from the photo, I guess you haven't actually noticed any discharge from your girls or boy? Noses and vulvas nice and clean, nobody coughing or sneezing? Given that the billy has been with them since early September, your girls should be due any time now.... Could have been a pseudo-pregnancy - probably worth asking for a scan.

Good luck,

Fruit / Re: Recommended Cherry Trees Aberdeenshire
« Last post by greengumbo on February 26, 2024, 02:12:45 pm »
stella  do okay in Aberdeenshire. morello not so well.

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