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  1. Ferrets For Sale Ireland

    All Hobs now sold. Jills left, mainly the dark polecat litter.
  2. Young Ferrets, Ireland

    All Hobs now sold. A few Jills left, mostly dark Polecat.
  3. Ferrets For Sale Ireland

    Brexit must be hitting you boys hard already! That's an average price ( euro ) in Ireland and half of both litters have sold at this price already.
  4. Young from two different strains for sale, Wicklow / Wexford but travel a fair bit so delivery may be possible elsewhere. One litter very dark polecats, other litter sandy / light polecat colour. Working strains and very well handled. Parents and kits have had excellent diet, venison, corvids, pigeon, fish, pigs' heads and several brands of dry ferret food. 35 each, 2 for 50
  5. Young Ferrets, Ireland

    You don't want to feed ham or bacon to any animal, particularly birds of prey, due to the salt content from the curing process. Pork is a different matter and fine to feed but variety is key, best not to feed too much of any one meat.
  6. Young from two different strains for sale, Wicklow / Wexford but travel a fair bit so delivery may be possible elsewhere. One litter very dark polecats, other litter sandy / light polecat colour. Working strains and very well handled. Parents and kits have had excellent diet, venison, corvids, pigeon, fish, pigs' heads and several brands of dry ferret food.
  7. Old Girl Gone.

    Sorry to hear that mate. I've had 2 Jill's die in the last year, both 9yrs old too. Have one old Jill related to them but I'm starting a new line from unrelated stock, few kits collected last week and more this week.
  8. Any Country alcholic drinks

    Oooo watch out for Poitin. Good stuff needs to be approached with caution...bad poitin will kill you!! Spud
  9. breed of ducks

    Indian Runner are supposed to be the business for eggs. I have Aylesbury ducks for the table.
  10. Anyone tried this cross for table birds? I hatched 10 eggs from my speckled Sussex hens. First time incubating so was well pleased to get 9 chicks from 10 eggs. Just wondering if anyone on here has any experience of trying this cross, what age ready for table, finished on what food etc.
  11. Elder Flower Cordial

    Made some Elderflower cordial and a couple of gallons of elderflower wine last week. Normally make kit wines beers ales and ciders so looking forward to trying some proper country wine.
  12. I've actually been trying to figure this out on a recent job John. I have had both side and top entry traps on the go there. I used a top entry only for the first week or so and took a lot of jackdaws which were the main target. Only caught two rooks and no greycrows with it. After a few moves the catches started to trail off. Rather than use a different trap I switched the existing one to side entry. I caught the last few stragglers of the jackdaw population who were reluctant to use the top-entry. I started catching rooks on a daily basis and had two greycrows at the same time with a jackdaw callbird. Swapped to a greycrow callbird and caught another five greys. At the moment I also have a top-entry and a side-entry set up for magpies at a different location. I'll have the final tally in the next day or two but at the moment they are neck and neck. The location is a small garden and the traps are next to eachother to see which entry the magpies prefer.
  13. summer job

    Shotgunny Well done on securing a nice bit of permission and work for yourself. Also well done on taking all the replies to your post in a positive manner. Many members on here several times your age would have descended into a slagging match by now! Best of luck and if you want any advice on the specific legal situation in the Republic regarding any species feel free to get in touch, I'll help if I can.
  14. summer job

    Shotgunny, Insurance from Countryside Alliance Ireland does not cover you for pest control/shooting etc if there is any form of reward, financial or otherwise. Also be aware that the law in the Republic in relation to "pest" species such as pigeon (feral and woodpigeon) and all corvids differs to that in the UK. The EU birds directive has been implemented more stringently by the Irish government. There are derogations for specific methods of control of these species when they are causing specific damage. Straying slightly from these rules can have serious legal ramifications for you. For example shooting woodpigeon over stubble in the summer months has resulted shooters having their shotguns seized by NPWS rangers and resulting legal proceedings. I dont imagine your father will be too happy to be shotgunless for the next season or two while the legal system snails its way to his case. Also what do you think An Garda Siochana's attitude will be to you and him if you have been involved in a suspected crime under the Wildlife Acts? It wont help you graduating to holding your own licence some day. Your enthusiasm to not just sit around during your summer holidays is to be applauded. By that alone you have shown yourself to be of more substance than a lot of people your age. However i would echo the sentiment expressed on here that you should look for farm related work instead and build a rapport with landowners that way, hopefully leading to plenty of permission for you. There are professional pest controllers operating in your county. They are paying scandelous amounts for professional public liability insurance and pest control is their livliehood and not a summer hobby.
  15. bsa scopion t10

    I've had mine for close to a year now and not exaggerating when i say i use it 6 or 7 days a week. Use it for pigeon control inside stables barns etc and i love it. Very accurate, lovely stock and handling. The magazine is a bit fiddly to insert when you get it first but you'll quickly get the hang of it. A full firearms licence is required over here for any air weapon so the FAC power version would normally be the one imported here. I went for the standard one as i didn't want too much power for indoor use and i believe the FAC version only gives 20 shots to a fill but i could be wrong there.
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