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About spudlington

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  • Birthday 03/08/79

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  1. outdoor ferret hutches and design ideas.

    The area that overhangs is supposed to be a laying box for hens so is partitioned off from rest of the box area. That's where the ferrets choose to sleep and I just have it packed with wood shavings. It's been fine for several winters but I've never had less than about 5 ferrets in there, might be colder with only one or two in there. I had a Jill with 10 kits in there, moved them in at around 6 weeks old and they thrived in it for months. I fitted a small platform for a food bowl but you could add something larger to take advantage of the height.
  2. outdoor ferret hutches and design ideas.

    That's identical to what I have. I have a couple of two-storey hutches too but the large henhouse is brilliant. I made a few adjustments like adding extra clasps top and bottom of the large meshed door. Also added a latch on either side of the flap door on the nest box as the dogs would be able to lift it open causing a potential ferret escape. I have it sitting on concrete slabs and have added pipes etc.
  3. CRAZY FERRET STORY IN PAPER..IN IRELAND..LOL

    I saw the headline elsewhere but only read the full article now and I almost swamped myself laughing
  4. Ferrets For Sale Ireland

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

    All Hobs now sold. A few Jills left, mostly dark Polecat.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Any Country alcholic drinks

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

    Indian Runner are supposed to be the business for eggs. I have Aylesbury ducks for the table.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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