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The extraordinary silkiness of Monsieur Tiller

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Re: The extraordinary silkiness of Monsieur Tiller

Post by Ozeboy on 15th August 2012, 20:01

Jac2 , they are like roses not one has all the benefits.
They lay every second day but do not lay from moulting in March until August. Older ones lay less. They would spread manure very evenly around the garden at the rate of around the volume of a medium sized Lemon. They are very suitable for smaller back yards but need care locking in a secure pen at night and in damp weather.

Larger properties are quite suitable for Isa Brown egg laying sprinters as I have a friend with 1/4 acre fenced and 12 chooks roaming around his roses. The benefits are manure, weeding and egg laying. The roses do very well though this enclosure does not have garden beds, just roses in the ground all doing very well. It's a low maintainence type situation which I might copy myself if I change to propagating hundreds in the field. Very suitable for more mature roses.

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Post by maree on 15th August 2012, 21:06

Ozeboy , i think i've seen those chooks (bantams ) , quite pretty i think , they sound like good chooks for a suburban backyard , them and Silkies . Jac2 your husband sounds like a real gem .....
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Post by Jac2 on 15th August 2012, 21:18

Thank you, Ozeboy, maybe chooks are back on again. I really did want them and would set them up under a very large Poinsettia that casts dappled shade across the whole back yard.

Maree, yes heís a darling, he and roses make me a better person, and heíll forgive me for setting up a chook pen, too.
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Post by Ozeboy on 15th August 2012, 21:28

Go with the Silkies they seem very hardy and more disease resistant.
Not great layers but very attractive.

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Post by maree on 15th August 2012, 21:32

From what i've learned too , they make great pets , kids love em , and the can't fly ...
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Post by Jac2 on 15th August 2012, 21:38

OK, if they canít fly that actually sounds very good.
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Post by maree on 15th August 2012, 21:42

They are bantam sized chooks , so lay smallish eggs , but people who i know who have had them , love them....
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Post by Jac2 on 15th August 2012, 21:49

Thanks, I think I will enjoy trying something new; that really saved me a lot of looking around.
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Post by maree on 15th August 2012, 23:27

Jac2 , just thought of something , there 's a rose nursery in Victoria , called Silkies , through which i purchased a lot of roses , organic ones , it is called Silkies after the same named chooks (bantams) , which roam the nursery , i watched them there and from what i remember they do like to scratch around , lovely little chooks though , with a mop top , don't know how they see anything though ....
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Post by Jac2 on 16th August 2012, 08:50

More thanks, what a perfect place to post this info; looks like I have a silky future ahead of me.
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