If you have an old damaged sheet, you could make sample sections out of that and experiment with the most efficient way to cut and whether you can piece bits together in ways you like.
I was wondering if I had enough fabric. I may still experiment with them. The more I think about it, the more I think I would really like to have an apron made out of that fabric!
I've seen similar but smaller in chickens and had them survive and thrive, as has a friend of mine. I've seen wounds that would kill a human just slowly heal from the edges in birds. The edges of the wound look just like I've seen in a chicken I still have and you'd never know she ever was so badly wounded. At this point, we sometimes would put raw honey on the edge of the wound to help it soften.
Peter Griffith wrote:No signs of infection? That is gross necrosis.
1. What's the inside diameter of the culms?
Owen Rogers wrote:Im going to start seeds in an old refrigerator in large bamboo culm s that I cut in 4inch pieces. I'll lay an old storm window over the top during day --remove and close the door at night. This is first time I,ve done this but results should be interesting.
I've grown in Ontario and the PNW. Ontario has hot summers and although we could and did grow Scarlet Runner Beans at times, there were many other varieties which grew better and had less of a tendency to grow "tough". Here in the PNW, many of those heat-loving varieties have not produced for me. Even if it's warm during the day, I'm close enough to the Ocean to have it cool off quickly as soon as the sun goes down. Scarlet Runners seem happy in that weather (and the local hummingbirds do adore the red flowers!)
Kevin Wilson wrote:BTW there are multiple N American posts here but all from the PNW / southern BC area where people do grow runners. Elsewhere they tend not to grow them at all.
Please report back with your experiences with the 4"x4". I have not tried getting any of the soil blockers because in my wet, cool, spring, my plants have to be larger to out-compete the slugs and 2"x2" of soil simply isn't enough - when roots hit the bottom that quickly, they often think it's time to bolt. I hadn't seen a 4"x4" blocker before.
This one however only does 1 at a time, but it does a 4”x4” (out of stock but link provided for concept)
You start them in the 2x2, and graduate them to a 4x4.
Reintroducing her while moving the birds into their new home which will therefore be "neutral" territory is a good approach from my experience. You may still need to keep a close eye that the two new hens don't attack Wounded Girl.
Andrew Mayflower wrote:With her level of healing I'm getting close to wanting to reintroduce her to the tom (and the 2 new hens). I think I'm going to wait until the coop I picked up from friends is off my trailer and in place in the back yard.