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#1 Fri 16 Feb 07 3:50pm

abdullahcohn

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Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

Quails, Carp, Crabs, shrimp, laying chickens any ideas about something that can be kept in a city house with a small garden?

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#2 Fri 16 Feb 07 4:06pm

Anna

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

I don't know about other things, but if you want to keep chickens get an Eglu.  They're fox-proof and pretty cheap.  My boyfriend's got chicken and ducks in the orchard and they keep getting eaten, which isn't a pretty sight.

EDIT:  Here's the website for Eglus: www.eglu.com  Fairly straightforward.

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#3 Mon 19 Feb 07 7:38am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

You might want to check with your local council; some have rules about what you are and are not allowed to keep.

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#4 Mon 19 Feb 07 11:42am

Anna

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

With chickens (in the UK at least) it's really only noise regulations you need to worry about.  If you own your house then you can keep hens (not roosters for obvious reasons) in your garden.  If you're renting, however, you'll need to check your contract. 

I hear Jonathan Ross keeps sheep in his garden in North London.

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#5 Mon 19 Feb 07 1:33pm

GeoffP

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

How about rabbits - ideal for the small garden?

(I am assuming you are not thinking about cats & dogs smile)

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#6 Mon 19 Feb 07 2:50pm

abdullahcohn

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

"(I am assuming you are not thinking about cats & dogs )"

Nope, they give me the wind.

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#7 Mon 19 Feb 07 3:18pm

Katja

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

I have to agree with Anna ... check the contract and see if youre allowed to have pets.
I have to say chickens and rabbits might be the best to have in a city house. They will need good space etc ...


Katja xxx

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#8 Tue 20 Feb 07 6:20am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

rabbits.....tsk...tsk ...tsk

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#9 Tue 20 Feb 07 1:58pm

GeoffP

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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

Ooooh, White Rabbit - I am sure you are very edible big_smile

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#10 Wed 21 Feb 07 12:00am

ady+deb

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From nr Heathrow , London
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Re: Pets that you can eat, any Ideas?

How about goldfish ?,
      You would need to keep quite a few to make a good meal though !.
        Keep smiling,
            Ady.

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