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by Sandra M
04 Feb 2020, 21:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Poorly Rose
Replies: 22
Views: 14537

Re: Poorly Rose

Her crop should not be full in the morning as she should have digested her food over night so should be empty. Have you tried turning her up side down to see if liquid comes out her beak she might have sour crop.
by Sandra M
14 Jun 2018, 19:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help. First timer here
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: Help. First timer here

I hatched some under a broody last year in the main coop with all the other hens and cockerels I have 70 hens and 5 cockerels and the chicks where fine I only moved them after hatch to a separate pen with a net over because I was worried about the crows getting them. I have a small holding have duck...
by Sandra M
31 May 2018, 19:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken coop recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

Re: Chicken coop recommendations

I run a holiday boarding for chickens I have found plastic houses the easiest as wooden ones are hard to clean and get dry for a quick turn around also wooden coops are more pron to red mite and they rot.Plastic houses cost more but last for ever and are cleaner I have some my husband made on his cn...
by Sandra M
31 May 2018, 19:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody hens
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Broody hens

I had a broodie last year that hid in a bush in the main pen she just came trotting out with 8 chicks I just moved her into a netted pen once they hatched because I was worried the crows would take the babies. When the chicks where about 6 weeks old she had had enough so went back in the main group ...
by Sandra M
23 Mar 2018, 18:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Run incorporating hedge?
Replies: 15
Views: 6960

Re: Run incorporating hedge?

As long as there is fox proof barrier ie mesh or wall all the way round and the bush is inside this I think they will like it as it will be shelter and shade.
by Sandra M
13 Jan 2018, 21:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Plastic Chicken Coop
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Re: Plastic Chicken Coop

I Have a 10ft by 8ft plastic shed I have it in the middle of a large run I use cat litter trays with lids for nest boxes and drain pipe for perches I didn't cut a little door because it is in the middle of the run I just leave the door open then shut it at night the run is made of heras panels.
by Sandra M
27 Sep 2017, 20:09
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 3813

Re: Dilemma

I would clean them out before they get back and say we have had so much rain they got very muddy and hope she takes the hint they should be cleaner.
by Sandra M
01 Sep 2017, 12:26
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How many Chickens have you ? - POLL
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Re: How many Chickens have you ? - POLL

I charge £35 a week for a pen and you can put up to 10 chickens in the pen and if its a stay for less than a week its £6 a night per pen with a minimum charge of £20 per stay.
by Sandra M
31 Aug 2017, 21:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How many Chickens have you ? - POLL
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Re: How many Chickens have you ? - POLL

I started with 24 eggs hatch 20 now have 52 chickens 48 ducks 5 turkeys and run a chicken and duck holiday boarding business which has been so busy this year we have had to up are holiday pens to 10 this year and still having to turn people away as soon as a pen is empty it is scrubbed and the next ...
by Sandra M
04 Oct 2016, 18:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Turkeys
Replies: 31
Views: 7743

Re: Turkeys

Our turkeys are Norfolk blacks I am hoping to get 2 more hens so we will have 3 girls to breed from next year my plan is to hatch some round April May time keep some for the table and Christmas and sell the spare poults. I went for Norfolk blacks because they can breed naturally and the single breas...
by Sandra M
01 Oct 2016, 20:19
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Turkeys
Replies: 31
Views: 7743

Re: Turkeys

This year hoped to hatch more but only got 2 so going to keep these 2 and hatch from their eggs next year for table birds and sell some of the poults. They are 12 weeks at the moment and as I have them in with some chicken growers I have been feeding them turkey and chicken growers in a 50/50 mix an...
by Sandra M
14 Sep 2016, 20:48
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Bananas
Replies: 15
Views: 6129

Re: Bananas

I used to love a banana and sugar sandwich my mum used to make them when we where kids might have to try them again.
by Sandra M
11 Nov 2015, 18:05
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Changing tastes with age ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6490

Re: Changing tastes with age ?

I now like every thing I hated as a child but spam that was disgusting when I was I a child and still is also faggots yuk.
by Sandra M
15 Aug 2015, 13:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens arriving next weekend....
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Hens arriving next weekend....

I put them in the run and just go out when its dark and catch them and put them in the coop after a couple of nights they seem to have worked it out and go into the coop.
by Sandra M
15 Jun 2015, 19:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: introducing a pair and a pair
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

Re: introducing a pair and a pair

I always put new chickens straight in with my flock they have to sort it out so I just let them get on with it. I have never had a problem.