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by Bluefinch
29 Nov 2017, 17:06
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Anyone's chickens not like worms?
Replies: 12
Views: 4117

Re: Anyone's chickens not like worms?

Mine don't like worms either Gwenoaks. I have even tried offering them on my hand but they just ignore them. I am hoping that my new chicken might teach them that worms are good. Wondering if it is because they are ex-batts? My previous two hens used to follow me round the garden in the hope that I ...
by Bluefinch
22 Nov 2017, 13:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Hens not eating pellets

Yes Mo I am going to try to introduce them today. I have the new one in a cage so that they can see each other for a couple of days but want to see how they get on out and about together. Just waiting for Spice to lay her egg so that I can then introduce the new hen to the coop and run for a while b...
by Bluefinch
21 Nov 2017, 21:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Hens not eating pellets

Thanks for your reply LBH. Mine suddenly started eating their pellets again a few weeks ago. I think it is as the mood takes them. They now have a new friend which is going to be challenging over the next few days.
by Bluefinch
13 Oct 2017, 08:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Hens not eating pellets

Thanks for your reply LL. I will stop worrying. I am sure they get lots of goodies foraging all day in the garden. The pellets will be there when they need them.
by Bluefinch
11 Oct 2017, 20:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Hens not eating pellets

Hi KathJ. Yes I have tried that and they used to really like that especially with a bit of tuna oil mixed in but now they seem to turn their nose up at everything apart from pasta or scrambled egg! I will just see how they go. I am hoping to get a couple more hens soon so will see how it goes with t...
by Bluefinch
11 Oct 2017, 13:21
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Re: Hens not eating pellets

Don't think it is contamination Mo as I have tried two different lots of pellets. I will go back to using a hopper so there is no waste. Maybe they are just getting enough food free ranging.
by Bluefinch
11 Oct 2017, 12:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens not eating pellets
Replies: 10
Views: 4476

Hens not eating pellets

It has been a while now that they are not eating their layers pellets. I am just wasting them which I don't want to do. They are free range all day - are they getting enough with that? I do give some kitchen scraps in the afternoon and occasionally some porridge. Only one of the two I have left lays...
by Bluefinch
19 Aug 2017, 10:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Worms and worming hens
Replies: 13
Views: 5332

Re: Worms and worming hens

Kitla it is called Chicken Wormwood. Seems to be a herbal one. Not seen any worms since and the chooks seem to be in good health.
by Bluefinch
18 Aug 2017, 17:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Worms and worming hens
Replies: 13
Views: 5332

Re: Worms and worming hens

Hi Millimagpie. I wasn't able to get Flubenvet but did get some wormer from my local pet store. It was mixed with water and I have not seen any worms since. That reminds me I should do it again just in case.
by Bluefinch
27 Jun 2017, 21:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: I am going to have chooks again
Replies: 34
Views: 12353

Re: I am going to have chooks again

I am really happy with my ex-batts but have only have only had them two months. Everyone to their own. Have fun with the planning Gwenoakes.
by Bluefinch
07 Jun 2017, 16:49
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Ex-batts and egg laying
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Re: Ex-batts and egg laying

I seem to be getting two eggs a day again - one first thing and the second late afternoon. I am giving them grit and shells. Their combs are nice and red too. Happy, cheeky girls they are. I spend so much time going and checking them, watching them and giving them treats!
by Bluefinch
05 Jun 2017, 16:41
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Cat with kittens
Replies: 24
Views: 9777

Re: Cat with kittens

Well put Bob. Sorry I ever started this now!
by Bluefinch
04 Jun 2017, 20:54
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Cat with kittens
Replies: 24
Views: 9777

Re: Cat with kittens

I am sorry if my post upsets some people but I am not irresponsible. My cat will be neutered after this litter. My previous cats have had one litter and I have always found responsible homes for the kittens. It took me months to find a kitten when I wanted another one and I already have several home...
by Bluefinch
04 Jun 2017, 11:16
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: What a Surprise!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: What a Surprise!!

What a good girl. Has she laid any more?
by Bluefinch
03 Jun 2017, 12:05
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Cat with kittens
Replies: 24
Views: 9777

Re: Cat with kittens

Photo for Kitla. As most of them are black not very easy to take a photo and Poppy moved them all the other night from their comfortable bed to the next wardrobe!

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