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by Leabaker
27 May 2017, 21:22
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

Hi All, just to let you know the idea of putting mesh in a dog crate and getting air underneath her worked. After 5 days I released her into the run and she has returned to her normal behaviour.
Many thanks
by Leabaker
22 May 2017, 17:12
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

Many thanks for all the advice. I will let you know how its going next week
by Leabaker
21 May 2017, 16:35
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

I have isolated the broody hen and put her back in the crate, lifted it onto blacks and put mesh on the floor but again only one egg from the other 5 hens (the same hen each day) I was reading Bluefinches post and wonder if I am over feeding? I feed them on Gold layers mix but they do seem to eat th...
by Leabaker
19 May 2017, 09:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

Many thanks, I am not sure if you could class my hens as free range, they live in approximately 35 sq mts of garden split equally into grass and bark chips. I also have 3 terriers so I fenced this with electric netting ( I have never had it switched on though} and I have planted beech and hawthorn a...
by Leabaker
18 May 2017, 20:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

More help if possible, only 1 egg out of 6 hens for 2 days now. The hens seem healthy and are eating well. I let the broody one out of her crate this morning and after a run round in the garden she went straight back to her nesting box and is still there!
Any ideas welcome.
by Leabaker
17 May 2017, 17:42
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

Sounds like good advice and you are right Mo I do give them a soft life!
Many thanks
by Leabaker
17 May 2017, 15:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Broody Hen

Many thanks, I have taken her out and put her in a large dog crate, still inside the run with the others ( as it is raining heavily) with plenty of straw and food/water. She is eating and seems to have calmed down. The problem is they all seem to lay in the same nesting box although there are 2 othe...
by Leabaker
17 May 2017, 07:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Broody Hen
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Broody Hen

One of my hens is staying in the nest box and refusing to move. She is very aggressive when I try to move her and we had no eggs yesterday which is almost unheard of! I have 5 other hens and was wondering if the others are being put off laying by the hen that appears to be broody. Someone suggested ...
by Leabaker
06 May 2017, 20:17
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: I rule the roost pyjamas
Replies: 0
Views: 4818

I rule the roost pyjamas

I was looking for a poultry related gift for my neighbour as we are both mad about our hens and she has helped me so much. I found a site called the nightwear bar and bought a pair of 100% cotton pyjamas with hens and chick print with the logo " I rule the roost". These were ideal as my fr...
by Leabaker
06 May 2017, 13:03
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Coop recommendations please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: Coop recommendations please!

Hi Clare
I can recommend Arcus hen houses. I have had one for 2 years without any problems.
They are made from recycled tyres ( I think)
Delivery was quick and was easy to install and clean.
Good luck
Lea
by Leabaker
06 May 2017, 10:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Rat proof feeders
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Rat proof feeders

I have a problem with rats as the coop is at the side of a dry stone wall. Do rat proof feeders work and if so can anyone recommend a brand?