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by sandy
24 Jan 2009, 22:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mr Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Well actually she wasn^t out technically, I had just opened the door to carry in the cleaning gear for the saturday sort out and she was about a six inches out of the run waiting to see what I had hoping of course I was bearing food. The reason we built such a big home was because of the foxes and w...
by sandy
24 Jan 2009, 13:32
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mr Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Mr Fox

Abby took a stroll outside the run this morning, in a split second I just grabbed her leg and hurled her back in just as a very large fox was making his way to her! Leapt in her run with her and slammed the door behind us much to the fox^s annoyance. He casually slinked away and luckily Abby was non...
by sandy
13 Jan 2009, 23:24
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: layers pellets
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

further to last post, suddenly they are eating their pellets,tried mashing them up over night so in the morning they were in a solid sand like texture and they went for it, oddly enough now they dont eat their corn which they previously loved, so bizarre!
by sandy
13 Jan 2009, 23:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: ho my god the little B******S tryed to kill daisy duck
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

I have witnessed two attacks on newly introduced chickens last year, and only a few weeks ago, 7 chickens surrounding one, who had a deep cut on her back, pecking at her as if she was their food trough. We know chickens go crazy for the taste of blood but what is so alarming is the fact these 7 love...
by sandy
11 Jan 2009, 21:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: layers pellets
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

well i am going to have to get some mash, tried the warm water and mashing the pellets up, mixed it up with other food and they picked around the mashed up pellets.....
by sandy
11 Jan 2009, 00:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: layers pellets
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

thanks chickenchaser i will attempt that tomorrow...they are such bees these chickens, but i love ^em
by sandy
10 Jan 2009, 18:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: layers pellets
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

can I substitute layers mash for layers pellets? Our local bird farm dosen^t sell it(and I got so put off going there when I saw a member of staff pick up 2 chickens by their legs). I bought some corn today at a Countrywide store and noticed while waiting in the store room they had mash. I still hav...
by sandy
10 Jan 2009, 18:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: how can i stop the water from freezing?
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

the olive oil really works, thanks for that one )t'
by sandy
06 Jan 2009, 23:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Frozen Chicken?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Hi the bunster, that is so spooky,cuddled up on the sofa with nextdoors^s cat keeping me warm and felt a pang of guilt my girls would be sat shivering in their home. Decided to check on here re water freezing again, as both theirs and nextdoors water was solid when I got in from work and that got me...
by sandy
03 Jan 2009, 11:22
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: RIP Hetty
Replies: 11
Views: 594

condolences, at least she is^nt suffering now, our thoughts are with you
by sandy
03 Jan 2009, 11:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New chicken enclosure...
Replies: 4
Views: 443

home looks lovely, wish you had videod the getting them in bit, you could have added the music and put it on youtube! )j;
by sandy
02 Jan 2009, 00:17
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: First eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Well done again liamp, I hate eggs but plenty of other peeps like them, and thanks Jen..
by sandy
01 Jan 2009, 11:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Anyone got frozen eggs?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

just spotted this one, put this bit on ^first eggs^ Abby started laying yesterday, first egg huge and white and frosty looking, this mornings white again(she is brown) looks like a bit of shell has been scraped off and huge again.....
by sandy
01 Jan 2009, 11:41
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: First eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Well done, Abby produced her first one new years eve, it had a bit of blood on it and a strange frosty looking white shell (she is a ranger) but she was okay, this morning another weird looking egg that looked like a bit of shell had tried to be scraped off? What is so strange is they are huge...Ali...
by sandy
21 Dec 2008, 01:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chicken h1lton
Replies: 2
Views: 383

chicken h1lton

At last, see any architects out there? New home has been built for Alice and Abby, would post pictues if I could work out how to in the guidelines!They have more outside room than a free ranger and a deluxe bedroom with their old coop (cut off from tiny run) inside. Was the 8th week of cleaning henc...