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by Spreckly
25 Jul 2011, 07:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: We have got our girls
Replies: 32
Views: 955

Re: We have got our girls

Thanks, Manda. We are keeping them strictly apart! For all their sakes!

Just going to check on them.....
by Spreckly
25 Jul 2011, 07:28
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: We have got our girls
Replies: 32
Views: 955

We have got our girls

We collected our three girls from my auntie's daughter's farm yesterday teatime. We had been to a vintage rally, so the caravan was bumping away on the back, and the car was full to the hilt with gear. We had asked for three, been told we were getting four, but only three came home with us, so I did...
by Spreckly
19 Jul 2011, 10:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Water for night time?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Water for night time?

Thank you both for your quick replies. Only five days to go now, and we get our hens.
by Spreckly
19 Jul 2011, 09:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Water for night time?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Water for night time?

Sorry to keep bombarding with questions, but will my hens need water in their hen hut overnight?
by Spreckly
18 Jul 2011, 19:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Next box and floor materials?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Next box and floor materials?

Just spotted my error in the title. Should read nest box, apologies. Thank you to all of you who responded to my query.
by Spreckly
18 Jul 2011, 12:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Next box and floor materials?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Next box and floor materials?

Thank you both for your replies.
by Spreckly
18 Jul 2011, 11:24
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Next box and floor materials?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Next box and floor materials?

We are wondering what to put in our nest boxes and on the hut floor. At present we have put straw in the boxes, but nothing on the floor.

I have read that some people use wood shavings for the boxes.

What would be the best material to put on the hut floor?
by Spreckly
17 Jul 2011, 13:28
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Getting our hens next in a week.
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Getting our hens next in a week.

We have measured the run again, and it is nineteen feet long. Have just bought some pea netting off ebay to go over the top of the run.
by Spreckly
17 Jul 2011, 10:39
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Getting our hens next in a week.
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Getting our hens next in a week.

Thank you all for your encouragement. My husband is raising the height of the run and gate this morning, and also putting more air holes in the hen hut. The run is about five feet wide and fifteen feet long, with a shelter at the end opposite the shed. They will also be let out on our large lawn, bu...
by Spreckly
16 Jul 2011, 14:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Getting our hens next in a week.
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Getting our hens next in a week.

We are excited, next Sunday, a week tomorrow, we fetch our four hens. Three were asked for but my friend thinks four would be better, in case we lose one... Names are all beginning with L, starting with Lily. This morning we bought hen food, mite and lice powder, and gentian spray from our nearby fa...
by Spreckly
14 May 2011, 22:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Potential poultry keeper
Replies: 22
Views: 729

Re: Potential poultry keeper

Thank you for your reply, Dom. I am sure there will be other questions nearer the time of getting our hens.

Spreckly
by Spreckly
14 May 2011, 16:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Potential poultry keeper
Replies: 22
Views: 729

Re: Potential poultry keeper

We have now got the hen hut, the run sorted, and my husband is making the nesting boxes (ever optimistic). We cannot remember from looking at other hen huts if the boxes have full height partitions between them. Can someone enlighten us, please.

Spreckly
by Spreckly
13 May 2011, 14:27
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: Cost or donation for ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Cost or donation for ex battery hens

Thank you Robert and Mo for your responses. We thought we were going to a poultry dealer, instead it was a place with Rhode Island Reds, and ex-battery hens, in a garden. We really don't know what to expect, to be honest. Our thinking was that buying locally, instead of travelling several miles, wou...
by Spreckly
13 May 2011, 13:04
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: Cost or donation for ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Cost or donation for ex battery hens

We have been to enquire about ex battery hens this morning, and were amazed to learn that the proprietor was asking ten pounds per hen. On one website, I see that a donation is asked for, and the average price is between three and four pounds. I am not a mean person, but I thought ten pounds was rat...
by Spreckly
07 Apr 2011, 14:20
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Rhubarb

Thank you for your reply to my rhubarb query. It just seems a shame to have to waste so much of the rhubarb, when I cut it up.