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by Willow
10 Jul 2007, 05:41
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: changes in colour.
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Hi Anna.. Re 'sunburn' (humpf..) They have plenty of bushes and trees to shade them when they are 'out' and I've also covered an area of their run.. not that they've got a comb worth worrying about between them!! not that they''ve had much sun to worry about either mind...... as for the lippy - I've...
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 18:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How important is warmth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Wellies?
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 18:41
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: changes in colour.
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Hi Mo.. No they are only just coming up to 18 weeks old now, so no eggs just yet... do you recon its the chicken version of puberty problems?
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 18:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: My first chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Hi Tilly.. Mine spend a lot of time picking the tips off shoots of grass... they love digging around in the grass looking for bugs... :mrgreen:
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 18:24
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Best advice for new chicken keepers? - relax and enjoy!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Hi and welcome Tilly.. Its surprised me how many people have told us how they have always wanted to keep chickens.. They seem to have the same effect on most people - soothing and smile inducing.. I wonder why? :mrgreen: (f+
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 12:32
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How important is warmth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Maybe if I knitted them little wooly jumpers?? :idea: !! )t' :wink:
by Willow
09 Jul 2007, 12:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: changes in colour.
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Well I'm at a loss.. one of mine has pitch black legs face and comb today... One is bright red with yellow legs.. they're all eating the same so its not the food and they're all clucking and digging away so its not the 'mood' either.. )hlp>
by Willow
08 Jul 2007, 07:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: changes in colour.
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

changes in colour.

Just a quick reminder of a question that came up last week.... Has anyone else noticed their chickens faces (cheeks wattles, combs) and legs changing colour on a regular bacis? I thought they were supposed to go red and stay that way.. but mine change from red to black through orange and yellow at t...
by Willow
08 Jul 2007, 07:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How important is warmth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

How important is warmth?

We chose Black Rock chickens because they are apparently bomb proof and bred to withstand the most extreme weather conditions, free range in the Scottish highlands etc etc.. Not that we'd supply them with the odd balaclava and wellies and leave them out in a blizzard., they have got a nice little wo...
by Willow
06 Jul 2007, 22:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens names?
Replies: 165
Views: 14228

Cybil, Harriet, Gertrude, Bethan, Waltraut.. (f+
by Willow
06 Jul 2007, 21:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Best advice for new chicken keepers? - relax and enjoy!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Best advice for new chicken keepers? - relax and enjoy!!

At the beginning of June this year we acquired our five Black Rock hens... Overdosed on chicken info and got so confused by all the conflicting 'do's and don’ts' that we ended up treating them like prize poodles.. Within the first two days I was certain I saw one 'yawn' which was a definite sign o...
by Willow
03 Jul 2007, 17:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chameleons or chooks??
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Thanks all for your replies,
Phil - I'll be very interested in your 'colour observations'.. also as yours are 6 / 7 weeks older than ours, a recent picture would be great , as our ladies still have very small combs it would be good to get a comparison.
by Willow
03 Jul 2007, 16:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

Could they be laying them elsewhere?...
Tina
by Willow
03 Jul 2007, 13:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chameleons or chooks??
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Chameleons or chooks??

We have five Black rock ladies now about 17 weeks old. I have overdosed on every bit of chicken info on the web and am now totally confused! I read that when chickens come into lay, their combs, wattles and face go red and legs turn yellow... great.. only mine think they're chameleons or something o...