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by Spreckly
22 Aug 2011, 10:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Going away for a weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Going away for a weekend

Thank you, Benny.
by Spreckly
22 Aug 2011, 09:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Going away for a weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Going away for a weekend

Yes, Steve, she feeds wild birds and wildlife all year round, takes our dog out if we are away for over four hours, and is the ideal neighbour. Her OH has brought some dust masks and shoe covers home from work! I told her we had plenty of the former.
by Spreckly
22 Aug 2011, 09:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: To perchy, the biggest thank you ever.
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: To perchy, the biggest thank you ever.

Mine have been going to bed ever earlier, and last night at 8.15, when the adverts came on the TV, I went down the garden, gear in hand, to put them to bed. The door was still open, but all were inside, singing away. Like a flash, they were all at the gate, expecting treats, food, etc. I had to wait...
by Spreckly
21 Aug 2011, 17:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Going away for a weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Going away for a weekend

We are going away for a weekend in our caravan - the girls are staying at home, being looked after by my neighbour. Today I have typed out a list of what I do, and when, from letting them out in a morning, cleaning the poo on the roosting shelf, to putting them to bed at night, and poo picking outsi...
by Spreckly
21 Aug 2011, 17:26
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Free Range Shock !!
Replies: 90
Views: 1497

Re: Free Range Shock !!

What an informative post, Dee. Do hope both Lucky and Mo make good progress.

My three girls are ex free range, we didn't see the set up, but the owner is a very, very old family friend. They were feathered up, to my surprise, and we have had them just over a month.
by Spreckly
17 Aug 2011, 18:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hello, an intro and new to hen keeping!
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Hello, an intro and new to hen keeping!

Welcome to the wonderful world of hens.
by Spreckly
17 Aug 2011, 18:44
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Another newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Another newbie.

Welcome from me, have fun.
by Spreckly
16 Aug 2011, 12:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hi - first post.
Replies: 34
Views: 803

Re: Hi - first post.

Welcome! I also am quite new both to the forum and to keeping hens. I have learned so very much from other members, and love reading the posts and looking at the photos.

All the best to you.
by Spreckly
13 Aug 2011, 17:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: It's happened again
Replies: 27
Views: 528

Re: It's happened again

Lizzie, so sorry to read that you have lost another girl. What a difficult time for you.
by Spreckly
11 Aug 2011, 10:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New Chicken Keeper
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: New Chicken Keeper

Hello Clare Welcome to the Lane. It is a fabulous site, I have learned so much from the knowledgeable members. My girls are still settling in, after arriving two and a half weeks since. I am enjoying them so much. They didn't lay as much after the first three days or so, but are now back in their st...
by Spreckly
11 Aug 2011, 10:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken oddities
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: Chicken oddities

Really enjoyed reading about everyone's hens! Lizzie is always the first to lay an egg after mucking out time, and last to come through the pop hole in the morning. Lily is the greedy one, who can be a bit mean with the other two. They sing in a morning when I go to let them out. Last night we had t...
by Spreckly
11 Aug 2011, 10:22
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New girls settling in well!
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: New girls settling in well!

They look so friendly from the photos. Mine only let me touch them on their backs for a second, and I've had them for two and a half weeks. Best of luck with them.
by Spreckly
09 Aug 2011, 15:34
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Keeping the shed clear of nasties.
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Keeping the shed clear of nasties.

Thank you for your helpful replies. OH is going to be busy!
by Spreckly
09 Aug 2011, 15:31
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Egg shells for grit?
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Egg shells for grit?

Right, out with the hammer to crush the egg shells up. Will mix them in with their grit. Thank you all for your replies.
by Spreckly
09 Aug 2011, 11:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Egg shells for grit?
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Egg shells for grit?

Sorry about all these questions. Despite reading the forum, and possessing two books on keeping hens, things crop up which I cannot easily search out. I have been keeping my egg shells, baking them in the oven, and then crushing them up to use as chicken grit, but one of my books says never to give ...