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by Spreckly
03 Aug 2011, 11:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How often do you look for red mite, fleas, etc?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: How often do you look for red mite, fleas, etc?

Thank you Helen. We have just powdered the girls, and the coop. Once caught they are very docile.
by Spreckly
03 Aug 2011, 10:23
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How often do you look for red mite, fleas, etc?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

How often do you look for red mite, fleas, etc?

We have had our girls just over a week. I was talking to another hen keeper yesterday, who told me that she checks over her girls every day. I wonder how often is recommended? I have tried contacting the supplier, but no answer.
by Spreckly
03 Aug 2011, 10:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How much did you pay for your chickens?
Replies: 24
Views: 568

Re: How much did you pay for your chickens?

We asked around before getting our girls. One place asked ten pounds for each hen - ex batts who had been free ranging and were well feathered. Another nearby place was asking five pounds for a hen in the same condition. I got ours from a family friend, who chicken farms with free range, and we were...
by Spreckly
31 Jul 2011, 13:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Newbie query about eggs
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Newbie query about eggs

Two eggs this morning, very pleased with them. We are unsure which of the three is not laying, will have to monitor them tomorrow.

We each had a boiled egg for lunch, from Tuesdays eggs.
by Spreckly
31 Jul 2011, 13:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Doesn't look like Aubrey will make it =(
Replies: 48
Views: 820

Re: Doesn't look like Aubrey will make it =(

So sorry to read of your loss.
by Spreckly
31 Jul 2011, 08:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: We have got our girls
Replies: 32
Views: 819

Re: We have got our girls

Two more photos of our girls. Thank you for the advice on uploading photos.

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by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 20:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lottie and Lily hand feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Lottie and Lily hand feeding

Today since the corn from my hand, they have come straight to the gate when they see me.
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 17:06
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Pea pods for hens?
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Pea pods for hens?

Right, take away coming up.
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 16:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Pea pods for hens?
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Pea pods for hens?

Just shelled some peas, and am wondering if the girls can have them to eat? Will they be bad for them?

They have turned their noses up at toast and cabbage leaves.
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 16:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New girls :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: New girls :-)

Your hens are beautiful.
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 13:16
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Long lost family
Replies: 30
Views: 5935

Re: Long lost family

Thank you for your reply, Maggie, with your kind words, and suggestions. Over the past twenty odd years, I have tried the adoption society, the court records, the army records (in USA), and drawn blanks. "Lost in a fire", is the way they describe my history, though a friend who dealt with ...
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 12:26
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Long lost family
Replies: 30
Views: 5935

Re: Long lost family

Just read through this thread. I too watched Long Lost Family, of particular interest to me, because I am an adoptee. Born during WW2, mother unmarried, and unable to keep me because of family pressure. Had a good upbringing by my dear parents, but blood calls out, and in my early forties, I traced ...
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 12:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Lottie and Lily hand feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Lottie and Lily hand feeding

The girls are much friendlier now, though they would not let me touch them, so I have experimented with a small amount of corn in my hand. No problem with Lottie and Lily, they were there like a shot, and cleared it in no time. Lizzie, the one who tends to keep apart from the other two could not be ...
by Spreckly
30 Jul 2011, 12:02
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Newbie query about eggs
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Newbie query about eggs

Put girls to bed last night at 8.30pm. We didn't wake up until 8am today, and when OH opened up (for the first time), there was an egg in the nesting box!
by Spreckly
29 Jul 2011, 20:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Newbie query about eggs
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Newbie query about eggs

Thank you for your reply, Wendy. I hoped it was that, not something I had or had not done!