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We knew that we were going to get heavy rain, but last night's was torrential, and this morning the run is like a fold yard. We had talked about covering it over during the winter, and decided to make enquiries today about plastic corrugated sheeting. We got the shock of our lives £30 including VAT,...
I have done the DIY moving, and also had the experts to do the job. But we always get landed to move our offspring, who never seem organised, and packed and cleaned, in readiness for the big load to go to the new house. When we ourselves moved to our retirement home, our moving day coincided with my...
I shall have to brace myself to catch them more often then. My OH has to do this for me, as I have not yet got that part of hen keeping sorted! They will let me stroke them for a second or so, and observe at close quarters everything I do. I poo pick three times a day in the run, and clean their roo...
Thank you Helen. We have just powdered the girls, and the coop. Once caught they are very docile.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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