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by Willow
18 Jul 2007, 07:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: No Eggs Yet
Replies: 20
Views: 5995

Phil, I dont know if this is just co incidence but you mentioned your girls squatting down infront of you about a week before they started laying, Verity had the same experience with her girls ... Mine started doing the same about a week ago.. It may be a submissive thing but it realy does look as t...
by Willow
18 Jul 2007, 07:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: No Eggs Yet
Replies: 20
Views: 5995

Two eggs this morning :mrgreen: .. sadly both soft shelled and it looks as though they were dropped from a perch! :( but the 'interior' is still intact on both eggs - so no egg eating I think :-D .. We're getting there )t'
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 16:47
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Cat still hasn't popped....
Replies: 62
Views: 24024

Nothing yet.. Kittens kicking like crazy and Tigger is looking a bit tired now, (caught two mice yesterday mind).. I'll see if I can get a half decent photo of her and post it on my little album.. Thanks for thinking of her though, its realy nice of you both to ask, especialy now as I've just heard ...
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:57
Forum: Hens needing Homes / Homes needing Hens
Topic: Battery Farm nonsense
Replies: 13
Views: 7421

I trust this chap spent a good few hours in amongst the hens to appreciate their happiness at being there! Maybe he and 4 others may like to experiment in a cage approx six feet square (proportionately), no toilet, no bed, having their food, anti-biotics and other super mega plus vitamins fed to th...
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Which Breed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

After reading several of the posts re ex batts on here, I think you may have to time everything around when you can get the battery hens..
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:37
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: No Eggs Yet
Replies: 20
Views: 5995

I dont know about gift wrapping it but I feel a bit strange about eating it.. :?
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: No Eggs Yet
Replies: 20
Views: 5995

YEEEEEHAAAAAA!!!!! :mrgreen: We have lift off!! Our very first egg - about half size but perfect in every other way (cant have it all can we).. well we are chuffed, 18 weeks on the dot! That is if the chap we bought them from was correct in aging them.. Eeee bah gum and all that, I cant stop grinnin...
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:22
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: food amounts
Replies: 22
Views: 6335

I've not really tried mine on left overs, they love beetroot raw and cooked - nothing quite as gory looking as a chicken with its beak dripping red ... . I'm a bit scared of them putting on too much weight through incorrect diet, apperently this can lead to problems such as being egg bound etc.. The...
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Which Breed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

I wish we'd known what we know now....ho hum... we would definately have got Black Rock but would have timed it so that we could have had at least the same amount of ex battery hens at the same time.. And Phil, you're right.. ours are strutting around in the wind and rain without a care in the world...
by Willow
17 Jul 2007, 13:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help......poo problems (still!)
Replies: 32
Views: 8520

How about berries? mine love blackberries, blueberries, rosehips and strawberries, also little tomatoes... These would 'up' her fluid intake too....
Tina
by Willow
16 Jul 2007, 18:54
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Which Breed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Hi.. I can only join the pro Black rock gang... We did a lot of reading before deciding on the breed and the Black Rocks came up trumps for egg laying and health / toughness... Do yourself a favour though, no matter what the breed - get as many chickens as you can right at the start, we decided on f...
by Willow
15 Jul 2007, 08:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: chicken inteligence
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

chicken inteligence

by Willow
15 Jul 2007, 07:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Conifers and chickens...
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

H emmamoo... I've got several huge conifers in the garden and the chooks love to shade under them from the sun and rain.. no ill effects after five / six? weeks so I recon its ok... I know just how you feel, we were so excited when the collection day came.. great stuff, enjoy!!
by Willow
15 Jul 2007, 07:39
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: food amounts
Replies: 22
Views: 6335

I've found the same PK, If they have a choice it will be corn everytime, so I have the pellets in a feeder which they rush to every morning as soon as they're let out and I then scatter a good amount of corn for them in the afternoon / evening.. They free range all day and have just discovered ripe ...
by Willow
14 Jul 2007, 21:57
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Plastic carrier bags
Replies: 36
Views: 13532

My mum and my grandma before her used shopping bags or string bags...