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  1. NigelJ
    Informative x 4

    Lock up your birds

    As I said yesterday I left the incubator on for another day and yesterday’s gut feeling that they were done was wrong, as this morning there were another 3 chicks hatched, they sound chirpy and...
    As I said yesterday I left the incubator on for another day and yesterday’s gut feeling that they were done was wrong, as this morning there were another 3 chicks hatched, they sound chirpy and look healthy, I quickly whipped them out of the incubator and are now in with the rest, in the brooder...
    As I said yesterday I left the incubator on for another day and yesterday’s gut feeling that they were done was wrong, as this morning there were another 3 chicks hatched, they sound chirpy and look healthy, I quickly whipped them out of the...
    As I said yesterday I left the incubator on for another day and yesterday’s gut feeling that they were done was wrong, as this morning there were another 3 chicks hatched, they sound chirpy and...
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  2. Scrungee
    Like x 14

    Four new hens

    I have alway introduce new hens at night time when they are at roost dont seem to have any bother in the morning. I dont think there like humans,:) can you imagine :runforhills:waaaaah who the hell are you how...
    I have alway introduce new hens at night time when they are at roost dont seem to have any bother in the morning. I dont think there like humans,:) can you imagine :runforhills:waaaaah who the hell are you how did you get in:loll:
    I have alway introduce new hens at night time when they are at roost dont seem to have any bother in the morning. I dont think there like humans,:) can you imagine :runforhills:waaaaah who the hell are you how did you get in:loll:
    I have alway introduce new hens at night time when they are at roost dont seem to have any bother in the morning. I dont think there like humans,:) can you imagine :runforhills:waaaaah who the hell are you how...
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  3. rustyroots

    Chicken run roof replacement.

    Thanks all for the replies. I will get some ordered.Rusty
    Thanks all for the replies. I will get some ordered.Rusty
    Thanks all for the replies. I will get some ordered.Rusty
    Thanks all for the replies. I will get some ordered.Rusty
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  4. Marley Farley

    How to Hypnotise a Chicken....!

    You need to see if it works then @lolimac :whistle: Chilled out or not they should respond but mind your fingers when you are rubbing the line out.! I used to keep chickens and I found them pretty gormless.. :spinning::heehee:
    You need to see if it works then @lolimac :whistle: Chilled out or not they should respond but mind your fingers when you are rubbing the line out.! I used to keep chickens and I found them pretty gormless.. :spinning::heehee:
    You need to see if it works then @lolimac :whistle: Chilled out or not they should respond but mind your fingers when you are rubbing the line out.! I used to keep chickens and I found them pretty gormless.. :spinning::heehee:
    You need to see if it works then @lolimac :whistle: Chilled out or not they should respond but mind your fingers when you are rubbing the line out.! I used to keep chickens and I found them pretty gormless.. :spinning::heehee:
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  5. andrews
    Like x 7

    Some of Our Flock

    Its more my wifes hobby than mine so I'm no expert. We did have lots of different colour eggs at one time from brown to conker brown, olive, green, dusky pink and blue. The colour doesn't...
    Its more my wifes hobby than mine so I'm no expert. We did have lots of different colour eggs at one time from brown to conker brown, olive, green, dusky pink and blue. The colour doesn't determine the taste - its more what they are fed on. We have a relative who will only eat blue eggs - he...
    Its more my wifes hobby than mine so I'm no expert. We did have lots of different colour eggs at one time from brown to conker brown, olive, green, dusky pink and blue. The colour doesn't determine the taste - its more what they are fed on. We...
    Its more my wifes hobby than mine so I'm no expert. We did have lots of different colour eggs at one time from brown to conker brown, olive, green, dusky pink and blue. The colour doesn't...
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  6. Mike Allen

    UNWANTED LIVESTOCK

    @Mike Allen what a thing to put up i'm sitting here ….I seem to be covered on all issues on fighting them with OCD
    @Mike Allen what a thing to put up i'm sitting here ….I seem to be covered on all issues on fighting them with OCD
    @Mike Allen what a thing to put up i'm sitting here ….I seem to be covered on all issues on fighting them with OCD
    @Mike Allen what a thing to put up i'm sitting here ….I seem to be covered on all issues on fighting them with OCD
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  7. Portisgrass

    Baby bird identification

    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might think, and you can do more harm than good - however well meaning you may be. I strongly urge you,...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might think, and you can do more harm than good -...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might...
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  8. rustyroots

    Chickens.

    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
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  9. "M"

    A reminder for your hens ...

    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
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  10. Baymule
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    New Lambs!

    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
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  11. Baymule

    What's Your Favorite Breed of Chicken?

    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a...
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a bigger place I'd probably have some sort of farm on the go too :snork: so envious of you!
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a bigger place I'd probably have some sort of farm on the...
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a...
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  12. RandyRos

    Chicken coop plans?

    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
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  13. jennywren

    Wyandottes

    :roflol: :roflol::roflol:Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol:Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of day, or night, or whenever takes their fancy. Also, do *not* be conned into believing that if you...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol:Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of day, or night, or whenever takes their fancy. ...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol:Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of...
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  14. Sarah Giles

    what the...

    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
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  15. Lolimac

    Sparrow Hawk v Chickens......

    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
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  16. Lolimac
    Like x 3

    'Easter Egg'...

    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with this effort .... (from left to right: standard, medium sized egg, bantam egg and Honey's!)The winds...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with this effort .... (from left to right: standard,...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with...
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  17. Sarah Giles

    Poor soggy chooks..

    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it keeps the dirt dry so they can dust bathe all year round & they can get out of the rain, they can get...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it keeps the dirt dry so they can dust bathe all year...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it...
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  18. Sarah Giles

    Is it normal to have a loner?

    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it didnt work out,there was only one that was brave enough to venture out of the coop for days,so i took...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it didnt work out,there was only one that was brave...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it...
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  19. Sarah Giles

    Noob alert...

    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
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  20. "M"
    Like x 6

    First egg of 2015

    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January.I've been trying to think...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January.I've been trying to think what I'd done differently this year and I have changed a couple of things since last winter.I used...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January.I've been trying to think what I'd done differently this year and I have...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January.I've been trying to think...
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