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  1. jennywren
    Funny x 3

    Spoiled hens!

    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
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  2. Gogs
    Like x 5

    Maggie , Lucky & babies .

    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
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  3. joolz68

    Hen vent pecking problem

    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived...
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived her inside were hanging out! Hope your ok xx
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived her inside were hanging out! Hope your ok xx
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived...
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  4. Lolimac
    Friendly x 9

    Poorly Poppy...

    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
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  5. Sheal
    Funny x 5

    High Vis' chickens

    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
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  6. Lolimac
    Like x 6

    Mabels on a moult....

    What chick could resist one :heehee: If our sid had a builders bum i would get him one :lunapic 130165696578242 5:xx
    What chick could resist one :heehee: If our sid had a builders bum i would get him one :lunapic 130165696578242 5:xx
    What chick could resist one :heehee: If our sid had a builders bum i would get him one :lunapic 130165696578242 5:xx
    What chick could resist one :heehee: If our sid had a builders bum i would get him one :lunapic 130165696578242 5:xx
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  7. AndrewBarratt

    Chicken Ailments

    That's a good plan, we'll run with it Thanks Andrew
    That's a good plan, we'll run with it Thanks Andrew
    That's a good plan, we'll run with it Thanks Andrew
    That's a good plan, we'll run with it Thanks Andrew
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  8. Spruce

    Sheep and .....

    looking at that her planing on a new orchard doesn't stand much chance
    looking at that her planing on a new orchard doesn't stand much chance
    looking at that her planing on a new orchard doesn't stand much chance
    looking at that her planing on a new orchard doesn't stand much chance
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  9. Benzombie

    Chicken ranging

    Compromise is most definitely the answer! :heehee:
    Compromise is most definitely the answer! :heehee:
    Compromise is most definitely the answer! :heehee:
    Compromise is most definitely the answer! :heehee:
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  10. Lolimac
    Funny x 4

    Cock-a-doodle-doo!!!!!

    Sounds like one of yours is growing his own little "worm" loli!! Keep an eye out, as Zigs posted, it is not unusual for a hen to have a sex change.
    Sounds like one of yours is growing his own little "worm" loli!! Keep an eye out, as Zigs posted, it is not unusual for a hen to have a sex change.
    Sounds like one of yours is growing his own little "worm" loli!! Keep an eye out, as Zigs posted, it is not unusual for a hen to have a sex change.
    Sounds like one of yours is growing his own little "worm" loli!! Keep an eye out, as Zigs posted, it is not unusual for a hen to have a sex change.
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  11. joolz68

    Growing chicken feed help

    Awww lovely Joolz....all looking well....:dbgrtmb:...i see Sid's keeping an eye on them;)
    Awww lovely Joolz....all looking well....:dbgrtmb:...i see Sid's keeping an eye on them;)
    Awww lovely Joolz....all looking well....:dbgrtmb:...i see Sid's keeping an eye on them;)
    Awww lovely Joolz....all looking well....:dbgrtmb:...i see Sid's keeping an eye on them;)
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  12. Lolimac

    Something is upsetting my girls!!!!

    Wouldn't it be less stressful just to pop down to the supermarket to buy your eggs?:whistle::biggrin:
    Wouldn't it be less stressful just to pop down to the supermarket to buy your eggs?:whistle::biggrin:
    Wouldn't it be less stressful just to pop down to the supermarket to buy your eggs?:whistle::biggrin:
    Wouldn't it be less stressful just to pop down to the supermarket to buy your eggs?:whistle::biggrin:
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  13. clueless1

    Chicken house and run requirements

    Our 6 (hybrid) hen arrangements: As their run is secure (fox & rat proof) plus roofed, the pop hole is left open overnight whenever the weather is suitable so there's no need to get up early...
    Our 6 (hybrid) hen arrangements: As their run is secure (fox & rat proof) plus roofed, the pop hole is left open overnight whenever the weather is suitable so there's no need to get up early to pop them, and with that roof they have no need/desire to spend any time 'indoors' other than when...
    Our 6 (hybrid) hen arrangements: As their run is secure (fox & rat proof) plus roofed, the pop hole is left open overnight whenever the weather is suitable so there's no need to get up early to pop them, and with that roof they have no...
    Our 6 (hybrid) hen arrangements: As their run is secure (fox & rat proof) plus roofed, the pop hole is left open overnight whenever the weather is suitable so there's no need to get up early...
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  14. Lolimac
    Like x 12

    'Girls' enjoying the sunshine...

    if we ever get those Silkies we've been hankering after, it'll be interesting to see what our two little dogs think of them, i hope Snoop doesn't think he can chase them away like he does the wild...
    if we ever get those Silkies we've been hankering after, it'll be interesting to see what our two little dogs think of them, i hope Snoop doesn't think he can chase them away like he does the wild birds...& the cats of course. i don't think we'll have any trouble with Freddy he'll most likely be...
    if we ever get those Silkies we've been hankering after, it'll be interesting to see what our two little dogs think of them, i hope Snoop doesn't think he can chase them away like he does the wild birds...& the cats of course. i don't think we'll...
    if we ever get those Silkies we've been hankering after, it'll be interesting to see what our two little dogs think of them, i hope Snoop doesn't think he can chase them away like he does the wild...
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  15. Lolimac
    Like x 4

    Chickenproof forgetmenots...

    I haven't got anywhere near that many Kristen! :heehee: I'm gradually getting rid of them, just getting the odd one here and there popping up in my lawns now. They're English ones to, not Spanish.
    I haven't got anywhere near that many Kristen! :heehee: I'm gradually getting rid of them, just getting the odd one here and there popping up in my lawns now. They're English ones to, not Spanish.
    I haven't got anywhere near that many Kristen! :heehee: I'm gradually getting rid of them, just getting the odd one here and there popping up in my lawns now. They're English ones to, not Spanish.
    I haven't got anywhere near that many Kristen! :heehee: I'm gradually getting rid of them, just getting the odd one here and there popping up in my lawns now. They're English ones to, not Spanish.
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  16. Silver surfer

    GOAT MILK

    I remember when I was a small wee boy I hated milk,but was necessary for me to grow into a big boy!! My dad would come home everyday from work with I think a jam jar filled with milk.He told me it...
    I remember when I was a small wee boy I hated milk,but was necessary for me to grow into a big boy!! My dad would come home everyday from work with I think a jam jar filled with milk.He told me it was goats milk which tasted and was better than cows milk.I loved it and drank every bit.Cannot...
    I remember when I was a small wee boy I hated milk,but was necessary for me to grow into a big boy!! My dad would come home everyday from work with I think a jam jar filled with milk.He told me it was goats milk which tasted and was better than...
    I remember when I was a small wee boy I hated milk,but was necessary for me to grow into a big boy!! My dad would come home everyday from work with I think a jam jar filled with milk.He told me it...
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  17. honeybunny
    Like x 4

    Mini Micro Chickens

    Think i'm eggbound these days Joolz :heehee:
    Think i'm eggbound these days Joolz :heehee:
    Think i'm eggbound these days Joolz :heehee:
    Think i'm eggbound these days Joolz :heehee:
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  18. Dan Dollin

    New Chicken Run

    We had a silkie cross we bred, she was lovely and very cuddly. Although looked a bit bizarre when grown! From this: To This
    We had a silkie cross we bred, she was lovely and very cuddly. Although looked a bit bizarre when grown! From this: To This
    We had a silkie cross we bred, she was lovely and very cuddly. Although looked a bit bizarre when grown! From this: To This
    We had a silkie cross we bred, she was lovely and very cuddly. Although looked a bit bizarre when grown! From this: To This
    Chicken Run.jpg Chicken Run 1.jpg chicken mesh.jpg IMG_1528.JPG IMG_2195.JPG
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  19. Dan The Man

    Chickens on a patio

    Glad I found this thread I have been thinking of maybe getting some chooks in the last few weeks and I have found this most informative. Just a quick question roughly how much does it cost to buy...
    Glad I found this thread I have been thinking of maybe getting some chooks in the last few weeks and I have found this most informative. Just a quick question roughly how much does it cost to buy a coop and how much does it cost to feed them? Rusty
    Glad I found this thread I have been thinking of maybe getting some chooks in the last few weeks and I have found this most informative. Just a quick question roughly how much does it cost to buy a coop and how much does it cost to feed them? Rusty
    Glad I found this thread I have been thinking of maybe getting some chooks in the last few weeks and I have found this most informative. Just a quick question roughly how much does it cost to buy...
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  20. "M"
    Like x 4

    Chickens know Spring is on the way.

    One of our hens has now 'laid' her second ovary so that's most definitely the end of her egg laying days. But she's a lovely hen and now starts her well earned retirement.
    One of our hens has now 'laid' her second ovary so that's most definitely the end of her egg laying days. But she's a lovely hen and now starts her well earned retirement.
    One of our hens has now 'laid' her second ovary so that's most definitely the end of her egg laying days. But she's a lovely hen and now starts her well earned retirement.
    One of our hens has now 'laid' her second ovary so that's most definitely the end of her egg laying days. But she's a lovely hen and now starts her well earned retirement.
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