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  1. Plant Potty

    Who keeps Chickens? how many and in what?...

    Something I've always been meaning to try is a plastic strip curtain in front of an open plan nest box, which is 'supposed' to reduce the hen's desire to head for the furthest, darkest, corner.
    Something I've always been meaning to try is a plastic strip curtain in front of an open plan nest box, which is 'supposed' to reduce the hen's desire to head for the furthest, darkest, corner.
    Something I've always been meaning to try is a plastic strip curtain in front of an open plan nest box, which is 'supposed' to reduce the hen's desire to head for the furthest, darkest, corner.
    Something I've always been meaning to try is a plastic strip curtain in front of an open plan nest box, which is 'supposed' to reduce the hen's desire to head for the furthest, darkest, corner.
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  2. RandyRos

    Rare breed chickens

    I recently asked on my local Freecycle (South Norfolk Freegle) for some fertile chickens eggs and got quite a few replies.I have kept some email addys from some of them as they have rare breed...
    I recently asked on my local Freecycle (South Norfolk Freegle) for some fertile chickens eggs and got quite a few replies.I have kept some email addys from some of them as they have rare breed chickens & they asked me to pass their email addys on to anyone who is interested in fertile eggs...
    I recently asked on my local Freecycle (South Norfolk Freegle) for some fertile chickens eggs and got quite a few replies.I have kept some email addys from some of them as they have rare breed chickens & they asked me to pass their email...
    I recently asked on my local Freecycle (South Norfolk Freegle) for some fertile chickens eggs and got quite a few replies.I have kept some email addys from some of them as they have rare breed...
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  3. joolz68

    loving duck eggs

    yeah ur prob right ziggy itl prob end up looking like the opencast around here :loll: ..i do have a large patch to fill at the bottom thou which was y i was thinking ducks and it has one of those...
    yeah ur prob right ziggy itl prob end up looking like the opencast around here :loll: ..i do have a large patch to fill at the bottom thou which was y i was thinking ducks and it has one of those helicopter trees there so its mostly dead ground :mad: x
    yeah ur prob right ziggy itl prob end up looking like the opencast around here :loll: ..i do have a large patch to fill at the bottom thou which was y i was thinking ducks and it has one of those helicopter trees there so its mostly dead ground :mad: x
    yeah ur prob right ziggy itl prob end up looking like the opencast around here :loll: ..i do have a large patch to fill at the bottom thou which was y i was thinking ducks and it has one of those...
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  4. GazSuttonUK

    Keeping Chickens..

    Never had a problem with cats, chickens usually win when it comes down to getting food off a cat. They have a great sense of what should be happening. YouTube - ‪2 chickens break up rabbit...
    Never had a problem with cats, chickens usually win when it comes down to getting food off a cat. They have a great sense of what should be happening. YouTube - ‪2 chickens break up rabbit fight!‬‏
    Never had a problem with cats, chickens usually win when it comes down to getting food off a cat. They have a great sense of what should be happening. YouTube - ‪2 chickens break up rabbit fight!‬‏
    Never had a problem with cats, chickens usually win when it comes down to getting food off a cat. They have a great sense of what should be happening. YouTube - ‪2 chickens break up rabbit...
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  5. JWK

    Owl lookalike Chicken for miraflores

    Aaaah lovely chickens, hubby's quite jealous they've got more hair than him,lol.
    Aaaah lovely chickens, hubby's quite jealous they've got more hair than him,lol.
    Aaaah lovely chickens, hubby's quite jealous they've got more hair than him,lol.
    Aaaah lovely chickens, hubby's quite jealous they've got more hair than him,lol.
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  6. Sheal

    Chickens!

    The first possibly a Leghorn - as could the second one. But the second could also be a Welsummer (the female next to it might confirm that).If the last one has five toes, it's a Dorking!
    The first possibly a Leghorn - as could the second one. But the second could also be a Welsummer (the female next to it might confirm that).If the last one has five toes, it's a Dorking!
    The first possibly a Leghorn - as could the second one. But the second could also be a Welsummer (the female next to it might confirm that).If the last one has five toes, it's a Dorking!
    The first possibly a Leghorn - as could the second one. But the second could also be a Welsummer (the female next to it might confirm that).If the last one has five toes, it's a Dorking!
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  7. Sussexgardener

    Anyone want chickens?

    Thank you for your kind words :)Im glad it made you rethink, i dont mean that to sound bad but it really can cost alot and isnt easy (and helps if you have friends with farms! :heehee:)From...
    Thank you for your kind words :)Im glad it made you rethink, i dont mean that to sound bad but it really can cost alot and isnt easy (and helps if you have friends with farms! :heehee:)From personal experience i found owls one of the hardest BOP's to train aswell.As i said previously, if...
    Thank you for your kind words :)Im glad it made you rethink, i dont mean that to sound bad but it really can cost alot and isnt easy (and helps if you have friends with farms! :heehee:)From personal experience i found owls one of the hardest BOP's...
    Thank you for your kind words :)Im glad it made you rethink, i dont mean that to sound bad but it really can cost alot and isnt easy (and helps if you have friends with farms! :heehee:)From...
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  8. clueless1

    Who keeps chickens?

    i keep chooks - two little colombian and one very very old ex batmy neighbours love getting a few very very fresh eggsloop0y
    i keep chooks - two little colombian and one very very old ex batmy neighbours love getting a few very very fresh eggsloop0y
    i keep chooks - two little colombian and one very very old ex batmy neighbours love getting a few very very fresh eggsloop0y
    i keep chooks - two little colombian and one very very old ex batmy neighbours love getting a few very very fresh eggsloop0y
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  9. devongardener

    chickens

    I agree, chickens are not that difficult to look after - a secure, dry and draught free place to sleep, a secure run to roam and scratch and food and water.
    I agree, chickens are not that difficult to look after - a secure, dry and draught free place to sleep, a secure run to roam and scratch and food and water.
    I agree, chickens are not that difficult to look after - a secure, dry and draught free place to sleep, a secure run to roam and scratch and food and water.
    I agree, chickens are not that difficult to look after - a secure, dry and draught free place to sleep, a secure run to roam and scratch and food and water.
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  10. Freedom_Spark

    Runt duckling?

    Thanks for asking Sussexgardener! He/she is getting on brilliantly very healthy & cute, still considerably smaller than the rest but growing well, I'll get a new pic/video when I get a chance.
    Thanks for asking Sussexgardener! He/she is getting on brilliantly very healthy & cute, still considerably smaller than the rest but growing well, I'll get a new pic/video when I get a chance.
    Thanks for asking Sussexgardener! He/she is getting on brilliantly very healthy & cute, still considerably smaller than the rest but growing well, I'll get a new pic/video when I get a chance.
    Thanks for asking Sussexgardener! He/she is getting on brilliantly very healthy & cute, still considerably smaller than the rest but growing well, I'll get a new pic/video when I get a chance.
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  11. Fidgetsmum

    The intellect of bees

    You could collect some venom and make some beauty cream from it.
    You could collect some venom and make some beauty cream from it.
    You could collect some venom and make some beauty cream from it.
    You could collect some venom and make some beauty cream from it.
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  12. RandyRos

    my chooks got bored

    :lollol:
    :lollol:
    :lollol:
    :lollol:
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  13. Russel Sprout

    Ducks in garden

    Great, thats what I was hoping for. Guess I'll have to experiment a bit to find a strength that doesnt overwhelm my plants. Thanks all.
    Great, thats what I was hoping for. Guess I'll have to experiment a bit to find a strength that doesnt overwhelm my plants. Thanks all.
    Great, thats what I was hoping for. Guess I'll have to experiment a bit to find a strength that doesnt overwhelm my plants. Thanks all.
    Great, thats what I was hoping for. Guess I'll have to experiment a bit to find a strength that doesnt overwhelm my plants. Thanks all.
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  14. RandyRos

    poorly chook!

    thanks for that. i already checked up the leg, nothing there. it seems to be ok now anyway. there doesnt seem to be anything coming from her nose/beak now, and we dont have anywhere to keep her...
    thanks for that. i already checked up the leg, nothing there. it seems to be ok now anyway. there doesnt seem to be anything coming from her nose/beak now, and we dont have anywhere to keep her seperately (hubby keeps promising a new run......) unfortunately. all the other hens are fine. i...
    thanks for that. i already checked up the leg, nothing there. it seems to be ok now anyway. there doesnt seem to be anything coming from her nose/beak now, and we dont have anywhere to keep her seperately (hubby keeps promising a new run......)...
    thanks for that. i already checked up the leg, nothing there. it seems to be ok now anyway. there doesnt seem to be anything coming from her nose/beak now, and we dont have anywhere to keep her...
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  15. RandyRos

    weird egg thing

    you can google for more information. But its not anything in general to get excited over. My fathers hens every now and then would have one.
    you can google for more information. But its not anything in general to get excited over. My fathers hens every now and then would have one.
    you can google for more information. But its not anything in general to get excited over. My fathers hens every now and then would have one.
    you can google for more information. But its not anything in general to get excited over. My fathers hens every now and then would have one.
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  16. babyboy515

    Chickens....????

    mine are in a moveable run so they have fresh grass, but i also pick handfuls of longer grass and give them, which they eat
    mine are in a moveable run so they have fresh grass, but i also pick handfuls of longer grass and give them, which they eat
    mine are in a moveable run so they have fresh grass, but i also pick handfuls of longer grass and give them, which they eat
    mine are in a moveable run so they have fresh grass, but i also pick handfuls of longer grass and give them, which they eat
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  17. RandyRos

    New Chooks

    Jim well, he accepted Rhoda ok, but Esme was another matter! all 3 of the old ones picked on her summat chronic, ripping feathers out of her head and making it a bloody mess! i took her out to...
    Jim well, he accepted Rhoda ok, but Esme was another matter! all 3 of the old ones picked on her summat chronic, ripping feathers out of her head and making it a bloody mess! i took her out to protect her till hubby came home and cud sort them out. with them gone, we went back to Potters of...
    Jim well, he accepted Rhoda ok, but Esme was another matter! all 3 of the old ones picked on her summat chronic, ripping feathers out of her head and making it a bloody mess! i took her out to protect her till hubby came home and cud sort them...
    Jim well, he accepted Rhoda ok, but Esme was another matter! all 3 of the old ones picked on her summat chronic, ripping feathers out of her head and making it a bloody mess! i took her out to...
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  18. poohpouri

    egg houses/baskets

    lol our hens have swipe cards and enter thru the back pmsl Thanks :lollol:
    lol our hens have swipe cards and enter thru the back pmsl Thanks :lollol:
    lol our hens have swipe cards and enter thru the back pmsl Thanks :lollol:
    lol our hens have swipe cards and enter thru the back pmsl Thanks :lollol:
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  19. babyboy515

    Chick, chick, chick, chick, lay a little egg for me!

    Make sure you segregate any newbies for a week at least - new hens can have latent diseases and bugs which can be passed on to others. Try to get younger birds as well - they'll fit in better, but...
    Make sure you segregate any newbies for a week at least - new hens can have latent diseases and bugs which can be passed on to others. Try to get younger birds as well - they'll fit in better, but still be prepared for a few squabbles while they sort out the pecking order.
    Make sure you segregate any newbies for a week at least - new hens can have latent diseases and bugs which can be passed on to others. Try to get younger birds as well - they'll fit in better, but still be prepared for a few squabbles while they...
    Make sure you segregate any newbies for a week at least - new hens can have latent diseases and bugs which can be passed on to others. Try to get younger birds as well - they'll fit in better, but...
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  20. Prastio

    New to Chickens

    I have a 1hour drive to the nearest BHWT collection site, the girls were perfectly happy in the boot of the car in cat boxes and we stopped half way to give them a little air. I've given my girls...
    I have a 1hour drive to the nearest BHWT collection site, the girls were perfectly happy in the boot of the car in cat boxes and we stopped half way to give them a little air. I've given my girls a large section of the garden which has the combo of sun most of the day(when it's out) and plenty...
    I have a 1hour drive to the nearest BHWT collection site, the girls were perfectly happy in the boot of the car in cat boxes and we stopped half way to give them a little air. I've given my girls a large section of the garden which has the combo...
    I have a 1hour drive to the nearest BHWT collection site, the girls were perfectly happy in the boot of the car in cat boxes and we stopped half way to give them a little air. I've given my girls...
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