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  1. Hmmm. I had contemplated beak bits but have never used them before. Are they as effective as bumpa bits? I’ve tried every anti-peck spray under the sun, to no avail in the past!
  2. The feather picking was vicious and they were stripping the lowest ranking girl like crazy. I'm only stretching them enough to put them on....
  3. I've used bumpa bits in the past and always found that the 25mm ones snapped on application. I gave up in the end and used the 30mm bits and they've always worked a treat. However, i now have some rescue girls who've had the beaks clipped/sliced and so have very short beaks indeed. The 30mm is just too long to allow them to feed properly. I had ordered 25mm from Omlet and all 8 snapped whilst using the pliers. I tried soaking them in boiling water to no avail. Omlet have sent 8 replacements but one has already broken. Are there any other tips/tricks I could use?
  4. My last Copper marans hybrid laid pretty dark eggs. As for the Ayam Cemani me and the other half have coveted those too!
  5. I think I'd quite like an Easter egger, too but I've never seen them for sale near me, either.
  6. I like the sound of the Blue Angels, but Cotswold Chickens are too far away from me. And knowing my luck I'd be in the 10% that didn't lay blue. But I definitely would prefer a guaranteed blue egg layer hybrid.... the Chalkhill Blue is meant to be a blue egg layer but I'm not sure on percentages etc...
  7. hmmm... that doesn't sound good... i'm not sure my neighbours will appreciate a screaming banshee!
  8. Thanks for the input, guys. Think I'll be going with a CLB.
  9. So I'm after a blue egg layer to add to my new flock next year - I've gone for the Skyline/columbine hybrid in the past and both ended up with pale, beige eggs. So I'm turning my attention to pure breeds. Which of the two mentioned is more prolific in terms of egg production? I seem to keep coming up with conflicting bits of info on the web. I've only ever had hybrids before... so will both the CLB and aracauna take roughly the same length of break from laying during winter? Does one go broody more than the other? Any input would be much appreciated.
  10. Thanks so much for your input, Luvachicken, but I'm asking about the door on the walk in run itself. Apologies for not being very clear.
  11. So I've managed to bag myself a Mk 1 cube with a walk in run which I assume is mk 1 too. The person I've bought it off had the whole thing set up by Omlet so isn't very knowledgeable about how it all fits together. From the pictures he's sent me the door is on the wrong side for our garden layout as the setup will be beside a fence. My question is: will I be able to move the location of the door or is this 'fixed' once it's already been set up? I'm assuming a panel would have had to have been cut out to accommodate the door so don't know if I'll be left with a hole to deal with.. any light you can shed would be gratefully received.
  12. I've seemingly posted this is the wrong area previously so trying here. Hi, I'm on the hunt for a cube (Mk 1 preferred) with at least 3 metre run. We are in Croydon/South London so can consider areas close-by (Surrey etc) or can send a courier if the right set up is available.
  13. Hi, I'm on the hunt for a cube (Mk 1 preferred) with at least 3 metre run. We are in Croydon/South London so can consider areas close-by (Surrey etc) or can send a courier if the right set up is available.

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