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Chicken Eggspert

Chicken Eggspert (2/19)



  1. Are restrictions in force in all areas of england? I live in West Yorkshire and can't see any restrictions for this area now.
  2. It's definately a bald bit very smooth but didnt look sore or anything.
  3. Similar area to this chicken photo I found online. Mine isn't as far up as on this chicken though.
  4. I would say its kind of where the fatty crop part is I think if you know what I mean. I haven't noticed any feathers in the coop where they lay the eggs. I might be able to get photos tomorrow.
  5. So one of my chickens has developed a bald patch on her chest. I have checked her over and visually I cannot see any parasites. She seems healthy and lives with her 3 sisters. A couple of the others look a little rough on the chest too but not bald like her. There doesn't appear to be any bullying or pecking by the others, they all seem to get on well. Any ideas? I can of course take her to the vets but wanted to ask here before stressing her out with a vet visit.
  6. I keep getting these strange white marks on one of my eggs. It's usually the largest eggs laid so probably from the same hen. They don't come off when washed. They get a bit lighter but that's all. Any ideas?
  7. Yes it has a stable type door. I don't really want to go back to straw as, in damp weather, it literally lasts only 3 or 4 days. Well a lot to think about. Thanks everyone for your input.
  8. Oh right lol. No one else to do it. Just me and hubby. I can't do anything physical due to arthritis and hubby is 70 this year and I don't want him doing any physical work now.
  9. It will have to be paved due to the area just having pea gravel on it at the moment. It won't be easy to clean as it is even with a substrate over it.
  10. Nature wise they are fine. I don't see any evidence of bullying of anything like that. I guess as they have come from the same clutch and been together so long they seem to tolerate each other very well. They are are super natured friendly girls. As I said I can't extend anymore than the 1 metre extension. That will already mean I have to prepare a new area and have it flagged by professionals at a cost of roughly 200-300. I don't begrudge them it but if it's no good then there's no point in paying all that money out.
  11. So if I get the 1m extention run do you all think that will be enough. I can go anymore than that.
  12. I could try but knowing my luck there won't be anyone lol. I really want to get this job done quickly if I decide to keep the chickens as it's not fair on them if it's too small. They seem happy enough but they are easy to please. Doesn't make it right though.
  13. I don't have the room to extend the run where they are now.

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