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Wh hens

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  1. They are 1st broodies I understand that it is a risk, ill try and get one broody!
  2. I have a welsummer, wheaten maran and a hybrid, I'm planning to hatch chicks for a friend, My maran was broody last week, but I think i could get her broody again by putting eggs in the nest box(any other ways of getting them broody are appreciated) but im wondering which hen will be the best broody/mother? thank you!
  3. Hello everyone I was thinking of getting a walk in run the omlet wir seems extraordinarily expensive I have seen gardern life direct ones are good and has anyone had any specially made for them if si hoe much was it? Many thanks Will
  4. I was thinking about getting buff orpington bantams, does anyone hadlve any experience with them or normal ones are the bantams eggs small and are the normal ones Huge?
  5. Hello! Silly question but can you put day old chicks under a broody hen? Or does it have to be fertile eggs? Many thanks Will
  6. I'm not great on this subject as I have luckily not had to deal with them I have rats in my shed they don't eat pellets as there in a safe feed bin but they have seemed to dissappear since my family got 2 kittens. So I would suggest getting some barn cats cats protection have them they will control them maybe. I dont have any other ideas yet though keep shooting them as well as it does something at least. Hope you deal with them eventually Will
  7. Yes I forgot to mention it was 24 weeks they said
  8. Hi I bought purebreeds (pol) in January my welsummer started laying a month ago but my Wheaton maran has not laid her comb is still pale. I'm in England and it has been warm do you know when she should start laying? Many thanks Will
  9. Go onto allabout dog food they compare dog foods and show you which is best.
  10. I feed my cavapoochon pup guru surf and turf tesco food will be unhealthy a balanced dry diet is best if not guru go for acana or canagan buy food online or in a petshop as the food in the supermarket is cheap and low quality.
  11. Ok thank you everyone. I will let you know if she starts laying in the nest box
  12. Ok do you think I should add a poultry palace to the run in case the other hens take up the nest box?
  13. Hi everyone I don't know which one but one of my purebreeds has started laying but she has started laying in the run The run at the moment is muddy and full of poo so it is not ideal. Is there any suggestions for what to do to get her to lay in the nest box? Many thanks Will
  14. I agree with luvachicken use the flyte so fancy woodchip a deep layer no tarpaulin as it stops it draining.
  15. Keeping then separate for a few days (when they can see each other though) is always best introduction us ideal in spring. A rooster is loud and can be aggressive also there is restrictions where you can actually keep them. Hens are best unless you want to breed or have protection. Cockeral does make adding more hens easier but as I have said they have cons.
  16. I also agree with cattails I would go for some hybrids they lay lots of eggs and are vaccinated most gave great personalities. I have a hybrid legbar and 2 purebreeds which are vaccinated but I would go for hybrids as they are always vaccinated and lay lots of eggs they don't live as long but that is really the only con Hope this helps. Will Ps if you do go for hybrids choose the columbine legbars or the Sussex as they are the best 😂
  17. Hello I'm in Buckinghamshire and I'm looking for a eglu cube I don't care weather it is much mk1 or mk2 I can pay £450 Many thanks Will
  18. Hello everyone I am looking at the cubes for sale there is a mk1 cube for sale near me without a run I have also seen just runs being sold could I connect a mk1 cube to a mk2 run? Many thanks Will
  19. She digs after I have put the bedding in.
  20. I have put a deep layer in and my legbar goes straight in and throws it onto the bars I will try to put a even deeper layer if not do you have any suggestions for bedding?
  21. I have the go I use n3dz bed as it composts well I have a humongous bale of it I will try and get rid of it I know freinds who have horses is hemp any good as flyte so fancy sells some with eucalyptus oil in I need something which composts though any recommendations?
  22. Eglu go for sale less than a year old great condition will be cleaned and jet washed before collection, 2m run included. £300 collection bucks Leia, Rosie and thyme not included 😆 *Sorry for the reupload did not no there was a for sale section*

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