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Everything posted by Luvachicken

  1. The coldest it's ever been whilst I've had chickens was -10 and they were all fine in the Cube with no covers.
  2. That does look like an amazing house. I think mine would be quite jealous if I showed them that !! Can't wait to see it when it is all finished.
  3. I know my Cube is different to the GO UP but it has a drainage bit that is about as long as a milk bottle and a cm or so wide. The bedding also used to come out, so on here I found that people cut up a milk bottle and put screws in it to weigh it down and then used it as a cover. I don't know if that will help you.
  4. Yes, you are doing the right thing as long as she is safe from predators. She needs to stay in there for 3 days and 3 nights - this is usually enough but not always. I tend to cover mine at their bedtime, with an old duvet cover, as they seem to panic because they can't go to bed.
  5. Thank you for taking the time to find out what happened @Cat tails
  6. My sister sent me this video yesterday. I love how the other goat hides under the ramp and saves itself. Does anyone know if the poor little chicken survives or does she die from the shock ?
  7. One of my Pekins looks like she literally sneezed and all her feathers fell out, into the Cube. There are actually more feathers everywhere in the run from her too - she does look quite messy at the moment. I feel quite sorry for her as it takes a lot of effort to grow new feathers. I usually pop some tonic in their water to help them.
  8. My Pekins often have this although you can't obviously see it, it's only when you part their feathers and have a look, then you see a pretty naked bit, like a freshly plucked chicken. Alternatively she could be moulting. Perhaps pop some tonic in their water to help feathers regrow.
  9. Awww, Chickpea is beautiful. I have only ever had chicks from about 5 weeks old so unfortunately know nothing about raising chicks with a broody. @mullethunter has though and might be able to give you some advice, although now I come to think of it, she has done quite a few in an incubator and now I'm not sure if she has done a broody. That said, there will definitely be someone on here that can help you.
  10. I spotted this one too 😊
  11. I think treats may be involved but how exactly did you get them to all stay in one place ? They look amazing btw x
  12. That's making me feel hungry @soapdragon
  13. We used one of the plastic chick feeders with the little feeder ports all around it when my chicks were small. Mine are made by Eton and look similar to this https://www.fossfeeds.com/plastic-chick-feeder-1l?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhZXqj_b-8gIVwrHtCh0_ywZhEAQYAiABEgKMyfD_BwE only mine was red not green. They only started to use a Grub once they were about 16 weeks old. We put them a a level that they could reach but not fill it up with woodchips.
  14. Good enough English to understand what you meant 😊 I hope you manage to get everything sorted. Don't forget to show us some pictures of your new set up.
  15. Very sweet then to have rescued such little ones.
  16. What clever little gerbils 😊 Do you know how old they are ?
  17. DS is trying to buy a 1 bedroom flat with an extremely small balcony and the details so far say he is not allowed to to keep hoofed animals or chickens. I think the only hoofed animal that would fit would be the little farm animals he had when he was small
  18. Over the last winter, I did let my 2 Pekins sleep in the egg box because I thought they would be warmer in there and they weren't laying any eggs anyway. Now I have 5 Pekins and one was being chased at bedtime and has been hiding in the egg box. I have put a tub trug in the space now because I didn't like her being on her own. I put the trug in there just before they go to bed and take it out once it has got dark, so the space is ready for anyone that wants to lay an early egg. Stopping them sleeping in there does mean you get cleaner eggs and the girls also have cleaner feet because they are not walking in the poop.
  19. It is a shame you may have thrown away some accessories as you probably would have needed them. A Cube comes with it's own door but you can buy the autodoor to save you having to get up early to let them out or shut them back in. You should hopefully have kept the autodoor itself and the timer pad with the flap, to attach to your run or house. I'm not sure Omlet have their instructions on the website but there may be a youtube video somewhere explaining how to fit the door. Did you already have an existing house to fit the door to and now you want to upgrade to a Cube ?
  20. Ah, now I see their names They are really sweet and have an amazing amount of toys. I didn't know gerbils could have so many things to keep them entertained. They must be really glad you rescued them. I especially like the picture of them snoozing in the sun.
  21. That's a nice idea. I tend to keep really special family cards. I also have a pretty box to keep all the cards that I have been given by different children over the years. Some of the messages from parents are just so nice and it is a wonderful reminder of all the children I've worked with, especially the ones that hold a special place in your heart.

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