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  1. Ok, so we’re having to make an incredibly hard decision. We are moving to Germany, we have 7 hens and a cube with a walk in run. It would be 12 hours (minimum) in the car but also we’re renting and they don’t allow anything other than a cat or a dog or fish. We’re doing all we can to negotiate, but we’re concerned about the travelling time and distance for them, as well as unsure about any legal complications with transporting poultry to the continent. So, whilst it’s going to break out hearts, we’ve had to put our Eglu and Cube up for sale. They’re our lovely little feathery girls and this is the absolute last thing we wanted, but we have to go. Please no messages of guilt etc, believe me we feel bad enough about this.
  2. I wouldn't even hesitate, if she can't stand I'd have her straight down the Vets. I do hope she's alright and makes a speedy recovery.
  3. The Red Arrows came over the downs here a while back and it felt like you could touch the underside of their fuselage lol was amazing! Haven't been to a good air-show in years, I used to love going to Duxford.
  4. Yes I really need to get out of the Tourism trade so I can enjoy some of these "Bank Holidays" I've heard so much about
  5. Not at all but populated areas could be given a miss Was an awesome sight though, I love it when the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight comes over, what an experience it must be to pilot those craft.
  6. lol I must confess I am not, it looked beautiful, someone else on an aviation forum I belong to said he's seen them also with some AH-64D Apache Longbows joining them, must have been a wonderful sight. Don't get me wrong, I don't usually moan about that sort of thing, but I would have seen them just as well at 2,000 Feet AGL They didn't need to take off the Sky dish lol
  7. They aren't having much luck at the minute lol Yesterday there was a Police helicopter flying low over the downs at the back hovering around searching for someone, poor things don't know what to make of these big noisy metal birds.
  8. There starting to calm down now and be less noisy, but for the first 5 minutes Penny wouldn't stop alarm calling even when I was holding her which usually calms her down. Poor things, Beautiful sight don't get me wrong, but quite traumatic for the girls.
  9. Two Lockheed C-130 Hercules in close formation just buzzed the rooftops over our area at less than 1,000 Feet, the Chickens have gone mental I sincerely hope there was a justifiable need for that. It shook the windows.
  10. I should imagine you would only require this if you planned on selling the meat or eggs for profit in case you inadvertently poisoned someone, but just for keeping them I don't know what damage they could possibly do, unless your neighbour grows prize winning expensive vegetables and they got in. But I personally wouldn't see the need in this, but there may be things I haven't considered.
  11. Cheers, we've done it before with the older girls, although they weren't big climbers so we stopped doing it and never had any bother, but Fenty really LOVES to climb. But if we clip her should we clip all the others for "fairness" or is it not viewed as a big deal regards pecking order sort of stuff? Sounds silly I know and maybe I'm humanising them. But thanks for saying left and I watched the video and now understand why... we used to do the right wing oops. Learn something new though. Thank you both though, just seen the second post, will just do Fenty Thank you.
  12. We are slowly coming round to the idea that we are going to have to Clip Fenton's wings, she LOVES to climb, and I LOVE the fact that she loves to climb, she uses the swings, sits on the cube roof, she's adorable. But today I saw her sat on the fence between ours and our neighbour's garden. And I'm sure she could get back out if she went in there, but it's not the point. My worry is, if we clip her wings, should we clip all the other girls so she's not the only one, even though the other's aren't big climbers, where as Fenton has delusions of flying, several time's I've seen her run and flap her way across the entire width of the garden. so yes in short my question is this, if you clip one should you clip them all? I feel awful because her climbing is what we love about her but I'd never forgive myself if she got out.
  13. I use a washing up bowl, they've squeezed 3 of themselves in it at one point, but 2 are comfortable and they take turns. Although 95% of the time they can free-range and have 4 2mx1m veg beds to dust bath in, but we re-fill the washing up tub in case we have to leave them in the WIR for an extending period of time about once a fortnight as they slowly kick it out.
  14. Scramble was 9 months old but she had complications after a huge softie and an underlying infection Which in spite of intensive treatment she wasn't going to recover from and had to be PTS. Poach was 3 Years old and died from either an aneurysm or a heart attack, appeared to have happened very suddenly (we found her when we arrived home from a holiday) and Angua was a bantam and was 2 and a half, again she died in her sleep, I went out in the morning and she was in the nesting box with her eyes shut. But Penny and Peaky are both now 3, and both still going strong and laying pretty much daily. Please see signature for Breeds. Hope this is useful to you.
  15. That is interesting, it also may help explain why our Peaky went and slept on her own in the Classic when we moved them all to the Cube. Now there is only the cube, and Penny allows Val in the roost with her, and Willow and Peaky are out on the roosting bars, usually with Phoenix and Fenton, but the last two nights, Fenton and Phoenix have both tried to sleep on TOP of the cube lol, and both nights we've just popped them back in, hopefully they'll get the idea. Although they can't have been cold because they weren't huddled together or anything. They are funny little things.

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