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  1. Hello peeps I received an Omlet email saying someone had left a message but it only showed briefly and vanished when I opened it so didn't see what it was about. Could who ever it was please try again or pm me. I think (but could be totally wrong) that the name Connie was part of the name. Apologies to monitors if I can't ask this on here but wasn't sure how to find out.
  2. Really cheeky ask but I'm wondering if there is anyone who lives in Huddersfield that is going to the National Poultry Show at Stafford weekend after next who would be willing to bring a pair of Japanese down to the show for collection? I know it's a long shot but worth a try. Profuse apologies if it's not allowed to ask on the forum.
  3. My lot leave my Heuchera (think that's how it's spelled), flag irises dahlias, peonies, scabius, roses, lavender alone if that's any help for some green ideas.
  4. Mine pant a bit when they've got an egg brewing.
  5. Haha the Fareham brood fever is confirmed as a highly ontagious airborn virus. Three of mine have chicks, 2 to go. Had an accommodation sort out today took all day too.
  6. I've got a couple of OEGs very diddy talkative wee things, Tweet has just gone broody and is on Japanese eggs. Twitter is, well odd, kind of in another world and is prone to doing a goose stepping thing when she walks. They are both good layers and would recommend them to anyone. The boys can be agressive as is what they are. Love them to bits.
  7. Now Dolly who's been a pain has at last settled where I want so she's got a bundle of Japanese eggs. She didn't want the rabbit hutch nor the greenhouse so we've gone for the dog crate in the corner of the kitchen like last year. The Madame came in took one look and was straight in there. Peace can return to the biguns house.
  8. Lisa-Marie mourned for he no2 Paxo when she went she took to the nest box for 3 days and was very subdued. She's still top bird bird I can't say that she has a best friend a year on and she's not close to the Orloff that's now no2.
  9. It's contagious, I've got 2 broody Japs and Persil on eggs and then Dolly is trying to be broody but not where I want her to be so she's not getting any eggs. Then there's 30 chicks in the greenhouse and 10 in the lounge. Fed up of cleaning out chickens. AAAAarrrghh
  10. Flooring will be fine whatever you use. I'd give her the usual pellets that she's used to, I also put a little pot of chopped fruit near so she can have a snackette without leaving the nest, the juice in the fruit doesn't go amiss either. If she doesn't eat it in a few hours chuck it away.
  11. It should be 21 days unless they're Barbu d'Anvers which are 20. (You probably know that anyway.)
  12. I normally do this kind of thing when they're out to see to themselves. They're that keen to get back to the nest they don't notice.
  13. OMG one of the Crevecoeur has actually done 2 eggs in 3 days. That's 2 more than the pair of them put together the last couple of years. I shall make sure I do something special with them, they're almost as rare as hens teeth!
  14. So final tally of 12. 2 welsummers, 3 Pekins, look to be lavender or blue, 2 orps and the rest are my Japs n crosses. All very tiny and cute.
  15. So far there are what appears to be 3 Japs and a JapXsomething. So diddy, luffs them chickies
  16. Ask Miller30 she keeps a troupe of them. I've hatched them in mixed groups and and they've always been fine, robust wee things. Just have to keep their feathery feet dry and clean (if possible) a bit like pekins.
  17. I hatched some last year 2 girls and 5 boys. Anyway the girls went off to their new home with one having eaten my diamond stud earring and so her name of Diamond Lill stuck. I would hatch them again if I came across the eggs to buy.
  18. It can be so annoying, when people aren't specific, although I'm treating these as a nice surprise, mind you I've bought eggs in the past and they've been something totally different. They came from the farmers market and the duck eggs, goose eggs and turkey eggs were just labelled that.
  19. Candled the eggs and chucked 8 of the orps and 1 welsummer out as blanks or ring of death. The ones from my guys were all developing (well done Sushi & Tonto) as were all the unknown coloured pekins, hope they're nice not just plain.
  20. They're still eggs my love. 17 days to go.
  21. I've succumbed the incubator has gone on. Came home with blue mottled orpingtons, welsummers, unknown colour pekins and then filled any spaces with some of my lots eggs (Japanese, Japanese X). All bantams, I do luffs them chickies, well till they get to 3 weeks and flick poop everywhere then they lose their charms.
  22. daxigirl

    New to Bees

    No it wouldn't be near the front door and it's a very quiet cul-de-sac (appart from Sushi and Tonto roos) you have to be lost or visiting to be there. Anyway I liked the idea but I'll get a better idea of what's out there over this year.
  23. daxigirl

    New to Bees

    I actually liked the idea and could see what he was saying about the zest. It would also save my dilemma of where a hive could go in the garden. As its quite big and looks like a structure I was thinking of the front garden behind the hedge (@30ft deep with a telegraph pole and electric box on that bit of pavement the other side so no one would ever get that close on the public side). I think it would also be good to see just how it did work.
  24. My Eccles is a lovely huge girl, same size as Kitty Orp, always good for a squish, not the most prolific of layers, she stopped in August. Lovely eggs they are my favourites out of them all, (James Bonds too). Pets at Home doesn't sell chickens down here, not fair.

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