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  1. I put my chickens sometime ago on the grit, gastro grit….just to see what it did. My girls adored it, is the understatement and it firmed up their poos substantially. Is there any other supplement I could use which would help them, the gastro grit was excellent but expensive. Most of my girls are getting on now, the youngest are 18 months and the oldest is nearly 5, they are all hybrids.
  2. Tried them on celeriac peelings and they ate the lot including the skin!
  3. Thank you SM and Beantree, I’ll stick to what I’m doing then.😊
  4. To date I’ve put chicken poo in our compost which also has vegetable and garden waste matter. Does anyone keep it separate ie would it be better for my garden to separate it and use like the chicken pellets you can buy from the garden centre? Just thinking about my roses and plants.
  5. Well, they ate the lots except the skins!
  6. I’ll let you know tomorrow, mine are like their owner and tend to eat anything 😂😂
  7. Will these and the seeds be ok for my chickens, raw?
  8. Thanks DM. That isn’t such a bad idea confining them to barracks for the winter. Mine are 100 feet away from my window when they’re free ranging but seeing how fast Mr Fox 🦊 can run, I’m not sure I’d have got there in time. With corn and another treat each day, they do seem ok. I did wonder if my OAP skyline would keep going but she’s ok, nearly 10 years old. She’s my favourite but don’t tell the others!
  9. Cat tails, yes, exactly! First time of a fox visiting our garden in the afternoon in over 10 years. Admittedly didn’t go near the chickens but that would have been different if they’d been free ranging! Hungry Mr Fox!
  10. Thank you both.I’ll take a look and yes I know re outbreaks, just a bit fed up with them atm! Meanwhile!! Just as well my girls weren’t out this afternoon....as we had our first afternoon visit from Mr Fox 🦊! Always comes at night but never daytime. Had the nerve to eat the food off my bird table and returned after we chased him first time too. 😡😡😡
  11. Any suggestions with boredom busters please. I’ve used a 1.4kg pecking block which was great but quite expensive but great hentertainment! Other than that veg peelings etc. Feel sorry for the girls not being able to go out, they have a decent size run, but it’s not the same as free ranging. And how long is a piece of string, I see there’s another outbreak in East Devon, hopefully that will be it and they can go out again soon.
  12. Well done! I did the same several years ago and put them in my utility room in several dog crates etc. The smell the next morning was rather ugh and I decided I wouldn’t repeat the exercise.... I did have 10 chickens then though!
  13. Update! Absolutely delicious with boiling the fruit in brandy. Everyone loved it...will definitely repeat next year!

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