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chestnutmare

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  1. To house a couple of campbells. Run space isn't an issue as will be completely free range. I see Omlet market the Classic for ducks. But is the Go better/worse? I'll obviously remove the roosting bars. Thanks.
  2. Thank you. I've just messaged Christian.
  3. I didn't think I'd be able to log back in here... I open my old laptop and see I'm logged in. Thing is, I can't log in on other devices as I appear to have forgotten my password. I've tried to retrieve my password but Omlet doesn't recognise my email address. (What have I done?!) Who do I contact, anyone know?
  4. The skirting of the new run is detachable. The cubes are not changing.
  5. The cube. However I think is depends on the shape of your garden. A Go can come in handy.
  6. Ah lovely. What sort of set up did they come from? 'Technically', there aren't any ex batts any more, are there?
  7. The RCOM is brilliant. Have a look on P&T Poultry (website), there are videos of incubators in action there. The Brinsea Mini Eco was my first incubator. I bought a hygrometer for that machine and then noticed how much the humidity fluctuated!
  8. I've been lucky with eBay. Infact my pekins came from eBay (sounds a bit mad doesn't it). Check feedback or ask for a recommendation perhaps. My silkies came from eBay (two different batches), my welsummers, barbu d'uccles and my cream legbars were bought from an online friend. I collected my Marans eggs. I'd collect if I could - muuuuch better hatch rates.
  9. Ping pong ball in the water? During very cold weather I put an apple in the horses' water buckets, it floats, moving and so the water doesn't freeze... ... However, sometimes the horses play boobin apples well.
  10. She doesn't look full pekin to me - she looks too long in the body and neck to me. All of my pekins are round balls of fluff. Are her legs dark? I think she's a pekin cross... but lovely all the same!
  11. I just boil my kettle in the mornings to break the ice. Job done. You could put the Snugglesafe next to the glug but it's solid so couldn't go 'around'.
  12. Oo lovely new additions. I do like your frizzles.
  13. Thanks all. I do think the pekins are so funny to watch walking around the garden. Mini, All of the pekins (sisters I believe) are madams but in different amounts of madamness. They don't take kindly to you invading their home but when free ranging they are fine and like to be hand fed and stroked. I assume they are just territorial over their . Her pekin sisters are Thelma and Louise (frizzles):- There are no guarantees with hatching eggs are there. Did you but from eBay? Martha sounds lovely. Is she a madam too?
  14. Oh yes, it is expensive. The reactions I got when relatives asked how much I paid for a cube, run and extension. But there's nothing else like it is there? Congratulations on a lovely pink Cube! We'll need pictures when it arrives.
  15. I have bought some (initially) expensive play grade hard wood chip. If it lasts though I will be very impressed. It looks nicer than the B&Q softwood chip in my opinion. Time will tell!
  16. We cleaned the Go run today and what did Pippa want to do? Scratch? No. Eat? No. Walk around the garden? No. She flew on top of the run and watched us clean their messy woodchip. And what a lovely lot of bantams they are too. I had to post a couple of pictures of posing Pippa, I think she's pretty pretty!
  17. Oo lovely lovely. I do hope my wood chip looks as good as yours when I get it delivered. I'm on B&Q's softwood at the moment but hardwood chips have been ordered. I love your pekins. I too shovel old and replace with new as and when needed and also use Stalosan or BioDri.
  18. Just to say, it's been over a week now and she is still broody. Every morning she is pushed out of the nesting box and the Eglu door is closed all day. No biggie at the moment really as the pekins in there with her aren't laying yet so don't need nest box access. Silly Tinker.
  19. I think it's a myth that vaccination and not vaccinated can't be mixed. Do non vaccinated people mix with vaccinated people? Yes. I have vaccinated and non vaccinated in the same garden. No problems.
  20. Thank you. gongladosh. That's good to know, mimi. I will get another metre for the cube so mine will then be 4m too. The chickens love scratching around in woodchip - mine are all housed in one place ( ) but I will be moving the to put down fresh woodchip. Haven't tried wheeling it about with the 3m run yet.
  21. Shabby Chic, I think the one you're referring too is a cream legbar boy... why can't they all be girls? Thanks Suebee, @ 'here we go round the sand bucket'. Oo mimi I do like the cube. I had issues with the delivery as most parts were delivered in open boxes and some parts were scratched but customer service was excellent. A couple of people nearly had a heart attack when they asked how much I parted with for the lovely cube. CC where would we be without these tub trugs? Brilliant for the horses too as they do like to stand on buckets and one even likes to throw buckets out of the stable.
  22. I wouldn't worry about their poos, they do weird and wonderful poos.
  23. I find woodchip on concrete to my great. My hybrids are fairly close to my back door.
  24. I have two/3 eglus on concrete. I don't poo pick, I haven't got time. But I'll completely clean out the bedding and put fresh down as and when. I use Stalosan or Bio Dri on the woodchip.

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