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Chicken Eggspert (2/19)



  1. Blimey eve that is cheap! This garden centre is the cheapest we have found; normally they have the little tubs for about £7 each so the big bag is a bargain in comparison. Your supplier isn't online by any chance....???
  2. This popped up as a link on my facebook page so I had a look. I quite like the naivety of the designs. I have no personal link to this, just always looking at pretty things! jojoembroideries
  3. Anyone who lives near Waresley in Cambridgeshire, the Waresley garden centre still has 500g bags of mealworms for £9.99 (usually £20). Stocked up today as a couple of my naughty girls have been seen feather plucking/eating!
  4. how about a camping kettle: nice and cheap and not too ugly: click
  5. I picked up 3 new chicks in mid September as POL - one bluebell, one speckedly and one light sussex (can't be sure from looking if she is purebred or hyrid). We have been getting one egg a day from the bluebell (we think) for the last 2 weeks and had our first egg from one of the others just this morning. It is a lovely pale pinky cream colour so could come from the sussex, but who knows!! My 3 established hybrids are all laying every day at the moment. Dolly had moulted her knickers so we were down to 2 for a while, but the egg numbers have increased with the appearance of her new knickers So this morning from 9 chooks, we had 5 eggs - only 2-3 weeks ago we were lucky if we got 3.
  6. 1st 2 girls delivered, so no mileage. Next 3 girls round trip of 50 metres - my neighbour used to raise hybrids. 3 orps from Power Poutry in Norfolk, so about 120 mile round trip, and the latest 3 from Jessie's Hens in Cambridge, another 20 mile round trip. So 140 miles and 50 metres (should I have used yards with miles - oh well ).
  7. Jackian - If I can go away for 3 weeks leaving my 20 year old son (who at the time had his arm in a sling due to separated acromioclavicular joint), who has no great love of animals to look after my Amy chicken (and the other 5) only 5 days after she was severely mauled by a dog then you will have no problem with your neighbour. My son had to clean 2 horrid wounds twice a day with betadine, spray with gentian, and get baytril and metacam into a chicken who would not eat. One handed. He was a star and the responsibility taught him a lot. 10 weeks on you would hardly know Amy had been hurt Just leave a comprehensive instruction sheet. Just ask for picture message once a week as reassurance. Or skype if your wifi reaches the garden
  8. I just thought it was a cute picture:) I was more concerned that the chook would walk into the jumper (sort of like when crawling baby girls crawl into their dresses??) and fall over. Am personally much more in favour of lovely fur or feathers. Look at the state of some so-called 'celebrity' pets
  9. This pic was sent to me by a friend today - may have been seen on the forum before but not by me. I did wonder whether it would be better on the craft forum..... Wonder what it would look like with a matching chicken nappy
  10. Yes, Elsie, ginger minger Is the top chook since my old Annie died and could give dear old Gaddaffi a run for his money in the dictator stakes. I can't stand bullies, and Elsie pecking a hole in the back of my fave gold laced orp only weeks after she had recovered from a serious dog mauling got right up my nose and therefore has resulted in the isolation pen . All 9 girls FR happily together as there are lots of places to hide in the garden, but in the day, when we are at work, she is separated from them - can't trust her vicious nature. She has already learned that it is no good going to bed in the coop with the others as she gets a rude awakening when we move her from there to the eglu . Am sure if she wasn't named after my dear departed great grandma that I would have found another home for her by now.
  11. I think it is ok as an occasional treat. I chuck the outer leaves and any stalk to my chooks when i am chopping lettuce for a salad. Shared between 9 of them it doesn't send them squitty - they love it so much it causes some hilarious chase scenes though
  12. my son has sold a few high value items on ebay recently. He uses paypal to take a small deposit (£50 ish) and then requests the rest in cash on collection. This works well for him as lessens the chance of being scammed and also filters out the not-so-serious bidders.
  13. I must be one of the lucky ones then - 4 years on and not so green any more, but still doing a good job
  14. Thanks Dogmother - done all that and regularly sprinkle grit/oystershell fro them to scratch up rather than peck from a pot. I think I just have very intelligent girls with a low boredom threshold - bit like being at work really

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