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  1. My pekins are moulting but as they're only 18 weeks old I assume that's just them maturing
  2. That's crazy! Can't really see it being enforced but have signed the petition anyway.
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    The girls are home

    Yay! Congratulations Maryhen. I'm looking forward to seeing your girls
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    So how is the season so far?

    I used nematodes but my carrots have still been decimated
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    Todays the day....

    I don't know the "right" answer to this, but I know intro's can be tricky so I'd go for 6 now if it was me. Depends whether they're primarily pets or primarily egg producers I suppose
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    I've another poorly girl :-(

    Pottage - sorry I can't say anything helpful I just wanted you to know that I really feel for you. It made me very sad reading about your poorly little girls. I really hope you manage to get them sorted out
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    Nettex or BioDri?

    Thank you both. Will try nettex first I think. Probably don't have enough space for a bale of Aubiose then - will have to re-think storage!
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    How to build Confidence in a human?

    If your girls will take corn / treats from your hand, I would get her to start by sitting quietly with a flat hand with food on, and letting the girls feed from her hand. That way she and the girls will become more confident around each other and there's less likely to be loads of flapping and squawking! After a short while she should feel more confident around them and be able to pick them up if she wants / needs to. Mine don't really enjoy being held and will always try to flap off if they sense you haven't got a firm hold around the wings, so I wouldn't recommend picking them up until she is sure she will keep hold of them because if she is a bit half hearted about it they probably will try to escape!
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    First day

    Hi Wingit - welcome to chicken keeping. That's a brilliant post about your first day Enjoy your girls - your life is now over - you won't want to do anything non-chicken related from now on!
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    My 1st broody - what do I do now?

    Thanks all for advice and support! Leanne - yes I knew it was likely to happen - still hoped it wouldn't though Anyway, Penny is now in an upside down hamster cage with food and water. Fingers crossed for better by the end of the weekend!
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    DH got Morehens - 3 new Bantams!

    What type and how old are they?
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    My 1st broody - what do I do now?

    How long was Snowflake broody for?
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    My 1st broody - what do I do now?

    I've shut Penny and Amy both out of the house so they both have to sleep on the perch in the run. Didn't have the heart to let Amy go in and shut Penny out on her own. I feel so mean though - poor confused looking chooks I'm sure the pekins are sniggering inside their cat box though
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    The Weather Thread # 8

    Tiny bit of drizzle here this morning
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    2 girls 1 boy

    I'm watching with crossed fingers too Chickabee - sounds like you and your little Pekin are doing a grand job
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    Flying chickens Batman!

    They're the best! Welcome along and glad you're enjoying them
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    Sorry, a newbie with MORE of the same questions

    SueChick are you using medicated pellets or are you putting powder on your normal pellets? I'm in two minds
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    I'm a murderer...

    I think it was Thursday
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    So how is the season so far?

    I'm in Cornwall (admittedly not quite as far south as you!) and my hanging basket little tom's are still green
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    I'm a murderer...

    Did you hear them talking about it on Jeremy Vine's show on radio 2 this week?
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    Indulge me....just showing off my ladies

    You're indulging all of us really! They look lovely and like Lee said what a brilliant set-up
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    Help - cat not eating

    Thanks Cat tails. Bit cooler overnight and this morning and his appetite seems to have returned a bit. Fingers crossed!
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    Help - cat not eating

    He's not really a house cat. He's free to come and go as he pleases and is spending more time outdoors than in during this hot weather. I haven't noticed him drinking. He ate a small amount of chicken just now and a little bit of cat food.
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    Old or Poorly

    Oh no that's so sad At least she wasn't feeling poorly for too long.
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    Word Association Game #28