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  1. mullethunter

    Chickens in Snow

    Just a self indulgent thread (although please put your own on too 😊) of photo’s of chooks in the snow. Only three of my 9 were brave enough to touch the white stuff, and here they are...
  2. Omlet Eglu go UP coop with run. £350.000 Approx four years old. Houses up to four chickens. Good condition. Collection only from Windsor. please message Tom or me for contact details.
  3. Hi all, My chickens have been in their new eglu up for just over a month now. Loving it! Stopped a broody hen and also the red mites have gone!! One thing though, they will not use the feeder with the lid on. Has anyone else found this? Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone! You may have seen in the press a story that seems to have gone viral - my local town of Diss has a little chicken issue lol It's made BBC News, Sky News and the Daily Telepgraph today, to name but a few! A pair of chooks were abandoned and have bred... exponentially! I've just ordered a giant 6m x 3m run and someone locally is giving me a wooden coop able to house about 8, but I really want plastic Eglus eventually, rather than a wooden coop - so much easier to clean! Although I intended to have chooks again next year, once we move in a couple of months, I hadn't intended to do it quite so soon and our funds are rather tied up in finishing building the house we're moving into(!). If there is anyone out there who would like to sell any Eglu coops cheap, or even donate them to the cause, I would be forever grateful (as would the local residents, currently being terrorised by 200+ feral chickens lol). I think I will end up with 12-15 hens, so any combination of coops would be great - not bothered about colour, shape, or model (although wheeled versions are the dream and 2 Cubes would house them all perfectly!) just so long as they're in good working order. I have a jetwash, so dirt isn't an issue. I seem to have (more by accident than design!) started a bit of a local Facebook rescue mission, so hopefully we can find all the rogue hens a home in the near future! If anyone reading this would like to rescue any, please note the following, especially if you would be introducing them to an existing flock... 1) we have no idea what, if any, disease they may have. b) it's RUMOURED they are from some kind of fighting breed, so can be feisty and might not mix well with your own babies - I'm trying to get more info, but I'm not sure if it will be forthcoming. c) there is no formal rescue planned. Those who are interested are simply going up there and catching what they can take. Please message me for more info if you are interested in rehoming any - thank you xx
  5. My mum keeps two chickens and two Indian runner ducks. The ducks have been incubating ten eggs which are now hatching, just as my mum has gone on holiday for a week! The chickens and ducks have always shared a coop without any issues but I’m worried it may not be safe for the new ducklings to keep them housed together until they’re older. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  6. In memory of my dear little friends Gypsy and Robyn I’m so sorry I didn’t defend My oh so trusting little friends I talked to you when I was down You always took away my frown You’d cluck and coo and even purred – I’d never heard that from a bird What can I say, I let you down When Mr Fox moved into town All that’s left, a pile of feathers Mr Fox you’re far too clever I knew my girls could be your prey But you’re not supposed to be about in the day When I let my brood out of their pen They’d follow me round like some mother hen All that poop, and the messy lawn I’d pardon I loved the way they enjoyed the garden When suddenly girls you roamed too far I wondered if Gypsy had encountered a dog or a car But now I see scattering offered protection A fox cannot run in three directions. Mr Fox you can venture out at night In their Eglu, my girls sleep tight Many have slept there over the years Safe and warm, with no fears. So Mr Fox you made me rage With thoughts of catching you in a cage I hear that chocolate will take you out I might be leaving some about Perhaps I’ll campaign to allow hunting again Those hounds would have you from your den But I’ve been reading about your ways Because I don’t want my last chicken slayed I hear you eat rats and slugs and snails If you’d stick to that diet, we might even be pals. So from now on my chickens will stay in my sight So please go back to hunting at night I’m sure you’d rather be aloof And this eatery will be fox-proofed So go elsewhere for your fast food And leave me to enjoy my brood.
  7. Hello, I hope I'm in the right place! My husband and I have decided to get som chickens and are really excited. We have been give conflicting advice on different breeds best for beginners, we really wanted Pekins but have been told they are too broody and difficult for beginners and by someone else they are great. Can anyone offer any advice? We have a decent sized garden with plenty of shrubs surrounding it, not just grass. Is it better to get larger foul? I should also mention we have a dog....he's quite strong minded but gets used to other animals quickly...he's great with my parents cats and we're hoping he will learn to protect the hens. Thanks in advance! Bev