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  1. NigelJ
    Informative x 3

    Lock up your birds

    Saw a post on a non-poultry forum a few days ago with a photo of somebody's new hen run & coop, only 1200mm high fencing around the perimeter with nothing above and the feeder & drinker uncovered...
    Saw a post on a non-poultry forum a few days ago with a photo of somebody's new hen run & coop, only 1200mm high fencing around the perimeter with nothing above and the feeder & drinker uncovered out in the open.
    Saw a post on a non-poultry forum a few days ago with a photo of somebody's new hen run & coop, only 1200mm high fencing around the perimeter with nothing above and the feeder & drinker uncovered out in the open.
    Saw a post on a non-poultry forum a few days ago with a photo of somebody's new hen run & coop, only 1200mm high fencing around the perimeter with nothing above and the feeder & drinker uncovered...
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  2. "M"

    A reminder for your hens ...

    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
    Would the omlet "go" house be ok for 3 chucks? That in a home built run?
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  3. Baymule
    Like x 5

    New Lambs!

    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
    Oh bless! So sweet. All the best with the rest of the lambs :thumbsup:
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  4. Baymule

    What's Your Favorite Breed of Chicken?

    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a...
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a bigger place I'd probably have some sort of farm on the go too :snork: so envious of you!
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a bigger place I'd probably have some sort of farm on the...
    Do you mind the snakes have moved in?! I'd be so worried! Yeah, if I ate more veg I'd have a chicken bucket like yours too, don't think your rules are as strict as ours mind! And if I had a...
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  5. rustyroots

    Chickens.

    Just you keep on at them @rustyroots, they can't get away with smashing up your property :grphg:
    Just you keep on at them @rustyroots, they can't get away with smashing up your property :grphg:
    Just you keep on at them @rustyroots, they can't get away with smashing up your property :grphg:
    Just you keep on at them @rustyroots, they can't get away with smashing up your property :grphg:
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  6. RandyRos

    Chicken coop plans?

    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
    where are you located at Jennifer ?
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  7. jennywren

    Wyandottes

    :roflol: :roflol::roflol: Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol: Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of day, or night, or whenever takes their fancy. Also, do *not* be conned into believing that if you...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol: Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of day, or night, or whenever takes their fancy. ...
    :roflol: :roflol::roflol: Re: rooster, they are *all* noisy and they are *all* on the protective side (it's their job, after all). And don't be fooled into thinking they only crow in the morning :nonofinger: *any* time of...
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  8. Sarah Giles

    what the...

    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
    Brilliant Sarah:dbgrtmb: Nice one Nando:chicken::yay::dbgrtmb:
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  9. Lolimac

    Sparrow Hawk v Chickens......

    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
    Yikes! We've been seeing/hearing a buzzard over ours for a week or so now. Hope they don't have a go at the girls!
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  10. Lolimac
    Like x 3

    'Easter Egg'...

    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with this effort .... (from left to right: standard, medium sized egg, bantam egg and Honey's!) The winds...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with this effort .... (from left to right: standard,...
    Honey is my Old English Game Bantam. She is just getting into the swing of this years laying. I spotted her "sitting" a couple of times, just must have been wind. Then she presented me with...
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  11. Sarah Giles

    Poor soggy chooks..

    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it keeps the dirt dry so they can dust bathe all year round & they can get out of the rain, they can get...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it keeps the dirt dry so they can dust bathe all year...
    Hi Sarah, Ive been known to blow dry my girls! I'm being serious. :redface: A sheltered area would be the best thing for your girls mine have an area on my veggie patch, it's perfect for them because it...
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  12. Sarah Giles

    Is it normal to have a loner?

    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it didnt work out,there was only one that was brave enough to venture out of the coop for days,so i took...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it didnt work out,there was only one that was brave...
    I bought a 4 lot plus coop&run from a friend last yr,2 of them was being pecked away in a sorry state,all are fine now :) What i did was try to introduce them into my larger run with my others,it...
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  13. Sarah Giles

    Noob alert...

    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
    It's lovely to see them settling in :chicken: It looks like the cats have found out where they are in the pecking order:biggrin::thumbsup:
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  14. "M"
    Like x 6

    First egg of 2015

    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January. I've been trying to think...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January. I've been trying to think what I'd done differently this year and I have changed a couple of things since last winter. I used...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January. I've been trying to think what I'd done differently this year and I have...
    Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January. I've been trying to think...
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  15. Sarah Giles
    Funny x 5

    I'll order mine to go, please.

    "Can I order a quarter pounder burger meal with spicy wings on the side, please?"
    "Can I order a quarter pounder burger meal with spicy wings on the side, please?"
    "Can I order a quarter pounder burger meal with spicy wings on the side, please?"
    "Can I order a quarter pounder burger meal with spicy wings on the side, please?"
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  16. jennywren
    Funny x 3

    Spoiled hens!

    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
    Discovered that hens really enjoy watermelon for breakfast.
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  17. Gogs
    Like x 5

    Maggie , Lucky & babies .

    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
    Hi Loli & Honey , yeah I'm still around . Hope alls well with you xx
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  18. joolz68

    Hen vent pecking problem

    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived...
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived her inside were hanging out! Hope your ok xx
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived her inside were hanging out! Hope your ok xx
    So sorry to hear that M,youve had a terrible time,so many loses :cry3::cry3:xx Mine stopped vent pecking but are still plucking the backs of about 4,they seem ok,i keep spraying still. No idea how lilac lived...
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  19. Lolimac
    Friendly x 9

    Poorly Poppy...

    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
    So sorry loli:sad:,hope your ok xx
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  20. Sheal
    Funny x 5

    High Vis' chickens

    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
    OOooooh do they make them in teeny tiny size to fit budgies? cos i'd take half a dozen! oh yes, really i would! i would honest.........well NO not really:rofllol:
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