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Discussions Relating To Any Livestock You May (or May Want To) Keep

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  1. Portisgrass

    Baby bird identification

    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might think, and you can do more harm than good - however well meaning you may be. I strongly urge you,...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might think, and you can do more harm than good -...
    Sorry @Mark56 - only just seen this thread. Portisgrass, did you read the link that Redwing sent you? Feeding and raising a nestling like this is actually far more complicated than you might...
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  2. rustyroots

    Chickens.

    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
    :yahoo::hapfeet: :yahoo: I am so thrilled for you!!!! :hapydancsmil:How did you eat it? ;)
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  3. NigelJ
    Informative x 3

    Lock up your birds

    There is a time limit on the birds being locked inside (not sure how long) but after that time the birds and eggs will not be free range that's why the ban has be lifted in some areas NFU has be...
    There is a time limit on the birds being locked inside (not sure how long) but after that time the birds and eggs will not be free range that's why the ban has be lifted in some areas NFU has be pushing hard
    There is a time limit on the birds being locked inside (not sure how long) but after that time the birds and eggs will not be free range that's why the ban has be lifted in some areas NFU has be pushing hard
    There is a time limit on the birds being locked inside (not sure how long) but after that time the birds and eggs will not be free range that's why the ban has be lifted in some areas NFU has be...
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  4. "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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. "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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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