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by valeriebutterley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New to Chickens - Advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: New to Chickens - Advice please

Because my hatchlings were a slow growing lot, I bought two Lohmann browns from a fairly local store. £12.50 each point of lay, they were delightful and still are. Settled in immediately so having bought them before lunch I let them out in the afternoon, they are so calm and placid and friendly I wo...
by valeriebutterley
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Blue egg day
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Blue egg day

My one and only complaint about eggs sellers on ebay has just happened. Went to let the girls out and see if there were any eggs, and there was a blue one. I suspected that the hens I was raising were not purebred Leghorns as advertised but hybrids that would produce blue eggs - not what you buy pur...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Nouns becoming verbs....................
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Nouns becoming verbs....................

i.e. "gifting!...................

we really are destroying our lovely language, don't you think?
by valeriebutterley
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: exhausted bird
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: exhausted bird

Poor her and poor you, Chickenfan. Hope she recovers well, I think TLC and warmth and water are what she wants, poor love, as do you! I hate it when any of mine are in distress even a bit, mine are such a hardy lot and seem to get on well, so these never seems to be a stray to get into trouble. Now ...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Emergency food!

Mixed corn, mine would go mad with delight, porridge, greens, even the odd crust of bread. and of course, if you have them at the moment to spare scrambled eggs or cooked rice, cannot think of much else in the situation for maybe very hungry hens. Your post reminds me that I forgot to order my sacks...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: 1st egg from little 'uns
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: 1st egg from little 'uns

Thanks, Marigold, I kept wondering where the 3rd egg came from.

My two brown girls seemed to be doing too well.
by valeriebutterley
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: 1st egg from little 'uns
Replies: 4
Views: 643

1st egg from little 'uns

Got an egg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My oldest baby Croad has laid an egg, just a lovely mid brown one, no signs of a plum blush.
by valeriebutterley
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Is there anybody there?

Yes, Margaid, I am still here I am growing on chicks for my next flock, but have only managed about 4 Croads, 1 Barred Plymouth Rock and 4 White egglayers - yet to be sexed. I have had a lovely year with bantams, though, Two beautiful Millie Pekins, and a white one with VERY curly feathers. called h...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Eggless wonders
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Eggless wonders

Because my lot are taking a very long time to mature, I bought a couple of POL Lohmanns from Rokers near Guiuldford. They are such lovely girls, gentle quiet and so well mannered and behaved, it is almost as if they had been to finishing school!! I let them out the same afternoon I bought them, and ...
by valeriebutterley
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Croads, black and white
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Croads, black and white

Boo, hoo. I really mean it Hen-Gen, I cannot do difficult things like post pictures, so sorry.
Even my granddaughters who are so clever with online stuff say the task beats them too.

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