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by valeriebutterley
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Emergency food!
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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: 339

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: 339

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: 11
Views: 1327

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: 22
Views: 2560

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: 657

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.
by valeriebutterley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Croads, black and white
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Croads, black and white

I have been quietly hatching both bantams and LF since my latest loss in May of this year, I have managed 2 white croads and 3 black, I did not realise how stunning the white ones were never having seen one, only photos. They have the most beautiful slate legs, they are so pretty. With the whiter th...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dustbath question
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Dustbath question

My girls, apart from the bantams, are on earth, and dustbathing is a natural part of their day, clouds of dust sometimes, and they still do it elsewhere! Flower beds are usually pots with me, and the rest has low fancy metal fencing around the beds, bought in about 12" pieces. I didn't know they wer...
by valeriebutterley
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Obvious when you think about it .......!
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Obvious when you think about it .......!

Gen-Gen, so sorry to hear about your babes. After yet another two fox raids that nearly made me give up a few months ago, when he killed everything during daylight hours, giving up was the only course open. Never give up. He took all my Beautiful black Croads and white leghorns. Some of my Croads we...
by valeriebutterley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Can anyone tell me if australaup and black Orpington are the same breed. Or what are the differences
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Can anyone tell me if australaup and black Orpington are the same breed. Or what are the differences

They are different breeds, both are large and black obviously.

If you look up and read their origins though you may find they are related in some way, a common ancestor.

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