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by valeriebutterley
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Croads, black and white
Replies: 4
Views: 451

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: 451

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: 953

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: 2134

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: 1033

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.
by valeriebutterley
Sat May 25, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Hi

Another case of "morehens disease"
by valeriebutterley
Thu May 02, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: To hatch or not to hatch...

Rearing chicks and watching them grow is an absolute joy. Not only do you get sweet friendly super tame chickens from them who love you for their lifetime, but the watching them grow into beautiful birds is a great reward. I only ever hatch my own flock, and the rewards are great. My first were rais...
by valeriebutterley
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old

Flighty could be an other word for their attitude to life. I've never had a pullet lay at 19 weeks, they are a joy to behold, I would call them cheerful girls. Alongside the Croads, 3 times their size and bulk they look so slender and elegant. Black and white always look good together I think. The C...
by valeriebutterley
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old

My two lovely girls have each presented me with an egg!

One is long and thin and the other is round and fat, the eggs, not the pullets. It was a lovely surprise. Love those girls to bits, they are so lively and noisy, but very pettable.
by valeriebutterley
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Utility white Leghorns - 19 weeks old

My two lovely girls have each presented me with an egg!

One is long and thin and the other is round and fat, the eggs, not the pullets. It was a lovely surprise. Love those girls to bits, they are so lively and noisy, but very pettable.

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