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by valeriebutterley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: A cockerel?

No, chickens are never boring. My ancient Pekin bantam cockerel, Pierre, has suddenly become a real mummy's boy, I can pick him up and cuddle him, this is a first, and at 5 or so years old his ladies obviously told him the advantages of being kind to people. Is your avatar a BPR? I have just one gir...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: A cockerel?

Thanks Hen--Gen,

My conclusion, I am quite good a sexing too, suddenly, it appears bigger and sturdier and with thicker bones. I must say, they are darlings. some of the chirpiest, best natured chicks have ever hatched. No shyness at all, just happy and chirpy and friendly.
by valeriebutterley
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: A cockerel?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

A cockerel?

I have 3 purebred white Leghorn chicks. Until a couple of days ago all were seemingly identical. THEN one has developed distinctive bigger and redder comb and wattles. Am I right in thinking the obvious, this is a boy?
by valeriebutterley
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Hello

My eight Pekin/Silkie babies are now reduced to five, and I think another little monkey got through the Butterley sexing net, as he is now very pink about the crest and wattles. It has been lovely to have them hatched for me and taken care of by a loving Silkie mum, an absolute delight. They are wel...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Update - Google Ad experiment
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Update - Google Ad experiment

Hello Tim, I have donated and have recently changed my email from <removed for safety>. Can I also please say at this point, that I just HATE advertisements of all types, wish there were no such thing, so as far as I am concerned, even a little is extremely annoying, trivia I can do without. You do ...
by valeriebutterley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: A pity my Poppy couldn't be there!
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: A pity my Poppy couldn't be there!

Totally agree with you, Hen-Gen, what about true democracy? The general public voted to leave, so stop bu------g about and get on with it Theresa and Co.
Take us away from Brussels and straight cucumbers, - honestly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by valeriebutterley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

I think the call ducks are beautiful, interesting that they do not need water, I may investigate further in a minute.
by valeriebutterley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from Northland, New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Hello from Northland, New Zealand

Hello MrsNuts, lovely name, wish I had thought of it first, welcome to the forum. I have been posting on and off for years, and my Silkie has hatched, 3.5 weeks ago 8 babies of which 3 are boys, and is a wonderful mother all are lovely little hybrids, beautiful Silkie mother, and father is a lemon c...
by valeriebutterley
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: my eight babies...........
Replies: 0
Views: 141

my eight babies...........

..................are all well, and thriving and outside. Looks as if there may be 3 boys and 5 girls, 3 have redder crest and wattle bits so far. The offer stands when they are older that if any one on the forum wants one they are most welcome, I cannot do forum photos but later will take some pics...
by valeriebutterley
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: concerns around Broody

My broody Silkie is a simply wonderful mother, and hatched 8 chicks two and a half weeks ago. They are all round her, jump on her, fly up to her, and are a pleasure to watch, and she certainly mothers them and watches out for them, she doubles in size wings spread, when any of the bantams free in th...

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