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by Marigold
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: Izzie, Skye and Morag,
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: Izzie, Skye and Morag,

What pretty pullets! they make a lovely group.
Their combs will need to grow a lot bigger and redder before they're ready to lay, though.
by Marigold
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: My pullets are moulting
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: My pullets are moulting

If you can get some photos, try to include close-ups of combs.
by Marigold
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: My pullets are moulting
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: My pullets are moulting

Pullets do grow quite a lot between 16 weeks and laying, but if you haven't got any adults to compare them with, this is harder to gauge. If you put your hand over their backs, just behind their necks, do they crouch down? (hoping for a cockerel to mate them) Are they going into the nest boxes to in...
by Marigold
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: My pullets are moulting
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: My pullets are moulting

Thats fine, just finish up the new bag and then move them on. Even if they do start to lay before the growers feed is used up, it won't hurt them to stay on that for a while. It's best to feed growers when they're not yet in lay because layers pellets contain extra calcium to support shell productio...
by Marigold
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: My pullets are moulting
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: My pullets are moulting

'Growers' - young birds between about 12 and 18 weeks - do always go through a juvenile moult, shedding their chick feathers and growing stronger, warmer adult ones. I expect yours are still throwing a few old feathers, quite normal - and, because you have them at a time of year when the light is de...
by Marigold
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Please help stop this chicken factory in rural Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Please help stop this chicken factory in rural Wales

I signed it too. Don't know if I'm more sorry for the chickens, or the local residents.
by Marigold
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Horror Movies
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: Horror Movies

Wise choice!
by Marigold
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Full Membership renewals
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Full Membership renewals

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by Marigold
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Ascites (water belly)
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Ascites (water belly)

If she's making some progress, then that's fine, isn't it? just make her as comfortable as you can and see how she gets on. So long as she's not obviously going downhill, or unless the fluid returns and she starts just sitting around looking inactive, then supporting her quality of life is good to d...

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