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by Marigold
Sat May 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Profile avatar
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Profile avatar

Tim has kindly said he will process avatar pics for people if you message them to him. Just click on Poultrykeeper Admin on the Welcome page and follow the link to Send Message.
by Marigold
Sat May 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Egg laying on the floor

I agree with Margaid, it's most probably because they're exbatts and haven't had the chance to learn to use a nestbox, or indeed to roost in a coop and to perch overnight. Probably they've lived in confined conditions where the eggs just roll away from the floor of the cage they've been living in, s...
by Marigold
Sat May 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 111
Views: 6736

Re: Osprey return

amazing! Not flooded this year, then?
by Marigold
Fri May 25, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Bus chatter
Replies: 39
Views: 651

Re: Bus chatter

I'd rather have the £60,000,000, could do more good with it!
by Marigold
Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 206

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Au contraire Marigold- I learned from the experts on the forum!! Yes, me too, like all of us when we needed help - but usually after some of my pretty awful experiences and mistakes. I started keeping chickens in the 1970s, long before the internet was invented, because our elder daughter wore me d...
by Marigold
Mon May 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 206

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

You're welcome - We all learned the hard way!
by Marigold
Mon May 21, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?
Replies: 46
Views: 960

Re: SOS! What's wrong with Violet?

Yes, according to their Facebook page they have plenty of pullets ATM, including some Marans X Plymouth rocks which lay dark brown eggs, and also some Goldlines which I expect would be as good layers as Violet but a lot more cuddly! I hope they won't have sold out by the time we get back from our ho...
by Marigold
Mon May 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Re: Solway coops and runs

But more exciting news, I've just put a deposit down on three pekins!!! And so it begins! :D Take plenty of time to introduce them in a separate run (after, or better just before POL when they will need the nest boxes.) It will bring out the mean side of your hybrids who have claimed your garden as...
by Marigold
Mon May 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 206

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

You might consider removing the straw from the nestboxes and using Aubiose instead, or some other kind of bedding such as Hemcore or Cosybed. Or the paper bits from the office shredder are very good. Straw is not absorbent and so is hard to keep clean, nasty to poo pick if you get one in there, and ...
by Marigold
Mon May 21, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 206

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Hi Tweetypie, I'm glad its all going so well, they're very lucky hens to have landed up with you two. So long as the nestboxes are lower than the perches in the coop, they should be OK once they get used to them. Hens like to sleep on the highest perch available, so the nestboxes need to be lower do...

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