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by Marigold
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Egg question/general health

So Cindy is large/extra large, Barbie and Mabel are medium, and Miss Muffet is small at the moment but will probably get to medium by the autumn.
by Marigold
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Help working out breed please?
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Help working out breed please?

Chicks become growers at about 7-8 weeks, and should be fed growers feed from then. Gradually increase the proportion of growers feed rather than swapping it over straight away.
by Marigold
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Egg question/general health

Making a damp warm mash at bedtime is a great idea, especially in winter when it helps keep them hydrated in freezing conditions. I add a few sunflower seeds and mixed corn, both of which are warming and the sunflower is high protein as well. In the depths of winter they go to roost by 4.00p.m. unti...
by Marigold
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Busy week
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Busy week

You're in for a great time, hip chick. What sort of eggs are they?
Reminds me of when our kids first wanted chickens and we got 8 Silkie chicks, a few days old.
6 boys and only 2 girls ....
by Marigold
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Egg question/general health

At 5 months, they most likely haven't reached maximum egg size yet. The mixed lot of 5 pullets I got this Spring must be 7-8 months by now, and I've been keeping individual daily egg weight records on this batch since they started lay. To begin with, all were Small (43-53grams) then they began to mo...
by Marigold
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: latest bus chatter
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: latest bus chatter

At the risk of lowering the tone again... :-)02 I didn't know you could get a bus from Bluewater to Lakeside, carry on to Tilbury & then catch a ferry back to Kent? If it wasn't for the fact that I loathe going shopping, that could be a great day out! :lol: Especially if you were on BYM's bus! You'...
by Marigold
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: latest bus chatter
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: latest bus chatter

Hen-Gen wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:11 am


We have a bus here that takes two hours to get to Lerwick picking up en route. I have to travel on it because I’m not allowed to drive until Jan 4th. It picks up every kind of eccentric known to mankind ( including me, I guess ).
How does it get across the wet bit?
hovercraft?
by Marigold
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: latest bus chatter
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: latest bus chatter

And the patient from hell - at least you only have her for a few minutes, I pity the staff at the surgery.
by Marigold
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Help working out breed please?
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Help working out breed please?

Ahh! Nearly a teenager!
by Marigold
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Chinese Painted Quails Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Chinese Painted Quails Advice please

Hi Sandrine. it's maddening when a reply disappears - we've all done it. When you've finished writing a post, it's important to click on Submit under the message, and NOT on Post Reply at the side, as this deletes it. Maddening!
How are Charlie and Martha getting on?

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