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by BabyBantam
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Worried about my girls not eating!
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Worried about my girls not eating!

Chickens can be wary of new food and get very down in the dumps and quiet when moulting. Last year one of my girls was nearly bald and I got very worried, but she's still here, raised chiCks this summer and had a much less violent moult this time round. Try them with some meal worms and a few sunflo...
by BabyBantam
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just separated mum from chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Just separated mum from chicks

It's not too high, about 10cm. It's been quiet all day, only drama being when I mowed the lawn and chicks wouldn't follow mum upstairs as an alien consent to them I suppose. Mum called and in the end came back down and tucked them under her wings in the corner. Will keep an eye on things when they g...
by BabyBantam
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just separated mum from chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Just separated mum from chicks

Well, after 3 hours of Tak climbing the walls and hurting herself to the point of bleeding to try to get back to the chicks, I've given up. All is now peace and serenity, not a noise from anyone and peace has returned to the garden.... Chicks and mum now in the main ark together, happily digging in ...
by BabyBantam
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just separated mum from chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Just separated mum from chicks

Well, mum is now pulling her hair out in the main run desperate to get back to the chicks, the chicks are happily doing their stuff with not a care in the world... I've put up a barrier so mum can't see them as she just couldn't cope. One interesting change though is that the roo has decided this mo...
by BabyBantam
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Just separated mum from chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Just separated mum from chicks

Literally just moved mum out of broody coop back into nestbox of main coop. All quiet! In the morning, is it ok for chicks to see mum or should I shield the view of the chicks from mum and vice' versa. I've only got limited space and they are less than 10ft apart. Mum and chicks (8 weeks) have been ...
by BabyBantam
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Broody eating growers pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Broody eating growers pellets

I spoil them rotton with mix of corn sweet corn mealworms sunflower seed and millet for their evening treat, so glad to know that it's ok to give her growers. After Taks traumatic moult last year, just happy she seems to be doing it at a more steady pace than the complete naked state she was in befo...
by BabyBantam
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Broody eating growers pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Broody eating growers pellets

Well, 7 weeks down the line and mum is still brooding the 2 remaining chicks. I managed to rehome 2 of the boys (boo hoo, my favourite one too) and so only girl and last boy left. Mum is still calling to chicks with food and they respond and is also tucking them under her wings at night. She is maki...
by BabyBantam
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?

Thanks both. Tak was top hen till she moved to the little coop to be a mum. She has been within sight of the other 2 adults the whole time (obviously not when in the house brooding). shes not showing any signs of laying and has done a partial moult after the chicks where born, so don't think a few g...
by BabyBantam
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Removing broody from chicks - How do I do it and when?

I'm back again, this time for your font of knowledge on when to send my broody back to the other two adults. My four chicks will be six weeks old on Tuesday and although pretty independent during the day, (especially the boys), still come running at mums call and tuck up under her every night and al...

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