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by chickenfan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Blue egg source
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Blue egg source

Hello does anyone know a good supplier of Cream Legbar or Araucana hatching eggs? I am looking for blue eggs. The ones I've sourced so far have been almost white, nothing like my old girls who barely lay now.
by chickenfan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Chicken Hatching Eggs For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Blue hatching eggs
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Blue hatching eggs

I am after some fertile Cream Legbar or Araucana hatching eggs in a nice blue colour if anyone has some I could buy?
by chickenfan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: sex change
Replies: 8
Views: 281

sex change

I've got a couple of hens that have grown spurs and become flirtatious with the hens even though they live with a cockerel. They dont have a very nice time as the cockerel is aggressive with them. I just wonder if there is a solution for restoring them to egg-laying again?
by chickenfan
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Predator - what was it?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Predator - what was it?

Thanks Chris. Its a worry, especially if they come in the daytime when the birds are out and about.
by chickenfan
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Predator - what was it?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Predator - what was it?

Thank you so much for the message Rick. I'm so glad Linden is well and good to hear about him! It could possibly be a mink or even a pine marten (sighted not far away) as well as a rat. I've no idea how to control these. I've put snap trap boxes without any success and gather if you use poison it is...
by chickenfan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Predator - what was it?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Predator - what was it?

Thankyou Bigyetiman. Sounds gruesome re the rat. I couldn't really see the size of the animal on the roof of the pen as it was almost dark but it was smaller than a fox. I don't think a rat would have run upwards? But maybe they do. I know there are one or two rats about. 'm glad whatever it was did...
by chickenfan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Predator - what was it?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Predator - what was it?

I had something attack one of my booted bantams this morning. On hearing her clucking c5.30am I rushed down with my dogs. It was almost dark but I thought I saw something leave on top of the run. The hen was immobile against to the side of the run in shock, presumably because something had tried to ...
by chickenfan
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The inevitable!
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: The inevitable!

They are beautiful Rick! Three different coloured hats.
by chickenfan
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Owl predator?
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Owl predator?

A young bantam vanished last night at dusk. She was trying to roost on her own at the top of a tree in my garden. I couldn't find her when I waited half an hour for it to get darker to pick her up. There was no alarm sound of any sort. I wonder if perhaps an owl picked her up or how she could have v...
by chickenfan
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: white droppings with black flecks
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: white droppings with black flecks

Thanks so much for getting back Chris and Margaid with the very helpful details. I've been away so sorry for the late reply. You are right Chris that she wasn't eating. In the end I took her to the British Hen Welfare Trust vet for crop emptying surgery. She had some very sour grass there and is now...

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