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by Cab
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: chickens not roosting
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: chickens not roosting

Some hens just don't seem to roll that way. Our old Sussex, Vicky, didn't much see the point of perching to sleep most nights and it was a devil getting her to sleep anywhere but the nest box for the first half of the night (she'd always go back there, no matter how many times we took her out). But ...
by Cab
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Introducing new chickens - a vlog

Another half hour last night with Mary in with them, no issues. They mostly ignored each other. Edie will be the hard one - at least another week apart I think. There's a little pecking between through the wire from Mary but none of the 'I'm a big chicken wearing my fighting trousers' behaviour, loo...
by Cab
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: loss of weight
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: loss of weight

Feed. You mix it in with their pellets or dry mash, and its worth doing 2 or 3 times per year, just to make sure you're not getting a worm problem. Mix it up with feed for all of 'em, it'll do no harm. May I ask, how old is she? As things are, I'd either seek veterinary advice (if she is otherwise y...
by Cab
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Sprouts!

I use old compost I've had things growing in through the season, take out any plants I don't fancy my hens eating, and re-sow with wheat, peas, anything else that takes my fancy. I bring this in to the living room and put it in front of the French windows. Once I've got good growth I let the girls h...
by Cab
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Introducing new chickens - a vlog

Marigold - yeah, its always the hens nearer the bottom of the pecking order who struggle to accept newbies. They had three weeks or so staring at each other across a couple of feet of path, and thats worked just fine previously. Really surprised it hasn't worked this time, but you live and learn :) ...
by Cab
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Introducing new chickens - a vlog

Didn't go so well :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSISuubVVqg&feature=youtu.be I've introduced hens before, using the same method, and it was fine. A little pecking to sort out who's boss, but this time Mary and Edie just wouldn't let up. You know how it is when pecking goes further than just est...
by Cab
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Introducing new chickens - a vlog

Oh, its !uch bigger than it looks in that shot. The inner area has around three times the space of the outer one you can see there, and that looks smaller viewing it long ways on like that. Also multiple places to get on perches, places to go round corners, etc.
by Cab
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Introducing new chickens - a vlog

Sometimes it seems the technology is out to get me :)

Fixed. Ta for heads up it wasn't working!
by Cab
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new chickens - a vlog
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Introducing new chickens - a vlog

I thought it might be handy for others if I do a vlog of my new girls settling in. This is them in the old run (which comes out of the garage for introductions), and an intro to the older hens. More on Friday or Saturday...

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by Cab
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Leghorns that aren't white?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Leghorns that aren't white?

Peggy leghorn laid her first egg on Saturday, her second one yesterday. Perfect little white eggs :) Pecking order is becoming more clear, will try to integrate on Friday night. I've gone with letting them in with the new girls one at a time in addition to letting them stare at each other, I think t...

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