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by Pony Girl
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Greens
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Greens

Are all of the following OK to feed my chickens from the allotment or are any best avoided / poisonous? I want to supplement their diet with more greens and have been buying them cabbages / apples every week (changed to apple as they seemed to go off cabbage). Is there anything else they might like ...
by Pony Girl
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thin shells / Eggs with no shells
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Thin shells / Eggs with no shells

Thanks guys. I will let you know how we get on. No eggs at all at the mo.
by Pony Girl
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thin shells / Eggs with no shells
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Thin shells / Eggs with no shells

Thanks, Foxy. Poor thing. She's been such a brilliant layer up until now, all through the winter. Might give her some poultry tonic as a pick me up though she's still very well and active in herself and eating well.
by Pony Girl
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Thin shells / Eggs with no shells
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Thin shells / Eggs with no shells

My 2 year old brown warren, Clover, has been laying slightly strange shaped eggs with the last few weeks and some have had very thin shells that crack very easily. I've even had to throw some away as I've noticed that they were cracked before I went to use them. For the past few days there have been...
by Pony Girl
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Green Egg!
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Green Egg!

Thanks, Marigold. I have to save them up to eat them as they're so small but they're lovely!
by Pony Girl
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Green Egg!
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Green Egg!

Just wanted to share my news - my new Skyline, Blossom, laid her first egg on Monday and it's a lovely olive green! Very exciting as I wasn't sure what shade we'd get.

Her eggs are really tiny though - more like bantam size. Will they get bigger?
by Pony Girl
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hand feeding
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Hand feeding

Blossom (skyline) and Pickles (black copper maran hybrid) will now both jump onto my lap. I think they know I'll protect them from the mean ones! I was really surprised as I'd read that Skylines can be quite flighty.

Love the names, Marigold!
by Pony Girl
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Bumper bits
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Bumper bits

Well you could just put the hybrids in together and see what happens, if they have only been partially integrated then until they are fully together they won't establish a hierarchy. Bumpa bits do work, be mindful however of the fact they will just be masking a problem. The one bird I would be conc...
by Pony Girl
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Bumper bits
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Bumper bits

Thanks both. I think I may try the bits as I couldn't bear for anyone to be pecked to death. As you say I can always take them out again if they don't work and it is a last resort after trying everything else. I'd rather take action now than for the behaviour to become too ingrained. Wish us luck!
by Pony Girl
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Bumper bits
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Bumper bits

We have x2 brown rangers (Clover and Sage got at 16 wks of age in March 2012) and 1 favorelle (Bella just over a year old). About a month ago we moved house and they went to a farm that does chicken boarding for a couple of weeks, whilst their state of the art new home was being erected. I wanted to...

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