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by Nancyandthegirls
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Worried about my girls not eating!
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Re: Worried about my girls not eating!

Thanks Dinosaw! It's funny how they won't eat the food I carefully prepare for them but will, of course, gobble up the mealworms and sunflower seeds. One other thing - is it normal for them to be much quieter when moulting? Henny Penny, who was laying, used to be so noisy and now she hardly utters m...
by Nancyandthegirls
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Worried about my girls not eating!
Replies: 4
Views: 2334

Worried about my girls not eating!

Hi there, We recently went on holiday and left our girls in the capable hands of a neighbour. They were fine when we got back, although had stopped laying for the whole time we were away. Now one of them is moulting, quite badly, and naturally no eggs. I am trying to feed them protein rich food with...
by Nancyandthegirls
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Roosting in Nesting Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 3622

Re: Roosting in Nesting Boxes

Thanks Valerie, to be honest we have no idea what they are! But, I can assure you that the pale one, Henny Penny (we think she is a Friesan??) is a girl! She has given us the grand total of three eggs....in three weeks.... Whereas Ria, the dark one (we are thinking she's a Pheasant Wyandot Bantam???...
by Nancyandthegirls
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Roosting in Nesting Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 3622

Re: Roosting in Nesting Boxes

Thanks Marigold, that's very helpful information. I think we thought they would naturally perch, but as you say, if the perches are at the same height then maybe they are a bit confused? They have clearly used the perches as there is poo in the bottom tray, but also there has been poo in the nest bo...
by Nancyandthegirls
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Roosting in Nesting Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 3622

Re: Roosting in Nesting Boxes

Oooh, glad I read this post. Our two Bantams always go to bed in the nest box, is it a problem? One of them has laid intermittently but the other shows no sign and is in fact moulting. We have only had them a couple of weeks as we rescued them after they were dumped in the local woods. We are learni...

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