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by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dangers of poop
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Dangers of poop

I'm afraid I did! 😁

But not today! Today I was brave!! Today I covered it in wood chips to keep the flies off, then when the girls returned to their run, I scooped it up with a dustpan and ice scraper and hosed the rest into the grass. I'm hoping the UV rays will kill off any remaining bacteria! 😁
by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dangers of poop
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Dangers of poop

I resorted to hosing it into the grass when I realised there was more to life than removing chicken poo from individual blades of grass with a wet wipe.


No, seriously. 😯
by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dangers of poop
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Dangers of poop

As I found myself this afternoon in blistering heat, scraping hybrid (vaccinated) chicken business off my lawn with a windscreen ice scraper, I was wondering...

Just exactly How dangerous is chicken poop to children? (ages 8 & 6)??
by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

We ran through the various platforms and the way posting pictures is done here in Jaffa Cake's thread http://poultrykeeperforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=10669&start=10#p65865 Android (on a phone) seems to work very similar to a browser on the desktop. Keeps saying my file is too large. I hate comp...
by Bantams=Banter
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Ferling a little guilty too - I seem to remember that somewhere back in the various threads BB, we determined that your run was big and strong - definitely strong but we forgot to ask how big. Good solution in the end. Can you upload a photo or two so we can get our new pullet pictures fix? I'm rea...
by Bantams=Banter
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Well, problem solved. I've felt so guilty about the comments regarding the size of my £600 coop and run set up that I phoned my friend Cath who is the wife of a local farmer and she's come and taken my Bluebelle to live on their gigantic farm. I invested all the savings I have in the welded run beca...
by Bantams=Banter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Congrats on the new girls. Don,t stress too much about keeping them in at times they will get used to a routine and far better to keep them safe if you are not around all the time. They will sort things out between themselves over the next week or so and things will be fine Margo Leadbetter is a br...
by Bantams=Banter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

rick wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:31 am
Just to clarify, because it is sometimes confusing -
Do you mean 4 x 4 meters = 16 sq metres
or 2 x 2 metres = 4 square metres?
2m x 2m. It's the Omlet walk in run
by Bantams=Banter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Gosh, thank you both! The run is 4m sq Marigold. I let them out last night for a bit in the garden and now the Bluebelle is pacing up and down by the run door to be let out again! As someone who is very anti- zoo this is killing me!!! But I can't let them have garden time every day. I've built them ...
by Bantams=Banter
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Brilliant! Well done, ditherer! Do you know how many weeks old they are? Hybrids usually start laying at around 20-22 weeks, but if they have already started they may go off lay for a week or two until they've settled in, as changing homes is always stressful for chickens, however much they are goi...

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