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by Tweetypie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: The heat is on
Replies: 38
Views: 495

Re: The heat is on

Marigold wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:46 pm
On the Youtube link to the Robin Hood song, I liked the comment giving a new version of the words and providing a lovely mental image of Rick;
"Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of hens...."
Just wondering if Rick might have a friend called Friar Duck :-)
by Tweetypie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Newbie

That's so sad, losing some of your hens. I must admit, I have been concerned about mine during this heatwave, but they have been making good use of the big shrubs in the garden :-) and I have ensured there are little water pots everywhere. I tell you what I bought as a covered dustbath... I saw a pl...
by Tweetypie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg question/general health
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Egg question/general health

Now I have 4 hens, I have noticed they have some sort of egg laying routine. Barbie (ex batt) usually lays hers first, around 8am. Cindy lays an egg every other day, usually a large one (72g). The newbies, Miss Muffet (the grey one) lays hers in Barbie and Cindy's coop, Mable lays hers in her own ne...
by Tweetypie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Newbie

I'm in Nottinghamshire. I just posted in the "Dustbath", as we have had rain for the past few hours, first time in weeks... the hens were not too keen though :-)
by Tweetypie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Newbie

Hey crazychicklady, welcome to this forum, I am sure you will enjoy it here. Where in the Country are you?
by Tweetypie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Rain !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Rain !!!

It's been raining here in Notts for 2 hours. The hens have eventually ventured out from their hiding place under the shrubs, but are not impressed and have their tail feathers down. Never thought I would be so pleased to see rain pelting down on my freshly cleaned windows :D
by Tweetypie
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: finally sussed how to post pics .. my silkies
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: finally sussed how to post pics .. my silkies

How adorable they are. I love the white coloured one, she's like a fluffy cumulus cloud. 🐔
by Tweetypie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Pen floor advice
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Pen floor advice

We discovered a mole digging up the inside of the run yesterday. :-( The end sections are concrete slabs and the middle section is just bare soil. Anyhow, we have now put slabs down in the middle section, with a layer of thick rubber sheeting on top, as their feeders are in that part and I don't wan...
by Tweetypie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Drought conditions
Replies: 51
Views: 720

Re: Drought conditions

RICK - I love the photo of Lulu, what a very pretty hen :-) Tonight - there was a small shower here, approx 5 minutes long. I have never belly laughed so much, as Miss Muffet was sprinting around the lawn, as if a monster was after her. The others ran straight for cover, under the shrubs. None of th...
by Tweetypie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hen bedtime question
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Hen bedtime question

Thanks so much for all the replies. I will do as advised and leave the coop door open so they can access water and food when they get up. The new hens have been in a temporary coop - that plastic playhouse I got as a dust bath area. Hubbie put a perch in there and put on a door with hinges. Tonight ...

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