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by Tweetypie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Novice chicken keeper
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Novice chicken keeper

Hi Mike, I am also a novice chicken keeper and I also purchased some ex battery hens in May 2018. I don't have a cat, but my neighbour has one and there are others on the lane where I live. I used to let my chickens roam freely on my large garden, so they were open to be attacked by cats should they...
by Tweetypie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is there no limit to human stupidity?
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Is there no limit to human stupidity?

It's becoming all too common with these pampered pets. The worst case I saw was last year in a small town in Nottinghamshire. A woman pushing a pram with a tiny chihuahua sat in there, wearing a pink tutu !! These folk must have lost the plot.
by Tweetypie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: How to get bigger eggs
Replies: 31
Views: 2231

Re: How to get bigger eggs

Hen boy, can you post a photo of one of the eggs your hens lay, at the side of a standard supermarket egg? It does seem very strange that they lay such small eggs. I have 2 ex battery hens, both lay different sized eggs. One laid large eggs 72g every other day or so and the other 52g every day. Mind...
by Tweetypie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Recommendations for non-wooden hen house
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Recommendations for non-wooden hen house

Have you tried looking for a second hand one on Ebay or local classifieds? Here's one, although in Notts:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solway-Maxi- ... Sw5PRdY4GD
by Tweetypie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Find-a-Chook
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Find-a-Chook

Just wondering if you call either of these sulmaler sellers/breeders of previous adverts, they may be able to help. You need to scroll down.

http://poultrytrader.co.uk/classifieds/373
by Tweetypie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Bald belly advice
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Bald belly advice

Aww than you for letting me know, that's made me feel better. I do worry about these hens, not having much experience. If she had been moping about I would have mentioned it sooner, but she's as bossy as always, hee hee.
by Tweetypie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: How to get bigger eggs
Replies: 31
Views: 2231

Re: How to get bigger eggs

I must admit that after being out of regular Dodson pellets and the store not having any in stock, I bought some unbranded ones. After 2 weeks, egg colour was much paler than usual and production wasn't as good, so there is truth in you get what you pay for, as Marigold has stated. I have also used ...
by Tweetypie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Bald belly advice
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Bald belly advice

Thank you, Sandrine. It really is odd. I wasn't sure if it was moulting, but she lays every day and I havn't seen her other feathers fall out. She doesn't sit on the nest during the day, unless she sits in there all night, rather than the perch? It does look rather red in certain areas, although she...
by Tweetypie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Bald belly advice
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Bald belly advice

A couple of months ago I noticed that Mabel had lost feathers under her belly and thought it was due to her sticking her head through the fence to get to the grass (thus rubbing them off). I tacked mesh to the fence, so she could not harm herself again. Today, I was shocked to see her belly looked r...
by Tweetypie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Martha's done it again!
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: Martha's done it again!

They're beautiful and look so healthy. Excuse my ignorance, but what is the yellow bird?

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