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by Bantams=Banter
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

How lovely! Just keep an eye on their bedtime habits until you are sure that everyone is going in safely. I had a hen one time that was perfectly fine during the day, but at bedtime, she turned into a right bully. She would go into the house early herself (she was the oldest hen by a couple of year...
by Bantams=Banter
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Fantastic! Lovely! You may need to show them where the roost is first night but they will put themselves to bed (otherwise) at exactly the same light level every night. There may be (will be!) some squabbles as they sort out their roosting arrangements but as the light level keeps dropping they hav...
by Bantams=Banter
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Well, I've done it! A Rhode Rock (Raven), a Speckledy (Mondi) and a Bluebelle (Margo Leadbetter) 😉 all settling in and stealing my heart...

First question. What time do I put them to bed? Currently they're all dozing in the sunshine in the coop doorway..
by Bantams=Banter
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Tweetypie wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Here's my last pic that hybrids are the way to go and my ex battery hen, Barbie-doll :-) and me (today) ... I was warned about "morehen" disease by the wise birds on here and unfortunately I have developed it :? :-)10
Delightful photo! Such love!! xxx
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

i think that, once the initial excitement has worn off, your children will be more likely to go on taking an interest if they can collect eggs every day, and for this you need consistent layers. There's nothing like collecting, cooking and eating your own lovely fresh eggs, it still thrills me to b...
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Marigold and Mrs Biscuit, I think you're absolutely right...hybrids are the way forward for me! xx
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

I now let mine out all day on my garden, when I am home. I've had to put netting around my flower borders and raspberries, to stop them dustbathing in there. They love exploring and hiding under the shrubs, for shade. I sprinkle a few layers pellets on the lawn in the middle of the day, to keep the...
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Yes, I have read about the Black Rocks only being from one place in Scotland. I think the ones I've seen are Black Rhodes or something... Anyhoo, I've just had a really good chat with the supplier and he's now spiked my interest in Wyandotte Bantams!! Apparently they vaccinate some of their pure bre...
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hybrid Chickens
Topic: Hybrid sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Hybrid sizes

That's great advice, thank you very much. xxx
by Bantams=Banter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5989

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Thank you all so much! What a wonderful, understanding group you are! I don't think there will be any photos by the weekend though Marigold! Hahaha!!

I'm considering a Black Rock, a Speckledy and either a Bluebelle or a "brown one" of some kind....

Watch this space xxx

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