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by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5991

Re: Dithering...good or bad sign?

Thanks Mrs Biscuits I feel I am ready for them now, and I've spent hundreds of pounds getting my set up ready. I'm leaning more towards hybrids if I'm honest. I'm a complete ditherer about everything in life. I never do anything on impulse, which I know makes me very dull by today's standards, but h...
by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dithering...good or bad sign?
Replies: 73
Views: 5991

Dithering...good or bad sign?

So, I have the set up, I have the money, I have all the bits and bobs required, but I still have no chickens... I was meant to be picking up some Pekins earlier this month, but then thought that maybe some hybrids would be better... And now, without sounding dramatic, nearly every waking hour is bei...
by Bantams=Banter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hybrid Chickens
Topic: Hybrid sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Hybrid sizes

Thank you Marigold! That's fantastic information. I do really like the speckledy and black rocks, and anything buff coloured (which I think in hybrids is just the ambers..?) xx
by Bantams=Banter
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hybrid Chickens
Topic: Hybrid sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Hybrid sizes

Can anyone please tell me which, generally, are the smallest hybrid hens and which are the largest?

And, if possible, which are the most docile?

And...is it always best to start with three hens/pullets or would two be quite happy?

Thanks as always!!
by Bantams=Banter
Sat May 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Profile avatar
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Profile avatar

Why can't I upload a pic to my profile?? I've even tried one <6kb as requested but to no avail....

If anyone can advise, please do so as if you are teaching a five year old. I'm not very computer savvy.... :-)11
by Bantams=Banter
Sat May 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 25
Views: 6136

Re: Solway coops and runs

:D :D :D No I don't have hybrids, and I'm getting four Pekins now! Morehens disease has struck before they've even entered my garden!! :-)08
by Bantams=Banter
Mon May 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 25
Views: 6136

Re: Solway coops and runs

Thanks Icemaiden for the advice =re the Green Frog coop. I'm fairly certain I'm going to go for the Solway.

But more exciting news, I've just put a deposit down on three pekins!!!
by Bantams=Banter
Mon May 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 25
Views: 6136

Re: Solway coops and runs

How many eggs are you getting from the guinea pigs? :lol: For what it's worth, I've not been blown away by our Green Frog coop... I chose it for its rollaway nestboxes, which work well, but parts of the coop are hard to reach for daily poo picking, the door often jams on the bedding & doesn't close...
by Bantams=Banter
Mon May 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 25
Views: 6136

Re: Solway coops and runs

Hello all! What did I tell you....? I have almost finished faffing..... Only kidding, we've had a load going on at ours and acquired two guinea pigs, but now we're almost ready to go ahead and get some bantams. I've got the walk-in run sorted and I'm still looking at plastic coops. Solway are the le...
by Bantams=Banter
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Is it wise to mix bantam breeds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Is it wise to mix bantam breeds?

Just a thought... Whenever I have picked up new pullets from the breeder the transportation on offer (if you haven't got your own, tends to be a cardboard box (with holes in but still pretty tight.) This is OK for a short trip and there is a general thought that it is good for them not to have room...

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