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by Tweetypie
Thu May 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Breakfast time
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

Breakfast time

Can't beat bacon and eggs for breakfast, especially the eggs laid by your own hens. :D
by Tweetypie
Wed May 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 132
Views: 17294

Re: Osprey return

Fab. Thanks, Margaid :-)
by Tweetypie
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: Egg laying on the floor

Hi Margaid and Rick I re-posted that I should have put straw, not hay, but the post did not save. I must have been thinking about horses (I used to give them hay) when I wrote that. Their coop has deep dust extracted sawdust. When this has run out, I am going to try the hemp bedding, although they s...
by Tweetypie
Wed May 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Osprey return
Replies: 132
Views: 17294

Re: Osprey return

Without going through 12 pages, could anyone tell me where to find the link to see the Osprey's please? I sawSpring Watch last night and it showed some on there, too. Fabulous birds.
by Tweetypie
Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: Egg laying on the floor

Hi Rick I cannot believe this, but yesterday one of them laid an egg in the nestbox ! Hubbie thinks it is because he removed the hay from the floor whilst doing the daily clean (he usually puts some on top of the deep shavings). I think I might put one of those fake eggs in the nextbox. Need to buy ...
by Tweetypie
Sun May 27, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: Egg laying on the floor

Hi everyone I think it is probably right, that because they are ex batt's, they just lay their eggs where they like. It doesn't bother me too much, I was curious. They both seem to have a routine with their egg laying, too. Barbie lays her very early morning and Cindy lays hers late morning, both in...
by Tweetypie
Sat May 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Egg laying on the floor
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Egg laying on the floor

My lovely two ex battery/barn hens always lay their eggs on the floor of the coop, in the straw they drag down from the nestboxes. They have only laid once in the nest box and that was the following morning we got them (2 weeks ago). Whilst I am not fussed where they lay their eggs, does anyone know...
by Tweetypie
Mon May 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 4489

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Thank you again Marigold and thank you to Icemaiden. It's great to have some experts on hand, as this is all new to me. :-)
by Tweetypie
Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 4489

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Me again. I have straw in the nest boxes and on the first day one of them laid an egg in there and then again in the afternoon (a soft egg),the other hen laid an egg on the floor that same day. They both lay their egg in the same "nest" on the floor. The coop was one of those flat packed styles and ...
by Tweetypie
Sun May 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 22
Views: 4489

Re: Hello all. Newbie from Nottinghamshire

Hey Marigold, you must be pyschic. Hubbie has been adjusting the run and the coop. Roof has been covered (we previously had a tarpaulin on at night) and some slabs put at the far end of the run as it gets hot in summer and assume would be sludgy in winter. Run is being extended further, so it has a ...

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