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Post by crazychicklady » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:51 pm

Just put some sablepoots and a few other on lockdown so excited


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Post by Tweetypie » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:07 pm

Hey crazychicklady, welcome to this forum, I am sure you will enjoy it here. Where in the Country are you?
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Post by crazychicklady » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Tweetypie wrote:Hey crazychicklady, welcome to this forum, I am sure you will enjoy it here. Where in the Country are you?
Thank you and I’m from County Durham what about you?


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Post by Tweetypie » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 pm

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 :-)
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Post by crazychicklady » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:53 pm

Tweetypie wrote: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 :-)
I need to make up some dust baths and yes we had rain too my chickens were feeling sorry for themselves all hiding under there coops bless them but it feels like such a long time since we had any, I’ve lost a few through the heat including my dark Brahma cock Albert Image


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Post by Tweetypie » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 am

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 plastic child's playhouse/wendyhouse, like the Little Tykes ones, and I put that in the corner of their outdoor pen, so they can shelter from rain, or go in for shade, or to dig. I covered up the windows with roofing felt, so it is water tight. I got it for £10 from someone selling on Gumtree. Bargain!!
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Post by bigyetiman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:58 pm

So sorry you lost one newbie. Ours go under a big laurel bush in the garden with pots of water nearby, I am sure they would like me to peel grapes and pass onto them whilst they laze, but dream on girls !
Nice set up Tweetypie and what a bargain
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Post by crazychicklady » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks mine were free ranged they have loads of shade and plenty water troughs just one of those things I guess Image I’ve 6 oxford old games that’s a mix of mini and standard that are in pens due there ability of flying also have 10 5 week old Brahmas and 11 eggs in incubator that went on lock down yesterday Image nervous but also excited to see what hatch out there a mix of lemon and silver sablepoots as well as a couple other mixes also two of my own eggs from my girl coco not sure what type she is could any one shed light on her breeding? [IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201807 ... bbd369.png[/IMG]


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