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what livestock do you have?
« on: February 01, 2006, 19:25 »
I keep chickens and muscovey ducks. Also i have 4 chinchillas, 1 rabbit, 3 pet pekin bantams and 1gerbil. At the moment i am looking for some turkeys but i want to do some research first before i get them.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 08:45 »
Ive got 6 sheep, 3 pigs, 20 hens, 4 geese, 11 ducks, 3 dogs and 3 cats!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 17:12 »
Wow! That's a farm full.

I was thinking of 3 or 4 chickens on the site but am a little concerned about vandals and flu.

Can't keep chickens in the garden because my wife doesn't like birds (bit phobic about moths as well)
The 4 cats are terrified of large birds as well - the seaside seagulls scared the life out of them. One ran inside when a fat pigeon landed in the garden - but she is a very little cat.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 19:33 »
olde9856  what kind of duck do you have?

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 08:33 »
Saxonies, Buff Orpington, Welsh Harlequin and Aylesburies, I only keep a trio of each over winter, but one of the Harlequins died this year leaving only a pair.

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006, 20:48 »
I have a pond full of fish and 3 chickens - and if I get my way some bantams too.

I will need some advice from the experts re having the two 'groups' together.  Over 30 years ago I kept chickens and bantams and don't remember any problems - but there seem to be mixed reactions about them being all together these days.  I was hoping they would share a pen, and maybe the one house - but sounds like I might need a seperate house and run for them both - any opinions on this one.

No cockerells to keep them in place - don't want to upset the neighbours.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2006, 17:08 »
We're not allowed to have any livestock up at our place, but I can do a good line in the occasional mole !!

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 19:19 »
Latest update -

I have adopted three beautiful pekin bantams from a family in London.  A lavendar, speckledy, and a buff.

If you take a look at my www below you will see how I am getting on with my little flock.

It is also an allotment site, but at this time of year there is not much of interest to write about, so the chickens are a nice distraction and  people seem to really enjoy reading about them.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 23:23 »
I can't have any animals in a small flat in London but I did have small cat in Portsmouth who caught a seagull - it was hard to know who was the most shocked. They both survived the encounter. Later, she stalked a Navy helicopter - I did wonder what I would have told the Navy if she'd caught it. Anyway it was their fault for hovering so low.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 23:35 »
i have a breeding pair of flatmates a jack russle, chiauau cros and a bad attitude apparently.

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 09:25 »
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I can't have any animals in a small flat in London but I did have small cat in Portsmouth who caught a seagull - it was hard to know who was the most shocked. They both survived the encounter. Later, she stalked a Navy helicopter - I did wonder what I would have told the Navy if she'd caught it. Anyway it was their fault for hovering so low.


That is a totally surreal image - the cat dragging home a helicopter :)

Some years back, we'd moved house and next door's hen was in the garden. Our cat looked out of the window, went into hunt mode and out through the cat flap.  As he got nearer he slowed.. stopped ... backed up .. turned and ran back inside.

'Where have we moved to?? Monster mutant sparrows prowl the land!!!'

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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006, 15:33 »
OH used to rear turkeys for Christmas and I used to sell them at work in London, took them in a wheeled suitcase wrapped up in newspaper and with one of those ice bags to keep them nice and cold!
Since we've been in Lincolnshire, we brought our 2 goats with us, but decided they deserved more room so gave them to a lady in Hampshire, then we had 75 chickens, but ate them all!  and now I just have 1 dog, 1 cat and OH!!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006, 16:37 »
So does OH look nervous when you get hungry?

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006, 16:39 »
wondered why he looks at me strangely when I sharpen my big knife!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 19:35 »
i have often wondered about keeping chickens as one bloke across from me has a few(seen him once) but the time it  consumes always puts me off,may be when i retire i might have 1 or 2 ,you can keep rabbits acording to our council rules but i think my jackrussel might enjoy them.
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