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Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on February 27, 2007, 16:41
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/Lesley-Jean/Dustbath.jpg)

With all the flower beds to choose from they picked here.   Chicken heaven  :D
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on February 27, 2007, 20:49
now is that the " chicken in a basket " served up at a greasy spoon cafe ? :lol:
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Post by: Trillium on February 28, 2007, 04:36
Yes, you did say they were pretty stupid.  :lol:
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Post by: eggs on legs on March 06, 2007, 15:55
(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/eggsonlegs/R001-018.jpg)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 06, 2007, 16:08
Fantastic picture EOL  :!:  Beauties  :D
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Post by: agapanthus on March 06, 2007, 22:01
Fab picture Eggs!!! Are they ex-battery hens?
Title: Re: Put your cute chicken pictures here ;o)
Post by: agapanthus on March 06, 2007, 22:03
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/Lesley-Jean/Dustbath.jpg)

With all the flower beds to choose from they picked here.   Chicken heaven  :D

Don't they just Aunt Sally......I just love watching them bathe :)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Barry J Scott on March 07, 2007, 09:44
Nancy and Clera (the sisters) sharing a dust bath.

(http://lh4.google.com/image/barryjohnscott/RemgjDgunqI/AAAAAAAAAnE/qOkQdkBom0k/s288/DSC01990.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/barryjohnscott/Chickens1/photo#5037734182289055394)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: eggs on legs on March 07, 2007, 13:03
My chickens - there is another who is camera shy - came from a place in Caerphilly - I dont think they are battery people - mine certainly weren't, when I bought them as they were too young. :shock:
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Post by: mercury on March 07, 2007, 17:48
Very clear pics eggs, what camera do you use mate. :)
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Post by: eggs on legs on March 08, 2007, 09:11
Not a posh camera - Nikon 5200 - just a very nice sunny day really.
(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/eggsonlegs/HedwigChickens.jpg)
Title: Pieces of Eight !!
Post by: Kerry on March 09, 2007, 17:00
Me and Louise, who thinks she's a parrott !
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Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 09, 2007, 19:31
:lol:  Delightful  :lol:
Title: welsummer
Post by: muntjac on March 11, 2007, 20:13
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g119/Karl0101/IMG_0004.jpg)  pedigree welsummer breeding lady


(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g119/Karl0101/IMG_0003.jpg) looking her best
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Post by: DD. on March 23, 2007, 19:36
Quote from: djt
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u135/davetom/legbar.jpg)  

Is that what you were trying to do? A few extra bits in the img thingy here & there, I've sent you a PM.

Regards DD
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 23, 2007, 20:22
What a pretu chook djt  :!:   I love the hair style  :roll:

PS. deleted your duds  :)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: djt on March 24, 2007, 19:32
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u135/davetom/chicks6.jpg)
Team Photo; Blue Wyandotte,Legbar,Welsummer,Dutch Bantam, with Jersey Giant and Barnevelder at the rear
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Post by: DD. on March 24, 2007, 19:56
Quote from: "djt"

Team Photo; Blue Wyandotte,Legbar,Welsummer,Dutch Bantam, with Jersey Giant and Barnevelder at the rear


Well done DJT - you've cracked the piccies posting problem!! (Alliteration if I remember correctly)
Title: My girls and babies
Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 12:37
These are my new girls, I have put some of them in my profile album too.
Any ideas on breed of mum think she is Wyandotte or Welsummer?  Young hens I think are Light Sussex?

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Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: agapanthus on March 31, 2007, 13:37
Young hens are definately white sussex.....and I think the chicks are welsummers. Munt will say if I'm wrong!! :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 13:42
Thankyou, nice to know what I have.  

They still cheep rather than cluck, how old would you guess they are to be sold at market on their own.  I just wondered as chap there said they would make large hens.
xx
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 13:48
you have lost me where are the welsummers?
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Post by: agapanthus on March 31, 2007, 14:59
Told you!!!!  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 18:19
Aga thought mum and babes might be Welsummers, what do you think they are then please
x
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Post by: agapanthus on March 31, 2007, 19:11
Still think they are Welsummers :) ;)
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 19:55
must say they look like the photo in my book of Welsummers
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Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 20:02
where are they i see non on the 4 pictures , welsummers are what im holding in the top of the page folks
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Post by: philmay on March 31, 2007, 20:03
[ :lol:
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 20:04
So what do you think mine are then ???
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 20:06
Prefer mine with feathers, don't like it to eat. :-)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 20:07
can you post just the picture of the birds you think are welsummers? cos im certainly lost here
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 20:15
(http://shutter04.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/08/007/77/FA/A6/CA/yEwbopvwlBz3SRtfgZAUUkcZb+y7Vn0x00A0.jpg)
This is a close up of her head
and this is the one with the baby(http://shutter03.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/09/009/79/F9/57/B5/ij6IywJ8H0kPa5PQa-6WOtN56avmYr7o00A0.jpg)

I don't have a better close up of her than this.  She has white/cream feathers with black bits on her head a russet chest and browner mottled feathers on the rest of her
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Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 20:21
sorry to dissapint ya thats no welsummer slowf, its looks to be a mix of maran and 3 other birds . maybe a welsummer in its parentage from mom n dad of last cock or hen but its not a welly and also  looking at the bar under her chin its got the look of a silver partridge cochin mix
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 20:26
So a Heinz then, am I bothered, not at all she is lovely a great mum and so pretty. I will love her just the same

I am going to a rare breeds auction in a few weeks time, If I buy another bird what would you choose for nice eggs and pleasant manner, eating value is not a requirement for me

Thanks for taking the time to help me.
S
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Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 20:27
just buy welsummers .you may not have noticed but i am kinda a fan  :wink:
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Post by: slowef on March 31, 2007, 20:35
I think I had guessed that :-)

They are lovely birds.  Do you have any Buff Orpingtons I understand they are softies and loveable.  I love the look of them and they seem to be everything  the farmyard image portrays.

I am an animal lover in case you hadn't guessed, not enough to be a veggie but if its had a good life I will eat it hence I go to my local farm shop for meat which can give me origins and history to what I buy...  at a price of course :-))
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Post by: muntjac on March 31, 2007, 20:53
yes i hjave buffs both large and bantams if you want to raise your own birds you cant go wrong with buff orpington bantams ... :wink:
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Post by: agapanthus on April 01, 2007, 09:36
Quote from: "muntjac"
yes i hjave buffs both large and bantams if you want to raise your own birds you cant go wrong with buff orpington bantams ... :wink:

Hate to have to agree with Munt but he's quite right!! :wink:  Buff banties are gorgeous and really friendly.....but my favourites for being gentle are Brahmas. I'll see if I can put some pics in the gallery :)
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Post by: muntjac on April 01, 2007, 12:40
you know u got a happy banty when she settles down in ur lap and and drops an egg on ya  :lol: must be my cosy lived in look  :wink:
Title: Not chickens but couldn't resist showing these
Post by: slowef on April 04, 2007, 08:22
My new little ducklings, I am sure no-one will mind seeing them here :-)
Sandra
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Post by: slowef on April 20, 2007, 19:27
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Playing today in an old toy boat we have for the pool, makes a great duck pond :-)

Puffy Buffy my New Buff she is lovely and laid her first egg for me today
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Title: Gucci is growing
Post by: slowef on April 24, 2007, 08:57
She is so sweet but so ugly, her feathers are coming in now and she is going to look like her mum who is a real luvvy
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 24, 2007, 09:00
She's not ugly!!!!  She's soooo sweet!!!!
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Post by: slowef on April 24, 2007, 09:34
Quote from: "grannieannie"
She's not ugly!!!!  She's soooo sweet!!!!

yes I know scraggy looking but a cutie pie and loves having her chin tickled!  She is slow growing though unlike my ducklings that have really shot up to 4 times their size in 3 weeks.  Loving their paddling pool, looks like they are smiling :-)
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Title: keep updating
Post by: 02rlgudgin on April 25, 2007, 18:41
Slowef or anyone else keep adding new pics because i love lookin at them and they r really cute i will be adding my pics of my chicks wen i get my camera sorted out
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: purplebat on April 27, 2007, 21:08
as promised on other posts; here are my chooks, some I'm not sure of the breeds, so any suggestions?
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks034.jpg)
I think she is a blue-laced red wyandotte, but I'm not sure about the one behind
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks015.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks048.jpg)
that's my beautiful silkie, and here with my light sussex
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks045.jpg)
and these I'm not sure of, anyone know what they are and don't say chickens!!! :lol:
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks033.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks031.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks032.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks030.jpg) (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/purplebat_photos/mychooks026.jpg)
anyway those are my girls, and I love 'em to bits!  :D
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on April 28, 2007, 08:01
Oooo... Purplebat they are absolutly beautiful  :mrgreen:

Have a look of my picure of Harriet in my signature, She is a Miss Pepperpot (Bovans Nera, I think), looks just like one of your girls !  They are all so pretty  :D

Have a look HERE (http://www.omlet.co.uk/breeds/breeds.php?breed_type=Chickens) for lots of breed pictures.   :D
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Post by: djt on April 29, 2007, 23:40
Hi purplebat,I think that 1 of your birds is definately a Blue laced Wyandotte ( no red) ,as she looks the same as mine that i got from the Wernlas Collection (on page 2 of this thread). Hope this helps
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Post by: purplebat on April 30, 2007, 01:02
cheers for that aunt sally and djt, that solves 2 of 'em, only another 4 to go  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 02, 2007, 08:39
These are Sandra's (slowef's) Goslings

Here they are the new members of my brood.  They have yet to be named as we don't know what sex they are so it can wait.
I gave them a cuddly toy to snuggle with to help them settle as they have no mummy apart from me and I didn't fancy a pooey bed!!
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Moved here for Sandra by Aunt Sally
PS Shaun says he wants one.  It doesn't have an engine Shaun :roll:  
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Kerry on May 02, 2007, 08:43
Oh Sandra, they are soooooo cute   :)
Title: thank you
Post by: slowef on May 02, 2007, 09:21
thanks Aunt Sally for moving them.  They don't need an engine they have enough energy :-)  They make a really lovely happy sound chirruping but you definately know when they're not its ear piercing!!  They are both doing well and eating and drinking fine.
They hate it if I leave them though so I have to cover the box and sneek off :-)
Sandra
xx
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Post by: purplebat on May 02, 2007, 09:37
they are soooo cute sandra!!! congrats  :lol:
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Post by: dawninspain on May 02, 2007, 13:56
Sandra - they are wonderful - I'm so glad they are doing well.

Keep us posted with their progress.

Dawn
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Post by: diamond_lil on May 03, 2007, 11:33
Hi purplebat

The last photo you have displayed is a Welsummer, I think. Does she lay dark brown eggs? We have two - Wilma and Wanda. They aren't too easy to get hold of  - I would love some more, so if you hear of any going , let me know.
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on May 03, 2007, 13:35
Well the last picture on the right is a hybrid, Warren or ISA or Hubbard or something!  Not sure about the others.  Apart from Warrens, I've only ever had light Sussex, Marans and RIR's
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Post by: purplebat on May 03, 2007, 13:40
Quote from: "diamond_lil"
Hi purplebat

The last photo you have displayed is a Welsummer, I think. Does she lay dark brown eggs? We have two - Wilma and Wanda. They aren't too easy to get hold of  - I would love some more, so if you hear of any going , let me know.

oooh, a welsummer!and i didn't even realise it, there is usually a darker brown egg, but haven't got a clue which one lays it, how dark is dark? if you know what i mean  :lol:
Title: my how they have grown
Post by: slowef on May 03, 2007, 19:12
The ducklings grew!!  Theyhave discovered a source of food is the chicken run and steal at all possible chances, plus they caused devestation in the greenhouse and ate 6 tomato plants and a courgette! They are now banned and its netted off against them the little tinkers
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Scary moment today one of them got in the swimming pool and I didn't know, when I found it , it was totally frozen.   I wrapped it in a towel and blowdried it to get it warm.  I hour later it was none the worse but we need to fence the pool area off as they can get in the pool but not out.  Had to take this one of them the other day when we caught them in the pool, not to be encouraged because of chemicals and the pooing! They look like they are trying to work out the ladder sweet but dangerous.  Another job for OH this weekend making the pool area safe and duck proof!!

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Post by: Foxy on May 03, 2007, 21:39
Your ducklings are gorgeous -if a little naughty! I have just talked my OH round to letting me have some ducks - but if they knew they liked corgettes and tomato plants I think it would be a firm no!!!!
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Post by: slowef on May 03, 2007, 22:35
Oh its a small price to pay, I got over this by making a wall with fleece just pinned it to sticks either end of the row that seems to stop them for now

Get some ducklings you will love them but be prepared for lots off poo!! A water source is needed too as they need water to feed I use an old childs boat and fill that, I hope it will fullfil the need and keep them out of the Swimming Pool!!

I have had a steep learning curve with them but if I can help just IM me and I will if I can
Title: See how they have grown
Post by: slowef on May 07, 2007, 07:50
They are getting bigger, mum asked where my ducklings were and when I called them she was shocked at how fast they had grown in the 3 weeks since her last visit.  They are real characters and do this little play fight thing, I think its 2 Drakes trying to get a pecking order.
From little chap
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To Bigger Chap
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Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 07, 2007, 10:15
They are sssssooooo cute  :!:  :D
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Post by: diamond_lil on May 07, 2007, 11:11
Quote from: "purplebat"
[oooh, a welsummer!and i didn't even realise it, there is usually a darker brown egg, but haven't got a clue which one lays it, how dark is dark? if you know what i mean  :lol:


Sorry for delay in replying. What I call 'dark' is the colour of antique pine? Does that make sense? I could get the Dulux coloour chart out if you need me to?!!!! :D
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Post by: diamond_lil on May 07, 2007, 11:14
The ducklings are so cute!

But on the subject of raising ducklings - if you buy them without a matyre mother duck, do be careful not to let them get waterlogged. Because they don't have a mum preening them they won't be waterproof until they are fully feathered and their preen gland is mature. The picture of the ones in the swimming pool looks at though they are a bit low in the water to me. If they had been in too long they coud have drowned. I know it sounds daft, but you do need to be careful.
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Post by: slowef on May 07, 2007, 19:16
Thanks for that
 I know and we do not encourage them to go in, I just couldnt resist the photo before hoiking them out again.

We are fencing it off.  They do get too cold as you say and I have to towel dry and take them indoors to warm up every time they do it to make sure they don't chill.  It is not a practice we want them to get into but the toy boat doesn't seem to have the same appeal th them as a nice big blue pool!!  I know ducks can drown in water without mum to guide them and every tiime it is a mad rush to get them out before they do themselves a damage.  They have managed to get past me 3 times now but OH has nearly finished the fence so it should now be ok.

I never go out and leave them as I now they would get into trouble with the pool, but boy do I get dirty looks when I come home, as if to say what time do you call this to let us out.  The new Duck pond and fenced area especially made for them(they have a house and free range at the moment, but I am having a fox proof all the time enclosure made)  is going to finished very soon and they can move into that safer environment, they just grew faster than we could build it!!
S
xx
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Post by: diamond_lil on May 08, 2007, 16:08
The new enclosure sounds like hard work but hopefully worth it.

We were away last night and had to leave our ducks out on the pond. We have come home to find one short. I hope she is roaming about somewhere and will return but it may well be that the fox has had her. If so I shall be so sad. The last time this happened, the missing duck hadn't been eaten, she had gone down the drain out of the pond! I realised when I heard this disembodied quacking! I was so worried about how we were going to get her out but next morning she appeared in the inspection chamber a few yards away quite happy. She is now called Drainy of course!!

One thing we have noticed with our ducks, who were all raised without a  mother duck, is that none of them seem to know they can fly. They get about a foot off the ground if they are really eager to get onto the pond, but, unlike the wild mallards on the nearby river, they never get any higher. Do let me know if yours fly when they get their feathers. Maybe it is something they only learn from Mum.

Diamond_lil
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Post by: slowef on May 08, 2007, 19:29
Oh I am so sorry to hear about your Duck, hope it is ok and comes back again soon, I hate foxes when they kill and then leave it, what a waste of little lives.

Do Aylesbury's fly???  They can move at a fair lick when needed but their wings are so  tiny can't imagine them being able to get off the ground with them.  I suppose time will tell I shall let you know, hopefully not :-( I have enough stress to deal with.  

My poor OH is now in rebellion as I told him that one of the stables needed to be updated for the geese, he is not amused and I am banned from the livestock market for the forseeable future ( I should coco) Thats my day out every week.  I will try not to buy anything though....unless its cute and cuddly then my bidding card just flies up all on its own :-) don't know how it happens really!!
Sandra
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: purplebat on May 08, 2007, 20:54
Quote from: "slowef"
unless its cute and cuddly then my bidding card just flies up all on its own :-) don't know how it happens really!!
Sandra

happens all by itself doesn't it slowef?  :lol:
DL: I hope your duck shows up and that Mr. Fox didn't get a free meal  :(
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Post by: slowef on May 09, 2007, 18:21
Little cutie today, I can't get over how happy they are just to sit in your hand, no wriggling or trying to get away :-)
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Post by: slowef on May 10, 2007, 22:36
Ah nice photo, I have 3 light sussex we call them The Terrorists!!  They are so greedy and fight everyone else off for food
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 10, 2007, 22:37
Bless 'em

I wonder what they are talking about   :wink:
Title: light sussex
Post by: 02rlgudgin on May 10, 2007, 22:40
yep mine do the exact same slowef, nd aunt sally i think they wre talkin about me they wre lookin at me funny
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Post by: slowef on May 11, 2007, 07:30
When the lettuce is bigger than you just throw it around the kitchen!!!
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Post by: diamond_lil on May 11, 2007, 14:08
Slowef, your duckling photos are just wonderful!  You must spend the day beside them with your camera poised. I never have it with me when they do something funny!

Mr Fox did get a nice duck supper I am afraid. We are down to three white Indian Runners and 6 brown 'of mixed parentage'. May have to pop off to Melton Mowbray and wave the old bidding card again. Seeing slowef's babies has made me go all broody!

I reckon the 3 Light Sussex are hatching a plot to raid the vegetable garden and the one in the background is having nothing to do with it!

Have a nice weekend all.
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Post by: slowef on May 11, 2007, 14:29
actually these are Goslings :-(  Beaks the only way I could tell them apart at the auction, more pointy for biting your bottom !!

Ahh sorry about your loss, treat yourself at the auction to a couple of new babies to spoil.

I was up at 5 this morning so I thought I would let them loose in the kitchen while I had a cuppa and try to get a few cute pics.  I must admit I do carry a camera most places though either digital or my phone, as you say you never know when a photo is going to be needed.

Reckon those Light Sussex are def into mischief!!
Title: Here goes!! My first attempt at posting a photo!!
Post by: Foxy on May 11, 2007, 22:45
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This is "Fish" my broody favorelle and 3 of her chicks plus an odd one - a cross between a Pekin and Austrolorp! - I wonder what its saying to mum?
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Post by: slowef on May 11, 2007, 22:47
Ahh they are so cute, thanks for sharing them with us xxx
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 11, 2007, 23:28
Beautiful Foxy !  What a proud mum  :D
Title: Helping out the goslings
Post by: slowef on May 17, 2007, 19:08
Helping to clean the car, a few poo's don't count !!
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and a bit of pruning to help mums plants!!
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Title: Lovely ducks
Post by: slowef on May 18, 2007, 22:21
my ducks are so lovely and they have grown so fast.  They are so soft and gentle love them to bits
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Post by: dawninspain on May 19, 2007, 09:25
Sandra they are wonderful - keep the updates coming.

Did they do the damage to the flower pots behind them on the right?  :shock:

Dawn
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Post by: slowef on May 19, 2007, 18:11
No LOL that was my daughter she fell over it but they do have their moments, particularly in the greenhouse when it was open its now protected with a grid.

The Goslings have discovered that Marigolds are very tasty and have eaten a newly planted pot of those so more wire needed!!
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Post by: flatcap on May 21, 2007, 08:39
if this works you should see a pic of drake and ducks waddling around



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Post by: David. on May 24, 2007, 08:53
I constructed the hen run in our garden using the shed and greenhouse for two of the sides, and lI eave a straw bale beside the greenhouse so they they can watch me work. When planting sunflower seeds, sweetcorn, etc. I have quite an audience tapping on the glass asking for leftovers.

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P.S. Yes I know the glass needs cleaning.
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Post by: slowef on June 03, 2007, 19:19
The Goslings enjoying the sun a shower from the hose and the odd sneaky dip into the swimming pool
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Title: slowef
Post by: 02rlgudgin on June 03, 2007, 20:15
ur not only living your dream with knobs on ur living mine too the geese are fab nd the garden looks fantastic keep the pics coming love them
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Post by: slowef on June 03, 2007, 20:36
thankyou, its taken 6 months of hard slog to turn a concrete mess into a great poolside patio and its now 4 times the size but its nearly killed us doing it.  It was nice to kick back and enjoy it today in the sunshine.  Swim, BBQ and sunbathe just what the tired bones needed.
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Post by: calli on June 20, 2007, 16:04
Red jungle fowl
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American Game
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White Orps
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Jungle Fowl
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Miniature silkie
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Spanish Game
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Shamo
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I think I had better stop now :shock:  :shock:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2007, 17:06
Are those all your birds calli  :?:

They are fantastic  :mrgreen:
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Post by: calli on June 20, 2007, 17:16
:oops: Yes (and theres more :shock: )
 My name is Callie and I have a poultry problem. Been member of poultry anon for years :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on June 20, 2007, 17:40
They are addictive, but the GOOD news is... there is no cure  :lol:
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Post by: calli on June 20, 2007, 20:21
Oh tell me about it!!! :lol:
Title: Goslings huge
Post by: slowef on June 26, 2007, 08:34
My oslings have overtaken the ducks now it alarming how fast they grow, got them as a few day old babies now they are about 8 weeks.  They are lovely though and cuddle up, I love the fluffy bit they have on their heads.
I called them Fizz(yellow) and  Fozz (grey) as I dont know the sexes and didnt want gender based names.(http://shutter03.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/10/009/7D/77/A2/CA/IXZb96dpykE7AZTXknwnRYYdQOjmBp7p0300.jpg)
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Post by: chicksforkicks on July 05, 2007, 04:37
:?: How do you post pictures :?:
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Post by: purplebat on July 05, 2007, 13:49
http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=630
have a look here chicksforkicks
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Post by: chicksforkicks on July 05, 2007, 21:22
THanks for  that

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When we   forst  got them

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And Now
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Post by: Aunt Sally on July 05, 2007, 21:25
Adorable  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on July 29, 2007, 16:26
I've posted these pictures of Oliveview's (Pamela in Spain) chickens:

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I think your new hens (the ones with black tails) look like skylines so there is a good chance they will lay blue eggs  :D
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Post by: Oliveview on July 29, 2007, 19:05
Thanks Aunt Sally, they started laying- very small white eggs, need a dozen to get a good meal!
PAmela (in UK at moment!)
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Post by: KathyH on August 02, 2007, 17:47
I can't work out how to post pics on here - sorry folks. But I have put these on my facebook album and its open to public view.

I've posted the pictures for you - Aunty

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Post by: KathyH on August 02, 2007, 21:17
Thanks Aunt Sally  :D  :D
I will try it myself now -

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Post by: Aunt Sally on August 02, 2007, 21:21
Well done Kathy  :D

What a beautiful bird.  What type is she  :?:
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Post by: KathyH on August 02, 2007, 22:50
That is "Henna" (the reddish hen!) and she is a Bovans Goldline (hybrid Rhode Island Red and Light Sussex).
She should produce loads of eggs and is supposed to have an easy nature and be friendly. She is certainly very bold! She is always the first out of the coop in the morning and is the last back in. She is also the only one of the three who seems hell bent on flying out and exploring! Her wings are supposed to be clipped but she still manages - I am not experienced at noticing how well her wings have been clipped but I will have a better look as she gets more used to us handling her as I suspect it hasn't been done on her quite enough.
She certainly has bags of character and is a real explorer! :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on August 02, 2007, 22:53
I love the white tail and wing feathers and what a lovely brown too  :D
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Post by: KathyH on August 02, 2007, 23:01
:D  Thanks .
We think she is pretty. I love the sort of "spiky" markings round her neck (better shown in the pic of her not on the roof). They look like a jesters pointy ruffle collar!
The eggs should be brown and quite large. I must say we are getting quite twitchy waiting for our first eggs!
they are all 20 weeks and their combs are quite red so shouldn't be long - I hope :!:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on August 11, 2007, 19:58
Just moved this post here for slowef

Quote from: "slowef"
This brown one is called Crunchie, I gave it to my neice but it has to live with me as her mum hasn't rom for chickens.

The others are all Black and White, shame the other brown one died they were much cuter.
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How do you sex Polish Chicks, any ideas.  I was told it might be the length of feathers long on top boy or maybe other wy round?
Title: New buffs and welsummer
Post by: slowef on August 26, 2007, 07:46
Just a couple of pics of the new buffs and the ugle chick :(  and my welsummer cockerel he is about 16 weeks now and getting his cock-a-doodle in order :)
He is a fine looking chap and his lady is just as nice, will catch her next time.
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The new buffs look a lot better after just a week here, dust baths and good food have helped
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Post by: KathyH on August 26, 2007, 14:57
They are lovely grannie  :D
What are the white ones?
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on August 26, 2007, 15:02
Hi Kathy

They are a relatively new hybrid called Amberlinks, just been introduced into this country from Holland.  But I don't know what sort of cross they are.

The brown ones are the Bovans Goldline that some of the others have been talking about lately
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Post by: KathyH on August 26, 2007, 15:16
Yes I recognised the Bovans Goldlines - we  have one in our little trio  :D
She (Henna) is a lovely hen and is the friendliest and the most inquisitive. She was also the first to lay. I would have more of them like a shot (except we haven't the room)!

Do the Amberlinks lay white eggs? they look very pretty :D
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Post by: Le Chant on September 01, 2007, 11:51
New Arrivals chez nouz!
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 01, 2007, 19:07
What a lovely place to live Le Chant.  I guess from the low fence to the chicken run that you don't have a fox problem  :evil:
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Post by: Le Chant on September 01, 2007, 19:48
It's a truly idyllic place to live Aunt Sally, but we do have foxes here although not so prevalent as the Uk. Our neighbours tend to keep Reynard's population down fairly well. Just locked our 4 young ladies up for the night (It's 9pm here) and we're about to have dinner. So far, so good...chooks seem to have settled in well, and they've been an instant hit with the guests here today too!

Here's to eggs 4 & 5 tomorrow in time for breakfast! Or will they be added to the Yorkshire Puddings?
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Post by: slowef on September 01, 2007, 20:47
Oh big bad old Staffie, what a softie, Crunchie one of the Polish took to him and sat on his back and the Sam, good old boy never batted an eye bless him
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Title: Just arrived
Post by: slowef on September 06, 2007, 18:45
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Hatched today the first of the Blue Lace Orpingtons, what a sweetie
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 06, 2007, 19:13
That picture would make any one's heart melt slowef  :D
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Post by: slowef on September 06, 2007, 19:15
She is a good old girl always performs bless her.  2 hatched 1 on its way out and 3 more to go.  

I am 50 tomorrow so its a nice birthday present  :D
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Post by: jack russell on September 09, 2007, 22:27
a couple picks of mine :wink:

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he is my favourite a real stunner

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the crowing competition they dont like each other at all

cheers

jr
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 09, 2007, 22:35
You're right Jack - A stunner  :D
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Post by: eggs on legs on September 14, 2007, 11:40
:shock: Some brilliant photos of birds and runs there. Very envious !
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 18, 2007, 18:55
EMILY

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"What do you mean my hat's on crooked ?"
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Post by: KathyH on September 18, 2007, 20:04
That's hilarious Aunt Sally  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on September 18, 2007, 20:54
LOL Aunty  :D  :D

That cockerel certainly is a stunner Jack!!
Title: peekin
Post by: muntjac on September 18, 2007, 23:02
duck heheh the drake from the ducks i got the other day the ehns all scarpeered when i went near  :lol: (http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g119/Karl0101/duck.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 18, 2007, 23:03
Lovely Drake, but I think you're quackers Munty  :lol:
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Post by: muntjac on September 20, 2007, 22:39
you only just realised that sally? :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: jack russell on September 20, 2007, 22:41
you look very handsome without the beard Munty :wink:

cheers

jr
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Post by: muntjac on September 20, 2007, 22:42
Quote from: "jack russell"
you look very handsome without the beard Munty :wink:

cheers

jr



 now i am worried  :lol:
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Post by: jack russell on September 21, 2007, 17:39
dont be worried you live too far away to be worried :shock:

just an observation thats all

cheers


jr
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Post by: slowef on September 21, 2007, 17:45
New chicks doing well out and eating loads with good old Yummy Mummy
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Post by: slowef on September 21, 2007, 17:48
Poor Mr Darcy is going through a moult he is so sad looking but will be gorgeous when he is back in full feather and such a softy too. Puffy Buffy looks on in sympathy :lol: Bets she will fancy him when they grow back though
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 21, 2007, 17:49
Ahhh... bless the little chickies tiny star fish feet   :D
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Post by: muntjac on September 21, 2007, 22:48
loverly buffs slowf .one my my favs ,can i suggest you get some cod liver oil as well to give the hen . 3 drops per feed for a couple weeks until her comb glows red .the just once a week to keep her tip top . :lol:
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Post by: slowef on September 21, 2007, 22:55
Thanks Munty, I do give Cod liver oil in their water twice a week,  3-4 drops 2ltr container.  

I think she looks a little pale as she has just finished sitting on eggs.  She was on for 31 days including waiting time for me to get eggs for her to hatch.  Poor thing, she didn't get a single chick.  Do you think thats what it is she is normally a nice colour?
Sandra
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Post by: muntjac on September 21, 2007, 23:01
that will do it ........ theres a good chance she is anemic so give her some nice greens for iron ...... :wink:  :)
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Post by: slowef on September 21, 2007, 23:03
She is free range and has lots of grass/weeds to eat and I hang cabbages in the run to peck, any other suggestions please, tried cauliflower but didnt like that and lettuce didn't get much interest.

Oh give them sweetcorn to peck as well
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Post by: muntjac on September 21, 2007, 23:09
fresh dandelions as a treat .( wot more dandelions  :roll:  )
Title: New Arrivals today
Post by: richyrich7 on September 26, 2007, 21:36
Here's a pic of my new arrivals about 10 mins after I got them,
 
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Very quiet they have been until they saw the cat !
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 26, 2007, 21:53
They are beautiful Richy, what breed are they ?
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on September 26, 2007, 21:54
What sort of chook are they Rich?  Their combs look purple, or is that just the way the light catches them?
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 26, 2007, 22:05
They look a lot like my Emily Grannie.
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Post by: richyrich7 on September 26, 2007, 22:36
Thanks, they are RIRxLS

Really pleased with them.

Just been up to check up on them and they are all asleep on the floor in a corner  :roll:

I'll give em a day or two then show them where to perch

I think the purple combs is just the light Grannie not sure I'll have a good look tomorrow, just wanted to leave them alone to settle today.
Title: Breed ID ?
Post by: Zoidberg on October 03, 2007, 07:30
Hello
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what breed this chicken is? I saw a few possibilities, but they all seem to lay brown eggs and she lays white eggs.
Thanks very much, here's the pic:

(http://darlingrangewildlife.com.au/chikkie.JPG)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on October 03, 2007, 08:55
I think she's a bit of a mungrel  :lol:

There's lots of hybrids she could be like but the closest white egg layer could be a Warren.

Have a look here (http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.agraria.it/pollastrait/galla1.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.freewebs.com/professorchickensbreeds/hybrids.htm&h=283&w=178&sz=19&hl=en&start=19&tbnid=K2s6LppUSznDKM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=72&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhen%2B%2B%2522white%2Begg%2522%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26newwindow%3D1%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG)
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Post by: Zoidberg on October 03, 2007, 09:16
Thanks Aunt Sally - ahh that must be why she's so tough! (mungrel)
 :tongue2:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on October 03, 2007, 09:33
Did you look at the link Zoiberg ? She could be a Warren !
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Post by: eggs on legs on October 03, 2007, 09:37
:shock: (http://[img]http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/eggsonlegs/Sept07a.jpg)[/IMG] :shock:
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Post by: Zoidberg on October 03, 2007, 09:41
Yes sorry Aunt Sally - thanks for the link I had a look. She does look like that, but it said they lay brown eggs? Or am I looking at the wrong text  :oops:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on October 03, 2007, 09:45
OH....  Sorry I read the description wrong.  They do indeed lay brown eggs  :oops:

What breed are yours eggsonlegs  :?:
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Post by: eggs on legs on October 03, 2007, 09:54
Mine are Warren hybrids  ...and they lay brown and sometimes white (very light brown anyway, a sort of beige magnolia !!) eggs.

The eggs see to be getting lighter in colour as they get older. :shock:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Zoidberg on October 03, 2007, 10:12
thanks for pics egg on legs - yes they do look very very like her.
thats very interesting that you say eggs get lighter as they get older.
i am not sure how old she is, but she's had a problem with egg laying and i thought it may be that she is at the end of her egg production ?????
Title: Meet the family
Post by: slowef on October 04, 2007, 20:00
A few of the new kids on the block, Gary the  Rhode(s :roll: ) Island Red :lol: He is such a sweetie got him by default but love him loads!!
Wellington the Welsummer cockerel, mrs wellie to shy for photo shoots.
Samson and Delilah the new Laced Orpingtons, I hope the chicks grow up to look just like these.  The cock bird is fab and with that long ginger "hair" just had to be called Samson
(http://shutter13.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/007/4E/57/50/59/sgu1+S+qwg1G-HWKHHIxBhrYFVhDZde70300.jpg)
(http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/11/002/3B/5F/41/FA/rLY+a9tYhoxDOr1xOcqMXA+dDdtBdZ9W0300.jpg)
(http://shutter15.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/007/39/F7/E7/00/PIjBtzQgjQ+rzkvsWHOXaQZgfDhuY6So0300.jpg)
(http://shutter13.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/006/3D/AF/62/30/DvbJwYIyxDX+E50QnOCKGRcKQ9T0hIiH0300.jpg)
Title: Re: New Arrivals today
Post by: slowef on October 04, 2007, 20:05
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Here's a pic of my new arrivals about 10 mins after I got them,
 
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/DSC00320.jpg)

Very quiet they have been until they saw the cat !

They are lovely Rich you can see the Rhode in them and they are noisy compared to other birds, but I think the Black Rocks I have take the awards for noise they are terrible
S
xx
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: richyrich7 on October 04, 2007, 20:50
Thanks slowef they certainly noisier than my warrens were, one seems to spend half the day yaking about something or other  :roll:
Title: my chooks
Post by: littlefeat on October 05, 2007, 23:26
we have henrietta, megan, milly and maddy and button the cat.



(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd83/ratso_2007/nats044.jpg)[IMG]
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: DD. on October 05, 2007, 23:37
Pleased you got the piccies in.

Whilst I love our cats dearly - there's one of them I wouldn't trust near anything with feathers.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: littlefeat on October 05, 2007, 23:45
Quote from: "Digger Dave"
Pleased you got the piccies in.

Whilst I love our cats dearly - there's one of them I wouldn't trust near anything with feathers.


thanks Dave, ive got four siamese and they are great with them, although i lock them in the run if no one at home, not takng any chances  :o

littlefeat
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Post by: DD. on October 05, 2007, 23:51
We don't mind her doing the vermin. The dove was a no-no.

Think I'll take her down the plot to see how she gets on with pigeons.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: jack russell on October 07, 2007, 21:36
some of the new girls we picked up on saturday


(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/jack-russell_2007/new004-1.jpg)


(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/jack-russell_2007/newchooks.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/jack-russell_2007/chooky.jpg)

we got six at £4 each  :D

cheers

jr
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 07, 2007, 21:39
I think brown hen are my favourites.  Good price Jack, are they fully inoculated ?
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: jack russell on October 07, 2007, 21:53
yes they are aunty :D

cheers

jr
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 07, 2007, 21:56
Bargain the Jack  :D
Title: Broody hens x3 !!
Post by: Foxy on October 07, 2007, 22:47
Thought this was so funny all of them sqeezing into the same nestbox

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/septchickpics07018.jpg)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: SnooziSuzi on October 07, 2007, 22:54
Quote from: "jack russell"
we got six at £4 each  :D


Bargain price Jack,  where did you get them from?
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: jack russell on October 08, 2007, 06:15
Hi suzi got em from local farmer in ouston called Jimmy Shack he had hundreds and often does have so he tells me but they go real quick :wink: got to get in there soon

cheers

jr
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on October 08, 2007, 10:58
foxy please pack only 6 eggs to a box  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 08, 2007, 14:13
They are georgious foxy !  What breed are they ?
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Foxy on October 08, 2007, 18:38
These three I called the "witches" cos they are so bad tempered and do everything together!!
(Munty the 3 of them were sitting on one egg -were mad with with me when I took them off!!)
They are beautiful Auntie - as you know looks can be sooooo deceiving :shock: They are a cross between Austrolorp and Orpington.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on October 08, 2007, 18:48
i can imagine the conversation between them .. :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Selkie on October 08, 2007, 18:48
if this works there should be a photo of daisy and dora here...LINK (http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/album_pic.php?pic_id=726)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Selkie on October 08, 2007, 18:52
close up of dora (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/album_pic.php?pic_id=714)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Foxy on October 08, 2007, 19:24
They are lovely!! what are they? they look like Houdins or perhaps Silkie cross, lovely colours - your closeup was very small!!!! :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Selkie on October 08, 2007, 20:36
yeah sorry about that, i'm still getting the hang on getting photos up here :oops:

we got them from a belgian couple who keep hens locally, i'm not sure what type they are - i think a cross between a new something or other (sorry, that's SO vague) and a bantam something or other...(i guess that's equally vague) :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

they're really pretty though and have the best 'hair-do's!!

at the moment they're both looking really tatty as they're moulting like crazy, but when i checked them over the other day they both felt prickley as there are so many new feathers coming through! :D
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: WG. on October 08, 2007, 20:40
Quote from: "rosemarycallsthegoddess"
they both felt prickley as there are so many new feathers coming through! :D
Wish I had that problem ...
(http://www.4starscotland.com/images/haircut.jpg)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on October 08, 2007, 20:42
Quote from: "whisky_golf"
Quote from: "rosemarycallsthegoddess"
they both felt prickley as there are so many new feathers coming through! :D
Wish I had that problem ...
(http://www.4starscotland.com/images/haircut.jpg)


wow thats has to be a hayter , great machine  :wink:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 19, 2007, 23:17
Here are some pics of the little chicks if anyone is interested.  Took some updates today at 6 weeks old, but haven't got around to uploading them yet!

2 days old
(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/AMBERLINKCHICKS0017-9-07.jpg)[/IMG]

1 week old
(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/CHICKS14-09-072.jpg)[/IMG]

2 weeks old
(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/2weeksold2.jpg)[/IMG]

3 weeks old
(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/527sept07.jpg)[/IMG]

4 weeks old
(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/35oct07.jpg)[/IMG]

I'll put newer ones on hopefully tomorrow.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 19, 2007, 23:20
They look grand Grannie.  How are you planning to sell them 300 is quite a lot of chooks  :shock:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on October 19, 2007, 23:57
and how much are they im looking to restock  :wink: ?
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 20, 2007, 13:08
No selling on the forums Munty  :roll:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on October 20, 2007, 13:09
oyyyyyyyyy i wasnt selling ..... im buying lmao..... :lol:  :lol: .i would have contacted nanna anyways .... norty step? :cry:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 21, 2007, 16:38
I thought you liked your Welsummers Munty?????  These are white ones, but they lay brown eggs!!!!

Latest pics taken Friday at 6 weeks.  Sorry the first one is dark!  But this one weighs just over half a kilo already!

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/6WEEKSOLD19OCT075.jpg)[/IMG]


(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/6WEEKSOLD19OCT074.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/6WEEKSOLD19OCT073.jpg)[/IMG]
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 21, 2007, 16:48
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
They look grand Grannie.  How are you planning to sell them 300 is quite a lot of chooks  :shock:


Well, only 175 more than I originally ordered Aunty, but I couldn't let them be gassed could I?  When we were going down for some anyway!

I'm trying to keep my advertising as cheap as possible, so I've got a for sale bit on my blog, then there's a bit on the Smallholder mag website where people can sell bits, and a Farmer's market on the River cottage site too.  Then I'll put a sign outside the house, and a little ad in the local paper, and Chickychick said she' mention it to people around her way too as they are always saying they can't get chooks, that's why she ended up coming down our way to get hers.

The lady we got our POL's from, said she never has any problem selling them, just puts an ad in the local.  Then there's always Tesco and Morrisons For Sale Boards.

And I'm keeping a dozen or so myself to build up my laying flock.  

Of course, if they don't sell, then I'll have a lot of eggs for sale!!!!!!!  So the next question could be, where do I sell 300 eggs a day?????   :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 21, 2007, 17:57
Arwethey all girls grannie  :?:
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on October 21, 2007, 18:14
Yes aunty, they and the goldlines are sex linked, so WYSIWYG !!!!!!

The hen Amberlinks are white, cockerels are browny,
the hen Goldlines are brown, cockerels white or creamy.

Shame in a way as Brian wants some cockerels for the pot, but the hatchery said when we want any, let them know and they'll save us some.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 21, 2007, 18:16
Ain't genetics clever Grannie  :roll:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 26, 2007, 18:17
Quote from: "Frenchconnection"
Some more piccies of some of my brood :D

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03145.jpg)
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(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03140.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03134.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03131.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03127.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03122.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03113.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC01977.jpg)

[(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03151.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC01972.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03133.jpg)
Hope you liked them. I have more if you like???
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: lucyeff on October 27, 2007, 17:35
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "Frenchconnection"
Some more piccies of some of my brood :D

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03145.jpg)
a
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03140.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03134.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03131.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03127.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03122.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03113.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC01977.jpg)

[(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03151.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC01972.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC03133.jpg)
Hope you liked them. I have more if you like???


These are adorable! What type are the fluffy ones?  :)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on October 27, 2007, 19:58
do you mean these sort of fluffy?

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/fraggle4a.jpg)

if so they are frizzles, you can get them in all types when crossed with a flat feathered chicken
Title: Bigfoot's new love...
Post by: Foxy on October 28, 2007, 20:53
This is Annie, a beautiful girl (http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/Octchicpics07047.jpg)for Bigfoot. He also now has Chloe and Sally so I am hoping for a great romance and chicks from them next year :D  :D

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/Octchicpics07051.jpg)

And Bigfoot himself........
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/Octchicpics07030.jpg)
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Post by: lucyeff on October 29, 2007, 09:54
Thanks for the frizzles pic, how funky are they?!  :D

And Bigfoot - what a dude! Fingers crossed that love is in the air for him and Annie... :wink:

Has anyone got any pekin bantam pics by any chance? I'd love to see them, trying to persuade OH that we need some urgently before our 3 get too settled and decide they don't want gatecrashers (not sure if that'll be the case, I'm making it up as I go along to twist his arm  :wink: )

Lucy
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Post by: babe on October 29, 2007, 17:34
you should live near me lucy.

now and again when i go to let the girls out, theres a new one.

im sure that people just pop them over the fence when im not looking

well thats my story and im sticking to it  :oops:

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Post by: lucyeff on October 29, 2007, 20:09
:lol:  :lol: You have someone very generous with excellent taste in chickens living near you then  :wink:  What sort are the others? The one with the gold and black outlined markings is lovely (OH loved that one too, hmmm... think think... :wink: ). I like your style. I do love our ISA browns, but if we get an allotment I might have to keep them there and start a new collection at home, too. My mum needs lots of eggs, she's always making cakes and buns for the kids. Ahem.  :lol:
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Post by: milliebecks on October 30, 2007, 11:31
Never tried this before, but lucyeff wanted Pekins, so here goes.....
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/milliebecks/Jun06032.jpg)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/milliebecks/Jun06022.jpg)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/milliebecks/Jun06018.jpg)
(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/milliebecks/chicksat3weeks2.jpg)
The cockerel is a (young) Partridge Pekin. The chicks are 3 x buff and a partridge at about a week and 4 weeks.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Foxy on October 30, 2007, 19:38
Hi Millie!

What lovely pekins - the chicks are really cute - plus the red boy is gorgeous! :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: lucyeff on October 31, 2007, 13:54
Awww..what lovely pics!  :D The cockerel is a real handsome chap! Is the pekin near the end a lavender one? I'm hoping to get lavender and lemon cuckoo, but they're all such lovely colours.

I knew it would be addictive.... :wink:

Thanks for posting those, :idea:  I'll show dh when he comes home and I'm sure he'll fall in love with them too  :lol:

Lucy
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Post by: milliebecks on October 31, 2007, 14:11
Yes, the 'mum' with the chicks is a Lavender.
Pekins are addictive, not least because they are so calm and friendly. They'll sit quite happily on your arm while you potter about - although this is presumably to do with how well they're 'brought up' too!
Hope you convince OH ....
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Post by: Selkie on November 02, 2007, 18:37
(http://[img]http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee101/rosemarycallsthegoddess/2ndnovember016.jpg)[/IMG]

this is dora (white/brown) and daisy -- you can see how moulty daisy is! but her feathers are growing back
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Selkie on November 02, 2007, 18:58
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee101/rosemarycallsthegoddess/2ndnovember015.jpg)

our girls again :D  (sorry, i've a new camera!!)

dora's tail is still growing back after her moult
Title: my new girls
Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 15:30
i picked up two new girls today.

this is a transylvanian naked neck

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/nov7th001.jpg)

this is a silver spangled hamburg

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/nov7th004.jpg)

just need to come up with names now.
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Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 16:18
dracula and dalmation   :shock:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: noshed on November 07, 2007, 16:18
Their coop looks very posh
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 07, 2007, 16:49
I love the Hamburg but the Vulture  :shock:
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Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 17:25
dracula??

vulture??

the poor little girl will get a complex and need therapy.
 :oops:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 17:38
Quote from: "happyvalley"
dracula??

vulture??

the poor little girl will get a complex and need therapy.
 :oops:


 reminds me of the hair cuts those who are about to be executed have  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 18:21
Quote from: "muntjac"
Quote from: "happyvalley"
dracula??

vulture??

the poor little girl will get a complex and need therapy.
 :oops:


 reminds me of the hair cuts those who are about to be executed have  :lol:  :lol:


now youve put her on death row - poop poor cuddles.
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Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 18:28
id be looking to fit it with a scarf keep the cold off lolo
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 07, 2007, 18:28
CUDDLES  :!:  :shock:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 18:30
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
CUDDLES  :!:  :shock:
:lol:  :lol:

yes cuddles, i couldnt really call her baldy now could i?

or could i?  hmmm
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Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 18:31
oyyyyyyyyyy skinhead  :lol: wanna casserole coat?
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Jellyhead on November 07, 2007, 18:41
I love em but if you have read some of my chooks names you wont want any suggestions from me :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 07, 2007, 18:42
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: We are soooooo unkind,  I'm sure she is lovely with a wonderful nature...  Just hackle compromised - not her fault  :wink:
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Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 18:45
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Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 18:49
Quote from: "muntjac"
i suppose i could get attached to one .......................
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with a fork n some gravy  :lol:  :wink:  :wink:


must say that right now, thats not the way im seeing you attatched to one munty  :wink:  if ya know what i mean he hee
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 07, 2007, 18:50
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: We are soooooo unkind,  I'm sure she is lovely with a wonderful nature...  Just hackle compromised - not her fault  :wink:


i cant help it, i just seem to gravitate to the odd looking ones.

someones gotta love the uglies
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Post by: muntjac on November 07, 2007, 19:03
lmao
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on November 08, 2007, 21:27
Quote from: "happyvalley"

i cant help it, i just seem to gravitate to the odd looking ones.

someones gotta love the uglies


That's what my OH said when we got married!  :cry:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 17, 2007, 14:17
a picture of my new sign for the chickens garden gate, isnt it pretty  :wink:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/xmasturkey003.jpg)
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Selkie on November 17, 2007, 14:18
:lol: i want one!! 8)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 17, 2007, 14:18
That is wonderful, just what I need  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: babe on November 17, 2007, 14:23
ebay £2.75 and 99p postage - i thought it was a bargain.

now i dare anyone who goes to see the chickns to say they have poop on their shoes - they have been told ha ha
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Jellyhead on November 17, 2007, 17:10
Love it :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Want one tooo :lol:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: richyrich7 on November 29, 2007, 22:12
Me too !!


and here's a pic of my chicken run just for you Aunty as requested

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/667068645323.jpg)

 :wink:
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: gobs on November 29, 2007, 22:18
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Me too !!


and here's a pic of my chicken run just for you Aunty as requested

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/667068645323.jpg)

 :wink:


ha, ha, ... Have you got a chicken run then :?:  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 29, 2007, 22:19
(http://www.gosmiley.com/frowning/smiley16_sad.gif)

And you know that's not what Aunty meant Richy  :!:
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Post by: richyrich7 on November 29, 2007, 22:25
:lol:  Sorry just couldn't resist  :D  I'll pop one one in the next day or two for you  (http://bestsmileys.com/flowers/2.gif)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 29, 2007, 22:26
Thak you for the flower sweetie  :D
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Post by: richyrich7 on November 29, 2007, 22:29
A pleasure, nitey nite Aunty .
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Post by: Selkie on November 30, 2007, 00:28
:shock: rich that guy in the poster looks spookily like you, if you kind of squint at it...
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Post by: slowef on November 30, 2007, 07:50
Most markets sell those signs ours sells them for 99p

I would have but don't like the S*** word on it
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Post by: richyrich7 on November 30, 2007, 11:16
Here you go taken today,

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/DSC00340.jpg)

It's 8' x 4' approx, the side is concreted in wire down into the ground, front and back both come completely off for cleaning, digging, access to rear etc, so does the roof which is in two half's one is solid, the other half is wood/wire but I generally cover it in the wetter months or periods of heavy rain.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 30, 2007, 13:59
That looks nice Richy - sheltered during bad weather and safe.  Do you have two different types of chooks there  :?:
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Post by: richyrich7 on November 30, 2007, 21:06
Yes it fairly sheltered could do with some guttering tho' but I want some nice slim line stuff can't look too tatty in the garden. Gets the warm evening sunshine in the summer, it's sheltered above by a crab apple, ash tree and russian vine all fighting for light  :roll:

Just one type of chook RIRxLS nice bird a little bigger than the warrens I had before. I would really like to extend the run to and L shape around the shed and turn the whole shed over to them and I could have some more then.  :wink:  I quite like the idea of some of Grannies amberlinks?and getting white eggs  8)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on November 30, 2007, 23:22
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Just one type of chook RIRxLS nice bird a little bigger than the warrens I had before. I would really like to extend the run to and L shape around the shed and turn the whole shed over to them and I could have some more then.  :wink:  


Looking at your picture again what looks like two grey hens is a LOG  :roll: Need my eyes tested  :wink:   I thought you'd seaid the were all the same, at least my memory's not going  :lol:

An extended run and some of grannies hens would be lovely if you're near enough to get them.  So get the hammer and nails out you've only got a few weeks to build it  :wink:  8)
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 01, 2007, 21:19
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Just one type of chook RIRxLS nice bird a little bigger than the warrens I had before. I would really like to extend the run to and L shape around the shed and turn the whole shed over to them and I could have some more then.  :wink:  


Looking at your picture again what looks like two grey hens is a LOG  :roll: Need my eyes tested  :wink:   I thought you'd seaid the were all the same, at least my memory's not going  :lol:



:lol:  


Quote from: "Aunt Sally"

An extended run and some of grannies hens would be lovely if you're near enough to get them.  So get the hammer and nails out you've only got a few weeks to build it  :wink:  8)


About 65 miles at a guess   :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 01, 2007, 21:26
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"

An extended run and some of grannies hens would be lovely if you're near enough to get them.  So get the hammer and nails out you've only got a few weeks to build it  :wink:  8)


About 65 miles at a guess   :lol:


Just a nice day out then Richy  :D

I hope grannie makes nice cake  :wink:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 01, 2007, 21:32
Me too  :wink: I'm sure she does, time to start talking quickly to my long suffering OH  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 01, 2007, 22:15
You've talked her into 7 children, so I'm sure you can persuade her to get a few more chooks  :roll:
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Post by: noshed on December 01, 2007, 22:18
Children aren't always caused by talking
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 01, 2007, 22:19
Are you sure noshed  :wink:
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Post by: noshed on December 01, 2007, 22:20
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 01, 2007, 22:31
Quote from: "noshed"
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.


Well I've just googled it and you wouldn't believe how it happens  :shock:  :roll:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 01, 2007, 22:35
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "noshed"
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.


Well I've just googled it and you wouldn't believe how it happens  :shock:  :roll:


I would  :wink:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 01, 2007, 22:39
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "noshed"
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.


Well I've just googled it and you wouldn't believe how it happens  :shock:  :roll:


I would  :wink:


Then how do you keep making the same mistake dear  :roll:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 02, 2007, 09:32
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "noshed"
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.


Well I've just googled it and you wouldn't believe how it happens  :shock:  :roll:


I would  :wink:


Then how do you keep making the same mistake dear  :roll:


No mistake's Aunty  :D  we just love kid's, sometimes it seems very strange not to have a baby in the house  :? to old now tho'  :lol:
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Post by: Bodger on December 02, 2007, 10:00
Seven kids Richyrich? I thought I'd excelled myself with four :D  I'm not worthy  :lol:
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Post by: gobs on December 04, 2007, 20:54
You are very young Rich, can have some more easily. :wink:

Just mind that pain thing.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 04, 2007, 20:57
Quote from: "gobs"
You are very young Rich, can have some more easily. :wink:

Just mind that pain thing.


I don't think Richy gave birth to any of them Gobs  :wink:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 04, 2007, 21:00
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "gobs"
You are very young Rich, can have some more easily. :wink:

Just mind that pain thing.


I don't think Richy gave birth to any of them Gobs  :wink:


 I Wouldn't have had 1  :shock:
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Post by: gobs on December 04, 2007, 21:01
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "gobs"
You are very young Rich, can have some more easily. :wink:

Just mind that pain thing.


I don't think Richy gave birth to any of them Gobs  :wink:


I so guess, but he is the one with the sciatica problem though.
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on December 04, 2007, 21:02
:roll: I can't have more kids (by choice - went to the vets and got snipped!) but now I get really broody.  Pity I can't have a few eggs put under me and I'm happy!  LOL  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 04, 2007, 21:02
Quote from: "gobs"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "gobs"
You are very young Rich, can have some more easily. :wink:

Just mind that pain thing.


I don't think Richy gave birth to any of them Gobs  :wink:


I so guess, but he is the one with the sciatica problem though.


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

They didn't mention that on google  :wink:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 04, 2007, 21:04
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"


They didn't mention that on google  :wink:
 :?:
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Post by: gobs on December 04, 2007, 21:07
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"


They didn't mention that on google  :wink:
 :?:


Well, you did complain about it did you not :?:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 04, 2007, 21:07
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"


They didn't mention that on google  :wink:
 :?:


Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Quote from: "noshed"
I'm sure I read something about that sort of thing somewhere.


Well I've just googled it and you wouldn't believe how it happens  :shock:  :roll:


I would  :wink:


Then how do you keep making the same mistake dear  :roll:


They didn't mention the problems of making babies when you have sciatica  :shock:  :lol:
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Post by: gobs on December 04, 2007, 21:07
Quote from: "SnooziSuzi"
:roll: I can't have more kids (by choice - went to the vets and got snipped!) but now I get really broody.  Pity I can't have a few eggs put under me and I'm happy!  LOL  :lol:


I think you should see a doctor Suzi. :roll:  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 04, 2007, 21:16
Back to chicky pics I think  :wink:

Bliss for Emily is a snooze on the door step

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Emily500x375.jpg)
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Post by: Selkie on December 04, 2007, 21:17
she looks so peaceful! mine always wake up when i try to take photos of them sleeping :?
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 04, 2007, 21:20
Sweet Aunty mine never sleep out side the run to much trashing to do  :lol:  

I used to keep fan tail doves many years back and in the summer the lawn used to be littered with sleeping white doves  8)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 04, 2007, 21:22
That sounds delightful Richy  :D
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Post by: gobs on December 04, 2007, 21:27
I'm sorry, I got completely out of focus there. Lovely photo, Aunty, lovely bird!

Are your chicks overly sensitive or you too noisy, Rose? :lol:
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Post by: Selkie on December 04, 2007, 21:39
i try and creep up on them but it isn't easy with three cats and a greyhound going ''look at us, look at us!'' :roll:
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Post by: Foxy on December 13, 2007, 19:53
Chooks winter area  looking frosty!- and a piccy of Bigfoot,
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/homeandgarden350-1.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/homeandgarden355.jpg)
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Post by: Selkie on December 13, 2007, 20:18
wow he's huge what a magnificent cockerel!

i love his feathery feet :D
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Post by: Foxy on December 13, 2007, 20:55
Thank you! he has a gentle personalty too - he has worked out what to with his ladies (ahhh) so proud am hoping this spring for the patter of tiny little "little feets!" :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: WG. on December 13, 2007, 21:01
He is a handsome brute.

I like the black neckerchief - makes him look like a Wild West bankrobber.
(http://www.krystiimelaine.com/web_images/Fancy%20Neckerchief%20TN.jpg)
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Post by: Selkie on December 13, 2007, 21:05
i thought it was more like a beard - blue beard and his many wives :lol:
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Post by: Foxy on December 13, 2007, 21:46
Wasn't it Blackbeard....?? Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar :lol:  :lol: !!
Actually he does rather like his ACV - and (WG!!) I hope he's not firing blanks!!
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Post by: WG. on December 13, 2007, 21:56
:lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Selkie on December 13, 2007, 21:56
no definately blue beard (though i like your blackbeard more)

i've looked it up and it's a really gorey 'fairy tale'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebeard
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Post by: Foxy on December 13, 2007, 22:30
Actually, Bigfoot and Blackbeard could be related...they were both born in Bristol :lol:  :lol: !!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbeard

how did we go go from chickens to cowboys and pirates??
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Post by: slowef on December 15, 2007, 16:59
Bigfoot is wonderful, I adore cockerals but they are causing me grief right now.
This is crunchie she is so sweet a real friendly chicky
(http://shutter07.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/16/007/3D/E7/57/1E/aHtJ8jfUA3dxyDSDoBi3G1JvNdS3Yg+H0300.jpg)
and Twirl(http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/20/001/5B/AA/41/7F/uxHcfo-5oxqNj3HTomQ2avJ14q2Kxa-Z0300.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 15, 2007, 17:54
Pretty birds slowef... but how do they see  :shock:
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Post by: WG. on December 15, 2007, 17:56
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Pretty birds slowef... but how do they see  :shock:
They each get assigned a Seeing Duck (sorry slowef, I couldn't resist) :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 15, 2007, 17:57
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

You're going to get a slap for that WG  :roll:
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Post by: WG. on December 15, 2007, 18:07
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

You're going to get a slap for that WG  :roll:
I suspect you are right :tongue2:
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Post by: slowef on December 15, 2007, 18:57
Shame on you  :wink:

They do have a problem but it makes them easier to catch lol :lol:  :lol:  No they do ok but they have to be in their own pen as the others pick on them, must be the hair doo's
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Post by: Foxy on December 16, 2007, 14:46
Hi slowef,
love the pic of chrunchie!
Saw some amazing looking ducks yesturday Indian Runners with pompoms! They where the strangest thing! :lol:  :lol:
Talking about cockerels I bought a beautiful Cochin pullet from Salisbury last year - is actually a boy :oops:  :oops: although about 7mths now has not crowed!!!
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Post by: Foxy on December 16, 2007, 14:51
Quote from: "WG."
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Pretty birds slowef... but how do they see  :shock:
They each get assigned a Seeing Duck (sorry slowef, I couldn't resist) :D


Don't you mean "Peekin Ducks!"  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: WG. on December 16, 2007, 16:28
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on December 19, 2007, 16:35
Here's some updated pics of my girls and boys! if anyone is interested?  See the different markings, and I thought they were supposed to be white!!!!

This is the smallest one that looks like a cockerel with the comb and wattles, but walks like a hen!

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/littlecockerel2.jpg)[/IMG]

This is the medium sized cockerel?

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/mediumcockerel1.jpg)[/IMG]

and this is the biggest one!

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/15weekcockerel3.jpg)[/IMG]

Here are some of the others, including the ones with quite dark markings, and one has just started to be feather pecked, you can see the blood on her tail!

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/15weekchicks4.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/15weekchicks1.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/15weekchicks7.jpg)[/IMG]
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Post by: Selkie on December 19, 2007, 17:07
Thanks for the photos Annie :D  I will be upset if you end up selling all of them/posting them off all over the country :lol:

Never having had a cockerel, how do you mean he walks like a hen?  (sorry for the stupid question)

The colouredy ones are unusual but might they change colour again when they moult next time? My Dora started off being pretty white but is definately browner since she moulted...I've put a photo of the change on somewhere here...
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on December 19, 2007, 20:15
Hi Rosey, these all started white too, but got more brown after they moulted, which they are still doing!

The biggest cockerel doesn't walk like a hen, he struts, standing up straight as if very proud of himself!  Although Amberlinks are quite an upright bird, all the 'hens' when they stand have a more horizontal back and their tails stand up, but he and now the medium sized one too have tails that are more down, if you know what I mean!?  Whereas the little one, walks like the other hens with the more horizontal back.  He could be a hen as he's quite petite, he only weighs 1.25 kgs but most of the others weigh between 1.5 and almost 2kgs, which is what they should weigh at 18 weeks!

It's not so noticable in the photo's as it is when you can actually see them.  In the end, my family went home early on sunday, so I didn't get the promised video of them on granddaghter's boyfriend's phone, so I can't show you, unless I can get an extra long webcam cable!!!!!
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 19, 2007, 20:34
Quote from: "grannieannie"
so I can't show you, unless I can get an extra long webcam cable!!!!!

Bring em in doors  :lol:

Glad Rosie asked that question I was just about to.

Have you got many left Grannie ?
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on December 19, 2007, 20:42
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so I can't show you, unless I can get an extra long webcam cable!!!!!

Bring em in doors  :lol:

Glad Rosie asked that question I was just about to.

Have you got many left Grannie ?


Wot, all 300 Richy????  That'd make a mess on the carpet wouldn't it??? :lol:

At the moment I've got a defo order for 6, Munty wants 8, but not sure if he still does now he's going to Scotland (or gone to Scotland?) eldest daughter's in-laws want 12 unless they change their minds again!  friend of a friend possibly wants 6, so there's still a few left.  Brian said how many do you want Richy?  You're not too far, we could deliver, but only if you have 100!!!   :lol:  :lol:   Babe would have some, but she's in ipswich and Jacnal would like some but she's in the smoke!!!!  But apart from the blog, I haven't advertised them yet, will wait until after Chrimbo then put them in the paper, and I'm not advertsing on here BUT THEY'LL BE 18 WEEKS on 12th JANUARY!!!!   :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 19, 2007, 20:55
Quote from: "grannieannie"


Wot, all 300 Richy????  That'd make a mess on the carpet wouldn't it??? :lol:


Just a bit, just imagine if the had a scare :shock: :lol:

Quote from: "grannieannie"


At the moment I've got a defo order for 6, Munty wants 8, but not sure if he still does now he's going to Scotland (or gone to Scotland?) eldest daughter's in-laws want 12 unless they change their minds again!  friend of a friend possibly wants 6, so there's still a few left.  Brian said how many do you want Richy?  You're not too far, we could deliver, but only if you have 100!!!   :lol:  :lol:   Babe would have some, but she's in ipswich and Jacnal would like some but she's in the smoke!!!!  But apart from the blog, I haven't advertised them yet, will wait until after Chrimbo then put them in the paper, and I'm not advertsing on here BUT THEY'LL BE 18 WEEKS on 12th JANUARY!!!!   :lol:  :lol:


100 sounds good to me  :lol: but only got room for a couple more  :(  

But if I want some or someone else does,  they will be  18 WEEKS on 12th  JANUARY!!!! :wink: and a bargain price they are to, I've read your blog   8)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on December 19, 2007, 21:09
I know what you mean about the price, perhaps I should put them up again after them eating their way through nearly 3 tonne of grub!  I've looked on other sites and they are selling hybrids even in Cambridgeshire for £12.50 each!!!
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Post by: Selkie on December 19, 2007, 21:12
Any chance you could put a couple in the post and send them over to Ireland :wink:

I am determined to get a couple more hens next year, but I am still working on convincing my husband...
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Post by: richyrich7 on December 19, 2007, 21:12
Mine where £6.50 each  :shock:  mind you they are big b^gg£rs  :lol:
and they eat like mad.
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Post by: slowef on December 23, 2007, 05:39
Babe I think your Elvis would like my crunchie :)   She is such a softie loves a cuddle, everytime you pick her up and hug her she goes fast asleep :)
(http://shutter07.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/16/007/3D/E7/57/1E/aHtJ8jfUA3dxyDSDoBi3G1JvNdS3Yg+H0300.jpg)
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Post by: WG. on December 23, 2007, 09:29
Quote from: "slowef"
everytime you pick her up and hug her she goes fast asleep
How do you know? :?  :D
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Post by: slowef on December 23, 2007, 11:39
Males have a comb and she squats when you touch her back now :)
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Post by: babe on December 23, 2007, 17:29
i think elvis would fall head over heels in love with crunchie - they look like a match made in heaven, and he's such a gentle fella.

oooh maybe we can have the first chook wedding :oops:  ok getting carried away now :wink:
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Post by: slowef on December 23, 2007, 20:24
oh yes how cute a wedding with the ducks as bridesmaids with little flowers on their heads!!  well maybe not they would eat them  :lol:
Title: My Girls
Post by: ness on December 23, 2007, 20:41
These are my ladies:
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f70/ness1210/Picture001.jpg)
Mother Hen in the middle, Princess SnowWhite at the back (yes I have a 4 yo daughter) and Chuckles at the front (and a 2 year old son!)
Excuse the building site of a garden, the rest of it's green honest!
Am still waiting for my first egg - but am enjoying "chicken watching" when I have the time!
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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 23, 2007, 20:43
Lovely birds ness  :D
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Post by: Selkie on December 23, 2007, 20:50
Ness, they are lovely :D

One of mine is named Dora (after Dora the explorer) by my 4+1/2year old niece, my nephew wanted to call the other one Ciaran (that's his name) but when I explained that my chickens are girls he lost interest (he's 7) :roll:
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Post by: ness on December 25, 2007, 21:16
Glad you like them  :lol: . Not the best pic but it was the only one where they all sat together.  Apart from when they try to squash in a dust bath together, but they see me coming with a camera  :roll:
Kids are great with names, not sure about "chuckles" doesn't seem to suit her really!
xx
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Post by: Selkie on December 25, 2007, 21:22
Mine are like that too Ness, I keep trying to get one of them asleep in their run but they always hear me coming and think they're going to get food.
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Post by: ness on December 28, 2007, 22:23
:lol: Mine seem to spot me at the back door, where ever they are, and come running.  I still find the sight of running chooks funny!
Title: My Rhode Island Reds
Post by: jonny1982 on December 29, 2007, 20:38
Here are some pictures i took today of my Rhode Island Reds

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Post by: Aunt Sally on December 29, 2007, 20:42
Nice birds Jonny  :D
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Post by: jonny1982 on December 29, 2007, 20:57
Thanks
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on December 30, 2007, 21:36
I'll get some pics of my three up here soon (just have to wait to finish the reel of film and developed in boots!)

I'm planning to get some table birds in the new year and thanks to my Christmas pressie subscription to Practical Poultry have located some breeders but they are a long way away... Does anyone have any suggestions on which breeds to get?

EDIT:  should say that they will be free range and I'm not looking for fast growers...
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Post by: jonny1982 on December 30, 2007, 21:56
Snoozisuzi, when i got my Rhrs the breeder had some table birds which he showed me. They are the same type that are used for commercial production but they are used by people who want to rear them for the table on a smaller scale.
When he first told me that they are used for modern day production it put me off but then when i realised that they are a breed which develop a good amount of meat and they can be reared as free range / organic anyway.
If you buy orgainic chickens from the supermarket they are the same breed just reared in a different way.
He had a few cockerels and hens he passed one over to me, i couldnt belive the size of it it was so heavy.
I joked comparing it to a turkey!, they were four months old and were ready for the table .
He told me they would be ready for the table at 6 weeks in the commercial industry.
They are called cobbs which are crossed with pure breds barred rocks im sure with other breeds.
They are pure white and grow fairly quickly but if you have them free range it could take a bit longer for them to be ready
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Post by: slowef on January 06, 2008, 13:22
It was so cold this morning with a really hard frost but they found a spot in the sun to enjoy.  
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Also a photo of Mrs Wellie she is a really pretty bird now and of course my gorgeous boy Mr D'arcy (Bf Orp)and Puff (Orp Hen)

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Post by: SnooziSuzi on January 06, 2008, 19:14
they all look so happy slowef  :D
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Post by: babe on January 06, 2008, 19:38
wonderful pictures... what is the one 2nd from bottom.....i want one x
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 06, 2008, 21:21
Looks like a wellsummer babe.
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Post by: slowef on January 06, 2008, 22:03
Yes she is a Welsummer, about 10 months old she was hatched this year here from some eggs I got off Ebay only 2 from 6 hatched but she is very fine.  Wellington as you may know has moved on to ladies new!! :lol:
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 07, 2008, 23:19
Aww, slowef, they are lovely!!!!

Here are some pics of my amberlinks this afternoon in the polytunnel, and a pic of the enlarged run which is nearly denuded of grass after 1 week!!!!

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Post by: babe on January 07, 2008, 23:26
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Looks like a wellsummer babe.


ooh thats a welsummer.... shes pretty
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Post by: babe on January 07, 2008, 23:27
Quote from: "grannieannie"

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/DSCF0001-1.jpg)[/IMG]


just wondering grannie, what ones are mine????
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 08, 2008, 00:10
The 2 over the back near the green gate see them????   :D
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Post by: babe on January 08, 2008, 00:11
oh yeah....thanks grannie. what are they called?
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Post by: babe on January 08, 2008, 00:16
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa171/happy-valley/grannie.jpg)
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Post by: Selkie on January 08, 2008, 00:17
Where's my one in that photo? I can't see him/her :(
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on January 08, 2008, 00:23
Hey Babe you ARE sharp!  Usuallly someone will say what gate, I can see several, but only one isgreen!  Yes those are yours, but you have to name them yourself!!!!

And Rosemary, little Rosemary is much smaller than the others so not easy to see from a distance, but her comb shows up, so she may be the one, do you see where the yellow hose goes up the fence?  Just to the right there's a chook bending down and you can see the red a bit, that could be her!!!  :D
Title: Matilda
Post by: Louise on January 10, 2008, 11:39
IMG_1663.jpg

Hope this works. Will put more on later
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Post by: Louise on January 10, 2008, 11:41
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Post by: Selkie on January 10, 2008, 13:05
Louise they are pretty!  :D
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Post by: slowef on January 12, 2008, 17:08
Took this of Crunchie today its the best photo of her I have managed.  She is such a cutie sat on the house watching the others shame they can't mix but they are so horrible to her.
(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/007/37/DB/09/81/AtC-6UXsShln-lIF+baO8PTTe1BqYXyI0280.jpg)
And caught in the act of pecking a hole in a bag of feed I was about to empty into the feed bin little monsters :evil:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 12, 2008, 17:30
Quote from: "slowef"
She is such a cutie sat on the house watching the others shame they can't mix but they are so horrible to her.

She is pretty but how does she see  :?:   Perhaps that's why the others are nasty to her.  She doesn't look "normal" to them.
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Post by: ness on January 12, 2008, 20:52
How many chooks can you fit in a small plastic tray?  :lol:
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f70/ness1210/Picture003.jpg)
They are trying to have a dust bath, dozy birds!
Slowef - love Crunchie's funky look - and the laced bird in the bottom pic too.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 12, 2008, 20:57
Happy birds ness  :D
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Post by: slowef on January 12, 2008, 21:35
Thats Delilah my Gold Laced Orpington (Sampsons Mrs)

I love that just hope your cat had finished with it :? can you buy chicken litter??
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Post by: ness on January 14, 2008, 10:28
I love delilah - shes so pretty - just wish i had more room.
Luckily the cat doesnt use the litter tray although my evil rabbit Rupert sometimes takes up residence and there no budging him.
Mother Hen (the middle one) is currently wondering around the garden making odd noises so I am hoping for my first egg soon  :D
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Post by: jacobsgoldmine on January 15, 2008, 19:56
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/jacobsgoldmine/100_1091.jpg)
the girls - Twinkle and Winkle Maran Cuivre's (Rhode Island Red/Maran cross) and Amber and Star the Amberstars.
Sorry blame my little girl for the silly names :wink:
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Post by: poultrygeist on January 18, 2008, 15:07
This is on the first day we got them....

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc208/maksmum/Resizeof2008_1_13002.jpg)

And this one is today...

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc208/maksmum/Resizeof2008_1_18002.jpg)

Edit: Updated so the photos appear in the message.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 18, 2008, 15:19
Lovely runa nd super chooks poultrygeist   :mrgreen:
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Post by: Selkie on January 18, 2008, 15:22
:D They look lovely!! :D
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Post by: poultrygeist on January 18, 2008, 16:12
Thanks Aunty and Rosemary.

Still no names but they'll come.

I'll have to see if I can post properly in the message.

More to come in future.
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Post by: Selkie on January 18, 2008, 17:07
Don't forget to let us know what names they do end up with! (please)
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Post by: Foxy on January 18, 2008, 17:17
Aww lovely pics Poultrygeist!! Wonderful set up they look really happy. :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: poultrygeist on January 18, 2008, 18:34
Thanks Foxy.

I can't get over how relaxed they are. I was sat with them in the run this morning and they were just eyeing me up and carrying on with their housework.

I don't think anything would upset them.
Title: Post your poultry pictures here ;o)
Post by: Louise on January 21, 2008, 21:05
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Isobel - camera shy!!!

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Princess Leia

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And Penny
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 21, 2008, 22:00
Pretty birds Louise  :D
Title: Mucky Ducks
Post by: slowef on January 25, 2008, 17:52
An old tin bath full of last years compost thats flooded and you have the best toy for Ducks and Geese there is.  Happy mucky faces though :) They spent ages sifting through this today when I let them out to explore while I cleaned out the greenhouse.
Video will be on my blog with sound which just makes it, all the splashing and slurping :lol:

Head in must be something good in  here somewhere
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DIrty Faces
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and I am usually the clean one
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Just amazed that none of them actually climbed in it :?
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Post by: Louise on January 26, 2008, 16:24
they're lovely slowelf
I also cleaned out my greenhouse today - the chooks sat and watched :D
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Post by: slowef on January 26, 2008, 18:04
oh Louise I wish mine would just watch but they insist upon helping, as fast as I sweep the gravel into place they rearrange it and scatter it everywhere, includes empty flower pots and anything else that moves :?

I had the bench looking lovely with all my geraniums that have started throwing out shoots,  Yummy decided that she neede to prune them for me :cry:  bits of gernium and compost everywhere pots tipped over what a mess.  OH has had a request to make me a mesh door to keep them out :!:  :evil:
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Post by: mdueal on January 30, 2008, 21:01
I was just looking through the photos again of our chickens when they were little - cant get over how much they have grown. They were so cute!!

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(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2073121841_60f1a7289e_m_d.jpg)

(That trellis has become our invaluable 'chicken herder device' come 'stop the chickens coming in the back door instrument' come 'maintain the integrity of the courgettes/cucumbers from attack of the killer chickens thingymebob' which functions quite well until one of them decides to mountineer it and tightrope walk to the nearest cucumber as evidenced above)
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Post by: Selkie on January 30, 2008, 21:06
Oh they are so cute, I love little chicks!
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Post by: mdueal on January 30, 2008, 21:06
and some of the little dog - bit off topic but thought you wouldnt mind... hes cute but a menace!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2165711632_360738ef19_m_d.jpg)

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(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1032/1061256134_695699a53f_d.jpg)
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Post by: Selkie on January 30, 2008, 21:07
:shock: How do you get his ears to do that!  8)
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Post by: mdueal on January 30, 2008, 21:10
HAHAHAHA :D

Rueben (the grumpy one) can stand up on the stable door to the kennel (i know my OH is into over-engineering designs for the animal shelters) but ez (the manic one) cant reach yet so jumps up and down to see what's going on - photo was just well timed!!
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 30, 2008, 21:11
Lots of hair spray Rose  :lol:
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Post by: mdueal on January 30, 2008, 21:11
The beach and sunset pics were taken at Christmas when we were at my parent's - they are at Derrynane beach!
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Post by: Selkie on January 30, 2008, 21:12
I love it, it's a really funny photo :D

Oh Derrynane beach - I haven't been out that way for a while, it's fab there isn't it?
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 30, 2008, 21:14
Wonderful pictures mdueal   :D
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Post by: Foxy on January 30, 2008, 21:15
probaby extra hold hairspray.... :lol:  :lol:
Gorgeous piccies, love the one perched on the trellis - is that the dangerous cucumber eater?? :shock:
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Post by: mdueal on January 30, 2008, 21:30
yup - and to think we called her babs from a day old. Should have been ginger as theres definately no sign of her sitting back knitting - shes always the one plotting...
I must watch chicken run again. I love that bit 'mrs tweedy, the chickens are revolting'..... 'i know dear' hahahahaha
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Post by: Foxy on February 03, 2008, 20:36
pics of some of my birds while the weather was good last week-as you can see Bigfoot and Jack are now friends - and Jack is recovering from his war wounds! Some of my young girls hatched last year -and Chloe who loves to doze on my lap! :lol:  :lol: Not forgetting the tiny pekin cockerel who rules the roost!!  :lol:  :lol:
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/011-1.jpg)
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(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/Kelly_Katherine/013-1.jpg)
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Post by: Louise on February 04, 2008, 19:29
they're gorgeous, i love their fluffy feet :D
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Post by: Jellyhead on February 05, 2008, 09:22
Ooooh Foxy, lovin yer chooks :wink:  :D  :D
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Post by: slowef on February 13, 2008, 09:11
They are fab Foxy

How do you keep it all so pristine though our place looks like a bomb site after the girls have been on the loose they scratch and scatter stuff everywhere :cry:
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Post by: babe on February 13, 2008, 21:46
big foot is so lovely, glad he's on the mend  :)
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Post by: ness on February 17, 2008, 20:56
Loving the photos foxy. That pekin cockerel looks lord of the manor!
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Post by: Foxy on February 17, 2008, 21:51
Thanks! Despite his diminutive size he keeps my other big cockerels in place! And Biggins is at least 5 times as big! :lol:  :lol:
Title: My pictures
Post by: Viv on February 22, 2008, 17:52
here are some of my hens and roosters
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w249/mother-hubbard/P2220017.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w249/mother-hubbard/P2220015.jpg)
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(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w249/mother-hubbard/P2220005.jpg)
I hope that I have uploaded correctly

Viv :roll:  :roll:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on February 22, 2008, 17:59
Perfect Viv - lovely pictures  :D
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on February 22, 2008, 19:11
...and what an idyllic setting - I'm soooo jealous!
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Post by: jack russell on February 27, 2008, 00:05
here are a couple of new additions to the plot

Kellogs


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Pringles


(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/jack-russell_2007/CIMG2981.jpg)

aren't they lush  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on February 27, 2008, 00:35
Beautiful Birds Jack 8)   No neighbours I guess, cos they look as if they know how to SHOUT  :lol:
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Post by: Jellyhead on February 27, 2008, 08:04
You sure do have lovely cocks :wink:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: jack russell on February 27, 2008, 08:05
That is very true Aunty all three are in chorus The Three Tenors.  :D  8) There are houses near the lotties but we are allowed to keep them and no one complains :D  

I think anyone buying a house there are informed of the cockerels (or can here them on viewing) and dont really have any right to complain IMO,  just like buying a house next to an airport :shock:  :D  8)
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Post by: bekboo on March 09, 2008, 20:00
I'm new to this and do have some lovely pics of our ex-bats!! How do I put pics on?
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 09, 2008, 21:25
Tjis is how you do it bekboo  :D

Posting Pictures in a Topic (http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?p=100026#100026)
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Post by: bekboo on March 10, 2008, 12:21
Well here goes...my first pic I hope :wink:
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d136/bekboo7/Chrissiesphonepics035.jpg)
The recently freed girl's first scratching!!
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Post by: Wildeone on March 10, 2008, 12:26
:D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


(http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/5.gif)

So great to see them out and exploring for the first time!!!!!! I'm thrilled for them - well done you!
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Post by: Davenports on March 11, 2008, 21:03
This is Jane
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/IMG011.jpg)
 and Doris
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/IMG012.jpg)
Plus home and pen - the string is to stop them flying over the netting despite wings being clipped!!!
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/IMG017.jpg)
Edna
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/Edna.jpg)
and finally Audrey
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/DSC00823.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 11, 2008, 21:07
Lovely pictures Davenports  :!:

Great setting for the Eglu  :D
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Post by: Foxy on March 11, 2008, 22:28
lovely pics! very sweet hens Davenports - but um whats that plastic thingy in the garden?????  :shock:  :shock:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 12, 2008, 08:37
Behave Foxy  :roll:  :wink:
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Post by: Davenports on March 12, 2008, 16:30
Hoping that the plastic thing in the garden will hatch into this??!!!

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/DebJackGeorge/The%20Girls/IMG_05662.jpg)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :D
Title: Finally...
Post by: Chickenstreet on March 15, 2008, 12:54
Hallo, I posted in November when I was setting up, but have only now (last week) been able to get some hens. There are just the three - Brodie, Harriet and Penny - they are about sixteen/eighteen weeks old,  from AJR Poultry, Abergavenny.  ISA browns - all that were available at the time, but they do seem like a good (non!) choice. Lovely, friendly, have been able to pick each up from day one - they didn't like it at first but are fine and very easy to handle now - we had to clip their wings on day two, but they're still trying to fly.  Here they're eating porridge with sunflower seeds.


(http://bp2.blogger.com/_WRv5uKdlssk/R9faWpv_SAI/AAAAAAAACoQ/lNclADMwWik/s400/porridge.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 15, 2008, 14:12
Welcome back Chickenstreet.

ISA browns are a very popular bird.  Quite a few keepers here have some  :!:

Your piccie isn't working, check the link and repost it if you can  :D
Title: Reposted pic
Post by: Chickenstreet on March 16, 2008, 15:05
Hi, again, Aunt Sally - I've reposted (above) a smaller version of the photo, hope it shows this time.  One of them has laid her first egg today!  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on March 16, 2008, 16:10
:D I love brown hens  :D
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Post by: ck2day on March 16, 2008, 18:44
Hi chicken street,  your ISA browns look the same as my ex-batts. Does anyone know if that is what breed (if any) battery hens are??

Claire
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Post by: Chickenstreet on March 18, 2008, 19:02
ck2day/Claire - hi, yes, I discovered that ISA browns are hybrids bred from the Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White for battery farms but the guy I bought them from breeds them for back garden poultry keepers.   :)
Title: My ISA Browns on YouTube
Post by: Chickenstreet on April 05, 2008, 20:44
I posted a very short clip of them on YouTube - this was the first time they were let loose in the garden - they were ecstatic!

My ISA Browns on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvqcH_Z6Afg)  :D

zvqcH_Z6Afg
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Post by: Aunt Sally on April 05, 2008, 21:51
Nice lively hens you have there  :D
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Post by: Snap Dragon on April 05, 2008, 23:03
I thought all your photos were lovely but seeing videos of your chooks really makes me want some! :)

maybe one day  :?

MORE VIDEOS PLEASE PEEPS :D
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Post by: mdueal on April 06, 2008, 12:05
Video for you:

y9aauhmUbEc

It is our week old JA757 meat chicks eating out of my hand! They are so tame - probably as the brooder is right next to my desk in the back bedroom so I am sitting next to them all day! Now everytime i put my hands into brooder to refill food or change water etc they are all there pecking at it!
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Post by: Snap Dragon on April 06, 2008, 12:54
Aaaah what cuties....

thanks for the video  :D
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 10, 2008, 16:03
Well here's the next Batch!  (and they do look a little like gremlins too!!) lol

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/B380s1dayold17apr08001.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/B380s1dayold17apr08003.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/B380s1dayold17apr08004.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/B380s1dayold17apr08005.jpg)[/IMG]

When I called the hatchery earlier today, they said they'd had a shortage of hatchings this week and I wouldn't get any surplus until at least Monday week!  Then 5 minutes later, they were back on the phone saying we could have 125 Babcock 380's!  

Luckily we'd just put the meat chicks down into the big house this morning, so it was a quick fly around cleaning and disinfecting the brooder and then down to the hatchery!

These are little darlings!  They are soooo small!!! lol
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 10, 2008, 16:05
And when I weighed the meat chicks as they are 4 weeks old today, they weigh between 650 and 800 gms!!!!1   nearly doulbe what they were last week!

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/MeatChicks004at4wks17april08.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/MeatChicks010at4wks17april08.jpg)[/IMG]

(http://[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks/MeatChicks011at4wks17april08.jpg)[/IMG]
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Post by: babe on April 10, 2008, 17:49
awwwwww
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Post by: Aunt Sally on April 10, 2008, 18:46
What are all their names Grannie  :lol:
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Post by: agapanthus on April 10, 2008, 18:52
I'm not looking!!!!
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 10, 2008, 21:14
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
What are all their names Grannie  :lol:


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ..........................60, 61,62,63,64,65 !!!!!!!
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Post by: compostqueen on April 17, 2008, 09:45
my very first ever chooks. I got them yesterday  :D

[(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/newhens.jpg)
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Post by: Celtic Eagle on April 17, 2008, 12:56
Very cool CQ

I can ask all the questions now can't I

I love the chooks what breed are they?  How do you like the Eglu? Easy to set up?

Never seen on from that angle before it looks huge .

Still making my mind up I'm outside their delivery area for chooks so I'll have to source locally.

Have fun and lets see loads more pics
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Post by: compostqueen on April 17, 2008, 14:28
I set it up on my own. The Eglu arrives in two huge parcels so that was a bit of a faff on its own  :D   It says it should take 45 mins to put up but it took me about two hours on my own. I found the run clips extremely fiddly and they really hurt your fingers after a while.  I did resort to using a few tie wraps.  

I got the chooks locally, not from Omlet so the birds only had a short car ride to get here, plus I got all the bits and bobs from them too, eg feed, Aubiose bedding, etc  :D
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Post by: Celtic Eagle on April 18, 2008, 13:38
Brill.

The more I see the more I like

Opps this could get expensive  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: oddbuthappy on April 18, 2008, 19:01
forum newbie here... hello everyone!

These were my girls when I first got them at the end of last summer... I built the coop and run which is fox-secure from recycled materials, but they spend most of their days pecking round the garden.

We had one fox incident last year which resulted in one of them coming to live in a cage in the front room until fully re-coop-erated  :wink:

They were ex-barn chooks (barn-fresh, what a joke)... covered in lice, balding patches, broken beaks, missing toes, flat grey combs and sores... are all twice the size now, feather-filled, lice free and ordinarily I get the hugest looking eggs from them... but I haven't had one since a rather nasty thunder and lightening storm a few days ago  :(

will post a pic of them looking healthy when I get my camera back.

(http://my.photodump.com/squidgystar/DSCF0068-T.jpg) (http://www.photodump.com/squidgystar/DSCF0068.html)

(http://my.photodump.com/squidgystar/DSCF0071-T.jpg) (http://www.photodump.com/squidgystar/DSCF0071.html)
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Post by: Foxy on April 18, 2008, 21:59
lovely pic!! looks like a brilliant henhouse :lol: Looking forward to more piccies!!!
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Post by: poultrygeist on April 18, 2008, 22:14
Nice pics Oddbuthappy. Well done for giving them a happy home.

Welcome to the forum BTW.

Rob
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 18, 2008, 22:56
Oh well done you for rescuing those lovely ladies!!!!  Probably their beaks weren't broken, but trimmed!!!!! Supposed to stop them pecking each other, but doesn't always work!!!!!!
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Post by: Kiwi on May 01, 2008, 22:06
My lovely ladies!
I've never kept chickens before and I just love it. They're really rewarding aren't they!

Does anyone have a clue as to what these are? I know they're a mixture and I've been told Orpington? and something red?

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/bobadoodle/P1030534.jpg)
Maude and Mabel

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/bobadoodle/P1030538.jpg)
Mabel and Millicent ( Mathilda is out of shot!)

Out of the four of them Maude and Mathilda have just started laying.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 01, 2008, 22:12
Lovely birds.  I like black hens  :D
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Post by: Kiwi on May 01, 2008, 22:16
they were the only ones we could find!! supposedly we were looking at the wrong time of year!!  :lol:
# of them have floppy combs - is that ok? They are pretty big.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 01, 2008, 22:24
Quote from: "Kiwi"

# of them have floppy combs - is that ok? They are pretty big.


Floppy comb, are you talking about me  :shock:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/EmilyOct2007.jpg)
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Post by: Kiwi on May 01, 2008, 22:27
:lol:   whew!! so its trendy then!!
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Post by: compostqueen on May 01, 2008, 22:38
been looking at all the chooks and ducks in this thread. They're gorgeous.  Here's mine, enjoying the bit of sunshine we got today

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/P5010013.jpg)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/P5010015.jpg)
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Post by: peggyprice on May 08, 2008, 21:40
Quote from: "Kiwi"


Does anyone have a clue as to what these are? I know they're a mixture and I've been told Orpington? and something red?


The one in the middle with the lovely golden neck (Maude?) looks very much like Jean my Welsummer - though Jean is brown where yours is black, so maybe a Welsummer x with something else?  With Welsummers the eggs are brown but the colour is 'overlaid' (so to speak) as the egg is laid so it can be rubbed off while the egg is still warm.

The others look just like my Celia - I was told she was a Black Rock Hybrid, though I know there's a bit of fuss about Black Rocks that aren't really Black Rocks ... I don't mind, she lays beautiful large white eggs and is very pretty with her petrol blue highlights  :)
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Post by: Kiwi on May 08, 2008, 22:59
Thanks Peggy.
 Maude lays very pale brown eggs, sort of a buff colour - the colour doesnt rub off when they're warm though ( i often get them warm as I'm lying in wait  :lol: ) Mathilda is laying white ones and all of them glow blue when the sun shines on them so maybe they do have black rock in them somewhere.
There are loads of red and brown shavers around here so maybe Maude's brown neck comes from them? They're all sisters though.
Anyhoo - I really dont mind what they are, I love them.
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Post by: kimT on May 09, 2008, 17:34
Here is another floppy comb!

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/chooks29thmarch06013.jpg)
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Post by: Porffor on May 25, 2008, 13:06
Quote from: "Kiwi"
My lovely ladies!
I've never kept chickens before and I just love it. They're really rewarding aren't they!

Does anyone have a clue as to what these are? I know they're a mixture and I've been told Orpington? and something red?

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/bobadoodle/P1030534.jpg)
Maude and Mabel

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/bobadoodle/P1030538.jpg)
Mabel and Millicent ( Mathilda is out of shot!)

Out of the four of them Maude and Mathilda have just started laying.


The red necked one (sorry don't mean to sound mean) is like my girls.. they thought to be Bovans Nera - hybrids from Holland. :) They are cross Black Rocks.. so might be worth looking at them and seeing if they match your girls. :)

These are my girls - Shimmer (darkest as has green shimmery feathers o her back) and Scarlet. :)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/purplehugs/Chooks/100_4252.jpg)
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Post by: kattcottrell on June 06, 2008, 14:26
Two of my girls enjoying the sun  and chilling out by the patio doors, although as you can see, their big sister is not amused by such
bone idleness :)

If she could talk she'd be saying:
 ("Oi you lazy beggers, lunch break is over")
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/kattcottrell/garden012.jpg)
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Post by: daz on June 15, 2008, 13:12
hello everyone im new here and here's my chickens
excuse the bad pics they are from my phone

here's gladys and bessy (named by my wife)


(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/dazjack/IMAGE_007.jpg)

heres 4 of my chicks
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/dazjack/IMAGE_017.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/dazjack/IMAGE_018.jpg)


the poorly one

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/dazjack/IMAGE_020.jpg)

and here's the run and the house altho all that area is to be fenced off to become the run and i also let them out to roam freely
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/dazjack/IMAGE_012.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on June 15, 2008, 23:08
Lovely pics daz,loads of room for chooks! :lol:
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Post by: Arlen on July 05, 2008, 23:06
Just joined and am adding my pictures.
Here are our three hens.
The black Cochin is named Miss Prissy after a character in Gone with the wind, the white Cochin is named Blanche and the red and black lady is an Araucana named Biscuit.
The pictures were taken when they were 7 weeks old, but they are now 10 weeks old.

My wife is keeping them in our new home in Boise, Idaho, U.S.A. (She's American and I am Scottish so we are both going to be living there for good.)
When she moved in there was already a chicken run and small coop in the back garden so we decided to go ahead and get some.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/camelliabramble/Picture050-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/camelliabramble/Picture052.jpg)
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Post by: Fifitrix on July 15, 2008, 13:16
Here's our Homework Helper ....

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii246/Fifitrix1/100_2258.jpg)
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Post by: Code Numpty on July 18, 2008, 11:07
Our 2 new Appleyard/Rowan cross Ducklings with their surrogate Mum.

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5263/p1000335smallie6.jpg)

Mum will go back home as soon as the ducklings can manage to keep warm on their own. We will then think about introducing them to our existing ducks; 2 Indian Runner ducks, 1 Indian Runner drake and a Khaki Campbell duck. I'll have to go and take a photo of them.
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Post by: kimT on July 18, 2008, 17:36
This is the prem chick I had to get out of its shell etc and she is 4 wks old now and coming on a treat.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/Chick4wkold011.jpg)
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on July 18, 2008, 23:14
aw they're all coming along great!  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: kimT on July 20, 2008, 21:57
Here they are all four in the garden for the first time in the sunshine.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/stdayout19thJuly2008001.jpg)
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Post by: gab on July 30, 2008, 03:16
how did you guys post your pics here???  thanks
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Post by: Aunt Sally on July 30, 2008, 16:39
Like this gab

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=19476

Do pop to the Welcome forum and introduce yourself :D
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Post by: chooknewbie on August 05, 2008, 20:53
introducing my ladies....Harriet, (Sleeping) Beauty, FiFi, and Alicia....and guess which three the kids names...lol....will give you a clue..my Mum named Harriet...

(http://uk.geocities.com/solfrid62/Dscf0021.jpg)

step away with the camera!

(http://uk.geocities.com/solfrid62/Dscf0025.jpg)

(http://uk.geocities.com/solfrid62/Dscf0026.jpg)


        (http://uk.geocities.com/solfrid62/Dscf0086.jpg)
              nothing like a treat to get some pics taken

          (http://uk.geocities.com/solfrid62/Dscf0087.jpg)
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Post by: Vember on August 05, 2008, 22:31
Lovely looking girls chooknewbie :)


An they look real happy :D
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Post by: chooknewbie on August 06, 2008, 07:43
thanks vember...that they are...get an egg out of each of them every day.....warrens are brill...sooooooooooo friendly...although havent quite got them to perch on my shoulder...lol....
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Post by: orfy on August 10, 2008, 20:21
Here's me ladies.
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3497/dsc00007vi2.jpg)
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Post by: mickwood on August 11, 2008, 09:25
Oh ok...I'll play - here's my lovely lovely girls...and maybe boy?  :lol:  :lol:

Fraggle:

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w47/mickwood/Chucks/19072008178.jpg)

Violet...or Victor - the jury's still out!

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w47/mickwood/Chucks/19072008175.jpg)

and the new girl, Buttercup

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w47/mickwood/10082008273.jpg)

Bless.....
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Post by: poultrygeist on August 11, 2008, 09:30
They're all beauties Mick.  :D

rob 8)
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Post by: compostqueen on August 11, 2008, 09:34
Lovely buff you got there :D   Violet still looks like a girlie to me Mick. I think you'll have an egg soon

Mind you what do I know  :lol:

Hope your new girl settles in soon
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Post by: mickwood on August 11, 2008, 10:15
Thanks CQ! Let's just hope eh? I think Violets comb and wattle are reddening so fingers crossed micky will be in eggsville soon!!  :D
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Post by: Vember on August 11, 2008, 10:21
Fantastic shots Mick

:D
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Post by: Jellyhead on August 11, 2008, 13:32
Okay Lully piccies Mick but your little Violet looks just like my Wynona see:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff294/Frenchconnectionphoto47/DSC05001-1.jpg)

she lays lots of eggies and makes a lully mummy, 2 broods this year bless her :wink:  :wink:
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Post by: Vember on August 11, 2008, 13:38
Hey that's a bit reasurring hey Mick ???

They do look very similar :D
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Post by: tiptopchickendon on August 14, 2008, 15:16
Ivory & Ebony - AKA Amy (Winehouse) & Bhuna

(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w338/tiptopchickendon/DSC_0053.jpg)

Peri-Peri - The Friendly one

(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w338/tiptopchickendon/DSC_0054.jpg)

Tikka - The Leader

(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w338/tiptopchickendon/DSC_0062.jpg)

oh and the cat Tintin eyeing out Peri

(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w338/tiptopchickendon/DSC_0059.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on August 14, 2008, 15:19
Can I ask everyone to make sure their pictures are less than 700 pixels wide before posting them.  It makes them easier to see and prevents the page being pushed off of the side of the screen.

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=19476

Many thanks !
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on August 20, 2008, 21:56
Quote from: The Chicken Lady
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108/mother-hen/Dutchess1.jpg) goes - photo's of Dot Cotton and Dutchess

Thanks to The Chicken Lady for uploading a pic of Duchess... I'm just borrowing the pic if you don't mind  :wink:

I've recently taken on a clocker with light sussex chicks but my d*mn phone takes brilliant pics but I can't get the images off it!!   :evil:  :evil:

Anyhoo,  this is the type of bird that I have but I don't know what she is, and neither did they guy I bought her from.

Can anyone help please?
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on August 21, 2008, 09:41
:?  anyone?
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Post by: Chookaholic on August 25, 2008, 22:18
lovely piccies!Here's some I took 2day.They all helped me with my gardening & loved it when I helped them to find worms!I dug up some old lavender,& when I had finished they made a total mess of the borders & had a nice dust bath.Chicken heaven! :lol: Then they made their way along my planters and sat on my geraniums...little darlings :roll:

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r342/ruth178/Chickens/DSC00906.jpg

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r342/ruth178/Chickens/DSC00904.jpg

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r342/ruth178/Chickens/DSC00901.jpg

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r342/ruth178/Chickens/DSC00900.jpg

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r342/ruth178/Chickens/DSC00898.jpg
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Post by: Chookaholic on August 25, 2008, 22:28
sorry they're links,I'm new to this,& not very computer literate  :oops:
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Post by: Lemon on August 31, 2008, 01:10
fabulous looking chookies all the same :lol:
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Post by: doorman on September 02, 2008, 19:45
Look what turned up this morning!

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/doorman_matt/DSCF0592-1.jpg)
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Post by: garddwr on September 03, 2008, 17:43
Hello here are my loveley warrens in there fox proof run and ebay coop.





(http://[img]http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq100/garddwr/IMG_2078.jpg)[/IMG](http://[img]http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq100/garddwr/IMG_2080.jpg)[/IMG]
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on September 15, 2008, 07:18
My fav photo of the weekend
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/IMG_1011768x576.jpg)
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Post by: Fifitrix on September 15, 2008, 09:24
That chook looks totally paranoid!

Here's my babies growing growing growing ...

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii246/Fifitrix1/100_2346.jpg)
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on September 15, 2008, 20:05
LOL!  I have a few pics like that of my brood, Stuart!

Lovely looking birds Fifitrix!
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Post by: chickenlady on September 15, 2008, 22:45
Quote from: "SnooziSuzi"
LOL!  I have a few pics like that of my brood, Stuart!

Lovely looking birds Fifitrix!

lets see them then snoozisuzi!!! :wink:
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on September 15, 2008, 23:00
Quote from: "chickenlady"
Quote from: "SnooziSuzi"
LOL!  I have a few pics like that of my brood, Stuart!

Lovely looking birds Fifitrix!

lets see them then snoozisuzi!!! :wink:


ah.... um..... they're all on my mobile phone camera which refuses to cooperate with getting them onto the pc; hence no pics from me for a while!!  :lol:
Title: Escapees ...
Post by: compostqueen on September 20, 2008, 12:38
... enjoying the sunshine this morning

Anyone else got a three-legged hen?

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/hens/P9200006.jpg)

and here's her partner in crime  :D

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/hens/P9200005.jpg)
Title: My girls
Post by: peewee_lane on September 22, 2008, 14:28
This is Bailey, and she is like a puppy, so friendly!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2878355461_9a5bd0bfc0_m.jpg)

And here is Tatiania and Izzie

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2878350113_979685172a_m.jpg)


And below are Stripe (named by my OH!) Hannah & Meredith. Meredith was put down on Saturday though... :(



(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/2879184838_8d273838ec_m.jpg)
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on September 22, 2008, 20:19
aw, lovely birds.  why was meredith put down?  hope you're ok after that  :(
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Post by: FCG on September 22, 2008, 22:15
So sorry to hear about meridth! I hope you got two more as replacements. I'm amazed at your run, it is very very secure, i wouldn't like to be a fox trying to get into that. Lucky girls, tho i'm wondering if your warrens need something underfoot.. looks muddy garddwr. Fifitrix, your birds are lovely. The mottled white patches are very nice, what breed are they?
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Post by: peewee_lane on September 27, 2008, 15:43
Meredith came to us first very weak, and although she had alot of TLC she never picked up. I noticed blood in her stools and they go worse and worse, foamy and weird. She wasn't eating alot either, only a few weeks old so we let her go.

I did get two more this week, Meredith the 2nd and Addison. They are beatiful and have laid us 5 eggs this week.

Tatiana and Izzie in the pic above arnt laying at all. How old do you guess them to be? The guy I bought them off said 1 year... Im not so sure, they're with us a while and not an egg in sight. Meredith and Addison laud on the first day with us!
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Post by: FCG on September 27, 2008, 18:05
Tatiania and Izzie look good i don't know how old they are from that photo but i can assure you that they are not pullets, good large red combs are usually an indicator of a laying hen. I know hens combs 'inflate' when they start laying and go red. I like to think it's because of the strain of laying an egg :D

Perhaps they've just not acclimatised to the new surroundings before they started to go 'ooh my it's ruddy cold and wet, not laying eggs now. Cluck'. Are you thinking that they are a lot older than the guy told you?
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Post by: Hawkins on September 28, 2008, 20:09
I have some more chicky duck pictures. Trouble is OH took so many I have to choose a few to show you all.
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/pepepuw/dsc00087.jpg)
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/pepepuw/dsc00088.jpg)
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/pepepuw/dsc00143.jpg)
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/pepepuw/dsc00153.jpg)
(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/pepepuw/dsc00182.jpg)
And after all the ecitment it was back up to the run for a sleep.
Hope you like them.
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Post by: Vember on September 28, 2008, 20:18
Fab pics :D
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Post by: nnbreeder on September 30, 2008, 05:28
Ok here it goes, I hope the fact that I keep my birds in stout enclosures doesn't offend anyone but we have lots of predators here. Opossums, Skunks, Coyotes, Racoons stray Dogs and feral Cats. And from the air we have about four types of Hawks and at least three kinds of Owls but out in the country there are not any Fox. the Coyotes eat 'em. The first pic is of some replacement hens that were raised from the layer flock.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/NNBREEDER/MVC-045F-1.jpg)
This pic is of my only free range bird, a Silver Phoenix rooster that is also this year's hatch.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/NNBREEDER/MVC-039F-2.jpg)
Here is our Black Naked Neck hen at a poultry show in Guthrie Ok last year. reserve champion in her class!
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/NNBREEDER/MVC-021F-1.jpg)
This is a broody hen with a clutch, all of the chicks are half Malay and that broody is supreme meanness when she has chicks. I was 20 feet away or about 6? meters that is if a meter is 39 inches LOL and she was fluffing up getting ready to attack. All other times she is docile though.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/NNBREEDER/MVC-015F-2.jpg)
And last but not least here in me holding a Black Jersey Giant cockerel that I had just bought.
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/NNBREEDER/MVC-033F-1.jpg)
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Post by: Aunt Sally on September 30, 2008, 08:52
Terrific pictures nnbreeder :D Love the birds  :!:

And we moan like hell about a few foxes  :roll:  :lol:
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on September 30, 2008, 09:09
Wow you have some nice birds nnbreeder.  I am not to sure about the Naked Neck but the Jersey looks amazing what are the eggs like from the hens, are they a meat or egg bird?  Would be great if you could let us know a bit more about them.
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Post by: too many girls on September 30, 2008, 15:44
love the pics nn, know we know how to get rid of our foxes, get a couple of coyotes...................................
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Post by: FCG on September 30, 2008, 19:48
Very nice pictures. Brillaint Silver Phoenix rooster, nice bird.
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Post by: nnbreeder on October 01, 2008, 03:53
Now the Jersey Giant that I'm holding was about 6mo old in that pic and weighed close to 7 kilograms or 15 pounds. He topped out at 18 pounds. The hens are roughly 10 pounds or 4 1/2 kilograms at full maturity. The hens lay large brown eggs and will only go broody every now and then. They are classed as a dual purpose bird for both meat and eggs and they are slow maturing. Now as with all very big breeds they are prone to heart problems and I have actually seen one that the comb turned blue and it just fell over dead, found an enlarged heart at the necropsy. They forage well and are friendly and loaded with personality.
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Post by: kimT on October 15, 2008, 18:35
Here is one of our Cheeky girls.

You looking at me?!

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/Chickettes14thOct08020.jpg)

And this is our Jubilee Orpington called Freckles.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/Chickettes14thOct08027.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a12/mummyhen/Chickettes14thOct08011.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on October 17, 2008, 23:29
wow! am lovin Freckles, shes gorgeous! very jealous..... :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: peapod on October 23, 2008, 16:43
This is Birdo

Roughlees very lovely photo of his chicken that my son named  :D

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll175/cloughyclaret/IMG_1418.jpg)

Paula
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on October 23, 2008, 21:21
LOL! :lol:  she looks like a right charachter!
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Post by: peapod on October 23, 2008, 21:37
Shes certainly a friendly little thing, she had no fear about coming up to us even though we are strangers
My DS loved her, and was bugging me to get a chicken when we left, he held the eggs Stuart gave him like they were made of gold and declared the scrambled eggs he made from them  "the best ever, see? we need to get a chicken mum"  :D

Paula
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Post by: agapanthus on October 30, 2008, 12:53
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/annanic/PA300049.jpg)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/annanic/PA300038.jpg)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/annanic/PA300042.jpg)
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Post by: Vember on October 30, 2008, 13:05
:D

They're lovely Aggy

Sarah :)
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Post by: agapanthus on October 31, 2008, 00:31
Quote from: "Vember"
:D

They're lovely Aggy

Sarah :)


You should have seen Munty pretending to be a male turkey to make them display!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Vember on October 31, 2008, 08:04
Quote from: "agapanthus"

You should have seen Munty pretending to be a male turkey to make them display!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


 :lol:  No photo of that??  :lol:


Sarah
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Post by: Jellyhead on November 02, 2008, 19:36
oh Aggy they are lovely. Terence dsplays at the drop of a hat. Plane flying over, car starting up, dog bark, me calling him, first he gobbles and then the tals goes and he makes a vibrating noise which really s quite loud and at first I used to think it was thunder :shock: he follows me everywhere bless him :wink: if you are keeping 4 what are there names :roll:
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Post by: agapanthus on November 02, 2008, 22:46
Quote from: "Vember"
Quote from: "agapanthus"

You should have seen Munty pretending to be a male turkey to make them display!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


 :lol:  No photo of that??  :lol:


Sarah



I would have been too ashamed to show it!!!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: agapanthus on November 02, 2008, 22:48
Quote from: "Jellyhead"
oh Aggy they are lovely. Terence dsplays at the drop of a hat. Plane flying over, car starting up, dog bark, me calling him, first he gobbles and then the tals goes and he makes a vibrating noise which really s quite loud and at first I used to think it was thunder :shock: he follows me everywhere bless him :wink: if you are keeping 4 what are there names :roll:

The biggest male is called Charlie but hav'nt gotten round to naming the others :oops:
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Post by: Jellyhead on November 03, 2008, 17:12
right shall we have a naming ceremony Aggie. Just say the word in Chicken chat and we will get on it :wink:
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Post by: agapanthus on November 04, 2008, 21:32
Quote from: "Jellyhead"
right shall we have a naming ceremony Aggie. Just say the word in Chicken chat and we will get on it :wink:



Get back to you on that one Jelly!! ;)
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Post by: noshed on January 14, 2009, 21:44
I took this last year up a glen in Scotland. Unfortunately the handsome black cockerel legged it before I could get him in the shot.
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff100/noshed/picture073.jpg)
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Post by: pennsylvania planters on February 01, 2009, 18:42
Here are a few pics of the new ark that I have just built:

Moving the ark onto the allotment

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2059/196/106/665579666/n665579666_1335627_7062.jpg)

Trying to avoid our neighbour's plot!

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2059/196/106/665579666/n665579666_1335630_7703.jpg)

The ark in position (for now!)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2059/196/106/665579666/n665579666_1335632_8243.jpg)

(http://)
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Post by: CrazyMayonnaisy on February 01, 2009, 20:30
This is Chucky and HennyPenny, before they started laying. Both are Warrens.
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Post by: CrazyMayonnaisy on February 01, 2009, 20:33
This is my old cat Tommy enjoying the sunshine with Ayam, a Bluebell.
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Post by: CrazyMayonnaisy on February 01, 2009, 20:46
My hen house project July2008. I built it myself completely from stuff that would have gone to the tip. A full recycled job, I was amazed when I finished that it looks quite good, I think  :ohmy:
What went into it? an old futon that had lost its mattress, and art easel, a pallet, some old skirting board, some left over bits from the new kitchen made the roof and spare hinges from the kitchen too for the door. The only thing I had to buy was a few screws.
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Post by: Vember on February 01, 2009, 20:49
Wow Fantastic house :) Well done :D

Beautiful birds too :)

Sarah :)
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Post by: CrazyMayonnaisy on February 01, 2009, 20:53
And this is the run, had to barter and swap a sunday dinner for the posts, the chicken wire was mostly free (from friends and familys sheds and garages), had to buy a little to finish it though.
Had to have help to build this, as found I didn't have enough arms lol.
My weeks annual leave from work was the most enjoyable in a long time (is that sad lol?).
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Post by: Vember on February 01, 2009, 21:08
Thats lovely you have some very lucky girls :D

I love just sitting out side with my birds, can't wait for the weather to get better so I can get out there more :D

Sarah :)

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Post by: WR1 on February 01, 2009, 21:12
Wow amazinggg housee
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Post by: beki on February 04, 2009, 16:31
This is Birdo

Roughlees very lovely photo of his chicken that my son named  :D

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll175/cloughyclaret/IMG_1418.jpg)

Paula

i hate to say this... but she looks like my nan  :blink: LOL
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Post by: Jellyhead on February 04, 2009, 17:57
I love that photo.....but dare I say I hope there is no family resemblance :D :D I mean between you and your nan ???
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Post by: NormandyMary on February 04, 2009, 18:03
Why is it that ex-bats always seem to have such long combs? (Is that what you call the pointy things on the tops of their heads? Its what I call them anyway)
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Post by: beki on February 04, 2009, 20:26
I love that photo.....but dare I say I hope there is no family resemblance :D :D I mean between you and your nan ???

i blimming-well hope not!!! LOL  :D

just to re-inforce my original statement about my nan... i asked DD to have a look at the photo and i said "who does that look like?"... she immediately said "nanny clarey!!!" hehehe
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on February 04, 2009, 22:18
Why is it that ex-bats always seem to have such long combs? (Is that what you call the pointy things on the tops of their heads? Its what I call them anyway)

You are right, calling them combs, and the reason they are so big would just be down to their breeding,  although my 2 hybrids have combs of different legnths, however the one with the biggest comb is favoured by the cockerell which is aparantly a symbol of verility  :nowink:
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on February 04, 2009, 22:45
Why is it that ex-bats always seem to have such long combs? .............

Ex-batts have large combs because they are kept in a warm temperature controlled enviroment and the comb is used to loose heat.  The comb does get smaller once a ex-batt has been free ranging for a few months.  Also when they have just been released the combs are quite pale.  They get redder with time free ranging.
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Post by: andreadon on February 05, 2009, 17:03
i second that opinion roughlee...

Ours had such big floppy combs they looked very strange, but now they both have normal sized, red combs.
(probably now more so because it's sooo blinking cold!!  :tongue2: )
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Post by: millymolymandy on February 05, 2009, 19:54
My girls are laying lots of eggs we are becomming eggbound :D
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Post by: agapanthus on February 10, 2009, 11:47
Meet Ziggy, Star and Dust....my black white-headed polands!!

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/annanic/Picture039.jpg)
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Post by: poultrygeist on February 10, 2009, 12:27
I can just about make out 3 chickens under that lot !! :D

Bizarre but lovely  :D

Rob 8)
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Post by: agapanthus on February 10, 2009, 12:34
I can just about make out 3 chickens under that lot !! :D

Bizarre but lovely  :D

Rob 8)

Stupid more like!!!! ;)
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Post by: poultrygeist on February 10, 2009, 12:36
 :lol:  oh dear.

Are they the bimbos and himbos of the poultry world ??
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Post by: agapanthus on February 10, 2009, 13:51
:lol:  oh dear.

Are they the bimbos and himbos of the poultry world ??

I'm really not sure what they are :( A bit of a mistake on my part getting them....but saying that they do come from one of the top breeders and I did get them very cheap....they are lovely birds...but don't really have a lot of character ;).....plus they can't see very well......might give them s kinhead when the weather warms up! ;)
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Post by: wighty on February 10, 2009, 20:14
That's heavy metal rock Aggy the Ozzies of the chick world, just don't smoke any of their left over buts.
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Post by: agapanthus on February 11, 2009, 12:52
That's heavy metal rock Aggy the Ozzies of the chick world, just don't smoke any of their left over buts.

hahaha!!
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Post by: drumcrow on February 15, 2009, 05:02
some lovely pics i most add mine to the collection when i get a chance. a lot of ducks i see.... put more chickens pics up. LOL
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Post by: shiatsusu on February 21, 2009, 12:56
They are hysterical aggy  :D
Here are some of ours... One technically not a hen but thought you might all like it anyway  ;)
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Post by: shiatsusu on February 21, 2009, 12:57
Sorry file was too big, here is non chook pic...
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Post by: shiatsusu on February 21, 2009, 12:58
And finally...
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Post by: Charlie's Chickens on February 23, 2009, 13:52
Henrietta caught in the act of emptying my pot for her use  :ohmy:

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt324/Charlies_Chickens/P2230131.jpg)
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Post by: shiatsusu on February 23, 2009, 18:56
I love the look on her face: "If I stay really still no one will see me" !
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Post by: wafflycat on March 05, 2009, 21:22
Anode

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/Anode006300508-1.jpg)

Cathode

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/Cathode001260508.jpg)

My ex-batts
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on March 05, 2009, 21:26


Cathode

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/Cathode001260508.jpg)

My ex-batts
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Post by: mrs.ploppy on March 08, 2009, 20:16
Can any one please go through step by step how to put pics on the site.  Each time I try it says file too large.  Completely blond when it comes to techno stuff!  Help needed URGENT
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Post by: Vember on March 08, 2009, 20:22
Hi Mrs Ploppy :)

Sounds like you need to make the pictures smaller :(

It tells you all about it here :
 http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0

I use photobucket and set it to upload max 640x480 (large) which is perfect for the forum :D

Any problems shout out :D


Sarah :D
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Post by: mrs.ploppy on March 08, 2009, 20:31
Totally lost me at photobucket and uploading.  Think I will stick to typing for a while and get someone at work to show me.  Last time I downloaded a programme, totally messed up laptop and did not have a clue untill mate removed all the c**p I cocked up on.  When I get the knack though there will be photos gallore!
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Post by: Vember on March 08, 2009, 20:36
If you need to pop any up in the mean time, send me a pm and I'll pop them up for you :)


Sarah :D
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Post by: wafflycat on March 10, 2009, 20:55
Totally lost me at photobucket and uploading.  Think I will stick to typing for a while and get someone at work to show me.  Last time I downloaded a programme, totally messed up laptop and did not have a clue untill mate removed all the c**p I cocked up on.  When I get the knack though there will be photos gallore!

Photobucket is easy! Even I can do it!

Here's the link

http://photobucket.com/ (http://photobucket.com/)

You just need to join up - which is easy, just click on the big 'Join Now' button & follow the on screen instructions.

Once you've joined you can upload pictures from you computer on to the photobucket site - again - just following the on screen instructions - and this has the effect of giving you an online photo album. Here's mine as an example, showing a photo of one of my bikes http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/?action=view&current=LuigiMkII.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/?action=view&current=LuigiMkII.jpg)

Once you've got your own album, you can simply copy the links which appear. Here's the page showing one of my two Laydeez doing their impersonation of "The Dying Hen" http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/?action=view&current=AnodeCathode200708003.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/?action=view&current=AnodeCathode200708003.jpg)


You'll see on that page that on the bottom right there's a link showing "IMG Code - Forums & Bulletin Boards" I just copy that link & paste it here, and the photo itself would appear here.

Then Voila!

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/wafflycat/AnodeCathode200708003.jpg)

I know it sounds complicated, but once you've signed up, you just follow the Photobucket onscreen instrcutions, which really are easy, and it does the rest for you.




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Post by: mrs.ploppy on March 10, 2009, 21:43
Thanks very much for info.  will try over the weekend when I have time to fiddle in peace!  Then I can concentrate better.  When I get going there will be no stopping me Ha Ha!
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Post by: shiatsusu on March 11, 2009, 09:33
Hi Mrs P, I open ours with paint then select "image", then "resize/skew", change dimensions to 25% then save upload it. Sounds complicated but it really isn't I promise!! ::)
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Post by: mrs.ploppy on March 11, 2009, 14:12
I will have to have someone round to show me I think as my photos are all auto downloaded to a HP photo software programme.  Cant even figure out how to save to disk yet.  Several people have tried but I need another bit of s-ware to burn.  Bit of a con but thats HP for you.  Hardly know anything about computers and what all the terminology means.  Qualified typist but not computer savi I'm affraid.
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Post by: shiatsusu on March 11, 2009, 17:13
It can be confusing- I'm hopeless and rely on HTB to show me how to work it- BUT I did manage to resize the pics in a far less complicated way than his so I was pleased (for once!)  ???
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Post by: pigglywiggly on April 04, 2009, 21:43
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3795/millefleurpekinss.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millefleurpekinss.jpg)


my gorgeous millefleur pekin bantams!
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Post by: Foxy on April 04, 2009, 21:56
what beautiful piccies, very nice milles!  :) Are you breeding from them???
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Post by: Wheelchair Gardener on April 10, 2009, 20:59
We picked up our first chickens today, 3 Light Sussex:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/Oskiman/Chooks/IMGP2665.jpg)

From the top:
Madame Poulet
Chickpea
Lady Marmalade

Bottoms up:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/Oskiman/Chooks/IMGP2673.jpg)

And the rare 2 headed variety:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/Oskiman/Chooks/IMGP2679.jpg)

We are completely new to keeping chickens and are not sure who is the more nervous, us or them
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on April 10, 2009, 21:16
LOL!  I love the 2-headed chookie!

Looks like Mme Poulet will be laying you an egg any day too - lucky you!
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Post by: Foxy on April 10, 2009, 22:33
ummm are they all the same age???? There is one that looks like it might be a boy......??
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Post by: Wheelchair Gardener on April 11, 2009, 06:56
ummm are they all the same age???? There is one that looks like it might be a boy......??

Madame Poulet is around 5 weeks older than the other two, I let them out just after 6 this morning and she wasn't making any crowing noises, so fingers crossed, she is a she. 
I will hopefully not have to wait too long to find out one way or the other as(so we have been told), she is at point of lay and the others need 2-3 weeks.
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Post by: Jellyhead on April 11, 2009, 17:25
Lovely chookies. Fertilised eggies keep better anyway dont they Foxy ;) :D I would agree that there is defo a cockerel in there :unsure:
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Post by: Wheelchair Gardener on April 11, 2009, 20:15
We think Madame Poulet is a she after all, we were putting the girls to bed tonight and we found this:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/Oskiman/Chooks/IMGP2695.jpg)

She has been a bit "anxious" all day, in and out of the coop, checking out places, but it was left on the grass in the run for us, we are assuming it was her as the others aren't old enough to lay yet (we think).
I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow, admittedly one egg won't go for between me, the missus and 2 kids but I'm sure it will be the best I have ever tasted
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by: Roughlee Handled on April 13, 2009, 11:38
We picked up our first chickens today, 3 Light Sussex:

............
From the top:
Madame Poulet
Chickpea
Lady Marmalade

Just one question did they sell you a trio?
Fine looking birds.
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Post by: Sluggs on April 13, 2009, 19:44
My new chicks,
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Post by: SnooziSuzi on April 14, 2009, 16:58
My new chicks,

how cute!  what breed?
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Post by: wildwitchy on April 15, 2009, 00:41
Here are some of mine.

The ex batts. They look good now. Well mostly.  :tongue2:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/joiningthequefortheoven.jpg)

Darcey & Bussell - The white stars

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/darceybussell.jpg)

Margo & Barbara (buff orpingtons)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/margobarbhavingadustbath2.jpg)

Addie The cockerel (Indian gold brahma). Only got him yesterday. He is a gentleman!! I love him!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSC00662.jpg)

Eva (gold indian brahma). Got her yesterday - a bit flighty/shy atm.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSC00665.jpg)

Delores (ex batt) roasting in front of the coal fire during the winter. lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSC00578.jpg)

The boss & his hareem.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSC00664.jpg)



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Post by: Wheelchair Gardener on April 15, 2009, 07:30
Just one question did they sell you a trio?
Fine looking birds.
Yep, we were going to get 2 then decided on 3, the younger two are as thick as thieves, always close together, Madame Poulet is usually ordering them around

EDIT: My missus just told me that a trio is 2 hens and a cockerel, not  3 hens, and although we haven't actually seen Madame Poulet lay an egg, she was in her little spot yesterday re-arranging things then later on we checked and found an egg.
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Post by: Sluggs on April 17, 2009, 20:33
My new chicks,

how cute!  what breed?
Silkies
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Post by: kopperdrake on April 24, 2009, 17:46
Took this one a few minutes ago, chooks meet lambs, lambs meet chooks :D

I've put more pics on http://drop.io/ai_garden (http://drop.io/ai_garden) for those who want more chooky goodness :tongue2:
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Post by: de880 on April 26, 2009, 18:03
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/Lesley-Jean/Dustbath.jpg)

With all the flower beds to choose from they picked here.   Chicken heaven  :D
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Post by: Sopho on April 27, 2009, 22:29
My new girls!
Browny and Margret
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Post by: wysiwyg on May 03, 2009, 15:23
Quote from: Aunt Sally
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/Lesley-Jean/Dustbath.jpg)

With all the flower beds to choose from they picked here.   Chicken heaven  :D
Don't they just Aunt Sally......I just love watching them bathe :)

Wish I could train mine to do that!!  No point in having nice cut edges to flower beds with my girls around
here is one of my girls earlier this year,  Took the rest of them 2hrs before they plucked up the courage to walk on the snow!
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t44/milkermel/DSCF0068.jpg)
Oh and heres one I prepared earlier!!! :tongue2:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t44/milkermel/DSCF0079.jpg)

must do more pickies, thought I had others but they are about 3 years old!
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Post by: Vember on May 04, 2009, 09:06
Fab pics Wysi

When did you steal my Mo  :mad: ??? They could be twins :D   :lol:

I really wanted to make a snow duck this year and all the talk of snow, I thought I'd be in for a chance :D
But we only got a tiny bit :( 

Love your snow chicken :D

Sarah :)
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Post by: wysiwyg on May 04, 2009, 09:14
Fab pics Wysi

When did you steal my Mo  :mad: ??? They could be twins :D   :lol:

I really wanted to make a snow duck this year and all the talk of snow, I thought I'd be in for a chance :D
But we only got a tiny bit :( 

Love your snow chicken :D

Sarah :)

Rarely get any decent snow in cornwall but we had enough this year to build snow man and chicken and no way to get to work!! Shame.

This girl is the most talkative and independant!  She call Amber, (ment to have brown/amber flecks in her!)  She was the only one to get up and out business as usual in the snow, and I am sure she trys to have a conversation with us, because we can be talking in the garden and she comes over carrying on almost as bad as kids!
She is also the one who worries me the most as she has a tendency to stay out somewhere once every couple of months!
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Post by: rcandy2001 on May 09, 2009, 17:21
Hi guys, here are some pics I took today out in the garden with my son, enjoy  :)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/1-1.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/10.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/11.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/12.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/13.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/14.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/15.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/2-1.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/3-1.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/4.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/5.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/6.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/7.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/8.jpg)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/rcandy2001/9.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on May 11, 2009, 09:21
what lovely picces! Your son looks like hes having loads of fun with them, nice healthy hens too!! :D
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Post by: andreadon on May 11, 2009, 09:26
it looks like great fun in your garden!
great pictures!

I see you've got the same garden feeder as we have!  :lol:  (the Roses tin....)
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Post by: andreadon on May 11, 2009, 10:35
My turn!
I finally signed up to photobucket, so I can put proper-sized photos on.
Please forgive my bad photography, I try but usually fail...

the new ones
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/100_4761.jpg)
Rita
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/100_4763.jpg)
Mary
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/100_4784.jpg)
Pamela
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/100_4785.jpg)
Tina
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/100_4789.jpg)
Jessica
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/FH000011.jpg)
(from top) Sandra (RIP), Jessica, Erica and Rita ('s bottom)
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/FH000030.jpg)
Erica (left) and Rita
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/FH000034.jpg)
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Post by: ScottBarton on May 13, 2009, 00:04
Some more pics taken at the weekend. My girls are so photogenic!  :lol:
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3854.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3857.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3847.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3849.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on May 13, 2009, 17:46
what smashing photos, very healthy looking birds! The blue girl looks quite fierce! :D
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Post by: wildwitchy on May 14, 2009, 00:05
All that lovely greenery and the flowers wouldn't last 5 minutes with my lot! You are very lucky there. My garden has been stripped bare, it's deserted of anything green or colourful!  :(
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Post by: Hensington on May 17, 2009, 15:16
Spartacus my Gold Brahma and a barred rock hen.
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2lcmuqb.jpg)
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Post by: Briony on May 17, 2009, 16:06

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss312/Alocin2009/GardenBirds015.jpg)


Try this one have not posted piccys before so hope it works.

My White Cochin Cockerell
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Post by: wildwitchy on May 17, 2009, 17:12
lovely gold brahma hensington. just like my addie.  :)
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Post by: Hensington on May 17, 2009, 17:17
Thanks WW I love my brahma's he's only a young lad yet 08 hatched but he's growing well and treading anything he can catch:)
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Post by: wildwitchy on May 17, 2009, 17:24
Thanks WW I love my brahma's he's only a young lad yet 08 hatched but he's growing well and treading anything he can catch:)

ditto, yes addie is 2008 hatched and is always after the girls. a - hem.  :ohmy: Lovely cockerel tho.
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Post by: Foxy on May 17, 2009, 21:05
That spartacus is a fine looking fellow, Liking the white cochin boy too WW, :D I do like feathered footed big boys! :D :D
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Post by: wildwitchy on May 17, 2009, 23:10
I'm really hoping some of my eggs/chicks which are due any day, will be like their dad; addie with big fluffy feet. I just love brahmas. I'd like some cochins aswell and some .........and some............and some............I think i'd better stop  :blink: this is getting out of hand.  :ohmy:
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Post by: chickenlady on May 18, 2009, 00:02
A few of my favourite pics  :D
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/holsmay08064.jpg)
This is my little Nugget on holiday with us last year in Devon
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/DSC01269-1.jpg)
A dorking girlie attention seeking
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/Picture045.jpg)
Millie dog not being very lady like  :lol:
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/DSC00301.jpg)
Nugget Anik-hen and Princess Layer are born  :happy:
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/chicks015.jpg)
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Post by: Sue33 on May 19, 2009, 12:00
this is Jerk & Dixie

(http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/?action-view&current=IMGP0014a.jpg)

and this is Corrie and Baby

(http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/?action-view&current=IMGP0008.jpg)

Hope I've done this ok  :unsure:

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Post by: Sue33 on May 19, 2009, 12:01


ooopps obviously not, help !!!
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 19, 2009, 12:06

this is Jerk & Dixie

http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/?action=view&current=IMGP0014a.jpg

and this is Corrie and Baby

http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/?action=view&current=IMGP0008.jpg

Hope I've done this ok  :unsure:



Here you are
 


(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/IMGP0014a.jpg)
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/IMGP0008.jpg)
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Post by: Vember on May 19, 2009, 12:08
Cheers Rough :D

Was in the mddle of doing it when my tinternet connection dropped  :mad:
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Post by: Sue33 on May 19, 2009, 12:13

thank you, now tell me how you did it please  :wub:
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 19, 2009, 12:31
It is OK. Vember.

Sue you are using the
 Email & IM link which adds "?action=view&current=" to the link
 Use Direct Link
Click on the (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/Themes/green-ornamental2-1/images/bbc/img.gif) above it will add
[ img ][ /img ] into the message/post
and add your link that you have copied so it looks like this.
[ img ] http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/IMGP0001.jpg [ /img ]
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 19, 2009, 13:17
I was referring to when you are posting
eg
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Fullscreencapture19052009131200.jpg)
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Post by: Sue33 on May 19, 2009, 13:30
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/sueharris33/IMGP0007.jpg)

hey hey - done it!  Thank you Roughlee  :D
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 19, 2009, 13:32
Thats ok Like the run by the way
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Post by: joyfull on May 20, 2009, 19:19
new chicks at feeding time (all 6 born over the weekend).
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 20, 2009, 20:34
Lovely.

I thought chicks were hatch? :tongue2:
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Post by: joyfull on May 20, 2009, 21:00
mine are special they were definately born   :lol:
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Post by: ScottBarton on May 25, 2009, 23:22
Couple of the girls and my son feeding them a corn on the cob. They go mad for it!
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3903.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/scottbarton/Chickens/IMG_3905.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on May 26, 2009, 10:34
awww bless! I have to say he is looking a tad nervous in the second piccy! :D
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Post by: Sopho on May 26, 2009, 12:32
My two new 'babies' a Buff orpington and a Maran. Only 12 weeks old!
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Post by: Foxy on May 26, 2009, 13:31
two lovely looking chooks there sopho! :D
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Post by: Foxy on May 27, 2009, 16:18
hopefully thats not the fox trot! :unsure: :D
lovely girls!
Title: Identify these for me pease
Post by: mad mark on May 28, 2009, 14:03
We have had them three months and they are doing great, the owners could do with educating as to the exact breeds we have got please??????? Thanks in advance 8)
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Post by: neilscot on May 28, 2009, 14:07
We have had them three months and they are doing great, the owners could do with educating as to the exact breeds we have got please??????? Thanks in advance 8)

not sure about the white one, but the other two are a black Rock and a Isa Brown, both good layers.
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Post by: mad mark on May 28, 2009, 14:32
Thanks, what about the blue one in the rear of the picture??? Any information please..... 8)
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on May 28, 2009, 14:49
I know this sounds like a stupid thought but why do you not ask the breeder you bought them from? 
They are all Hybrids.
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Post by: joyfull on May 28, 2009, 16:02
Thanks, what about the blue one in the rear of the picture??? Any information please..... 8)

Could be a bluebell, she looks like my mrs blues.
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Post by: mad mark on May 29, 2009, 13:34
Thanks to Joyfull and Neilscot, it was only a question that sprang to mind while on the site? Thanks for the suggestion Roughlee, couldn't afford the phone call.

Appreciate the answers folks. >:( :)
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Post by: neilscot on May 29, 2009, 13:38
Hahaha i never even noticed the chicken at the back, when you asked about the blue one i was thinking is this guys memory that bad.. thats his child haha does he not know her name lol.
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Post by: Hensington on June 02, 2009, 23:17
We have had them three months and they are doing great, the owners could do with educating as to the exact breeds we have got please??????? Thanks in advance 8)

From left to right
Bluebelle (blue one)
White star (white one)
Black Rock (black with gold hackles)
Warren (brown one)
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Post by: chickenlady on June 02, 2009, 23:30
Agree with hensington but i think the white one is an amberlink! but you will soon know when she starts to lay as ambers lay light brown eggs and white stars lay white eggies  :D

Debbie
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Post by: mad mark on June 03, 2009, 08:32
Thanks for the information. Bluebelle dead last evening :( not told my daughter yet!!Help.....Found her on the floor under the nestbox.
The white one is probably an amberlink as she lays light brown eggs. Thanks for your time....
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 03, 2009, 09:07
Thanks for the information. Bluebelle dead last evening :( not told my daughter yet!!Help.....Found her on the floor under the nestbox.
The white one is probably an amberlink as she lays light brown eggs. Thanks for your time....

Sorry to hear about that Mark. Any idea what she died of? Good luck with your daughter.
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Post by: mad mark on June 03, 2009, 09:28
NOt sure Aunty what she died of. There were a few spots of blood I noticed in the shed on the newspaper I line the floor with after I had taken her away and was cleaning up the shed. She had been alive just before tea and I found her only about an hour later laid out on the floor under the nest boxes which are a couple of feet off the floor. Whether she had trouble in the laying department because the egg in the box had quite a lot of blood on it. :(
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Post by: Casey76 on June 04, 2009, 10:40
Since pics of the 6 week old chicks are in my intro thread... have some photos of when they were little fluffballs...

Cranberry:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P4190158-1.jpg)

Ginger:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P4210038.jpg)

Cranberry again:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P4210020.jpg)

Thyme:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P4210006.jpg)

Tachet
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P4240104.jpg)

Ginger a week older:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/P5050095.jpg)

 :happy:
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Post by: Vember on June 04, 2009, 10:42
Awwwww What beautiful photo's :D


Please tell me your secret to keeping them sitting so well and still  :ohmy: 

Sarah :D
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Post by: Casey76 on June 04, 2009, 11:03
Ha... the secret is to take as many photos as possible lol.  they'd be up bumbling around and I'd be snapping away then they'd flop down and I'd quickly snap a few more.

It was much easier when they wre just a few days old!

Now they are almost 7 weeks old they are a bit more lively!
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Post by: Foxy on June 04, 2009, 11:40
What beautiful chicks! Lovely colours too, wish I could take piccies like that AND I take loads too! :D
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Post by: potter on June 06, 2009, 22:39
 :)Not just the chooks but the dog, cat and chooks in the kitchen.

I love them all to bits. When I get home from work they run the length of the garden to greet and say hello. Wonderful little creatures ;)
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Post by: joyfull on June 06, 2009, 22:41
smashing photo of all of them together  :D
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Post by: wildwitchy on June 07, 2009, 00:34
what a lovely pic!  :D
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Post by: drumcrow on June 07, 2009, 22:23
They are cool pics of the little chicks. :D
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on June 07, 2009, 22:32
The brown one could also be a Bovans Goldline, but like Ruffy said, tey are all hybrids, so what's in a name???  Sorry about the Bluebelle!!!!!
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Post by: drumcrow on June 07, 2009, 22:51
the one standing looks like a cockerel and the other 2 are hens. i could be wrong but the other 2 are defo hens :D
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Post by: woodside farm on June 11, 2009, 21:18
My box of chicks :)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/100_2669.jpg)
Michelle xx
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Post by: Foxy on June 11, 2009, 21:20
awwwww! how cute is that! :D :D
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Post by: woodside farm on June 11, 2009, 21:27
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/100_2654.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on June 11, 2009, 21:35
wow, how many and what breeds? soooooooooo cute, a box full of fluffy things  :D
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Post by: chickenlady on June 11, 2009, 21:39
My box of chicks :)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/100_2669.jpg)
Michelle xx
Wow!! what breeds are all those!!???? they are gorgeous!  :D

Debbie
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Post by: woodside farm on June 11, 2009, 21:57
Hi,
Cuckoo Lavender Leghorns
White Leghorns
Copper Marans
Splash Cochin
Black Orpington
Buff Wyandotte
Buff Orpington Bantams

And the ones in the basket are Dark Brahmas

Michelle :)
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Post by: joyfull on June 11, 2009, 21:59
thought the little black one on the middle left with the yellowy chest and black yellow face looked like mine  :D
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Post by: wildwitchy on June 12, 2009, 23:37
how lovely. Nice mix of breeds, they will be nice running together.
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Post by: beticha on June 13, 2009, 18:48
Oh some great looking chickens here.. i've just had some chicks from day old they are three weeks old now and are so cute. I wes told they are a black and white mottled, milli-fleur and a crele pekins. if you know different let me know as i'm no expert ::)
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Post by: Foxy on June 13, 2009, 19:07
beautiful!!!! crele pekins are sooooo gorgeous! :D :D
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Post by: beticha on June 13, 2009, 19:15
Thanks Foxy. we think they are great we've almost stopped watching the T.V as they are in the lounge at the moment  and they are so entertaining ::)
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Post by: woodside farm on June 13, 2009, 19:38
In the bottom picture, the one at the bottom is mille-fleur, and I would guess top left is mottled so the other one must be creole.
I have been hatching chicks for years now and I still think they are cute :blush:

Michelle xx
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 15, 2009, 10:38
Some of Foxy's Favs  all 7 weeks old.
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Incy/2%20nd%20batch/14062009354.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Incy/2%20nd%20batch/13062009329.jpg)

Some Salmon Favs (cockerel and hen) a hen Dorking and a maran lurking in the back ground.
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Post by: becksi on June 15, 2009, 23:54
I think i done the same as many, i wanted to start off with 3 buff orps, came home with a selection of 8 different chickens just over a week ago, then picked up 3 more 2 days later and another 2 the day after that.

Didnt know i was going to be so addicted to them or so fast.

Here are the 1st 8 i got & i will add photos of the other 5 asap



NORA, 16 week old Copper Blue Maran

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/NORACOPPERBLUEMARAN16WEEKSOLD_edite.jpg)

NESSIE, 10 week Buff Orp

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/NESSIEBUFFORPINGTON10WEEKSOLD_edite.jpg)

KORMA, 10 week Buff Orp

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/KORMABUFFORPINGTON10WKSOLD2_edited-.jpg)

KEZ, 16 week old crossbreed

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/KEZCROSSBREEDPOSSGREENEGGLAYER16WEE.jpg)

FLO, 16 week Copper Blue Maran

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/FLOCOPPERBLUEMARAN16WEEKSOLD_edited.jpg)

ETHEL, 31 week old Silver Grey Dorking

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/ETHELSILVERGREYDORKING31WEEKSOLD_ed.jpg)

DRUMSTICK, 10 week Buff Orp

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/DRUMSTICKBUFFORPINGTON10WEEKSOLD.jpg)

BIG BIRD, 31 week Silver Grey Dorking

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/TotallyBonkers68/Odds/BIGBIRDSILVERGREYDORKING31WEEKSOLD.jpg)


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Post by: joyfull on June 16, 2009, 06:28
Is other half a bit of a biker then???? :D
Lovely hens, I've got 1 week old copper blue marans, think they are very pretty especially the cockerels  :D
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Post by: becksi on June 16, 2009, 10:27
Yeah Joyfull we are both into the bike scene, well we have a trike not a bike, used to have both but find the trike is so much more fun, no helmet and a much less chance of coming off  :tongue2: 

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Post by: joyfull on June 16, 2009, 10:54
dont you believe it - my oh borrowed a friends trike and forgot it was wider at the back!!! hit a parked car - luckily no-one was hurt as he had just started off  :lol:
Just sold my harley to buy my american import 1951 pickup to do up, still got an old triumph 350 waiting to be done and oh has an old 500 triumph. We mainly have old lorries though including a 70's peterbilt and a 70's kenworth both imported last year from the states and in the process of being done  :D
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Post by: woodside farm on June 16, 2009, 13:36
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/100_2678.jpg)
My first Duckling  :)
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Post by: mias chooks on June 16, 2009, 14:51
awww its so cute!
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Post by: Kate and her Ducks on June 16, 2009, 19:16
Very beautiful. :D

What breed is it?
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Post by: woodside farm on June 16, 2009, 22:55
It a call duckling, I don't know the colour as someone bought me six eggs along when they came to collect chicken eggs from me.

Michelle
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Post by: SuzyB on June 17, 2009, 12:08
Hi there.
Im new to the forum, did my first post this morning. Thought I might introduce you to a all but one of my girls.

Nutmeg and Cinnamon, my two remaining ex batts (lost Ginger sadly)
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/suzyboot/feeding.jpg)

my newest girls, all 14 weeks old. Snowdrop my White Star
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/suzyboot/snowdrop1.jpg)

and Rosie, my Blacktail.
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/suzyboot/rosie.jpg)

Havent managed a decent shot of Bluebell, my Bluebell as she's camera shy!
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Post by: Vember on June 17, 2009, 12:10
They're beautiful Suzy :D


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Post by: joyfull on June 17, 2009, 12:16
lovely and so tame  :D
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 18, 2009, 15:13
Couple of chick pics
Unknown breed. I incubated them for a friend. 
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Incy/3rd%20batch/IMG_0100.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Incy/3rd%20batch/IMG_0153.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on June 18, 2009, 15:34
oh bless they are so cute  :)
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Post by: Callie on June 23, 2009, 08:24
Here are my chooks

We have 4 warrens .. 1 is camera shy ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/penne/100_0499.jpg)

and these 2 are Columbines, they are 10 weeks old

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/penne/100_0504.jpg)
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Post by: tonethebone on June 29, 2009, 16:25
These are some of my ex batts I picked up last weekend.

Edwina (the boss!) and the rest of the brood take their first free ranging steps...
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Post by: wildwitchy on June 29, 2009, 19:48
Well done for having ex batts!! Such a shame for them. They are great.
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Post by: heatherhsp on July 17, 2009, 09:37

Any good homes out there for these lovely little babies?  8 or 9 weeks old now


http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae288/heatherhsp/ducksat8or9weeks.jpg
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Post by: heatherhsp on July 17, 2009, 09:44
sure what I did wrong?  How should I post the picture?
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Post by: heatherhsp on July 17, 2009, 09:45
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae288/heatherhsp/ducksat8or9weeks.jpg)

does this work?
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Post by: Kate and her Ducks on July 17, 2009, 23:50
They are such beautiful ducks. Wish I had more room.
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Post by: themagicaltoad1 on July 28, 2009, 21:37
Love the little dark one. Hmmm...... I wonder if my wife would notice if I snuck one in with the chooks? :lol: I'm under strict orders NO MORE ANIMALS!  :( These are my 3, I'm sure the little dark one would blend in :D
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Post by: IMOmimey on July 31, 2009, 21:16
Hows that for posing? My daughter was taking pics in general, when Curly (flat feathered chamois) and his wife Honey Posed!!
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Post by: Foxy on July 31, 2009, 21:49
Hows that for posing? My daughter was taking pics in general, when Curly (flat feathered chamois) and his wife Honey Posed!!


they are really gorgeous, even if I had to squint at the photo! :D
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Post by: IMOmimey on July 31, 2009, 22:09
I cant seem to make my photo bigger? Will have to get my daughter on to it! She the Techie in my house!
'mimey
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Post by: archiesgems on August 02, 2009, 10:00
now how sweet is that, until you get to close to her that is  :wacko:
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Post by: joyfull on August 02, 2009, 10:02
Oh theyre really sweet  :D
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Post by: nzdunn on August 02, 2009, 10:04
absoutely gorgeous, mum looks very beautiful      nickyx
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Post by: archiesgems on August 02, 2009, 10:13
And thats her hubby
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Post by: Foxy on August 02, 2009, 10:21
gorgeous yoko! dad is very handsome............ :D
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Post by: nzdunn on August 02, 2009, 17:28
very handsome indeed       :D
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Post by: IMOmimey on August 09, 2009, 23:36
"Summer"
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Post by: goodegg on August 11, 2009, 17:08
here are pics of my ducks growing very quickly.
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Post by: Foxy on August 11, 2009, 17:52
they are gorgeous! What a lovely little pond too, is it a stream or a pond you have made? :)
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Post by: goodegg on August 15, 2009, 18:51
new chicks
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Post by: goodegg on August 15, 2009, 18:52
pics
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Post by: nzdunn on August 15, 2009, 20:21
arh very very cute, well done   nickyx :D
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Post by: dizzylizzie on August 16, 2009, 13:39
picture of dorey having a bath as she was covered in chicken poo!
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac74/lizzieandy/012.jpg)
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Post by: dizzylizzie on August 16, 2009, 13:40
Dorey drying off on the sofa with grommit...spoilt chuck :D
(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac74/lizzieandy/007.jpg)
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Post by: agapanthus on August 16, 2009, 21:35
Aw!!! How cute is Dorey!!!!
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Post by: dizzylizzie on August 16, 2009, 21:40
i know...very cute, we thought she may be egg bound, or gonna lay a softie, so as she was covered in chicken poo, we thought we would try her in a bath to see if it perked her up ! she really enjoyed the bath, but today she's still not so good, so she is off to the vets with willow! :(
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Post by: Flowerpower136 on August 17, 2009, 09:33
She's the image of my Wilma, exact same wattles and comb.
Hope she's OK.
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Post by: agapanthus on August 17, 2009, 11:22
i know...very cute, we thought she may be egg bound, or gonna lay a softie, so as she was covered in chicken poo, we thought we would try her in a bath to see if it perked her up ! she really enjoyed the bath, but today she's still not so good, so she is off to the vets with willow! :(

Hope she gets better soon!! xx
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Post by: iowrooster on August 17, 2009, 21:55
Hi

Here`s my three, Turlo, Tegen and Nissa, when they first arrived
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Post by: iowrooster on August 17, 2009, 21:56
sorry , forgot to add tegen!!!
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Post by: Foxy on August 17, 2009, 22:02
wow!!! what mad hairdos! love em! thanks for showing :D :D
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Post by: iowrooster on August 17, 2009, 22:04
They`ve grown loads since then , and even laid first egg- but the hair remains!!
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Post by: iwantanallotment on August 17, 2009, 23:15
Daisy, fed up of being a White Star and wants to be a Grey Star  ::)

(http://thumb2.webshots.net/t/75/175/1/34/38/2673134380093585262IOYVAi_th.jpg) (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2673134380093585262IOYVAi)
(http://thumb2.webshots.net/t/71/71/8/97/78/2002897780093585262fqCJTt_th.jpg) (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2002897780093585262fqCJTt)
(http://thumb2.webshots.net/t/71/71/2/43/83/2700243830093585262CiWjiQ_th.jpg) (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2700243830093585262CiWjiQ)

Absolutely frantic dirtbath in the sun today, I thought she was gonna bury herself  :D
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Post by: Alice Louise on August 18, 2009, 15:27
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/wickendale/bryonysbirthday122.jpg)
Melissa and Belinda

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i75/wickendale/bryonysbirthday123.jpg)
Just Belinda
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on August 21, 2009, 10:10
Help do not get hatching eggs from Foxy as they turn out to be tractor crushing chickens!!! (Tractor pecked and then crushed soon after photo)


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4779.jpg)


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4780.jpg)

Photo taken from a police helicopter.
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4778.jpg)

Jack is a young (16 week old Salmon Fav Cockerel)

Here he is with the Jills
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4773.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4774.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4775.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4789.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4790.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4791.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/Roughlee_Handled/chicken%20stuff/Jack%20and%20the%20Jills/IMG_4792.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on August 21, 2009, 13:01
Brilliant!!! explains why we have so many police helicopters over our place!!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on August 21, 2009, 13:07
There is just hints of plumage what he is going to look like when he gets older.  I must say he is a very calm big softy. He is a all round good egg.  Foxy the helicopters are looking for you.
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Post by: Gemma_25 on August 21, 2009, 13:19


How do I add images to this post??? I really don't understand the img thingie!
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on August 21, 2009, 13:21
Try this link
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0


Most confusing when you deleted your post and recreated it. Nearly made me think I was going senile!!!!!!!!!!! Now where is that computer I left round here?????????
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Post by: Gemma_25 on August 21, 2009, 13:23
Ha ha ha I didnt mean to delete it, I just got click happy I think!

Many thanks! :-)
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Post by: kitkat on August 23, 2009, 20:01
Lovely chucks Roughly, Jack is huge, glad he's not in my garden flattening all my trees :ohmy:
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Post by: goodegg on August 25, 2009, 13:09
is this a wellsummer chicken if not what sort is it please
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Post by: goodegg on August 25, 2009, 13:11
wellsummer or not
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Post by: goodegg on August 25, 2009, 13:13
new chicks with mum
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Post by: kitkat on August 26, 2009, 15:54
That hen is very pretty, love chick photies :)
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Post by: kitkat on August 26, 2009, 19:56
Afew photos of my Brahmas, will post the others another day;
  Kaiser, 21 weeks now, just started to do naughty things
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01604.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01661.jpg) This is Bessie and my first home grown Brahma babies,
   My lovely Olga,(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01673.jpg)
  Reeney, a young Dark girl;
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01672.jpg)
 Doris, a young Gold girl
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01663.jpg)
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Post by: kitkat on August 26, 2009, 20:00
A bit pic heavy ::) But i couldn't leave my bantam Brahma , Lola out, not a proper colour but lovely anyway :)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/kitkat058/DSC01670.jpg)
   Look at my dead grass :(
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Post by: archiesgems on August 28, 2009, 22:43
Kitkat what fantastic looking birds you have, I have to admit that they are one of my favourite breeds
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Post by: Callie on September 04, 2009, 23:07
My newest girls
Myrtle and Ducky
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/penne/100_0579.jpg)
Rhubarb
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/penne/100_0584.jpg)
Bella ~ she laid her first egg today :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/penne/100_0581.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on September 05, 2009, 07:29
super birds Callie and well done to Bella  :)
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Post by: Vonnie on September 07, 2009, 13:30
Okay please help me out here!!!! :unsure:

How come my photos are so small when I attach them to messages?  everyone elses seem much bigger!!! Also I can only add about 3-4 pics at a time yet others seem to be able to add loads!!  I am so envious please let me know what I am doing wrong and how to get it right.  I am not a techno wiz so please explain in laymans terms!!!!! LOL
Vonnie
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Post by: Foxy on September 07, 2009, 15:12
It depends if you use the facility below to attach photos directly, or use a web based photo host like photobucket :)

Photobucket allows you to upload from your photobucket account. :)
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Post by: coco on September 12, 2009, 11:14
Hello

I've posted on here a few times but haven't got around to posting any pictures of my girls, so here you go. 

It was much harder than I thought as they either wouldn't stay still or I ended up with a picture of just their bums ... so I'm afraid this is the best I could manage  :wub:

xx

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a153/bubblious_/chucks.jpg)
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Post by: lightyears on September 12, 2009, 12:30
my bad boys(girls) moved in today

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/DSC01409.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/DSC01410.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/DSC01411.jpg)

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Post by: coco on September 13, 2009, 22:06
so what breed of chickens are yours? 'cos they look pretty similar to ours  :)

xx
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Post by: lightyears on September 19, 2009, 13:24
just basic hybrid warren browns.
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Post by: chuckie.egg on September 23, 2009, 17:12
Here are our 3 week old chicks, they started off black & yellow, so their colouring is starting to come through now.

When can you start to tell if they're boys or girls?

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5315/3wkssnugglingin.jpg)
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on September 23, 2009, 18:13
Guess they all look like boys apart from the front left .
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Post by: chickenlady on September 23, 2009, 18:19
Lovely!  :D but i would say 3 on the right are boys and possibly the front left but the back left could be a girl!  ???Do you know what breed they are? ??? some breeds like leghorns get bigger combs early even the hens!
Debbie
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Post by: chuckie.egg on September 23, 2009, 18:57
They are a cross of hybrid (brown hen), and an Ancona cockerel.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more girls!  lol

p.s.  How are you guys able to guess.. do you go by the feather shapes or something?
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Post by: Roughlee Handled on September 23, 2009, 19:50
............p.s.  How are you guys able to guess.. do you go by the feather shapes or something?

Experience and the size of the comb compared with siblings of same breed.
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Post by: chickenlady on September 23, 2009, 20:00
At 3 wks hens would not have visable combs!? yours do have visable combs but i am unsure about the 2 on the left! i think the back left is a hen but the front left 50% boy/girl!
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Post by: woodside farm on September 23, 2009, 21:37
Sorry, I would say all boys  :(  their combs are very noticable and for three weeks old their feathering looks scruffy still. Does all of the brown ones feathering look at the same stage? if some are a lot more advanced they might be girls.

Michelle xx
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Post by: lightyears on September 24, 2009, 19:28
My Grandad caught a brilliant shot of me today, its almost like im saying dont mess with me bird. The bird is called Boss hog, she is in charge.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/chickenking.jpg)
and another
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/DSCF0236.jpg)
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Post by: nzdunn on September 24, 2009, 20:23
brillant piccys, your girlies look lovely    nickyx
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Post by: Foxy on September 24, 2009, 21:09
Really healthy looking hens you have lightyear :)
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Post by: chuckie.egg on September 24, 2009, 22:03
Sorry, I would say all boys  :(  their combs are very noticable and for three weeks old their feathering looks scruffy still. Does all of the brown ones feathering look at the same stage? if some are a lot more advanced they might be girls.

Michelle xx
I'm not sure what you mean by this.  all the chicks are the same age (hatched within 24 hrs of each other).  They do all seem to have about the same amount of feathering.

Here's a few more photos... I really hope they aren't ALL boys!!

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9830/dscf5731n.jpg)
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9292/dscf5741p.jpg)
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/589/dscf5742.jpg)
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9079/dscf5744f.jpg)
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Post by: woodside farm on September 24, 2009, 22:12
Hi chuckie.egg,
In my experience hens of any breed feather up a lot quicker than the cockerels (I have quite a few different breeds), also the hens have hardly any combs until they are nearly ready for laying (even the leghorns). Looking at the photo's I would say all boys, sorry hope I am wrong.

Michelle xx
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Post by: Feeb on October 03, 2009, 16:15
My babies :)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3977344752_860bd675d5.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2516/3977344620_5f90b38d04.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/3976581703_b0f1a5f0c3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3977344256_165b38255b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2467/3977341682_035d70ee0d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3977342066_fc0e692ac6.jpg)
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Post by: kitkat on October 04, 2009, 21:01
Loely birds Feeb, are they all happy and settled together now? :)
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Post by: Feeb on October 04, 2009, 22:18
Awww we had to get rid of the battery chickens, they are living somewhere very nice but with older chooks who can handle them a bit better - my girls are still very young so maybe we have introduce some battery chooks in a few months time :)

They are very happy and getting more used to us now :)

cant wait til they are totally happy with us the piccies will be fab!

:)
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Post by: goodegg on October 11, 2009, 15:49
here some pics of some of my new girls and boys
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Post by: goodegg on October 11, 2009, 15:51
and more
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Post by: francais on October 14, 2009, 21:34
Some photo's of my girls...

Looking at the 2nd photo I think the one on the left (poppy) is a blue bell??, but can anyone tell me what the one on the right (Liz) might be please?

Thanks
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Post by: The Ora Girls on October 16, 2009, 19:00
The girls have a secure pen in the garden.  It is around 12' x 10', fence one side and trellis (to make it sturdier when manic dogs are charging around) with chicken wire inside that round the rest.  The top is an old gazebo frame and fabric, and over that is camoflague netting - wanted something to give them shade plus keep them safe from birds of prey as we sometimes have a red kite visit the field next door.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/ChickensMar25001.jpg)

That is China Boxer in the foreground.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/ChickensMar25002.jpg)

Inside the pen is a fox proof coop, but as the fencing is secure enough to keep the dogs out the door to it is wedged open to chicken width so they can come and go as they please.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/chicks003.jpg)

I had a damaged garden arch (thanks for knocking into it so many times dogs!) so I took the top part, added some wood to make perches, and the girls have a climbing frame to play on. (The matting in the pics has been taken off so now they just have the perches and prefer it)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/ChickensMar25011.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/ChickensMar25004.jpg)

I'm pretty sure that there used to be some of that green stuff down - let me try and remember, ah yes, grass!!!  Then came the chickens!

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/Budalice/Chickens/ChickensMar25007.jpg)
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Post by: Vember on October 16, 2009, 19:04
 :D Fab Piccies Togirls :D


Like the use of the arch way too 8)


Sarah :)
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Post by: lightyears on October 19, 2009, 12:23
yeah, nice looking setup you have there.
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Post by: nzdunn on October 19, 2009, 13:14
great photos, love the camoflage netting, thats a great idea    nickyx
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Post by: tjtops on October 22, 2009, 12:53
Hello everyone....I really would like some advice on the possible breed of my 'boy', plus sexing 3 x 13 week old 'chicks'..
Here's Rupert...plus one with some of his 'wives' for identification of offspring purposes!!! (The hens are all the same type)
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/rupertbest.jpg)
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/rupertandwives.jpg)
and the 'babies'....
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/DSCF1593.jpg)
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/DSCF1588.jpg)
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/DSCF1585.jpg)
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/tjtops/DSCF1595.jpg)

Hoping someone can help me!!!
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Post by: John on October 22, 2009, 14:08

Hoping someone can help me!!!

After careful analysis, my best guess is that they're chickens :)

Rather good looking ones as well!
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Post by: Foxy on October 22, 2009, 14:54
Rupert is lovely, he looks rather like a mottled silver duckwing leghorn :)
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Post by: woodside farm on October 22, 2009, 19:07
I would say the black one which I would say is definatley a hen, the other two do look like cockerels but I might be wrong.

Michelle xx
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Post by: Foxy on October 22, 2009, 19:11
yep I agree, the top one looks like a bantam australorp, is she quite small? :)
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Post by: LadyPluck on October 25, 2009, 15:07
I'm so pleased to be able to finally post my ladies photo in here.
Left to right: Lola, Aretha & Gladys. The one in the middle is a Buff Wyandotte, the other two are Plymouth Buff Rocks

Thanks for looking :D

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/MortalAngels/Family/Chickens/100_1956.jpg?t=1256407703)
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Post by: woodside farm on October 26, 2009, 17:06
Hi,
It was such a lovely sunny day yesterday, I thought I would take some more pictures of my chickens, to many to post on here so I put a link to my photo bucket

WARNING 73 PHOTO's  :D
http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/25th%20Oct%2009/

Michelle xx
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Post by: Foxy on October 27, 2009, 21:35
ooooooh nice birds, very nice colour and type on your sussex! :)
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Post by: Bigblacktaximan on October 29, 2009, 16:30
I would but it says my pics/files are tooooo large and exceed the permitted size  :mad:

not sure what to do as they were taken at 640 x 480  >:(
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Post by: LadyPluck on October 30, 2009, 12:58
Hi Taximan, maybe you could just put the url on here, and we could view it that way :)
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Post by: tode on October 30, 2009, 13:51
Hi Taximan, I had same problem in the beginning: photos 640x480 were rejected as "too large".  In fact it came from the quality when saving as jpeg:  a high quality image is too 'large'  in  ko .   Either reduce physical size, or use medium quality.  I think the cut-off is around 128 ko.  (  ?  )
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Post by: griff on October 30, 2009, 20:57
(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w337/millgriff/mypictures062.jpg)(http://)    Will it need plucking first or just put it straight in the oven
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Post by: Foxy on October 30, 2009, 21:06
Might be a tough old bird Griff! :D :D
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Post by: LadyPluck on October 30, 2009, 22:52
lol aw bless!
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Post by: Bigblacktaximan on November 01, 2009, 16:17
NOPE still cant do it,

have taken a few more pics this arvo, with camera set on smallest pics at the lowest quality,    seems even thats to highbrow for the forum pages upload.  :wacko:
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Post by: Foxy on November 01, 2009, 16:22
You could try photobucket

http://photobucket.com/

you just load a few picces then follow instructions to paste img. into the reply page of the forum :)

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Post by: chickenlady on November 13, 2009, 20:40
Awwwww! just found this pic of my now nearly grown up runners  :wub: look how ickle they were!
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/phonepics294.jpg)

Debbie
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Post by: janet12000 on November 13, 2009, 20:50
Oh look at their iccle feet and iccle beaks.  :)
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Post by: joyfull on November 14, 2009, 09:35
think you need to get a picture of them swallowing cherry tomatoes Debbie, that is sooooooooo funny  :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Foxy on November 14, 2009, 10:55
lovely photos, reminds me of summer, green grass, warm sun...the sound of ducklings charging around ,seems like so long ago!! :D
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Post by: batcatz on November 16, 2009, 21:53
Hi,
It was such a lovely sunny day yesterday, I thought I would take some more pictures of my chickens, to many to post on here so I put a link to my photo bucket

WARNING 73 PHOTO's  :D
http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/Woodside-Farm/25th%20Oct%2009/

Michelle xx
Michelle, what breed is the white one with the quiff head?  Looks like a cockatoo chicken. :-)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on November 17, 2009, 23:03
Got my new digital camera today, so have been updating chook photo's.  Like Michelle said, there are quite a few so here is the link (I hope) to my photbucket album.

Hope you like them.

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/grannieannie_2006/Chooks%20Update1/
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Post by: hillfooter on November 18, 2009, 02:34
A photo of Rumple
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Post by: Foxy on November 18, 2009, 13:51
what a handsome chappie! he looks quite in that photo, s'cuse my ignorance but aren't they quite small?
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Post by: hillfooter on November 18, 2009, 14:47
They are about 24weeks old and LHS one's a Vorwerk, not a MG who isn't particularly big.  Or did you mean the photo?  Try dble clicking on it and they'll look bigger :D
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Post by: chech221 on November 19, 2009, 18:47
hi everyone thought id post a few pics of my hens here is 1st picture feeding before bedtime(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2/chech221/DSC00571.jpg)
the next picture is my 24weeks old cuckoo marrans
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2/chech221/DSC00546.jpg)
and the next picture is a 24week old from the same batch of hens as the marran (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2/chech221/DSC00561.jpg) she aint layed any eggs yet but i think she thinking about it.and 1 more picture here is some of my flock come to greet me(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2/chech221/565-1.jpg)
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Post by: chickenlady on November 23, 2009, 17:28
Got home from work today and the ducks are actually using the new pond!  :D got to finish of around the edges (put gravel boards around the run and chuck in loads of gravel) but thought id post some pics of them having a lovely old time!
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/015.jpg)
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/023.jpg)
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/028.jpg)
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/fabpond.jpg)
a pic for Foxy  :D
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/chocgirls.jpg)
and once i got started i couldnt stop so here are some of the girls too  :D
just to prove i do still have some grass left
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/034.jpg)
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/suppertime.jpg)

Debbie
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Post by: Rubellite on November 23, 2009, 18:34
Not for long, methinks  ::)  Great pics  :D
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Post by: Snap Dragon on November 24, 2009, 18:10
Great pics Debbie...

Is that hosepipe marking out another new pond  ;) Hee hee :tongue2:
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Post by: chickenlady on November 24, 2009, 19:39
Great pics Debbie...

Is that hosepipe marking out another new pond  ;) Hee hee :tongue2:

I'm sure by the end of winter the muck mucks will of made it one  :lol:!

Debbie
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Post by: Rubellite on November 25, 2009, 10:30
Claude
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv91/Candlesnuff/DSC_0627.jpg)
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Post by: Rubellite on November 25, 2009, 10:31
Mrs White and Barry
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv91/Candlesnuff/DSC_0670.jpg)
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Post by: Foxy on November 25, 2009, 19:36
Now that Claude is a fine looking chappie, has he got laydeeees??? :D
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Post by: Rubellite on November 25, 2009, 21:39
He has two girlies but we haven't had any eggs yet.
The girls are quite timid but he is lovely for a cuddle  :D
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Post by: chickenlady on December 03, 2009, 22:12
They are lovely rubelite  :happy: I do love that colour
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Post by: Rubellite on December 03, 2009, 22:15
Swappie eggies for dottie eggies next year then?  :D
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Post by: chickenlady on December 03, 2009, 22:24
Awwwww! would love to but i have no boy dotties  :( (neighbour is horrid enough without us havin a cockerel) I can help with duckies though if need be  ;)

xx
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Post by: Caralou on December 03, 2009, 22:28
Nah Debbie you cant, not after I've stolen all your lovely lady mucks when I visit  :tongue2:
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Post by: chickenlady on December 03, 2009, 22:30
some more piccies  :D
the ducks enjoying their new pond (so much so they wont go to bed on their own now and have to be chased off the pond  >:()
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/011-2.jpg)
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/012.jpg)
my gorgeous boys
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/019.jpg)
this weeks eggies on my new egg skelter bought at the national  :D
(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/chickenlady03/033.jpg)
the 3 really dark ones in the box are from my welsummer girlie 'summer' who was 1 of the 1st chicks I ever hatched  :happy:
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Post by: chickenlady on December 03, 2009, 22:31
and Cara I will be counting my muck mucks when you leave   ;) :lol: x
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Post by: Rubellite on December 03, 2009, 22:33
 :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: to nasty neighbours.
Claude has just started crowing, he sounds like a creaky hinge  :lol:
Barry got verrry amorous with Gretchen this week and she took off under the chicken house with the hump  :ohmy: My Norman is a good boy, very quiet and very good (so far).
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Post by: Rubellite on December 03, 2009, 22:37
Nah Debbie you cant, not after I've stolen all your lovely lady mucks when I visit  :tongue2:

Cara, you'll have to dig a pond and get all muddy like the rest of us  :D
I've had a welly full this week moving plants up out of the water in my pond as the water level is rising at least 6 inches a day! When the pond was dug we unearthed a very old land drain that was completely silted up. Now the rain has come the land drain has started running again!
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Post by: Caralou on December 04, 2009, 02:00
Dont worry, I'm a muddy mess everyday as it is. The boys love nothing more than jumping in as I'm refreshing their water and splashing me - I'm sure it's deliberate as they move around to the side I stand at to make sure it hits on target! And Debbie, no point counting after I've left - too late then  :tongue2:

p.s. your little Stitch is a terror, he is into everything at the moment and is being found at the top of the curtains most evenings - you draw them in the day and the light now shines though there are that many holes hehe.
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Post by: goodegg on December 12, 2009, 18:11
my five week old new chooks thought i better put them on here at last
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Post by: goodegg on December 12, 2009, 18:13
and more
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Post by: goodegg on December 12, 2009, 18:15
finally
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Post by: Rubellite on December 12, 2009, 18:30
They're a pretty mixed bunch, or even a pretty mixed bunch  :D
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Post by: chech221 on December 23, 2009, 18:18
MERRY Christmas EVERYBODY,thought id share this picture they came out of the door and stayed out for 2 mins and went back in there shed started grooming i dont blame them was freezin.
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2/chech221/SNOWPICTURE.jpg)
all the best for 2010.
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Post by: dizzylizzie on December 25, 2009, 14:12
The best present a turkey could ever have-surviving Christmas day! :lol:
This is Wallace, my 17week old Turkey, enjoying the Christmas snow, and mealworms of course!

(http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/dizzylizzie_photo/056-1.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on December 25, 2009, 16:04
Merry Christmas Wallace  :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Jellyhead on December 25, 2009, 18:10
Lovely, my turkeys enjoyed the day as well. Tomato and garlic bread for them though ???
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Post by: Rubellite on December 26, 2009, 12:53
Glad Wallace had a good Christmas  :)
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Post by: sarah f on December 29, 2009, 14:04
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/sarah1969/Image017.jpg)

a few of my blue silkie bantams they aree 18 weeks old
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Post by: sarah f on December 29, 2009, 14:05
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/sarah1969/Image018.jpg)
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Post by: sarah f on December 29, 2009, 14:06
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/sarah1969/Image015.jpg)
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Post by: Rubellite on December 29, 2009, 20:27
They are lovely  :)
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Post by: sarah f on December 30, 2009, 09:39
thankyou.

not  entirely sure on what sex they are,
 but  i think i have 3 of each sex.
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Post by: Bonniebean on January 10, 2010, 14:56
Definitely chicken!(http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/bonniebean/Chooks%20in%20snow%20January%2010th%202010/DSC00125.jpg)
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Post by: Bonniebean on January 10, 2010, 14:59
What exactly is that stuff?(http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/bonniebean/Chooks%20in%20snow%20January%2010th%202010/DSC00130.jpg)
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Post by: gmxy on January 10, 2010, 20:25
Hi

I'm new to this forum; I have seven hens; two spashed Orps, a blue Orp with hip problems, a couple of buff sussex, a marans and a North Holland Blue. My favourite hen is Daisy, my lovely chatty, friendly little North Holland Blue. But the Orps have to be the most photogenic so I've put up pictures of Trinny at 7 weeks (look at her feet!) and again at a couple of years old.

I've also put a picture of Georgina who is now gone - she was an evil soul but quite a character, especially when she was tormenting our Fox Terrier.


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Post by: gmxy on January 10, 2010, 20:27
And Arrietty - standing up properly!
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Post by: joyfull on January 11, 2010, 06:39
looks like she eventually grew into her feet  :lol: :lol:
Lovely looking girls  :)
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Post by: robinsnest on January 11, 2010, 20:05
New on the site today, thought i would post a pic of "the girls" with Lucy
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Post by: Foxy on January 11, 2010, 21:14
Lovely photo, are those HUGE chickens or it that a really small dog??? :D
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Post by: robinsnest on January 11, 2010, 21:37
Lovely photo, are those HUGE chickens or it that a really small dog??? :D

She is quite small, although the hens are not tiny :D

Lucy loves the hens and has been known to snooze in their house on a warm day  :lol:
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Post by: dizzylizzie on January 14, 2010, 11:44
my girls are determined they are coming in, they have stood outside for an hour banging on the kitchen door to come in

(http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/dizzylizzie_photo/IMG_2619.jpg)
(http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/dizzylizzie_photo/IMG_2628.jpg)
and now, they are at my sons bedroom window, cos they know im in here...talk about making me feel guilty he he he
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Post by: joyfull on January 14, 2010, 11:49
Don't be a cruel mummy and let your little babies in  :lol:
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Post by: dizzylizzie on January 14, 2010, 12:56
JOY!!!!, ive already got henrietta and molly in....oh and the baby barnie, cos she sticks with molly......if i had someone to come and clean my floors, id be more than happy.....you free? :D
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Post by: joyfull on January 14, 2010, 15:01
But poor Wallace needs to be in (I clearly heard her yesterday asking) so you are just sooooo cruel. Leave the floors as they will only get dirty again  :lol:
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Post by: spider on January 14, 2010, 22:04
Four feeding friends :)




Spider
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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:46
More picks

My geese

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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:50
Silkies
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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:51
Silks
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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:55
pekins

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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:57
More pekins
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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:57
Light Sussex

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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 21:59
Wellsommer Cock


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Post by: spider on January 22, 2010, 22:01
My favourite
Moaning Minnie
Off on her travels to hide the eggs  :lol:
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Post by: Rubellite on January 23, 2010, 10:23
Good pictures, Spider, thanks for sharing :)
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Post by: carl on January 26, 2010, 18:04
my coop build
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Post by: carl on January 26, 2010, 18:06
my coop build
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Post by: carl on January 26, 2010, 18:07
my coop build
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Post by: carl on January 26, 2010, 18:08
my coop build
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Post by: janet12000 on January 26, 2010, 18:10
 :) very good
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Post by: carl on January 26, 2010, 18:14
Thanks,slowly getting there
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Post by: Jess on January 27, 2010, 09:26
Hello all just to introduce my girls
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Post by: janet12000 on January 27, 2010, 22:34
Sorry Jess, but do they free range too?
I don't mean to cause trouble but they all look a bit kind of squashed in that little run?
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Post by: Aunt Sally on January 27, 2010, 22:50
They look lovely Jess.

Don't worry Janet I'm sure Jess wouldn't keep them in there during the day.  It would just be to keep them safe from predators at night.
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Post by: carl on January 31, 2010, 16:36
Thanks,slowly getting there
naerly finished
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Post by: carl on January 31, 2010, 16:37
Thanks,slowly getting there
naerly finished
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Post by: carl on January 31, 2010, 16:39
Thanks,slowly getting there
naerly finished
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Post by: carl on January 31, 2010, 16:40
Thanks,slowly getting there
nearly

 finished
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Post by: Foxy on January 31, 2010, 18:20
That's looking terrific Carl, nice height off the ground with a spacious door for cleaning!
Well done! :D
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Post by: carl on January 31, 2010, 18:37
I did plenty of homework before building so hopefully i am getting it rite...thanks Foxy

been working out the cost...shed and bookshelf free...ply wood 30...hinges locks etc 20...just the weldmesh and a bit of timber and onduline to get....cheeper than a ebay jobbie
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Post by: joyfull on January 31, 2010, 18:46
and better built so it should last you a good few years  :D
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Post by: Rubellite on January 31, 2010, 21:10
and better built so it should last you a good few years  :D

Let's hope so. I have to keep modifying my duck house door and just know I'm going to have to replace it soon (and I built it in the first place  :( )
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Post by: Aunt Sally on February 03, 2010, 12:37
Why do I give them the whole garden to freerange in ::)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/P1010765.jpg)
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Post by: compostqueen on February 03, 2010, 12:39
Aw bless  :D

They are so nosey aren't they  :)  They know that's where the food comes from  :D
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Post by: Caralou on February 03, 2010, 12:58
Please mum give us some treats  :wub: They are lovely  :D
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Post by: goodegg on March 03, 2010, 16:22
here is picture of one of my chucks sitting next to me when i decided to have a sit on thee edge of my new compost bin im making with greenhouse rafters 9 feet wide by 9 feet long picks when i have finished it next week.
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Post by: hillfooter on March 03, 2010, 20:30
Nicholas II & Alexandra the orloffs enjoying some early spring sun after all the rain.  Note no ball and chains and still not escaped.
HF
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Post by: hillfooter on March 03, 2010, 20:37
After all the snow and mud at last some early spring sun being enjoyed by a Welsummer and Legbar.  Note the use of a pallet sawn in half to provide a platform walk way which keeps the chx out of the worst of the mud and their water clean.
HF
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Post by: dizzylizzie on March 03, 2010, 20:59
Beautiful pictures HF! What a difference a bit of sunshine makes eh? There was a lovely atmosphere in my garden today...seeing them sunbathe and the spring breeze ruffling their feathers put a huge smile on my face today ;)
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Post by: hillfooter on March 03, 2010, 21:22
I said I'd post some photos of my Vorwerks for Grannie Annie, sorry it's taken so long but here they are .
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Post by: Rubellite on March 03, 2010, 21:23
You have some lovely birds, HF.  :)
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Post by: hillfooter on March 03, 2010, 21:26
No... now I remember it was Dizzie Lizzie not Grannie.  So a couple more in the sun!  hope your blue eared VW is now settled in and is she laying yet and if so what colour are her eggs.  Bet they aren't blue!
HF
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Post by: Hayley'sHens on March 03, 2010, 21:26
They are lovely looking birds HF  :)
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Post by: zoggett on March 14, 2010, 20:12
Madge
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/madge%20and%20mavis/100_0703.jpg)
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/madge%20and%20mavis/100_0702.jpg)
Mavis
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/madge%20and%20mavis/100_0699.jpg)
And my first egg
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/madge%20and%20mavis/100_0709.jpg)
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Post by: Dill The Dog on March 15, 2010, 10:27
Here are my girls - had them 9 mths now - pictures I took when I first got them........

(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/13814/2982338220101553249S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2982338220101553249HwGSwv)

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45664/2145916030101553249S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2145916030101553249ItJCZf)

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And now, here they are all ready for a cosy night inside their heated hen-house..............


(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/47653/2625216670101553249S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2625216670101553249xvGElo)


For some reason, they never sleep on the perching bars - they prefer the floor  :wacko:
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Post by: joyfull on March 15, 2010, 12:31
can I just ask why their coup is heated?
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Post by: Dill The Dog on March 15, 2010, 12:58
It's only a self-regulating 120W heater designed for sheds and works from a thermostat which is set to 5C.
It helps keeps the damp/condensation down and also takes the chill out of the air in the extreme cold we've had this winter.

I also 'winterised' the run for them in november to protect them from the wind, rain, frost and snow but still with plenty of ventilation. I used transparent corrugated roofing sheets on the cage sides (run already has upvc roof) which are held on with butterfly nuts, so in the summer I can quickly remove and store them.


(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/44710/2839667400101553249S500x500Q85.jpg)


Probably treat 'em too well   :ohmy:   But egg production has continued unaffected with an average of 2 eggs per day right through the winter.

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Post by: hillfooter on March 15, 2010, 23:32
Well I've seen it all now!  Could you come and winterise my conservatory Dill!
HF
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Post by: tiptopchickendon on March 19, 2010, 12:03
Thought I would update my Pics from those I first posted back on page 29 of this thread.

Tikka and Peri are no longer with us, both were into Extreme Free Ranging and unfortunatley paid the price  :(

So we now have ( from Left to right )

Mandy, Lilly the Leghorn, Betty, Amy and Biscuit.

oh and the green stuff in front of the shed in one of the images on page 29 is Grass...which aint there now... :mad:
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Post by: Henlady on March 21, 2010, 19:20
These were taken 4 weeks ago when i first got my ladies and I have hopefully got the posting of them right finally.
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Post by: Henlady on March 21, 2010, 19:33
Lady Alice, Lady Mary, Lady Sarah and Queen Victoria.  Named after the childrens great grandmas, need to get another for the 4th grandma.
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Post by: Henlady on March 21, 2010, 19:34
Why can't we sleep up here?
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Post by: Henlady on March 21, 2010, 19:51
Queen Victoria is the head chicken as one would expect.  She was the first to eat out of our hands and is much braver than the others.  She also chatters all the time and it seems to be her who decides when they go to bed.  Must take some more photos now I have worked out how to post them.
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Post by: joyfull on March 21, 2010, 19:57
lovely looking girls, thank you for sharing them  :D
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Post by: Tosca on March 26, 2010, 23:51
These are my new hens  :D
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Post by: joyfull on March 27, 2010, 06:44
pretty girls there Tosca  :)
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Post by: mollski on March 27, 2010, 06:45
hey they look great :)
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Post by: joshbuchan on April 07, 2010, 21:35
wow everybodys chooks look amazing, here are some of mine, i will take some more 2moz.

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Post by: joyfull on April 08, 2010, 07:30
wow lovely Josh - how many hens and chicks have you got?  :D
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Post by: joshbuchan on April 08, 2010, 23:47
thanks :D

how many cluckers.... i dred to think now...

10 silkie chicks
6 silkie hens and 1 cock
3 ex-bat warrans i saved (best 3 i have eva spent in my life!)
3 wheaton marans i got from action
2 cream legbars i also got from action
2 wheaton maran + french copper marrans i hatched last year, one looks so stunning with here green and purple tint on her black with a brown neck, will get pics.
1 ummm white batam i hatched.... really dont know were she came from but shes white and lays dark brown eggs.
1 blue maran that i also got from action.
2 legbarbs + french copper maran bantams, thay are black and green look stunning! i hatched them last year.

ok now its time to count....

30 ::) oh my lol.... i am lucky cuz basicly years and years ago some body tryed to buy some land behind our block of houses to biuld 2 bungiloes, well all the people in the like 5 victoreyen houses we live in complained to the counile, so in stead they bort it for not alot of money, it was only eva used to get to our gareses which eft the grass on the back just for use playing in when we were small, as people moved they left it to the last people remaining, now theres only 3 of us, i have used out bit for chicken runs, fruit bush's, roobarb, plum tree, woodchip pile ect ect ect lol. haha well gnite i need sleep now.

Josh,

P.S. i will acturly get pics 2moz as i get home from work urlyer.
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Post by: joyfull on April 09, 2010, 07:00
yep you are lucky  :D
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Post by: joshbuchan on April 10, 2010, 13:37
here are the legbarb bantam + french copper maran, they lay dark green eggs

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6999/dsc00172vm.jpg)

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4258/dsc00177fb.jpg)

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7774/dsc00176zi.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5214/dsc00178o.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7986/dsc00179cp.jpg)

heres the wheaton maran + french copper maran.

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1886/dsc00180i.jpg)

(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8860/dsc00181or.jpg)

heres my other wheaton maran + french copper maran.

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2408/dsc00189ge.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5071/dsc00190m.jpg)

heres the crazy white bantam who layes dark eggs... i think she must of been from my dads freind as she gave me the blue silkie eggs and 12 other random eggs :lol:

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6856/dsc00182zc.jpg)

i would have more but my phone died yesterday after the white bantam pic.... i am going to go down and take some more :lol:

wouldl ike to add i hatched all theys myself last year, it was my 1st time eva hatching eggs and its got me hooked!
Josh,
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Post by: marianwhittock on April 10, 2010, 19:17
 ::) they are sweet
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Post by: Hayley'sHens on April 10, 2010, 20:41
Lovely looking girls  :) Can we have a pic of the dark green eggs, please? I want some  :)
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Post by: joshbuchan on April 11, 2010, 19:29
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Post by: tomgood99 on April 19, 2010, 17:14
Henrietta and Heston!
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Post by: joyfull on April 19, 2010, 18:28
lovely tg99  :D
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Post by: Laverne88 on April 25, 2010, 08:36
Mimi la Favorelle salmon qui only speaks la Francais
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Post by: joyfull on April 25, 2010, 09:02
shouldn't that be parles le Francais?  :lol: :lol: (only did french for 1 term so that may be wrong as well  :nowink:).
Lovely chickens especially the black ones  :D
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Post by: hillfooter on April 25, 2010, 12:42
French lessons given too!  This site is tres bien though I believe the use of the definite article after the verb parler and before Francais as in "parles Francais" is optional. :unsure:

What a memory you have Joy.......................... you  remember going to school! ::)

HF
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Post by: joyfull on April 25, 2010, 16:01
didn't go very often and I think schools had just changed over from the old chalk and slate days from when you went  :lol:  :)
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Post by: Casey76 on April 26, 2010, 15:29
La poule Mimi "saumon Faverolles" qui parle le franais seulement

;)
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Post by: hillfooter on April 27, 2010, 16:58
With accents too Casey, you're just showing off!

HF
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Post by: hillfooter on April 27, 2010, 17:04
Some photos of the Orloff and Vorwerk chicks 13 days old now.  Hatched in the Brinsea DX20 Octagon.

The brooder is an octagon made from old melomime fitted wardrode doors.  Note 135 degree triangular fillets in the corners holding the panels together.  Easy to make and break up and store flat too.

Alexandra the Orloff bantam hen is also having a go at hatching 3 of her eggs and a VW egg so we'll see if she's as good as the Brinsea which had a 100% successful hatch from 19 eggs.
HF
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Post by: hillfooter on April 27, 2010, 17:42
Some off the VWs plus the odd Barnevelder and Speckled Sussex.
Obviously Spring is really in the air now as I have 7 broodies in 4 houses currently.

HF
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Post by: TeaPots on April 27, 2010, 21:06
Ooooh, they are sooo beautiful  :D
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Post by: joyfull on April 27, 2010, 21:57
I love speckled sussex - they are what I first wanted but somehow I got distracted by other breeds so have never ended up with any  :(
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Post by: hillfooter on April 28, 2010, 01:21
I love speckled sussex - they are what I first wanted but somehow I got distracted by other breeds so have never ended up with any  :(

I love the looks of Speckled Sussex too but mine haven't been the best layers and go broody at the first opportunity.  I never got round to getting a SS cockerel so I've never bred them which was my original intent.  I'm a big fan of Sussex generally though, and in particular Buff Sussex, which are big and friendly and great layers too, though like all Sussex it seems inclined to broodiness.
HF
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Post by: joyfull on April 28, 2010, 07:20
I might have to get one or two to act as next years broodies then  :lol:
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Post by: nicky d on April 28, 2010, 08:39
Lovely photos, must say hillfooter the VWs are absoutely gorgeous, love the hen, that colour looks great.  nickyx
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Post by: Caralou on April 28, 2010, 12:35
My Speckled , Treacle, has laid daily since February and they are lovely litttle eggs - I hope she doesnt go broody now I've said that  ::)


The VW's are really attractive birds, another to add to the list of birds I want but don't have space for. I need to find a single farmer...  :tongue2:
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Post by: madcat on April 28, 2010, 13:18
Be careful what you wish for! Farmers weekly (http://www.fwi.co.uk/community/photos/sexiest/default.aspx)   :D :D :D
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Post by: shaun on May 03, 2010, 20:05
thought the ladies might like this one xx

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o152/shaungill/DSC00576.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on May 03, 2010, 21:35
what a lovely photo, thanks for that Shaun  :)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on May 03, 2010, 23:47
Joy has already seen this one, but just to show you how her little Sablepoots are getting on now they are 1 week and 2 days old!  They don't like their hairy feet, they keep trying to shake off the hairs!!   :D :D
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Post by: joyfull on May 04, 2010, 07:24
I just love my little baby poots  :D
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Post by: shaun on May 16, 2010, 08:15
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o152/shaungill/P6120013.jpg) xx
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Post by: joyfull on May 16, 2010, 08:25
cute  :D, what breed are the chicks Shaun?
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Post by: shaun on May 16, 2010, 08:36
these are light sussex they was 2 weeks on friday  ;) x
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Post by: lisa123 on May 18, 2010, 21:53
my new ducklings oh my god i love them.  ::)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad15/lisa123__2009/Image085.jpg)
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Post by: hillfooter on May 20, 2010, 18:24
You might remember Alexandra the Russian Orloff bantam.  I hatched 8 eggs in the Brinseas earlier and they are now 6 weeks old and about to go out but this is her very own first brood she hatched last Saturday. They were taken today so 5 -6 days old now.  She first took then out for a brief look at the wide world after about 3 days but now she has then out and about foraging all the time now.
HF
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Post by: hillfooter on May 20, 2010, 18:28
And another.
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Post by: John on May 20, 2010, 23:56
She looks a beautiful bird - very aristocratic  :)
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Post by: lisa123 on May 21, 2010, 07:37
 :) shes beautifull its nice to see chicks
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Post by: vicky_b on May 21, 2010, 13:49
Hi all,

I got 3 hens 2 weeks ago, and have been trawling though this forum and asking lots of questions. Thanks to all who have posted, you've been a great help!

Thought I ought to post a couple of piccys of my girlies!
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Post by: joyfull on May 21, 2010, 14:00
lovely looking girlies, thanks for sharing your pictures with us  :)
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Post by: vicky_b on May 21, 2010, 15:57
Thanks! I've very quickly grown to love them  :tongue2:

And two of them have started laying already! I have 8 perfect (if very small) eggs waiting to be turned into the ulitimate scrabmled egg delicacy   :)
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Post by: lisa123 on May 24, 2010, 10:15
 :) my ducks now a week old. unfortunately they are for sale and have got them on poultry sites. thought i would add more pictures.
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad15/lisa123__2009/Image114.jpg)
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Post by: Casey76 on May 24, 2010, 11:11
I decided to call my poots Bimble and Bumble:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/Chook%202010/Sabelpootsday223May2010.jpg)

This is Bimble:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/Chook%202010/Bimblepoot24May2010.jpg)

And this is Bumble:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/oconnka4/Chickens/Chook%202010/PootandMarans23May2010.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on May 24, 2010, 11:13
sweet, you don't realise just how tiny they are until you see them next to a large fowl chick of the same age  :D
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Post by: lisa123 on May 24, 2010, 13:30
 :) they are loverly so sweet
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Post by: Craig69 on May 25, 2010, 21:57
My girls Cadbury - Kinder - Little One
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Post by: nicky d on May 26, 2010, 10:37
they are gorgeous, such a rich colour, is that grass for them   nickyx :lol:
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Post by: Craig69 on May 26, 2010, 20:17
Yep - grow it in trays for them.
Little One can't have too much it gives her the runs :( so only now & then they get it
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Post by: hillfooter on May 27, 2010, 04:02
Yep - grow it in trays for them.
Little One can't have too much it gives her the runs :( so only now & then they get it

If you don't have grass available this is a good idea and much safer than the dubious practise of giving them cuttings which can lead to impacted and/or sour crop.  both serious conditions if not spotted in time.  Well rooted fresh grass will be pecked in small bits and is less likely to be swallowed in long lengths.

HF
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Post by: Craig69 on May 28, 2010, 08:08
Cheers for that.
I chap on the allotment who used to keeps chickens told me the same thing yesterday.
I'm supposed to be building a run etc on the allotment for them, as the other half wants them up there. I have got quite attached to them here so am making sure i'm doing other jobs around the house to prolong the job  :wub:
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Post by: Missie on May 31, 2010, 12:27
More pics of some of my chicks,here we have my 4 welsummers with Specks,they are now one week old.:) awwwwww.
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Post by: Pretty Chick on June 01, 2010, 09:30
More pics of some of my chicks,here we have my 4 welsummers with Specks,they are now one week old.:) awwwwww.

Great photos Missie  :)
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Post by: hillfooter on June 01, 2010, 16:19
Lovely!
HF
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Post by: John on June 01, 2010, 19:48
You should enter that first one into the poultry newsletter competition (http://www.poultry.allotment-garden.org/newsletter/index.php), Missie. I'd be amazed if it didn't get a place at least  :)

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Post by: Ma Lowe on June 01, 2010, 22:02
I just had to show you these photos.

Flo and Gwladys having a dust bath in the newly rotivated soil

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x285/cariad_01/Chooksville/FloGwladysdustbath.jpg)

Flo and Fourstar sunbathing

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x285/cariad_01/Chooksville/Girlsenjoyingthewarmsun.jpg)

Gerty & Edna searching for worms

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x285/cariad_01/Chooksville/Scratching2.jpg)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on June 01, 2010, 23:25
Lovely pics everyone.  Your Russian Orloff is beautiful HF!

Just a little update on Joy's Sablepoots before they go off to live with her!  And a pic of one of my Favs.  This is a boy isn't it?  :(
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Post by: joyfull on June 01, 2010, 23:30
just to let everybody know the two sablepoot boys are available free to good home  :D
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on June 01, 2010, 23:36
not in bed yet Joy???    :D :D
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Post by: joyfull on June 01, 2010, 23:46
no just about to go - I don't sleep too well the first night Jims away  :lol:
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on June 01, 2010, 23:48
Nite nite then love!!!
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Post by: joyfull on June 05, 2010, 19:09
this is one of my new guinea fowl - unfortunatly it has become rather attached to one of the hens so is proving rather aggressive if we get to close to her  :(
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Post by: Wild Pony on June 07, 2010, 12:27
Thought you might like to see my girls, all from the Battery Hen Welfare Trust, one is soon after they arrived, the other in the recent snow. Thank goodness for poultry spice and cod liver oil to help them get feathered up enough to cope, or I think I might have been knitting  ;)
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Post by: John on June 07, 2010, 15:39
Well done - they were in better condition than many poor rescue hens are when they arrive.
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Post by: Missie on June 07, 2010, 15:43
You should enter that first one into the poultry newsletter competition (http://www.poultry.allotment-garden.org/newsletter/index.php), Missie. I'd be amazed if it didn't get a place at least  :)


Thank you John,
Where do I enter :)
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Post by: joyfull on June 07, 2010, 15:57
if you go back to johns post and click on the newsletter competition wording that should take you to the joining page. Sign up and then Cara will send you an email where you will more than likely find details about the photo comp  :D
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Post by: Missie on June 07, 2010, 16:00
if you go back to johns post and click on the newsletter competition wording that should take you to the joining page. Sign up and then Cara will send you an email where you will more than likely find details about the photo comp  :D
Hi Joyfull,
yes I have done this but I do not seem to have received a newsletter?!
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Post by: joyfull on June 07, 2010, 16:01
try sending Caralou a pm - she is quite busy but will reply  :D
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Post by: graces-chickens on June 09, 2010, 22:21
Grace has added these new chickens to her first 3 that she had for her birthday.....

some of the hybrids were going through the moult so looked a bit out of sorts......LOL

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd336/simonhubbard/Image302.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd336/simonhubbard/Image296.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd336/simonhubbard/Image295.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd336/simonhubbard/Image294.jpg)

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Post by: Trisha on June 11, 2010, 12:37
Here's some pictures of my girls that I collected 2 weeks ago. Ruby and Poppy (rhode island reds), were unfortunately underweight and had many feathers missing but they have filled out and there feathers are starting to come through.  Although very nervous when they first arrived, they will now eat out of my hand and Ruby likes to get lifted for a cuddle.  Natalie (black rock) has been the biggest sook ever from day one and is my shadow, follows me everywhere and is a bit of an attention seeker.  Penny (light sussex)seems to be very fussy, everything is on her terms. Comes across as a bit of a snob but Im sure its all an act.  :lol:  All fantastic birds, and all great characters.  :D

I'd be grateful for any tips you can give me as new keeper.  Thanks x
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4019.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4006.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4005.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4010.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4007.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/CHICKENS3021.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/CHICKENS3018.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/CHICKENS3012.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/CHICKENS3007.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4017.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4012.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg302/trishasprobe/chickens/chooks4016.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on June 11, 2010, 17:42
lovely chickens and I just love the sign  :lol:
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Post by: Trisha on June 11, 2010, 21:13
lovely chickens and I just love the sign  :lol:

 :) I have another sign at the front of the coop, wasnt sure if I should post it or not  :unsure: :)
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Post by: joshbuchan on June 12, 2010, 20:22
not quite a pic but so much beta :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqTDtoyAmFw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqTDtoyAmFw)
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Post by: hillfooter on July 02, 2010, 04:32
Rare breed Spangled Orloff bantam chx now 13 weeks old.  I'm still looking for good homes for the boys.  They are lovely active little birds quite bold and tame.  The others are VW chx of the same age.

HF
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Post by: nicky d on July 02, 2010, 09:25
Lovely pics hillfooter,    you were up early by the looks of your post  :lol: :lol: :lol:  nicky
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Post by: chickenmclicken on July 03, 2010, 22:05
This is Grace, not intent on wrecking the garden  :tongue2:, she very nearly had a reunion with our Cat who passed away and is buried here!!!!  :nowink: x

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Post by: loopilizzi on July 04, 2010, 20:12
These are my girlies Thelma and Weez who i adopted last week.
and me and my garden wouldn't be without them..
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Post by: New shoot on July 04, 2010, 20:37
This is my lot today 'helping' me tidy up the back garden

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/014-1.jpg)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/015.jpg)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/016-1.jpg)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/017-1.jpg)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/018-1.jpg)

After eating bugs and slugs till their eye's bulged, they decided enough was enough and I looked round to find they had all decamped back to Chez Chook  :lol:  The house is closed in these piccies as I was trying to distract 3 broodies - no chance - they were straight back in as soon as I opened the door again  ::)

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/suec_02/Chicks/019-1.jpg)
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Post by: nicky d on July 04, 2010, 22:32
arh lovely pics and very very beautiful girls you have there.   Someone carnt remember who put on a tip on here with regards to de brooding broodies lol,  they used an ice pack in the nest area, you might need to wrap it up in a towel or something.   nickyx
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Post by: Trisha on July 05, 2010, 09:55
Lovely pic's everyone, keep them coming  :)
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Post by: rarebirds on July 09, 2010, 19:47
You all have some very lovely looking chocks. Great pics
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Post by: Junie on July 10, 2010, 22:55
My Jack Russell guarding his flock!
He will not let us sit down in the morning until we have done the chickens and stands at the gate whining in the evening.  Any squarking from them and he is off like a shot to make sure they are OK.  He saw off a fox a few weeks ago. :D
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Post by: hillfooter on July 11, 2010, 17:28
My Jack Russell guarding his flock!
He will not let us sit down in the morning until we have done the chickens and stands at the gate whining in the evening.  Any squarking from them and he is off like a shot to make sure they are OK.  He saw off a fox a few weeks ago. :D

Doesn't top up their feed does he?  I like a dog like that, great photo.

HF
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Post by: ynysmonron on July 24, 2010, 12:35
My new arrivals with their urmm mother
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Post by: Pretty Chick on July 24, 2010, 12:38
How sweet ynysmonron  :D
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Post by: wolverine on July 25, 2010, 07:51
Hi new shoot your black and White chicken looks really pretty what breed is she? I would very much like one of those wondering round my garden 
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Post by: Pretty Chick on July 25, 2010, 07:55
Hi new shoot your black and White chicken looks really pretty what breed is she? I would very much like one of those wondering round my garden  

Hi Wolverine  :)

I have one of them they do look pretty don't they  :)
She is a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
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Post by: Kelloggs on July 25, 2010, 13:04
Heres a few of my older growers moving out of their garden to join the other :) a few little moans but they soon settle down ;)




(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/ant220/4-3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/ant220/3-6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/ant220/6-2.jpg)



(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/ant220/8-1.jpg)


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Post by: joyfull on July 25, 2010, 18:08
pretty blue colouring  :)
Title: Introducing Maisie and Daisy
Post by: zoggett on July 25, 2010, 18:35
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/100_0842.jpg)
THis is our new addition Maisie

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/100_0839.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/100_0840.jpg)
And this is Daisy

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/100_0837.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on July 25, 2010, 18:36
lovely - I really like black chickens  :D
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Post by: Pretty Chick on July 25, 2010, 19:19
Lovely chickens Zoggett :) very clean looking :D
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Post by: zoggett on July 25, 2010, 19:39
Thanks. They both look so small compared to what Madge and Mavis were. Thelma looks like she needs to grow into her legs :D
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Post by: wolverine on July 26, 2010, 02:28
Hi zogget I notice we have the same coop bu the look of your pics. does yours still have the felt roof and if so have you had any problem with red mite? I've been meaning to change the roof on mine to coregated following some advice but not got round to it yet.  :D
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Post by: TeaPots on July 26, 2010, 02:37
I changed my roof cos of mite. These girlies look soo cute  :happy:
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Post by: zoggett on July 30, 2010, 15:09
what sort of roof would you recommend?
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Post by: Junie on July 31, 2010, 20:04
Maisie looks like our Squish ( so called cos she spent most of her time under a very large rooster ) What breed is she and does she have 5 toes?
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Post by: zoggett on August 01, 2010, 12:29
Hi Junie,
Maisie is a black rock and does have 5 toes
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Post by: mo-jo on August 05, 2010, 13:15
Hello all, New chicken owner here.  I've had my 4 girls since Friday and I can't believe how great they are.  I seem to spend all my time sat in the run watching them.  They are not quite tame yet but they are getting there.  Here are some pictures, not great as they seem to be camera shy.  I've got 2 bluebelles (Nigella & Delia) and 2 speckledys (Geraldine & Margot).

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Post by: nicky d on August 05, 2010, 17:45
gorgeous pics of your new girls, the bluebells are absoutley gorgeous    nickyx
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Post by: corkee on August 06, 2010, 18:04
http://s691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/niknak123/liams%20stuff%20x/?albumview=slideshow

Only just got these yesterday....
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Post by: Junie on August 06, 2010, 22:28
Thank you Zoggett - She could be a cross black rock as she has some gold flecking, we did have another with a similar face which had a gold head, but unfortunately she is now in a fox >:(.  they were given to us as a friend was moving abroad), she is a skinny little thing and tiny compared to the Light Sussex and Co-Nus.  I have a range of sorts of chooks, so am not bothered by what they are really just interesting to have a rough idea!.  We love them all!
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Post by: mo-jo on August 07, 2010, 15:54
gorgeous pics of your new girls, the bluebells are absoutley gorgeous    nickyx

Thanks nicky d
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Post by: irish rose on August 20, 2010, 10:27
Here are pics of my ladies. There are just a few will take more later :)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/scobby1_2007/photos015.jpg)
This one is sunbathing lol

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/scobby1_2007/photos007.jpg)
This is them the first day we got them

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/scobby1_2007/photos008.jpg)
My wee girl has named them all lol we have Buck Buck, Lilly, Rebecca, Meme, fingerlicking and willow :)
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Post by: nicky d on August 20, 2010, 14:44
great piccys lisa,   there run looks great.  nickyx
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Post by: irish rose on August 20, 2010, 20:07
Have it all fenced of as well to keep mr fox out and my mums dog. We only had them a week and my mums dog got 2 of them :( My own wee dog is great with them :)
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Post by: hillfooter on August 22, 2010, 00:04
Thanks to GrannieAnnie, Joyful and ICE who dropped in for tea today and left me Christmas dinner.  6 lovely little turkey poults.  Thanks Grannie for procuring them for me.  I'll keep you posted on progress.
Best wishes
HF
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Post by: hillfooter on August 22, 2010, 00:12
And another
HF
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Post by: victoria_plum on September 10, 2010, 15:36
These are my new Silkies - I'm loving keeping hens!  

Nessa is the gold one with the black head, Fedorie (how my two year old says toy story) is the cuckoo coloured one, and Betty is the slightly bruiser looking dark one!


(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/NESSA1-1.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/avatarchicken-1.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/BETTYcloseup-2.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/NOSEYBETTY.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/NESSA.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/FEDORIE.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/FEDORIEANDNESSA.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/FEDORIE2.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/BETTY.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/jandvhunt/BETTYPONCINGAROUND.jpg)
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Post by: Foghorn-Leghorn on September 10, 2010, 18:47
Victoria_Plum you're Silkies are lovely but I must say Nessa looks like Big Bird in a balaclava!   :lol:
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Post by: hillfooter on September 11, 2010, 03:18
Nice photos and lovely birds victoria plum
HF
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Post by: victoria_plum on September 11, 2010, 08:08
Thanks chaps.  I just wish it would stop flippin' raining so I could spend some more time with them!
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Post by: nicky d on September 11, 2010, 13:06
now they are seriously gorgeous birds victoria, lucky lucky you, i love nessa shes gorgeous, wot coloured eggs to silkies lay      nickyx
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Post by: NormandyMary on September 12, 2010, 20:57
 Does Nessa drive a truck and go round saying "whats occuring" by any chance?
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Post by: hillfooter on September 23, 2010, 03:13
Turkey poults 6 weeks old out in the run.
HF
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Post by: hillfooter on September 23, 2010, 03:17
.......and another of the turkeys.  They certainly like the freedom of their 50ft x 25ft run.
HF
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Post by: joyfull on September 23, 2010, 08:13
They look like they are coming along lovely HF  :)
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Post by: GrannieAnnie on September 23, 2010, 13:28
Yep, they is looking gooood!   :D
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Post by: ShoeGirl on October 29, 2010, 22:18
Here are some pics of my girls & my one boy  :D
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Post by: zoggett on November 13, 2010, 16:35
Introducing Bramble our new girl
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/002-4.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on November 13, 2010, 17:10
lovely, good luck with introducing her  :)
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Post by: Haychee on November 14, 2010, 17:06
Bramble is soo cute! 
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Post by: zoggett on November 15, 2010, 10:44
Thanks Haychee and Joyful she is lovely. Bramblke and marmalade seem to be best friends already, marmalade even sharing her weetabix  :) :) :) :blink:
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Post by: CluckyChicken on November 15, 2010, 20:29
my little chicks-first 3 are 5 weeks old, the fourth is henry 2 weeks old  :D

CC x
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Post by: hillfooter on November 16, 2010, 00:22
Thanks Haychee and Joyful she is lovely. Bramblke and marmalade seem to be best friends already, marmalade even sharing her weetabix  :) :) :) :blink:

With names like these you can't tell what's being eaten and who's eating it.
HF
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Post by: zoggett on November 18, 2010, 15:59
More photos of my girls
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/001.jpg)
Cheeky girl drinking the dogs water
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/006.jpg)
Hello Mum
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/002.jpg)
Bramble looking for breakfast
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/013-1.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/005-3.jpg)
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Post by: chickadizzle on November 20, 2010, 17:29
Introducing Bramble our new girl
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j81/zoggett/marmalade/002-4.jpg)
what kind is this girl cos we have one and not sure?
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Post by: nicky d on November 21, 2010, 18:42
seems like shes made a best friend with your dog, lovely photos  xxx
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Post by: zoggett on November 22, 2010, 17:25
Hi chickadizzle Bramble is a cuckoo Maran
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Post by: hillfooter on November 24, 2010, 23:49
The Orloff bantams go on an Autumn walkabout.
(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Anastasia.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Borisflapping.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Boris.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/NicholasII.jpg)

HF
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Post by: Junie on November 25, 2010, 13:31
Hillfootwr - they are beautiful, so elegant and well camouflaged!
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Post by: Haychee on November 25, 2010, 13:33
My 5 ex batts got to see thier very first snow this morning!  It was so funny, they were wary, but so so nosy too and were soon running around in it like big daft kids.   :D

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/HellsBells72/022.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/HellsBells72/024.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/HellsBells72/025.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/HellsBells72/027-1.jpg)
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Post by: Lindeggs on November 26, 2010, 23:15
My 5 ex batts got to see thier very first snow this morning!  It was so funny, they were wary, but so so nosy too and were soon running around in it like big daft kids.   :D

 :lol:  They looks so SURPRISED!  :blink:

Nice pics.  Lucky chooks.
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Post by: farmerGiles on December 06, 2010, 04:56
These photographs chart the progress of our 4 young wheaten marans who hatched three months ago.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5186/daysold3.jpg)

Two days
 
 
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/2892/twoweeks3.jpg)

Two weeks
 
 
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4855/fiveweeks3.jpg)

Five weeks
 
 
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8250/eightweeks3.jpg)

Eight weeks
 
 
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5458/olivia3.jpg)

Thirteen weeks

We also keep three older hens in a much bigger house who will be joined by these young hens in the new year. The two cockerels are going to a good home.
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Post by: CluckyChicken on December 07, 2010, 17:42
Aww its so nice to see how they've grown up! so cute in the last picture with not quite all the feathers  :lol: xx
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Post by: D on December 22, 2010, 20:26
My young Maran cockerel. I've also got a bantam Malay, an Aracauna, Silky-Sussex cross, Cream Legbar, Faverolles, Silver Sussex, Light Sussex, Bluebelle, and two others we haven't worked out yet. Hope the picture work.
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Post by: Diggit on December 30, 2010, 19:22
I've looked through every single page of this thread and the photo's are fantastic. Thankyou to everyone for sharing. It really is good for someone like me that's just starting out to see lots of fun pics and read the stories that go with them.

If anyone has a photograph of the inside of their coops (nesting boxes and perches) it would be great to see.
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Post by: hillfooter on December 31, 2010, 01:25
My young Maran cockerel. I've also got a bantam Malay, an Aracauna, Silky-Sussex cross, Cream Legbar, Faverolles, Silver Sussex, Light Sussex, Bluebelle, and two others we haven't worked out yet. Hope the picture work.

Wow what breed of chicken is this?  I've always wanted some chickens I can keep on the steep part of our hill :wacko:

Here are some photo's of my coop a Forsham Lenham 504 (I actually have 4 of them).

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/lenhamsidepanelsremoved.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/lenhamnestboxes.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Internals3-t.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/InsideLenham2.jpg)

HF
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Post by: joyfull on December 31, 2010, 05:14
My young Maran cockerel. I've also got a bantam Malay, an Aracauna, Silky-Sussex cross, Cream Legbar, Faverolles, Silver Sussex, Light Sussex, Bluebelle, and two others we haven't worked out yet. Hope the picture work.

Wow what breed of chicken is this?  I've always wanted some chickens I can keep on the steep part of our hill :wacko:

HF

 :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Diggit on December 31, 2010, 13:10

Here are some photo's of my coop a Forsham Lenham 504 (I actually have 4 of them).

HF

Thankyou for those Hillfooter. Very helpful ;)
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Post by: troutrunner on January 02, 2011, 23:57
(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/rhode-island-red/land/000_1174-2.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on January 03, 2011, 06:51
pretty little silkies you have there  :D
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Post by: troutrunner on January 03, 2011, 09:22
The photo was a couple of years back, I donated them to a local lady who had more silkies.

I have a few Marans, Light Sussex and some crosses, thats all I have left. I used to have approx. 1000 birds, 40+ breeds, some various ducks, geese, Guinea Fowl and more. Still got an incubator that holds 7,500 eggs total, it's the type you load weekly. 2,500 eggs is quite a few to clean, disinfect, tray up and set every week
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Post by: joyfull on January 03, 2011, 09:27
serious chicken keeping then, I only have 40+ chickens all free ranging (11 of which live permanently outside in the trees) and 3 guinea fowl but am looking to expand this or maybe next year into getting a couple of piglets to bring on  :happy:

Where abouts in South Lincs are you - I'm near Donington.
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Post by: wolverine on January 03, 2011, 09:36
Wow you must have alot of space to have kept that many birds! I wish I had more room I would love to breed and sell pol hens as our local supplier has packed it in I see a gap in the Market round my way.
One can only dream  :(
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Post by: troutrunner on January 03, 2011, 10:20
Wow you must have alot of space to have kept that many birds!

I did have nearly 10 acres but sadly since Armageddon I now only have 5, thats enough though, the down side is it's been so cold this year in a caravan:ohmy:
Its made me think I need a better place to lay my head, so I'm looking to build a "Green Oak" workshop/shed with a loft above, insulated and heated by a wood burner. Wood is plentyful in my hedge rows and I am to didicate 1/2acre to Ash trees which grow fast.
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Post by: joyfull on January 03, 2011, 10:44
Paul you ought to have a chat with EddieJ if you need any advice on oak buildings:-

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=69276.0
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Post by: D on January 03, 2011, 21:24
My young Maran cockerel. I've also got a bantam Malay, an Aracauna, Silky-Sussex cross, Cream Legbar, Faverolles, Silver Sussex, Light Sussex, Bluebelle, and two others we haven't worked out yet. Hope the picture work.

Wow what breed of chicken is this?  I've always wanted some chickens I can keep on the steep part of our hill :wacko:

 :D Unfortunately Lincolnshire isn't renowned for its hills, so can't be much help there. We trained him to play dead  ;)

The rest of the time there allowed to stand up straight - honest:
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Post by: retribution on January 08, 2011, 15:59

think this is right

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020037.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020034.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020029.jpg)

I altered it a bit for you your pictures are now on the forum rather than having to follow a link
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Post by: retribution on January 08, 2011, 16:01
http://s1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/
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Post by: Diggit on January 08, 2011, 16:05
if you hover over the pic whilst on photobucket you will see 4 links underneath each. copy the image link (bottom one) and paste that. Then the pic will appear in its own right rather than a link to photobucket.

;) nice pics though. congrats
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Post by: retribution on January 08, 2011, 16:08
ok try this one

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020029.jpg)
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Post by: retribution on January 08, 2011, 16:09
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020037.jpg)
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Post by: retribution on January 08, 2011, 16:10
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z454/Jason_McMullen/Chickens/P1020034.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on January 08, 2011, 17:18
lovely looking girls  :D
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Post by: PaulineM on January 08, 2011, 17:38
Lovely girls!!! :)
Congratulations and welcome to the wacky world of hens!
Good luck
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Post by: richyrich7 on January 08, 2011, 19:35
Yep lovely looking hens.
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Post by: wolverine on January 09, 2011, 15:08
Same hens as me : )
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Post by: hillfooter on January 09, 2011, 16:48
Same hens as me : )

I didn't know hens were allowed to post on this site ???
HF
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Post by: CluckyChicken on January 09, 2011, 17:11
Same hens as me : )

I didn't know hens were allowed to post on this site ???
HF
just got that HF- put it down to a blonde moment  :D
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Post by: mr.mellow on January 11, 2011, 14:44
Dust bath in summer.  :wub:
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Post by: richyrich7 on January 11, 2011, 15:22
Lovely lovely photo, just how they should be :D

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Post by: mr.mellow on January 18, 2011, 18:03
Sleepy summer days.  :closedeyes:
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Post by: noshed on January 18, 2011, 18:13
What a lovely pic
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Post by: naopll10 on February 06, 2011, 11:28
 :lol: really funny louise is funny. how come she think she's a parrot?.  any one heard of frizzle chickens? im new here.
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Post by: joyfull on February 06, 2011, 11:31
frizzles come in several breeds - however you should never mate a frizzle with another frizzle.
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Post by: evie2 on February 08, 2011, 19:13
This is our newt pond, in the summer it disappears behind a jungle of herbs and the newts love it :D so does Tinker apparently :nowink: 

She has a lovely clean bowl of water, well several round the garden, every day but preferred to stand on the ice and drink the pond water ::)

She's not alone in this habit, 2 minutes earlier the other 4 we with her :lol:
 
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Post by: AL Hathaway on February 11, 2011, 15:56
i have to say i have got a few new Girls on Thursday and Wow wee i am over the moon with them they are just Gems We got a Marsh Daisy,Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot,German langshan bantam,Rhode Island red Bantam, vorwerk,wheaten maran





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Post by: AL Hathaway on February 11, 2011, 15:57
i have to say i have got a few new Girls on Thursday and Wow wee i am over the moon with them they are just Gems We got a Marsh Daisy,Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot,German langshan bantam,Rhode Island red Bantam, vorwerk,wheaten maran
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Post by: AL Hathaway on February 11, 2011, 15:58
i have to say i have got a few new Girls on Thursday and Wow wee i am over the moon with them they are just Gems We got a Marsh Daisy,Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot,German langshan bantam,Rhode Island red Bantam, vorwerk,wheaten maran
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Post by: AL Hathaway on February 11, 2011, 15:59
i have to say i have got a few new Girls on Thursday and Wow wee i am over the moon with them they are just Gems We got a Marsh Daisy,Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot,German langshan bantam,Rhode Island red Bantam, vorwerk,wheaten maran
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Post by: Pol on February 11, 2011, 21:37
These are my lovely girls
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Post by: hillfooter on February 13, 2011, 12:45
Yesterday it was a beautiful evening almost spring like so I took a few photos of my birds enjoying the late evening sun.  Hope you like them.

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/P1000631low.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/P1000630-1low.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/P1000615-1low.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/P1000613-2low.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/P1000662-low.jpg)

Best wishes
HF
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Post by: Pol on February 13, 2011, 13:19
Lovely hens HF, how many hens do you have?
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Post by: hillfooter on February 13, 2011, 15:30
32 currently (including 5 cocks).  I like to keep it below 40 and right now they're at the lowest level so I have some room to breed few in March.  The photos are Buff Sussex, Barnevelders, Vorwerks and Spangled Orlof bantams.

HF
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Post by: Lindeggs on February 13, 2011, 20:48
Oh that first photo of the Barnevelder is lovely!  She's just gleaming in the sun!   :)
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Post by: Pol on February 13, 2011, 22:54
32 currently (including 5 cocks).  I like to keep it below 40 and right now they're at the lowest level so I have some room to breed few in March.  The photos are Buff Sussex, Barnevelders, Vorwerks and Spangled Orlof bantams.

HF

I would love to have that many but OH say no
These are my Barnevelders girls

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Post by: aidlesultan on February 16, 2011, 13:51
2 of my honeys...what a good find this site has been
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Post by: Pol on February 16, 2011, 17:43
Lovely hens aidlesultan
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Post by: rainie on February 20, 2011, 18:53
Hello, this is 'you' but am unsure of her breed. She has a friend, maybe her sister...shes called 'you' as well.

I have had them since last year, called you and you, from a man who loved them so much he didnt want them to live in a tiny run, and he was unable to let them have the whole garden.
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Post by: rainie on February 20, 2011, 18:58
And this is 'blackchicken', who is about 4yrs old. Her dad was a light sussex, and her mum a marran. How did she turn out like this?
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Post by: Junie on February 21, 2011, 20:38
Hello, this is 'you' but am unsure of her breed. She has a friend, maybe her sister...shes called 'you' as well.

I have had them since last year, called you and you, from a man who loved them so much he didnt want them to live in a tiny run, and he was unable to let them have the whole garden.

I have a 'you' too, ours is Smokey - she escaped a fox attack with gashes down her side ans skin hanging off - A bit nervous but still our fave!

I am not sure what type she is - I have seen Limousin chickens which look the same though!
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Post by: joyfull on February 21, 2011, 21:32
they look like bluebelles to me  :D
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Post by: rainie on February 24, 2011, 20:27
I was told bluebells but wasnt sure as have no knowledge of them.
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Post by: Junie on February 25, 2011, 07:20
These are my 'chicks' from last year.  The come running to the edge of their pen when they see us! :)  I know it is for the food, not my company! ::)

The first one is a Co-Nu/ Light Sussex cross - the other are Co-Nu's
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Post by: Alby on March 13, 2011, 14:24
2 months ago I got these little beuts from Bigbird

(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/alanb2012/The%20Garden/003.jpg)

AND today, small but perfectly formed

(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/alanb2012/The%20Garden/002.jpg)

The big one is from my old girl :wub:
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Post by: joyfull on March 13, 2011, 17:43
lovely birds Junie and Alby and what a lovely perfectly formed blue egg  :D
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Post by: hillfooter on March 13, 2011, 23:22
2 months ago I got these little beuts from Bigbird

(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/alanb2012/The%20Garden/003.jpg)

AND today, small but perfectly formed

(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/alanb2012/The%20Garden/002.jpg)

The big one is from my old girl :wub:

Lovely birds Alby I assume they are Cream Legbars?
HF
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Post by: Alby on March 15, 2011, 13:35
Hi HF, yes cream legbars , my other ones are cream legbar x ? but still lay a nice large blue egg
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Post by: Foghorn-Leghorn on March 15, 2011, 13:59
They are lovely birds Alby  :)

This is Matilda - she's a Legbar cross (called a Columbine from where I bought her).  She lays a lovely blue egg.  I now have two purebreed Legbars and it's difficult to tell the three eggs apart.
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Post by: Alby on March 16, 2011, 09:12
Matildas a bony bird  :D  These are my other legbar cross just after I got them. Unfortunately I lost 4 to a stoat not long back which is why  got the new pullets

  (http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp247/alanb2012/BlueHens028.jpg)
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Post by: Foghorn-Leghorn on March 16, 2011, 17:38
I do like Legbars - I just adore their little hairdo's they've got going on!  :D  :D
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Post by: Pepperpincushion on March 29, 2011, 18:15
Enjoying some first free-ranging experiences (amongst our carefully cultivated weeds!)  :happy:
Oreo looking a bit splendid!;

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6496/img4816v.jpg) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/img4816v.jpg/)

And the whole gang  :D

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4364/img4809wp.jpg) (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/img4809wp.jpg/)

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Post by: evie2 on March 29, 2011, 19:07
Aww  :D
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Post by: wildwitchy on March 30, 2011, 19:01
My new brahma boys. Both aged 12 months. Still got another year to mature.

Lovely gentle boys & bundles of feathers.


Sultan. Blue splash.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSCF1884.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSCF1892.jpg)

Raj - Blue partridge.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSCF1900.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/wildwitch67/DSCF1883.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on March 31, 2011, 08:05
lovely boys WW especially the blue splash - very pretty markings  :)
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Post by: Kelloggs on March 31, 2011, 08:18
 Beautiful boys :)
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Post by: andreadon on March 31, 2011, 13:10
Brand new hens!
They arrived yesterday (DH fetched them)
They wouldn't come out of the coop today, but decided it would be fun to eat a newly laid egg instead   :unsure:

Presenting (at about 20 weeks old):
Mercy (God's abundant Mercy) (Bovans Nera)
Hope (All my Hope on God is Founded) (Light Sussex - the one DH named  ::) )
and Faith (cos You Gotta have Faith) (Calder Ranger)

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/IMG_3529.jpg)
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/IMG_3532.jpg)
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss26/bothychickens/IMG_3540.jpg)
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Post by: wildwitchy on March 31, 2011, 18:44
Thankyou joy & Kelloggs.  :)
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Post by: Honeysuckle on April 03, 2011, 19:22
I have already introduced Barney, Betty & Wilma but I just wanted to show them off once again  ::) Well, Barney and Wilma, Betty seems a bit camera shy  ;)

Barney - isn't he handsome?

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/untitled.jpg)

Wilma - such a cutie!

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/199247_10150245897854992_828549991_9148292_3742430_n.jpg)

I'm one proud and happy chicken keeper!

I will get a pic of Betty....  ::)
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Post by: wildwitchy on April 03, 2011, 19:45
lovely orpies. barney is very handsome. I must admit I do love the cockerels - they are always very "flash" looking! :D
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Post by: Pepperpincushion on April 19, 2011, 15:43
Investigating the non-chicken.
[AKA Playing chicken ]

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Post by: SoniaBA on April 20, 2011, 20:21
Its been a lovely day today  :D Who said you cant have a garden and chickens  :happy:
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Post by: SoniaBA on April 20, 2011, 20:24
A few more  :happy:
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Post by: hillfooter on April 22, 2011, 11:55
Its been a lovely day today  :D Who said you cant have a garden and chickens  :happy:

Yes but you can see in their eyes they are planning a break to devastate those lovely flowers!
HF
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Post by: SoniaBA on April 22, 2011, 19:22
Didn't think i'd get any flowers to be honest. Truely thought they would have just laughed in my face with the feable fence i put up  :lol: The circle in the centre has a fence around it thats only 15" and they just havent even tried to jump in  ??? And its full of flowers and has plenty of space for them :tongue2: Maybe they will get a bit more excited when the food stuff grows  :wacko:
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Post by: compo on April 27, 2011, 18:37
 Just caught Truffel blinking!  "Ah Glasshoppar!"
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Post by: french bob on April 30, 2011, 13:55
I have had 2 chooks for about 18 months. Last wednesday bought 2 more chooks. Have had the usual world war 3 for about 1 day, ;) still a bit of argy bargy going on but nothing too serious. What I would like to know is what type are they?

Very pretty birds the black feathers on their necks they can raise like a ruff. So any advice would be appreciated.

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Post by: hillfooter on April 30, 2011, 14:40
These look like a hybrid or first cross with a Light Sussex.  The Columbian markings (black hackles and tail) are typical Light Sussex but it's not as intense solid colouring as in a pure breed Sussex which is why I think they are a cross breeds.
HF
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Post by: french bob on April 30, 2011, 20:29
Hi HF,

Thanks for the info. As I get to know more about chickens i've realise their diversity, so I am amazed that you can identify them.

Ta.
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Post by: Lindeggs on May 01, 2011, 03:15
They also look like they hold their tails differently to a Light Sussex.  I wonder what they are crossed with?  Pretty birds anyway, and hopefully they will lay well for you.
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Post by: bramford on May 01, 2011, 09:03
(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/eggsonlegs/R001-018.jpg)
what breed is this
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Post by: french bob on May 01, 2011, 09:43
Hi again,
Just to confuse the issue I live in France so they could have been crossed with anything. But as you say they are nice looking birds, but I do await their first egg. ;)
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Post by: NormandyMary on May 01, 2011, 17:38
I have had 2 chooks for about 18 months. Last wednesday bought 2 more chooks. Have had the usual world war 3 for about 1 day, ;) still a bit of argy bargy going on but nothing too serious. What I would like to know is what type are they?

Very pretty birds the black feathers on their necks they can raise like a ruff. So any advice would be appreciated.



I was just Googling another breed and saw a picture of what could be yours, Bourbourg. They are like a Light Sussex which I love. Have a Google and see if you think they are the ones.
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Post by: Junie on May 04, 2011, 08:12
I french bob
I would say "Sussex" as the french call them.  I have 2 which I am pretty sure have been diluted somewhat.  I have a Sussex Co-Nu cross too - She has a slight black tail underneath, the black wings, but of course no black neck feathers - she is really sweet though!
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Post by: Missie on May 04, 2011, 08:23
I just went to check the girls and what do you know,three more have obviously gone broody  :ohmy: Looks like they are going to stick together  :D
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Post by: joyfull on May 04, 2011, 10:41
2 of the 4 sabelpoots hatched on May Day broody mum is a Belgian that Big Jen gave me last year (sadly no Belgian eggs hatched but I have several broodies at the moment so will pop an egg or 2 under them  :D)

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Post by: evie2 on May 04, 2011, 11:12
Awwww, I'm in love, don't tell Jules, they're so tiny and cute and adorable and I might have some soon too, the eggs have arrived (http://bestsmileys.com/excited/3.gif)(http://bestsmileys.com/fainting/1.gif)
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Post by: joyfull on May 04, 2011, 11:29
Woohoo - remember though to let them rest for 24 hours (very tempting to just shove them under a broody but it really is best to wait), my other eggs should arrive tomorrow  :D- fancy a silver MF sabelpoot or two?
(http://bestsmileys.com/fingers/1.gif)    for good hatches
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Post by: evie2 on May 04, 2011, 11:44
Swopsies for Lavenders :D
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Post by: joyfull on May 04, 2011, 12:49
sounds like a good plan to me  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 04, 2011, 21:44
I bought two pretty new girls today

                    Betty                              and                         Florence
                Pied Suffolk                                           Fenning Cou Cou (Speckledy)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Poppy.jpg)  (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Lilly.jpg)


Edited to change their names.
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Post by: Honeysuckle on May 04, 2011, 21:47
They are lovely!  :happy: What are they?
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Post by: joyfull on May 04, 2011, 21:52
very pretty and I'm sure they will be very happy there with you and Worzel  :D
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 04, 2011, 22:10
They are lovely!  :happy: What are they?

They are chickens  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on May 04, 2011, 22:12
The dark one is a Pied Suffolk and the Lighter one is a Fenning Cou Cou.
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Post by: Honeysuckle on May 05, 2011, 20:09
They are lovely!  :happy: What are they?

They are chickens  :lol:

 :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Pepperpincushion on May 06, 2011, 17:47
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Post by: rubenjohnson on May 07, 2011, 14:55
it remembers my home hen.
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Post by: Honeysuckle on May 19, 2011, 12:35
Lancelot sharing a dust bath with Constance while Josephine looks on jealously  :wub:

'It's not what it looks like..... we're just saving on dust.......'  ::)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/PhotoMay19113749.jpg)
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Post by: Lindeggs on May 19, 2011, 22:23
Lancelot sharing a dust bath with Constance while Josephine looks on jealously  :wub:

'It's not what it looks like..... we're just saving on dust.......'  ::)


 :lol:
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Post by: Melisuma on May 21, 2011, 22:08
9 week old
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 11:24
(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/eggsonlegs/R001-018.jpg)
what breed is this

Look like my Bovan Goldlines.  But there are so many breeds look very similar.
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 12:40
These are my two Bovan Goldlines.  Mother Hen (Ruby) and Bossy Boots.
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 12:43
Here are two more of our girls, Skye and Emerald (Black Rocks)
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 12:45
Here are our last two girls, Little Miss Sunshine and Road Runner (again both Black Rocks).
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 12:49
Finally, all the girls together and Little Miss Sunshine doing her "You Looking at Me" impression.  :)
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Post by: evie2 on May 24, 2011, 13:39
Aren't your girls very well behaved, you've still got grass :D very healthy and happy looking too ANHBUC :D
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Post by: ANHBUC on May 24, 2011, 15:40
Aren't your girls very well behaved, you've still got grass :D very healthy and happy looking too ANHBUC :D
  That was when we had just done their enclosure.   :blush:  This is what it is like just over a month later.  We are happy they haven't wrecked it all.  Funny thing is we underestimated on the turf and had to buy some extra from the local garden nursery and that is the areas they have destroyed.  They seemed to like the taste of it better than the other which was grown locally.  The destroyed one was by Rowlawn so be warned if you are going to turf your run don't bother with that one.  Even the left over piece we had that we put outside of their enclosure is very sparce of grass even though it was the most expensive!
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Post by: Honeysuckle on June 05, 2011, 18:29
Two of my grandchildren with 3 of my 5 week old chicks  :happy: The chicks sat happily on Anna's lap; we now call her the chicken whisperer  :tongue2:

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/248545_10150272432652448_668692447_8857861_4445723_n.jpg)
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Post by: Caramelle on June 06, 2011, 08:12
Awwwww I just can't believe how tame they can get! That's absolutely amazing!!
We're hoping to have an arrival of a couple of ex-bats next weekend. I'm desperately hoping they will become tame enough to eat from the hand!!

Lovely picture, thanks for sharing!!!
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Post by: Caramelle on June 06, 2011, 08:14

'It's not what it looks like..... we're just saving on dust.......'  ::)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/PhotoMay19113749.jpg)


Hahahahahaha!!!!! :-)
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Post by: SMS6 on June 07, 2011, 15:19
This is a picture of my three chickens
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Post by: joyfull on June 07, 2011, 15:26
lovely looking girls  :)
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Post by: Caramelle on June 09, 2011, 19:41
Awww SMS6 - they are lovely! And I actually think we have the exact same coop too. Our ladies arrive on Sunday, and we've got three. Really good to see how the coop looks in comparison to your lovely girls!!

thanks for sharing your beautiful pics everyone!
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Post by: JaK on June 10, 2011, 09:30
This is my broody hen, a Dorking. She has been a great mum so far (only at day 6). She was a good stand in for the Maran we were supposed to get who went off brood  ::)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/jenny80/258097_10150205223147869_630362868_7235888_558622_o-1.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on June 10, 2011, 09:38
lovely  :)
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Post by: kegs on June 10, 2011, 10:51
Thought I'd add my pic too.  From the left they are Dandy, Denis, Gnasher ll and Beano.  I know, but who could argue with a 12 year old boy when he's deciding on names for the chickens.  :nowink:

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Post by: joyfull on June 10, 2011, 11:21
he obviously reads good comics  :lol:
lovely looking birds by the way  :D
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Post by: SMS6 on June 10, 2011, 13:48
Awww SMS6 - they are lovely! And I actually think we have the exact same coop too. Our ladies arrive on Sunday, and we've got three. Really good to see how the coop looks in comparison to your lovely girls!!

thanks for sharing your beautiful pics everyone!

Thank you

My partner bought it for me recently for my birthday.  It was a little smaller than I'd anticipated but with the added run it seems okay now.  We hope to move it around the garden a bit - we're going to try for the first time tomorrow as they have already scarrified that bit of grass for us.

I think it's called the Norfolk Green Coop.

Our three seem to be content with it anyway.  We've had 10 eggs since they arrived on Saturday 4th June.

Mine are called Ginger, Babs & Bunty   (Yep we have the DVD of Chicken Run even though we've no children in the house)  LOL
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Post by: andy and deb on June 10, 2011, 20:00
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/thumb_18908_07_06_11_8_14_37.jpeg
how  do I post my chicken pics on here please  ???
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Post by: JaK on June 10, 2011, 21:52
I used photobucket but can only get very small pics for some reason.
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Post by: andy and deb on June 10, 2011, 22:53
Who is it that approves the pics  as I,ve posted a few on the gallery and they still haven,t been approved  :(
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Post by: kegs on June 11, 2011, 17:14
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/thumb_18908_07_06_11_8_14_37.jpeg
how  do I post my chicken pics on here please  ???

I just followed these instructions.

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0
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Post by: brick22 on June 11, 2011, 19:26
A picture of my 2 girls, they have been with us for 2 weeks now & we are all in love :happy:
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Post by: Raven81 on June 11, 2011, 19:58
Naughty hen! Straight through the back door and up on the back of the chair!! I'd upload pics of the others but this one has taken an hour to sort out!
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Post by: WeedfreeWill on June 12, 2011, 12:41
Our first chickens
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Post by: hillfooter on June 12, 2011, 16:59
Our first chickens

Lovely and they seem to have come with their own tupperware too!  Did you get them as a free gift at a party? :wacko:

HF
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Post by: WeedfreeWill on June 12, 2011, 20:47
Nope they are ex-batts. They have quite alot of feathers for ex-batts. They are lovely  :D
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Post by: chips on June 13, 2011, 23:41
here's my chick....is he a silkie? anyone know what he  / she will look like when it grows? :D
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Post by: chips on June 13, 2011, 23:46
here he is again posing...
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Post by: joyfull on June 14, 2011, 07:57
certainly has the feathered legs and feathers of a silkie - how many toes does he/she have?
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Post by: chips on June 14, 2011, 16:00
he has 5 toes, greyish skin and some plumage coming out of the top of his head.  :D he s gorgeous whatever he is , we treat him like royalty haa haa we never had chickens before. we love him t bits.
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Post by: joyfull on June 14, 2011, 16:03
yep he/she is a silkie  :D
Are you sure he's a he?
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Post by: chips on June 14, 2011, 17:29
have't a clue if it's a he or she!...I am a Potter / Sculptress and am going to add a sculpture of him to my piebird collection that I make. Here are some of the others I made. Thank you for the info. Hope he  / she is a silkie then. I will keep adding pics here as he grows.  :D
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Post by: evie2 on June 14, 2011, 18:42
Awww that is one cute chick :D
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Post by: PhilDotte on June 17, 2011, 17:06
Thought it was about time I posted some pics of my girls for you, so here we go, enjoy :)

Grace (SLW Bantam)
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/1-3.jpg)

Harriet (GLW Bantam)
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/3-1.jpg)

Grace & Harriet
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/4-1.jpg)

Grace & Harriet checking themselves out in the  'posing mirror'
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/7-1.jpg)

Hiding away (Grace Harriet and Sophia - one of the ex batts)
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/5-1.jpg)

Blanche (one of the ex batts) looking out for some of the chicks in the compost heap
(Dutchess - white silkie    Hetty - gold silkie   Hazel - Cream Legbar & Lacey - SLW Bantam)
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/6.jpg)

Sunbathing babies
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/2-2.jpg)

Dorothy (ex batt) keeping guard by the dust baths
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/9.jpg)

Rose (one of the Ex Batts) looking rather angered to see hereself in the mirror
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/10.jpg)

Rose a bit calmer, once she realises it is herself
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/11-1.jpg)

and Sophia letting everyone know she's found the baby chicks
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/12-1.jpg)

And George & Mildren, the two baby baby Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/teamruskin/8.jpg)

ENJOY x
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Post by: Honeysuckle on June 17, 2011, 18:52
Gorgeous chooks  :nowink: especially Harriet  :D
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Post by: Pepperpincushion on June 17, 2011, 19:18
Those are great pictures - what gorgeous girls! Love the last photo  :)
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Post by: ANHBUC on June 17, 2011, 20:00
Just what we love to see, healthy happy hens.   :D
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Post by: PhilDotte on June 17, 2011, 20:16
Thanks guys... I was trying desperately to get a 'group' picture...  but they were not for cooperating.... LOL

:)
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Post by: CluckyChicken on June 17, 2011, 20:45
beautiful pictures- I've always wanted SLW!  Your hens look so happy  :D x
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Post by: Lindeggs on June 19, 2011, 06:50
Congratulations Phil - on the lovely chickens and the beautiful photos.  Photos like that bring pleasure to a lot of people's days.  :)
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Post by: Junie on June 27, 2011, 22:01
My two 5 week old chicks, boink and speckle - being well looked after!
or is that " If I'm not allowed to have them then no one else is!"
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Post by: JaK on June 28, 2011, 10:09
Lovely pic Junie. Boink is a fab name for a chic!  :lol:
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Post by: joyfull on June 28, 2011, 10:13
lovely  :D
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Post by: Sooz on June 29, 2011, 07:50
Here are my bunch
Yodina - the Black Rock
Rosie - the Goldline (poorly girl at the moment)
Henrietta - the Sussex Star
Ginge, Gladys & Lonnie, AKA 'The Three Degrees' - my rescue Hylines
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Post by: Sooz on June 29, 2011, 07:53
And here are my newbies
Bluebelle - the Bluebelle
Speckled - the Pied Ranger
These two may have been the root of my girls breathing problems.  :nowink:
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 11:49
This is Treetrunk our Cream Legbar (17 weeks ish), named by my three year old daughter Lily.
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 12:34
And Mathilda, 17 week old ish Cotswold Legbar
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 12:36
Saffy, 18 week old Goldline
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 12:37
Talulah, POL Black Cochin
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 12:38
Fluffy, Mottled Pekin
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Post by: Ben_H on July 19, 2011, 12:39
And last but not least Clara, 19 week old Nera. (No longer called Lucretia now that she has settled down a bit and stopped persecuting the others.)
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Post by: hillfooter on July 21, 2011, 03:08
Chickens in the garden at Hillfoot.

Cream legbar hen.  She's now almost 5yo but still lays most days.


(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Creamlegbarinthegarden2.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/CreamLegbarinthegarden1.jpg)

and one of my old Welsommers of similar age.

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Wellsomerhen.jpg)

HF
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Post by: Sooz on July 21, 2011, 14:00
Ben -what cuties!
Hillfooter - they're beautiful.
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Post by: storme37 on July 21, 2011, 21:20
our latest addition
(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/IMG_1163.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/spikey.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/hen1.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/IMG_1128.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/IMG_1109.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/croad.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/papi.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/IMG_1172.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/storme37/IMG_1223.jpg)
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Post by: newChickenMummy on August 03, 2011, 20:20
Such beautiful pictures on here and all the chickens look so clean :lol: our girls always have such mucky faces!!  :tongue2:
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Post by: Lindeggs on August 04, 2011, 00:52
Such beautiful pictures on here and all the chickens look so clean :lol: our girls always have such mucky faces!!  :tongue2:

I think we should start a new thread called "Post your pictures of chickens with mucky feathers, bald spots, dirty feet and faces only a mother could love!"  :lol:

It's all very well seeing these photos of clean, shiny hens sitting in the sunshine, but we all know it's not always like that.  My Light Sussexes after their dust baths are quite a sight!  :tongue2:
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Post by: storme37 on August 04, 2011, 23:52
i just took the pics as it was they dont seem to get very dirty only wet but i guess that will change when the weather gets worse.
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Post by: CluckyChicken on August 08, 2011, 19:28
My cockerel - day old and 25 week old!  :lol:
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Post by: joyfull on August 09, 2011, 08:26
handsome chap  :D
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Post by: NormandyMary on August 09, 2011, 11:31
Quite agree Joyfull, a very handsome fellow. The girls will be forming a queue for his favours!!
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Post by: Hamishbrown on September 09, 2011, 13:08
Can you identify this chicken? This is Vivienne, my 8 week old girl pictured with 8 week old Silkie, Audrey, both bought from a chicken auction in a box labelled garden chicks. Lovely & friendly but would be nice to know what she is - thanks x
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Post by: hillfooter on September 10, 2011, 09:32
Can you identify this chicken? This is Vivienne, my 8 week old girl pictured with 8 week old Silkie, Audrey, both bought from a chicken auction in a box labelled garden chicks. Lovely & friendly but would be nice to know what she is - thanks x

Well I'd say she's the sort of bird I'd expect to find in a box labelled "garden chickens", bought at an auction.  I doubt she'd win many prizes.  Enjoy :D
HF
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Post by: Hamishbrown on September 10, 2011, 10:07
Can you identify this chicken? This is Vivienne, my 8 week old girl pictured with 8 week old Silkie, Audrey, both bought from a chicken auction in a box labelled garden chicks. Lovely & friendly but would be nice to know what she is - thanks x

Well I'd say she's the sort of bird I'd expect to find in a box labelled "garden chickens", bought at an auction.  I doubt she'd win many prizes.  Enjoy :D
HF

That's helpful - thanks
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Post by: joyfull on September 10, 2011, 11:44
I agree with HF and basically she is a mixture of all different breeds, pretty so don't stress out over what breed just enjoy having her  :D
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Post by: Carolf on September 11, 2011, 11:37
Bath time - Felicity just about disappears into her sand bath.  Between them they have made it so deep I wonder if they are planning 'The Great Escape'  :D
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Post by: hillfooter on September 13, 2011, 22:03
These photos are especiallly for Grannie Annie who will no doubt want to know how her turkeys are progressing.  They are now 7 -8 week old and settling in to their new run nicely.  

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/TurkeysSe2011web.jpg)

The wind is ruffling their feathers

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Turkeys20115Web.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Turkeys20113web.jpg)

Around the 'millenium' oak tree planted as a sapling in 2000

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Turkeys20113Web-1.jpg)

They are feathered up nicely and have visiblily grown a lot in the 3 weeks they've been here.

They are very well behaved too and are easy to shepherd into their house at night.

HF
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Post by: NormandyMary on September 14, 2011, 18:58
Have you told them not to bother to write out their Christmas pressie lists? ::)
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Post by: hillfooter on September 14, 2011, 20:56
Have you told them not to bother to write out their Christmas pressie lists? ::)

Yes it's always hard to have to slaughter them.  They are real characters with a lot of intelligence and become much more tame and trusting than chickens do.  I'm not looking forward to that aspect either.

HF
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Post by: NormandyMary on September 14, 2011, 21:16
You have my utmost respect HF, especially as unlike chickens, you dont have huge numbers to raise, so they are bound to get to be a bit special to you. I just know I couldnt do it, Id dearly love to have a few lambs/sheep on our top field which is just going to waste, but I know that I couldnt send them to slaughter, and OH has always vehemently said that he could never eat any animal that we have raised.
So fair play to you, your birds look lovely, though Im not keen on turkeys to look at fully grown, its that dangly bit at the front I cant stand!!

Mary.
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Post by: Carolf on September 14, 2011, 21:58

So fair play to you, your birds look lovely, though Im not keen on turkeys to look at fully grown, its that dangly bit at the front I cant stand!!

Mary.

I realise it's not supposed to be funny, but I have just spent a couple of minutes wiping wine off my monitor that I spewed out with a huge guffaw of laughter when I read that line - so many thoughts sprang to mind  :D
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Post by: Lindeggs on September 14, 2011, 22:08
 :lol:
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Post by: farmerGiles on September 19, 2011, 15:47
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1733/ch1l.jpg)

Eyeing up the homegrown sweetcorn

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7643/ch2gp.jpg)

Strike a pose!

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/503/ch3if.jpg)

Ferns
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Post by: evie2 on September 19, 2011, 16:58
I love looking at the pictures of everyones flocks, they always make me smile, especially cheery on a miserable day :D
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Post by: hillfooter on September 19, 2011, 20:57
More turkey shots in the sunshine this time.

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Turkeys8wks5.jpg)

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Turkeys8weks2.jpg)

HF
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Post by: JaK on September 19, 2011, 22:17
The bottom pic is lovely HF.
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Post by: ANHBUC on September 22, 2011, 16:25
The bottom pic is lovely HF.

Thay do have a sad expression though as if they know what is coming.   :(
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Post by: hillfooter on September 23, 2011, 05:03
The bottom pic is lovely HF.

Thay do have a sad expression though as if they know what is coming.   :(

They do look a bit down in the mouth!
HF
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Post by: SMS6 on September 23, 2011, 12:43
introducing Roxy - she's settling in well, only has problems with our White Sessex.

we haven't had an egg yet but she is only 20 weeks
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Post by: SMS6 on September 23, 2011, 12:45
just a couple more - I love the one where she was determined to share Ginger's bath  :D

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Post by: joyfull on September 23, 2011, 14:36
lovely looking birds  :)
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Post by: Spana on September 23, 2011, 16:52
Dont think i need to worry over the fertility of my cockerels, this little lot walked out of the cattle yard yesterday.  :)

 16 chicks is not bad going and i'm ashamed to say i hadn't even missed her. :wub:



(http://i56.tinypic.com/34eaknq.jpg)
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Post by: ANHBUC on September 23, 2011, 17:07
Are you sure she is one of yours!!!   ::)   :lol:
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Post by: joyfull on September 24, 2011, 09:49
lovely chicks there Spana, how do you manage to round them up into a coop though afterwards? My hedgerow hatchlings are all hatched by my tree dwellers so I struggle to get them rounded up and by the time they are 8 weeks they are all living high up - which makes the job of catching cockerels a pain in the neck  ::)
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Post by: Spana on September 24, 2011, 11:15
, how do you manage to round them up into a coop though afterwards?

The little coop was there and she just took them in. :)

 I saw them come out of the barn from the bedroom window, called down to OH and he dashed up  and shut the pop hole :D

I have that trouble with cockerels who roost outside, it is a pain when their time is up and you have to catch them. :(
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Post by: NormandyMary on September 24, 2011, 22:18
They are just so delightful. What breed is the mummy? She's very pretty too. Congratulations on your new arrivals. I just hope that most of them are girls!
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Post by: Spana on September 25, 2011, 09:41
They are just so delightful. What breed is the mummy?

Who can resist fluffy chicks :lol: Mums a Dorking.  :)

Looking at the chicks, 3 possibly 4 hens had been laying in the nest.  Her own chicks are the stripey ones  but being a good mother she treats them all the same  :lol:

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Post by: hillfooter on September 25, 2011, 11:12
Excellent Spana.  Autumn arrivals lovely.  I'm just hoping Anastasia will appear any day now with her brood we expect she's sitting on somewhere in the garden.

HF

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Post by: NormandyMary on September 25, 2011, 15:25
The thought of having little babies again is really blowing my mind. I was in 2 minds about getting a cockerel this time round, but OH is adamant that he wants one, so we will just have to see whether nature takes its course, and that love is in the air and that I get a broody or two. I know I run the risk of cockerals, but we have a free ads website here and loads of people buy them and at a good price! Ill just have to try not to think about whether they end up as coq au vin!!

24 HOURS TO GO AND COUNTING!!!!
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Post by: evie2 on September 25, 2011, 16:58
So cute Spana and totally irresistible  :happy:

We have tree dwellers too (2 of them cockerels) and they get to the very top of the Damson tree (completely out of reach) and sit there doing the chicken version of laughing ::)
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Post by: farmerGiles on September 30, 2011, 22:42
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2011/chooks6.jpg)


(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1183/chooks8.jpg)


(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6075/chooks11.jpg)


(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/636/chooks10.jpg)


(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7899/chooks2.jpg)
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Post by: hillfooter on October 01, 2011, 04:43
Excellent Spana.  Autumn arrivals lovely.  I'm just hoping Anastasia will appear any day now with her brood we expect she's sitting on somewhere in the garden.

HF



Well that turned out to be a pretty good prediction they actually arrived with mum in the garden on the 27th so must have hatched on the 25/26th as I posted this.  See "Anastasias gone missing again".

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=83932.msg934549#msg934549
HF
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Post by: Spana on October 01, 2011, 10:54

Well that turned out to be a pretty good prediction they actually arrived with mum in the garden on the 27th so must have hatched on the 25/26th as I posted this.  [/quote]

How many? :)  and wheres the photos :lol:
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Post by: hillfooter on October 01, 2011, 12:16

Well that turned out to be a pretty good prediction they actually arrived with mum in the garden on the 27th so must have hatched on the 25/26th as I posted this. 

How many? :)  and wheres the photos :lol:
[/quote]

9 Spana and they are in the link I included in the post :lol: :lol:
HF
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Post by: orionsquare on October 15, 2011, 16:52
My ex-batt hen with her new jumper -- just in time for the cold weather front. She's not happy though, rather embarrased and sulky!
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Post by: joyfull on October 15, 2011, 17:23
Oh bless  :D
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Post by: Spana on October 15, 2011, 20:28
She's not happy though, rather embarrased and sulky!

Perhaps she wanted a red one :lol:
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Post by: evie2 on October 16, 2011, 12:29
Aww :D
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Post by: orionsquare on October 17, 2011, 22:38
Here's a pic of my cream legbar in the guineapig hutch which I use as my hens' laying box. They all love it! ... and so did a hedgehog one night when I forgot to shut the door. It decided to sleep in the box. I had to evict him for trespass as I found one of my hens squawking really loudly in the morning when she tried to get into the box to lay -- she must have sat on the hedgehog and went  :blink:
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Post by: Spana on October 18, 2011, 09:09
Ah, she looks right cosy  :happy:

You're lucky  :) I haven't seen a hedgehog for years  :(
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Post by: Lindeggs on October 18, 2011, 11:34
You're lucky  :) I haven't seen a hedgehog for years  :(

Oh what a change of perspective for me!  We have hedgehogs here in NZ and they are classed as a pest - like rats and ferrets.  They eat the eggs of ground-nesting birds and will even kill the chicks when they are small and vulnerable.  So here hedgehogs are considered an enemy of the chicken-keeper... and they are everywhere!

It just goes to show how an animal that is important and valued in its home territory can become such a pest when it is taken somewhere it doesn't belong.

Sorry for the thread diversion!  Please continue with the lovely photos.  :)
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Post by: evie2 on October 18, 2011, 22:27
It never occurred to me that hedgehogs would have been taken to NZ, do they have no native predators Lindeggs?

Very pretty hen :D
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Post by: hillfooter on October 19, 2011, 02:05
It never occurred to me that hedgehogs would have been taken to NZ, do they have no native predators Lindeggs?

Very pretty hen :D

Hedgehogs are very good swimmers did you not know Evie :wub:

As for natural preditors well there's Lindeggs and boy scouts who cover them in clay and cook them in an open fire.  The clay sets so that the prickles come out when they eat them.  Yum! Or something like that I'm lead to believe.
HF
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Post by: Lindeggs on October 19, 2011, 11:09
Yes hedgehogs were brought to NZ along with all kinds of other pesky Northern critters!  Fortunately they stopped before they got to the foxes.  ::)

NZ has no native land mammals at all, and the large carniverous birds were hunted to extinction before Europeans got here, so there are no predators for the rabbits, possums, rats, ferrets, hedgehogs etc.  (We also have no snakes.)

NZ was the ultimate paradise for birds before humans and our interfering ways.  If there was one place in the world that would be perfect for chickens, this was it.  The place used to be crawling with flightless, defenceless, rather naive birds.
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Post by: Spana on October 19, 2011, 11:30
The foxes and badgers have finished them off here.  We use to find the odd skin about but not for a long time now. They are eaten from underneath, their soft bellies dont have prickles.

Its just numbers that turns a good to see creature into a pest isn't it.

 I have a pair of Canada geese fly in every spring and nest here.  I count the days to when the eggs hatch, and watch the little ones grow and then fly off. :happy:
But in other parts of the country they are  a pest  and do such a lot of damage to crops, I can understand why they are not liked. :(
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Post by: evie2 on October 19, 2011, 15:31
Mental picture, hedgehog with water wings on ::) :lol:

We're lucky enough to have hedgehogs of various size and age in our garden :D and unlucky enough to have foxes and a badger >:(
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Post by: hillfooter on October 19, 2011, 15:49
Yes hedgehogs were brought to NZ along with all kinds of other pesky Northern critters!  Fortunately they stopped before they got to the foxes.  ::)

 The place used to be crawling with flightless, defenceless, rather naive birds.

Like Nottingham on a Saturday night after last orders then. ???

HF
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Post by: joyfull on October 19, 2011, 16:11
excuse me but I was bought up in Nottingham!!
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Post by: hillfooter on October 19, 2011, 16:53
excuse me but I was bought up in Nottingham!!

I met Carole in Nottingham Clifton College when I was in Loughborough.  The things I could tell you about Nottingham and Trent Bridge boat club nights, but then I suppose you know them.

Happy days.
HF
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Post by: joyfull on October 20, 2011, 13:32
Oh yes I was a frequent visitor to the boat club at the side of the trent on the student nights and the Dancing Slipper - that was where me and Jim met  :D
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Post by: Lindeggs on October 21, 2011, 02:46
Yes hedgehogs were brought to NZ along with all kinds of other pesky Northern critters!  Fortunately they stopped before they got to the foxes.  ::)

 The place used to be crawling with flightless, defenceless, rather naive birds.

Like Nottingham on a Saturday night after last orders then. ???

HF

 :lol:
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Post by: JaK on November 18, 2011, 19:08
The little fluff balls that hatched in the summer are getting bigger. Here are some of them digging up the garden.  :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/Sarcoptic/lotte023.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/Sarcoptic/lotte027.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/Sarcoptic/lotte028.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/Sarcoptic/lotte034.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on November 19, 2011, 07:35
very pretty birds  :D
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Post by: bygrace on November 23, 2011, 19:42
The lettuce box dustbath wasn't too successful - they'd demolished the cardboard in no time at all. Let's hope the under-bed storage box works better - at least I can put the lid on to keep it dry!
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Post by: Chicken_Lover on December 18, 2011, 18:44
Here's mine:

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/267473_2239632476826_1428452835_2633923_8386254_n.jpg)

And.....

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg851/scaled.php?server=851&filename=1102051134401.jpg&res=medium)
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Post by: evie2 on December 18, 2011, 20:00
They are nosey aren't they, 2 fine looking hens there :D

Our tiny dutch bantam was doing the same last week until he was blown off by a gust of wind :ohmy:
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Post by: Lindeggs on December 18, 2011, 22:42
Hee hee I hope nobody was birdwatching through the binoculars when those two jumped up there.  That would give you a heck of a fright!
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Post by: mias chooks on January 02, 2012, 18:43
took some pictures i really like the other day :D

Lavender sablepoots, an appenzeller boy, and then a brahma chick falling asleep under its mummy :)
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Post by: Blue ranger on January 13, 2012, 11:25
Our girls. Blue rangers, 20 weeks old. Just got them yesterday  ::)
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Post by: joyfull on January 13, 2012, 11:30
very pretty girls - they look like my late bluebelle used to do  :D
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Post by: Spana on January 13, 2012, 11:42
Very nice well grown birds.  :)  I'd like them in my flock :D
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Post by: pet on March 09, 2012, 11:16
here are my girls a gold star ,black star, & a bluebelle
only had them two days
  (http://img184.imagevenue.com/loc723/th_291074431_Picture076_122_723lo.jpg) (http://img184.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=291074431_Picture076_122_723lo.jpg)
     
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Post by: ANHBUC on March 09, 2012, 13:36
here are my girls a gold star ,black star, & a bluebelle
only had them two days
  (http://img184.imagevenue.com/loc723/th_291074431_Picture076_122_723lo.jpg) (http://img184.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=291074431_Picture076_122_723lo.jpg)
     

Welcome to the site pet, they look lovely birds.  At least you have a photo of what your grass used to look like!  Mine is like a battlefield complete with trenches dug by my girls.   :lol:
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Post by: pet on March 12, 2012, 10:20
thanks for comment ANHBUC
p/s the grass did not stay that way for long.
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Post by: NormandyMary on March 14, 2012, 20:06
Beautiful girls, one of each colour. Much easier to name them too. A big welcome from me too pet. :)
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Post by: Craig69 on April 03, 2012, 18:31
My 2 new girls keeping out of the way
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv44/Jellyfish69/Chickens/DSCF0009.jpg)
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Post by: nickiit2003 on April 05, 2012, 23:05
My 6 girls  :)

Barabell - black rock
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/barabell.jpg)

Clarabel - columbian blacktail
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/clarabel.jpg)

Snowball - light sussex X
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/snowball.jpg)

Bluebelle - bluebelle
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/bluebelle.jpg)

Floraidh - bluebelle
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/floraidh.jpg)

Piegi - Leghorn X
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/nickiit/peigi.jpg)

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Post by: joyfull on April 06, 2012, 09:21
lovely mixture  :)
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Post by: kegs on April 06, 2012, 10:05
I love the first photo of Barabell.  It looks as if she's wearing an Easter Bonnet!  :)
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Post by: joyfull on April 06, 2012, 10:24
 :lol: :lol:
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Post by: sunenuff45 on April 23, 2012, 17:50
How do I post my chicken pictures on here?
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Post by: ANHBUC on April 23, 2012, 19:06
How do I post my chicken pictures on here?

It is all explained on here I think

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0

Good luck  ;)
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Post by: tosca100 on April 29, 2012, 09:29
Because I am becoming a chicken bore, here are some (more) pics of our girls.

Lady Muck, boss lady speckled. She has taken over Bonnie lab's sunbathing position.

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/morechooks005.jpg)

Number two, black rock Clara. Been poorly but now full of beans and forever trying to get into the house.

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/morechooks016.jpg)

Florrie, nice-but-dim, a lovely girl, and very pretty when not wet.

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/morechooks008.jpg)

The gang of three.

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/morechooks036.jpg)


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Post by: ANHBUC on April 29, 2012, 18:25
So nice to have photografic evidence of what a lawn looks like when you first get chooks!!  :lol: :lol:

Well worth the tranformation to a mud bath though.   :wub:
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Post by: farmerGiles on May 12, 2012, 17:26
(http://i.imgur.com/x5oLN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RdNuP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ALj9e.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CVC2a.jpg)
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Post by: j00les on May 13, 2012, 09:00
what beautiful looking hens what breed are they ?
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Post by: farmerGiles on May 13, 2012, 13:59
what beautiful looking hens what breed are they ?

Thanks. :happy: The breed is Wheaten Marans.
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Post by: j00les on May 14, 2012, 09:15
I like alot do they lay the dark shelled eggs ?
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Post by: farmerGiles on May 14, 2012, 15:47
Eggshells are medium brown with dark brown specks.

(http://i.imgur.com/hUVVX.jpg)
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Post by: j00les on May 14, 2012, 17:12
oooohhhhh very nice eggs i think they will have to go onto my chicken wish list  :tongue2:
and thank you for replying Farmer Giles :D
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Post by: rgibbfan on May 29, 2012, 11:30
Hi everyone. I am newly joined, but have been reading here for many months now.

I have not been in the poultry game long, I took delivery (after many years (about 5) of nagging my OH!!) of my 2 golden partridge pekins (Nikki & Heidi) last September. Followed by 2 silver partridge pekins (Henny & Penny) the next month.

It has been well worth the wait, and I cannot image the garden without them now.

Penny:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/rgibbfan/429496_2857967934548_1420123977_32135502_239272440_n.jpg)

(Parts of) all the girls:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/rgibbfan/422497_2857967174529_1420123977_32135500_1535631404_n.jpg)

Nikki:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/rgibbfan/290259_2014065877524_95340021_o.jpg)

Nikki:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/rgibbfan/290259_2014065797522_1420123977_31743401_2124064424_o.jpg)
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Post by: evie2 on May 29, 2012, 17:26
Don't they look beautiful :D I love chickens with feathery bloomers :happy:
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Post by: ANHBUC on June 01, 2012, 19:06
Beautiful healthy looking hens rgibbfan.  Welcome to the site.   :D
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Post by: Chicken_Lover on July 22, 2012, 10:15
Will have some more posts for this thread soon! :D
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Post by: symonep on August 14, 2012, 20:19
(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb364/symonepearce/Dogs%20and%20chickens%20and%20any%20other%20random%20animals/cyclopark025.jpg)
Love to soak up the sun

(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb364/symonepearce/Dogs%20and%20chickens%20and%20any%20other%20random%20animals/cyclopark035.jpg)
Checking out the internal accomodation!
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Post by: evie2 on August 14, 2012, 21:35
Aren't chickens wonderful :D
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Post by: eneville on August 15, 2012, 17:15
Hi All, first post here.

Not sure about the best way to photograph our hens, but here's two of the three. The garden is a right tip at the moment so no veggies yet.

(http://www.usenix.org.uk/pictures/2012/08/DSC_0122_med.JPG)
Milly

(http://www.usenix.org.uk/pictures/2012/08/DSC_0129_med.JPG)
Milly

(http://www.usenix.org.uk/pictures/2012/08/DSC_0153_med.JPG)
Tilly


Does anyone have tips for photographing their chickens, or how to keep them still? I can't find anything that will make them stay.
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Post by: symonep on August 15, 2012, 17:22
Loving the pics, as for the best way to photograph them you just need patience and a fast shutter! If you just sit with them and keep snapping away you will get some good pics. They look young and flighty still, soon they will over come this with noseyness and will be round you all the time!  :D
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Post by: eneville on August 15, 2012, 18:00
Loving the pics, as for the best way to photograph them you just need patience and a fast shutter! If you just sit with them and keep snapping away you will get some good pics. They look young and flighty still, soon they will over come this with noseyness and will be round you all the time!  :D

Thanks for saying that, it gives me a bit of confidence!

Gained an allotment on the 19th June 08, 135ft by 40ft! eekk. Finally after 4 years it is looking like an allotment and not a jungle

That's some plot you have there! Longer and wider than our garden. We moved in around a year ago, the previous occupant hadn't touched the garden for around eight years. The owner before that installed some "interesting" concrete features, such as a "pond" and various interior walling etc. I'm well behind schedule and should have removed all the rubble and bits of building material (yet it is all still in a collected pile). The wonky path needs to be moved to the middle of the garden, (but I cannot lift those slabs alone). Agh! So very far away from getting the rotavator.
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Post by: symonep on August 15, 2012, 18:09
Tell me about it, we didn't know the size when we first got it as it was 'sold' to us as 2 plots as it was so overgrown. It is a huge task but is a little easier now 4 of us work it.  :D
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Post by: Beano on August 16, 2012, 16:47
It doesn't look to me as if you need any advice of taking photos of your lovely looking chickens.
Great photos of gorgeous pullets!
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Post by: andy46 on August 23, 2012, 22:21
My two girls Thelma and Louise!!!
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Post by: joyfull on August 24, 2012, 06:03
they look very happy perched on that log  :)
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Post by: andy46 on August 25, 2012, 01:12
They are very happy anywhere in the garden joyfull  :) even on the swing bench!!
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Post by: stickmeup on August 28, 2012, 08:56
Got ourselves 7 gorgeous hens at the weekend, here's my eldest daughter with her Ginger Nut called 'Ginger' lol

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/390843_10150872442512325_902854721_n.jpg)

Starting to settle in nicely, already had 6 eggs but will get more pics with the slr soon

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s720x720/207061_10150875136497325_1012506935_n.jpg)
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Post by: stickmeup on August 29, 2012, 08:39
Yep, that quick, lol

Henrietta and Penny at the back

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/216917_10150877910787325_393604689_n.jpg)

Matilda thinking she's a flamingo

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/320157_10150877911477325_1235656832_n.jpg)

Billina

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/418920_10150877909707325_1592652213_n.jpg)

House Paaaarrrtttyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/196807_10150873484887325_1389567864_n.jpg)
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Post by: ANHBUC on September 04, 2012, 11:28
Lovely hens, funny how the young ones love sleeping on the roof.   ::)
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Post by: syman on September 08, 2012, 14:31
(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t429/si_att/CIMG3102.jpg)

My new girls. Omelette, Quiche and Madras.

Madras has already made a bid for freedom, but seems to have calmed down a bit now.
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Post by: evie2 on September 08, 2012, 18:53
They look healthy and happy :D what do you have on the ground Syman?
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Post by: syman on September 08, 2012, 19:24
wood chip. it's the same stuff used by the supplier.
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Post by: bainsk8 on October 28, 2012, 10:35
Brown hen was the first one out this morning, she knows the best spot for worms and insects. I will have to try and get some photo's of the other girls to post up.

(http://img14.imagefra.me/i5as/darronbarnes/ebp0_ea0_u2sja.jpg)
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Post by: ANHBUC on October 31, 2012, 14:05
She is lovely, looking forward to the other photos.

Do you use the galvanised watering can as a drinker?  I have 2 in the garden topped up as they love drinking from them.   ;)
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Post by: Spana on November 10, 2012, 14:28
When its cold and wet outside its good to have somewhere inside to play :lol:

When i looked in the barn this morning most of them were asleep in the straw but woke up when i went in with my camera. ::)
 Its cold here today but the barn feels warm from the cattle's bodies and smells so sweet, it must be chicken heaven on a cold day. :happy:

(http://i48.tinypic.com/4uyq9h.jpg)
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Post by: symonep on November 10, 2012, 14:59
 :D how lovely!
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Post by: tosca100 on November 10, 2012, 16:01
 :D :D :D
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Post by: Arthur_two_sheds_Jackson on November 19, 2012, 12:58
They arrived last Wednesday and already settled.

Amanda
(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1989/1001152k.jpg)

Ruby
(http://imageshack.us/a/img687/9158/1001148l.jpg)

and Daisy
(http://imageshack.us/a/img18/8568/1001143h.jpg)
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Post by: joyfull on November 19, 2012, 17:47
lovely girls  :)
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Post by: Lastcast on March 05, 2013, 20:35
Our Black Araucana - Spinner July 2012
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Post by: pol_bishop25 on April 02, 2013, 21:08
Here are my beauties, I really love them... but mostly on holidays.

And the second one is one of them at Christmas :)
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Post by: ANHBUC on April 03, 2013, 12:54
Here are my beauties, I really love them... but mostly on holidays.

And the second one is one of them at Christmas :)

Have you treated them for scaly leg mite as it looks like some of them have it on the photo?  One of my birds got them recently, it must have been from wild birds as she was hatched here.  Her legs still look bad but she will have to molt before they look right again.   :(
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Post by: Chicken_Lover on April 06, 2013, 09:38
Here's two of my lovelies on a chilly morning.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/529532_456805877722139_1991097630_n.jpg)
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Post by: Honeysuckle on April 09, 2013, 19:52
I've been absent for a while but I'm pleased to say life is getting back to normal.  :dry:

Helping me back to normality are these little lovelies  :) they are 2 week old hybrids. They are Chryssie, Violet, Sweet Pea and Astra.

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/melody2501/5217a9eddda7903e9c58211712e03101.jpg)

Can't wait to have a decent egg again!
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Post by: joyfull on April 09, 2013, 20:17
aww so sweet :)
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Post by: tosca100 on June 21, 2013, 12:55
While researching Bulgaria we joined a forum for ex-pats. One of the members very kindly gave us five hens(?) after we had asked if anyone knew where to get some, as a 'welcome' gift. They are a funny looking lot but with bags of personality. We are not entirely sure what sex they are as none are laying and are not conventional looking. So here they are.

Bunty, so named as she has the colouring of the snow bunting. She still makes baby noises and asks to be brooded at night, but is very precocious.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chooks012_zps29f95868.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chooks012_zps29f95868.jpg.html)

Venus, she is an avid fly catcher
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chooks014_zpsc22be018.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chooks014_zpsc22be018.jpg.html)

Cagney...just because. She seems to be boss.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chooks025_zps86adab3b.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chooks025_zps86adab3b.jpg.html)

Lacey, Cagney's sister, who has lace patterning to her feathers...sort of.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chooks024_zpsfcf49e56.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chooks024_zpsfcf49e56.jpg.html)

Ans finally, Silver, named for the silver on it's neck, and because it could be a boy or girl according to the gifter. It is bigger than the others, has a crooked foot, and although at first we thought maybe aggressive, is actually a clown who raises it's hackles when confused or pushed around by the smaller chooks. Not pretty, looks rather like a vulture.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chooks021_zps31dd22b5.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chooks021_zps31dd22b5.jpg.html)
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Post by: ANHBUC on June 21, 2013, 13:14
What a lovely mixture, Venus looks like a Black Rock so there is possibly some Rhode Island Red in the breeding.  The tufted ones look as if they have Cream Legbar in them.  Silver has a very pale comb and wattles for a cockerel.   :unsure:
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Post by: tosca100 on June 21, 2013, 13:20
What a lovely mixture, Venus looks like a Black Rock so there is possibly some Rhode Island Red in the breeding.  The tufted ones look as if they have Cream Legbar in them.  Silver has a very pale comb and wattles for a cockerel.   :unsure:

I dearly hope you are right. OH wants to raise pure bred utility birds and says there will be no place for a boy of uncertain breeding with a crooked foot. I have got rather attached already.
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Post by: ANHBUC on June 21, 2013, 13:34
What a lovely mixture, Venus looks like a Black Rock so there is possibly some Rhode Island Red in the breeding.  The tufted ones look as if they have Cream Legbar in them.  Silver has a very pale comb and wattles for a cockerel.   :unsure:

I dearly hope you are right. OH wants to raise pure bred utility birds and says there will be no place for a boy of uncertain breeding with a crooked foot. I have got rather attached already.

It looks more like a Silver Sussex and the cockerel is a lot lighter on the neck feathers so keeping my fingers crossed for you and Silver (aptly named).   ;)
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Post by: tosca100 on July 30, 2013, 07:39
Well, we picked up our (his) new pure bred shumens yesterday. They are a rare Bulgarian breed which were down to just 100 birds a few years ago. The chap we bought them from has been instrumental in bringing them back, using an out crossing programme. OH's three are two pure black hens and a blue male who is 87.5% pure. An interest for him as he used to manage stud books for zoo animals. They lay white eggs.

I have to admit I thought they would be as smart as his videos show, but they look a bit run down and featherless, and the pens they lived in make their new home look like a 5 star des-res. The girls are just over a year old, the boy is 8 months. They are one of the fastest maturing breeds ever, apparently. Hopefully with fresh air and excercise they will soon feather up and get their fluffy bums back.

Here they are just after the indignity of a good dusting of louse powder.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/shumen002_zps196326a1.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/shumen002_zps196326a1.jpg.html)

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/shumen001_zps555b54ad.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/shumen001_zps555b54ad.jpg.html)
The boy had a bit of a scrap with another rooster a week ago
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/shumen004_zps6052b4f0.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/shumen004_zps6052b4f0.jpg.html)

Awww bless them. They do look a lot better this morning, but only one hen will come out of the shed.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/shumen005_zps5fec15c3.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/shumen005_zps5fec15c3.jpg.html)

Our girls are acting like tarts outside the window. :ohmy: They look great next to the new ones. OH wants to mix them, but I don't know, I would hate to see them looking like the new hens, it looks as if the cockerel has been a bit...er...amorous. I expect OH will win, if that's what the chooks want. :(
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Post by: tosca100 on July 30, 2013, 10:30
And they have already given us our first Bulgarian egg. Sevi is a very happy boy, he likes his new home and all in it.(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/Firstrggchooksfirstmeeting024_zps68531611.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/Firstrggchooksfirstmeeting024_zps68531611.jpg.html)

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/Firstrggchooksfirstmeeting020_zps5b067e8d.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/Firstrggchooksfirstmeeting020_zps5b067e8d.jpg.html)
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Post by: ANHBUC on July 30, 2013, 11:13
That is great news tosca.  I would keep them apart for three weeks if possible just in case they are carrying anything.  It is easier to treat 3 birds rather than your full flock.  You may be able to get breeders food for them which will get them in peak condition.   
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Post by: joyfull on July 30, 2013, 11:51
It will be lovely to see them all in their glory once they feather up  :)
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Post by: tosca100 on July 30, 2013, 12:39
That is great news tosca.  I would keep them apart for three weeks if possible just in case they are carrying anything.  It is easier to treat 3 birds rather than your full flock.  You may be able to get breeders food for them which will get them in peak condition.

Hmmm....that was the idea, they have a lovely vermin proof shed of their own. Unfortunately, due to the dogs getting too hot in the bedroom OH came down with them in the night so was the one to let the chooks out, and all agreements went out of the window. We are worming them all (asked the owner, who also shows, about worming and he was totally confused by the question!) and they were well dusted as they came out of the crate. So too late to worry by the time I got up.
It will be lovely to see them all in their glory once they feather up  :)

The hens are just small black hens, with large, very red combs. I find the comb thing a bit confusing. i would have thought large combs a bad idea in a native of a country which has very bitter winters. But then I suppose they rarely get out. Not quite sure how Sevi will turn out with having a small amount of Spanish blood. They will supposedly have half black, half blue offspring, but obviously the bloodline will be closer to pure.
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Post by: ANHBUC on July 30, 2013, 13:39
You may find that the comb and wattles shrink in the winter.
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Post by: tosca100 on August 02, 2013, 11:12
Sevi is showing the promise of a handsome boy....as long as you can't see his 'tail'! :lol:

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/chucks013_zps13d897e3.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/chucks013_zps13d897e3.jpg.html)
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Post by: ANHBUC on August 02, 2013, 11:26
That is a great improvement in a few days.  You can give them a little extra protein to help keep their diet balanced while they are refeathering.  They are going to be really handsome birds once they have their new feathers, I can imagine them strutting their stuff already.   ;)
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Post by: tosca100 on August 02, 2013, 12:10
Thanks ANHBUC, all three are strutters, the girls because they are so much older and more confident than my five, and Sevi because he is a show off and more than happy to have all these girls. From the chap we bought them from we have found out that Sevi was on his own since the fight, and the girls were with a black boy. We are keeping the eggs to incubate as the girls are not related to him and the rooster they were with is also unrelated (as much as they can be in a rare breed) so if there are any hen chicks we can keep any laid within the first ten days or so. The eggs are tiny though, with the hens being small. Like bantam eggs.

Thanks for the protein advice. It is difficult to get supplements out here when you have communication problems, but they do love a bit of tinned fish!

Bella, who loved our chickens in the UK, but was wary of my five here, was in the shed with the shumens as soon as they arrived, and goes in with Dave when he does the afternoon feeding, they are OK with Bella, more wary with Dave. :D Sevi's comb was a tiny bit blue here, but is OK now.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/tosca100-dog/bellaanddavefeedchooks041_zpsa6bc85c0.jpg) (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/tosca100-dog/media/bellaanddavefeedchooks041_zpsa6bc85c0.jpg.html)
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Post by: ANHBUC on August 02, 2013, 15:04
That is a good idea about the fertile eggs, I did it with two Barred Plymouth Rock bantam hens I bought.  I now have 3 pure bred chicks free of charge, 2 girls and 1 boy so I am very happy.  When I looked online to see how long they can stay fertile it says up to 3 weeks.   :ohmy:  One of my eggs that hatched was laid around 2 weeks after I got them, so if you need to know who the daddy is you have to leave plenty of time clear between mating with different cockerels.

The ladies should be fine for breeding if they are over 12 months old so fingers crossed you have some fertile eggs.   ;)
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Post by: nerdle on August 06, 2013, 12:03
The producer said to get a couple of chicks in for the backing vocals....
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Post by: joolz68 on September 01, 2013, 00:58
Here are some of my angels  :lol:
Sid is a right softie  :)
(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/joolz68/chickens/DSCaug1321_zps2b7c3a37.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/joolz68/media/chickens/DSCaug1321_zps2b7c3a37.jpg.html)
These are the new warrens..
(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/joolz68/chickens/DSCaug13127_zps078e2f98.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/joolz68/media/chickens/DSCaug13127_zps078e2f98.jpg.html)
And some of the approx 11 week olds i have..
(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/joolz68/chickens/flowers138_zps600c949c.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/joolz68/media/chickens/flowers138_zps600c949c.jpg.html)
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Post by: tosca100 on September 01, 2013, 04:56
They're all lovely. :D
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Post by: joolz68 on September 01, 2013, 21:53
They're all lovely. :D
Your sevi is a handsome chap :) shumens look a lovely breed,ive only had chickens over the last 2 months so i have a lot to learn about differant breeds,im looking forward to autumn/winter now as i can google my days away on the subject    :)

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Post by: tosca100 on September 02, 2013, 04:13
They're all lovely. :D
Your sevi is a handsome chap :) shumens look a lovely breed,ive only had chickens over the last 2 months so i have a lot to learn about differant breeds,im looking forward to autumn/winter now as i can google my days away on the subject    :)

Thank you. I have been pleasantly surprised at what a lovely nature Sevi has, he really looks after his ladies, always telling them to hurry up and come see when he finds something tasty, then stands back, sits with them in the nest box, though not as much now they have the hang of laying. They are all looking better every day and I hope we will have a smart trio soon. They are a rare breed even here in their native  Bulgaria, so they and their chicks are quite important. Still love my backyard hens though (as does Sevi) :D
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Post by: joolz68 on September 03, 2013, 01:20
Sid is the same,right softie :) He starts picking up stems and throwing them to the hens whilst pacing back & forth at the fence whilst im trying to  have a relaxing  cup of tea till i fetch them mealworm..hes so gorpy but far from daft when it comes to getting his ladies some treats   :lol:
I cant wait to see sevi's chicks  ;) x
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Post by: tosca100 on September 03, 2013, 04:24
Sid is the same,right softie :) He starts picking up stems and throwing them to the hens whilst pacing back & forth at the fence whilst im trying to  have a relaxing  cup of tea till i fetch them mealworm..hes so gorpy but far from daft when it comes to getting his ladies some treats   :lol:
I cant wait to see sevi's chicks  ;) x

Here you go. http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=109168.0

The yellow one is from one of the first little eggs from my youngsters which got in with the Shumen eggs which are small and white. All five lay different shades of brown and this one was nearly white.
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Post by: ANHBUC on September 17, 2013, 12:31
They're all lovely. :D
Your sevi is a handsome chap :) shumens look a lovely breed,ive only had chickens over the last 2 months so i have a lot to learn about differant breeds,im looking forward to autumn/winter now as i can google my days away on the subject    :)



What lovely healthy looking birds joolz68.  The only problem with autumn/winter is that I find I have less time to observe my birds with the days being so short.   :(
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Post by: joolz68 on September 17, 2013, 17:08
Thanks Anhbuc....The white  sussex dont look as clean today after the 2 days of wind & rain :lol:
I miss sitting watching them as much already but the weathers not the best at the moment :( and  my pathway to them is like a mud bath!
Role on spring :D
Do they go to roost at 5pm till 8am in winter when its dark? seems a long night for them if so :ohmy:
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Post by: ANHBUC on September 17, 2013, 19:10
They will roost longer than that on the shortest days.  Mine are heading for bed at 7pm at the moment and are up and about at 6.30am.  They are obviously using less energy but they do need to be in good condition for the winter.
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Post by: joolz68 on September 17, 2013, 21:49
Corr i want a chickens life,at least 15hrs in bed  :lol:
All of them look fine at the moment,i did have a parasite scare in 1 of the young new ones id bought a few back but al got  treated and all ok now she is back to normal  ;)
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Post by: Welsh Blackbird on October 26, 2013, 16:38
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/castlefarmpoultry/Welsh%20Black/March1st08038.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/castlefarmpoultry/media/Welsh%20Black/March1st08038.jpg.html).

This is a breed I 'invented' a number of years ago. Welsh Black Fowl are now in 7 countries. Bred for a free-range egg and table bird they cope very well in exposed conditions. Lay around 190-210 eggs a year. Very good broodies and an all together easy going breed.
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Post by: joyfull on April 21, 2014, 17:37
Meet my two new girls, bought in the hope that we shall have eggs this winter as the rest of mine are all getting on in life.
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Post by: Aunt Sally on April 21, 2014, 18:19
Very pretty girls, Joyfull :D
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Post by: joyfull on April 21, 2014, 19:13
never had Hamburghs before, they are very skittish and flighty but lay a lovely white egg. Big Emily puts them in their place though  :lol:
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Post by: Aunt Sally on April 21, 2014, 21:20
 :lol: :lol: :lol:  I didn't think she'd still be around  :D

She must be about 6 years old now.
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Post by: joyfull on April 21, 2014, 22:30
at least 6, but yes she is still around and ruling the roost, the only one she doesn't bully is my cuckoo Marrans who is 8 :)
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Post by: spud on October 13, 2014, 11:24
here is a short video of my latest arrivals, I've never brought chicks out this late in the season before.

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Cheers
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Post by: evie2 on October 13, 2014, 18:12
chicks are funny wee things, I could sit watching them for hours :D
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Post by: spud on October 13, 2014, 19:20
I agree... thats part of the pleasure in keeping them, glad you enjoyed the video.
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Post by: danfinn1 on November 10, 2014, 20:51
Here are my 3 little hens  :D
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Post by: tosca100 on November 11, 2014, 02:55
They're lovely. :D
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Post by: nerdle on November 11, 2014, 21:45
How beautiful!  :)
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Post by: barley on November 13, 2014, 06:30
mine sneak in to if they spot the door open  ;)
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Post by: Beekissed on January 15, 2015, 00:21
Here's a few of my flock....

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/e/e3/900x900px-LL-e3bff50b_100_1327.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/1/16/900x900px-LL-1615ae11_TobyandLittleRedHen.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/3/33/900x900px-LL-33f6cbee_100_1419.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/8/85/900x900px-LL-851c4fd4_100_1846.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/2/2e/900x900px-LL-2e84d42b_100_1871.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/b/bb/900x900px-LL-bb9ca875_100_2145.jpeg)

(http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/a/ab/900x900px-LL-abecf0f1_100_2215.jpeg)
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Post by: barley on January 15, 2015, 06:15
lovey BK
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Post by: nerdle on January 19, 2015, 18:47
What gorgeous photos!  You should make a calendar!
Here's my three today in the one sunny place in the gardenn
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Post by: Beekissed on January 26, 2015, 03:38
They love those benches and swings, don't they?   :lol:  I used to have a swing in the orchard and would see them actually swinging on it.  So funny! 

Good looking, plump hens you have there!   :)
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Post by: nerdle on January 26, 2015, 08:40
They were feeling the cold and had puffed their feathers up - it does look cute. :nowink:
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Post by: Beekissed on January 26, 2015, 16:41
 :lol:  I love it when mine do that too....they look like you could baste them and eat them when they look that round and juicy! 
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Post by: nerdle on January 30, 2015, 10:48
Office staff (three hens)... :D
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Post by: neeptastic on February 17, 2015, 11:29
Hope this is the right place for this, made a short video of our lovely hens, and messy allotment.

http://www.custommapmakers.org/dl/john/ourchickens.mp4 (http://www.custommapmakers.org/dl/john/ourchickens.mp4)

Cheers John
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Post by: Beekissed on February 17, 2015, 21:22
Happy chickens doing what chickens do!  Great film!   :)
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Post by: tosca100 on February 18, 2015, 07:14
Pretty hens :)
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Post by: debourne on February 18, 2015, 07:23
Hi im new .
Not sure if this is the rite post.
I have 4 hybrids that need forever homes in letchworth hertfordshire.
Could someone point me in the rite direction please.
Thanks.
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Post by: joe2369 on February 22, 2015, 21:13
here my new run at new house with 8 novobrowns
hope to do a deep litter run so as to save work /time/money
also more wire to deter rats but have good air rifle :)
pull up food at night
plenty garden waste for deep litter (grass ?? mine bowling green sort so wil keep a knecks lenth away in a raised bed
will get another plastic coop when i come accross another  cheap 1
80% roof covered with perspex
any issues spotted ?? any help greatfull
 
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Post by: nannytroll on May 28, 2015, 15:11
Arthur, proud Dad, and Guinevere with 4 chickpeas hatched yesterday :)
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Post by: tosca100 on May 28, 2015, 17:18
Awwww, lovely. :)
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Post by: Beekissed on May 28, 2015, 18:19
VERY beautiful!!!! 
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Post by: snowdrops on May 29, 2015, 20:33
Arthur, proud Dad, and Guinevere with 4 chickpeas hatched yesterday :)

Are they really called chickpeas?  :) sorry forgot to say how lovely, do you need lots of room for them? & how do you get them to stay?
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Post by: tosca100 on May 30, 2015, 05:12
You need ear defenders, I know that much. If you think cockerels are loud......

But you do get used to the sound if it's not just outside your window. Same as sealions and tigers..... :lol:
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Post by: nannytroll on May 30, 2015, 15:38
They are only really noisy in the breeding/rearing season. April to September. I don't mind the noise, and have conversations with Arthur!!
They can be kept in a large aviary. Peafowl can fly well, but generally prefer to walk!! Mine are only penned in to protect the chicks until they can fly . They roost high up in trees in all weathers at night, although they have a shelter they sometimes use in the day.
It's usually recommended to keep new birds enclosed for a few weeks until they know where home and food is, and then they don't tend to wander to far away.
 :nowink: No, the young are not really called chickpeas, but it's as good a name as any!
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Post by: snowdrops on May 30, 2015, 17:38
 :lol: :lol: chickpeas is as good a name as any,same as donketts for baby donkeys  :D
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Post by: Beekissed on June 13, 2015, 21:53
Broody in a bucket of water...

(http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/17202315/width/700/height/700/flags/LL)

Two broodies sitting on the same chicks....

(http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/17202381/width/700/height/700/flags/LL)

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Post by: nerdle on September 13, 2015, 00:02
Just sooo cute....
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Post by: Beekissed on September 13, 2015, 00:34
Very cute...and very cozy!
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Post by: tosca100 on September 13, 2015, 04:41
Lovely pic :)
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Post by: Beekissed on December 28, 2016, 05:24
(http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/20503114/width/700/height/700/flags/LL)