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Mutemonster

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New first chicks
« on: July 07, 2010, 18:53 »


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Hi only just got these 2 yesterday they seem to be settling in well in well.
they are my first chicks.Read a few articles on hear before i bought them
they are mainly pets but would like to see a few eggs now and then!
they are called Rosie and pepper.I know rosie is a sillkie cross called a glod top
but have no idear what pepper is as i forgot to ask i belive she is a cross also
but if anyone has eny idears would be great.Im belive they are both pullets
but as they my first you could say im winging it no pun intended

any advice wellcome cheers

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nicky d

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 19:17 »
hello, thanks for posting the pic of your new girls, they are both lovely girlies,  i would say the white one has definatley got sussex in her breeding thats for sure.   Welcome to the wonderful world of chooks.  nickyx :lol:
4 girlies,  Nessa, Pamela, Stacey and Tina

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 19:51 »
thank you
i love them both already
been watching them all day though they seem to be copying each other
I can see each personality coming through

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 19:59 »
Such beautiful girls. No wonder you are proud!

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 20:21 »
hello, thanks for posting the pic of your new girls, they are both lovely girlies,  i would say the white one has definatley got sussex in her breeding thats for sure.   Welcome to the wonderful world of chooks.  nickyx :lol:
i agree. She looks very similiar to my light sussex just not as white. Lovely pic. U will spend hours watching them beware its addictive and it doesnt get the housework done. :D
1 dog -Chloe 1 cat - Oscar 2 hamsters - Flo and Tinkerbell 3 ferrets - Charlie, chip and rupert 3 light sussex - Madge, Henrietta and lucy-lou 2 black rocks - Peggy and Betty 1 puppy on the way i'm not mad i'm in love. :)

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 20:54 »
They are so beautiful. I'm no expert, in fact I'm a total novice but the white one has similar markings to my light sussex.

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 22:42 »
thank you for your replys :blush:
looking in to controlling red might no sighn thank god but looikng at prventative mesurs
like the sound of Diatomaceous earth as is organic n looks like it has a few uses
looks like i can use to control aphids on my pepper plant.just water blast off at mo but with that hose ban coming in

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010, 22:54 »
There are a few things you can use in your coop to prevent red mite,  the two most popular are diatom and Poultry shield.   The diatom as you know you can sprinkle around the coop, in the nest boxes etc, the poultry shiled which i buy in the spray form you can spray into all those knooks and crannies.   I clean out once a week, others leave it abit longer, its entirley up to you.   nickyx

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 09:47 »
thank you for the advice
they currently sleep in a arc i made out of wood loads of knooks but was very pleased with it when built
im curently converting a shed for there next home and then if i get on ok with my 2 girls i will be looking to add to them
i will tile the floor of the shed to make it easier to clean and safer iv done this with the bunny shed.
might get plastic for walls then seal it all around with some sort of sealent hopfully that will keep the blighters away


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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 19:56 »
Lovely looking chooks

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Re: New first chicks
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 20:00 »
Oh they're really pretty.  Makes me want to add a few more chooks to my flock  :unsure:
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