Keeping Urban Hens Newbie Questions

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Re: Keeping Urban Hens Newbie Questions
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 09:33 »


Actually they do lay eggs - its just that you need about 5000 for a decent omelette I suspect  :D  :D  :D

 :D :D :D I'm not collecting them!

But to answer the original question, I am having problems with a friendly little ginger cat pooing in the garden and upsetting my chickens by looking at them in the run. The solution was to let the chickens into the garden. I only have two, a large black Australorp and a smaller Barnevelder, but you should have seen that cat run!!! Also no more pigeons or blackbirds in the garden for that day  :lol:

I've got a neighbour coming round to collect eggs and check water and food levels while I'm away. I'll be leaving the coop door open so they can access the run without any issues, but they'll be no free-ranging so I'll make sure they've plenty to keep themselves entertained.

Fingers crossed.

Alice - Australorp
Bernadette - Barnevelder
Dora - Silver Grey Dorking
LilliBet - Cream Leg Bar



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Re: Keeping Urban Hens Newbie Questions
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 12:03 »
, I read somewhere that urban foxes are in fact more of a problem than rural ones as they have become more crafty.

Thats interesting..........i was told it was the other way round as urban foxes have a larger food source than rural foxes? So can afford to take less risks etc when foraging. Though i must say from my very limited interaction with Mr Urban fox that they certainly seem less timid than their rural cousins which would make sense.

I'm guessing like most things it all depends on the situation and circumstances at hand at that moment in time.

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