Hello from a new hen keeper!

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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2012, 23:40 »
Loads of info in fox thread. I didn't want to spoil your fun and joy in your new hens - I'm new to it too and its a wonderful thing.  :)
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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 06:44 »
When i had my new girls one loved to launch off anything and end up on the 6ft hedge every night! What a performance ladder out and a very unhappy screaming hen! However when she started to lay she choose to go straight in the coop and her flying days were over!  hopefully they should settle down, if you do decide to clip one wing (as this unbalances them) there are different outcomes some can still fly up and over hedges so it doesn't always work.

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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2012, 08:04 »
Not too worried about the foxes really, they often bring their young ones on next door lawn so we are used to living with them, hence Hubby making a very fox proof enclosure! I let them out yesterday evening and stood like a goalkeeper by next doors fence waiting for flying chickens!  Luckily they behaved then it started raining and they all went to bed!  Their flying only seems to happen when they get spooked, they dont seem to choose to do it voluntarily.

Really enjoying them, they are such characters!

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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2012, 08:56 »
I got an old bench from the tip. I've had many a happy cup of tea on it whilst being hen-entertained.! Lunch ends up being shared.

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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 22:54 »
Got our first egg today!  Woo hoo!  Very exciting!  And perfect too, about 3/4 size of 'normal' size.  Clever hen.  Not sure which one layed so gave them ALL a treat!  Corn on the cob all round.

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Re: Hello from a new hen keeper!
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 23:36 »
 :D  First of many.  Now you have to decide who gets to eat it and what to make with it.   :D
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