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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:50 pm
by alan refail
Job well done!
Two new broody coops delivered today as promised. Set up in field. Carried the two broodies down without getting pecked. One of them sitting eleven blue eggs, Cream Legbar and Araucana, the other on eleven white eggs, Exchequer Leghorn and Lackenfelder. Now three weeks to wait for results.

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:02 pm
by oldherbaceous
We are expecting good things, Alan....I bet you can hardly wait for the new arrivals.

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 pm
by alan refail
Twenty-one days to wait, OH, but I'm sure when we get results there'll be plenty of photos ;-)

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:14 am
by oldherbaceous
Morning Alan, what will you do with the Male chicks....meat or sell them on as Cockerels?

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm
by Geoff
Ah - chicken sexing, there's a potential thread.

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:14 pm
by robo
I've lost two chickens in the last two days one was one of the new ones given to me ,as I was walking from the plot to the car park one of my fellow plotters told me the reason the two chickens were separated from the other three was John the guy who died thought they were unwell

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:37 pm
by alan refail
Our two broodies settled in. Barred Plymouth Rock, Blackrock (and a guard cat!!)


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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:48 pm
by alan refail
The new Black Copper Marans have now moved in with Gwilym and the Cream Legbar hens since we got a new larger house yesterday.

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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
by alan refail
And still they come!

Son went over to see his poultry seller mate on Anglesey this morning. Just to check up if the ducks he wanted were there. He said he would definitely bring no more hens back. The ducks were not available so he did bring three more hens, but he is forgiven because one of them is a beautiful year-old Buff Orpington - a breed I've never had.
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:34 pm
by robo
Nice looking chickens alan ,I lost another yesterday and one more is not looking good ,seems the two I rehomed when the guy on our allotment died were suffering with a disease I've lost five in four weeks one was a blue egg layer it's upsetting

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm
by alan refail
You're not having much luck. Are you sure that your kindness in rehoming hasn't introduced birds with an infestation of mites?

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 pm
by robo
I spray for mites regularly and put fullers earth down

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 pm
by Stephen
:lol:
"definitely no more hens"

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:44 am
by Shallot Man
alan refail Nice chicken coop. Should that be a chipboard floor, suggest you raise it a couple of inches, you need a draft underneath to stop the floor rotting. :wink:

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm
by alan refail
Fear not Shallot man, no chipboard round here and all our houses are off the ground.