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  Crop problem
Posted by: scotsfran - 21-04-2018, 12:39 PM - Forum: Feeding & Health Care - Replies (5)

Hi - I'm asking on behalf of a friend. Her Silver Sussex's crop does not seem to empty on one side - she's always had a huge bulge there. No smelly breath. She is two years old. The hen has been kept in with only water for 24 hours - any ideas/advice anyone??

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  Over amorous cockerel
Posted by: Lass - 17-04-2018, 09:35 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (4)

My friend has 3 bantams - bought as 3 pullets but one turned out to be a cockerel. He’s had them a couple of years with no problems.

Recently the cockerel has taken to treading the girls roughly and excessively. My friend is worried the hens are going to get injured. He has been letting the hens out to free range and leaving the cockerel in the run, which he’s not happy about.

I suggested he needs to get more hens but he doesn’t want to do this. The hens already wear saddles.

Any other ideas? This has only started very recently so I’m wondering if the delayed spring has caused his hormones to go haywire and hopefully he might settle back to normal soon.

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Big Grin New girls, need names please
Posted by: chickenmum - 12-04-2018, 02:19 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (8)

I've just rescued 4 new girls.  Very cute indeed, in their tatty feathers.
They have yellow, purple, blue and orange leg rings and I need names ideas please.
I was thinking Iris for the purple and Primrose for yellow but am stumped for blue and orange.  Help

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Posted by: k9crystal - 04-04-2018, 08:23 AM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (6)

Happy birthday..hope you have a lovely day. hen egg chicken run

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  K9 Happy Birthday
Posted by: zenith - 03-04-2018, 02:31 PM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (6)

Happy Birthday K9 I hope you have a lovely day.

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Posted by: k9crystal - 03-04-2018, 08:40 AM - Forum: Test Messages (deleted weekly) - Replies (4)

Happy birthday.
hope you have a lovely day. chicken run hen egg

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  Really worried and fed up !
Posted by: april - 31-03-2018, 07:43 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (15)

Went to shut the birds in last night at around 7.30 to find 3 dead and 1 cockerel with a bite injury.  Nothing in the run or the house and as you all know I had extensive work done on the run in the Summer to roof it following loosing nearly all my birds in  two fox attack.  Despite scouring the enclosure for a way in or out - I have no idea what happened.  The dead birds had their throats ripped open but no missing heads and it appears no birds actually taken away.  I am at a loss and really worried.  The cockerel with the bite injury is very traumatised but I think he will be ok and everyone else seems fine -  I think they were all already perched in the house for the night.  I can see no definite way that a fox got in but we have spent the day shoring up any areas that looked even remotely dodgy (they really don't though).  I managed to coax all the birds in to the house really early tonight with the promise of a corn feed and they have been safely away since 5pm.  Just wish I knew what had happened and who had done it.  Thank god I did not loose any of my beloved Shetlands this time (not that I want to loose any).  Crappy Easter for me !

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  Fresh Turkey prices
Posted by: zenith - 30-03-2018, 01:06 PM - Forum: TGD General Chat - Replies (10)

Having viewed supermarket  prices at Christmas time for fresh turkeys  I found them to be expensive . At £ 35 upwards so ended up with a frozen turkey crown. Today I found fresh turkey at £ 16 in the same supermarket , so why the difference in price ? That's a lot of difference between Christmas & Easter . I suppose demand is higher at Christmas time but that is some mark up!

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  Welcome to meshellstanley
Posted by: zenith - 21-03-2018, 03:27 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

Hello and welcome to the forum  Smile

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  Thermometer and hygrometer
Posted by: eggy - 18-03-2018, 06:53 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - No Replies

What make of them/hydro do you have or recommend ?

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