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  Question ?
Posted by: april - 03-02-2018, 11:26 AM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (3)

A question for those of you that have introduced a new cockerel into an established flock where there is already one resident (elderly) boy.  What has been you best and most successful method ?  Straight in - at night - and see what happens or softly, softly separating them in sight of each other and then letting them mix after a few days ?

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  sexing chicks
Posted by: sofie2meg - 01-02-2018, 05:27 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (3)

can anyone tell how i can gender sex baby wyandotte and araucana chicks please.

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  On the log cutting front
Posted by: zenith - 29-01-2018, 03:36 PM - Forum: Tools & Machinery - Replies (6)

I have found some brackets that will turn my work mate bench into a saw horse.  Smile They fasten to the work mate bench which I hope will hold logs more secure whilst I cut them, ready for splitting . Just thought I'd share for others out there who cut their own logs.

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Posted by: Teazel - 13-01-2018, 08:44 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (14)

We are having trouble with rats again.   We are putting all the feed hoppers away at night.   I have moved the guinea pigs into a cage as the rats were eating their food.   They have runs under the paving slabs the houses sit on but dont seem to be living there.  We have caught a few in traps and the cats have left us two dead and one live one in the house.    OH had an infra red camera for Christmas and that shows the little wotsits running around fort knox.   They are also eating the felt in the roof of the barn!

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  Avian Flu Dorset
Posted by: zenith - 12-01-2018, 07:35 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (1)

First time this year in wild birds in Dorset https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian...-in-dorset

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  First Egg of the Year
Posted by: Cockadoodledoo - 08-01-2018, 06:04 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (8)

One of my Chocolate Orpington girls gave me an egg today.   Smile Smile  I think last year it was February before I had an egg laid.

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  Keeping them out!
Posted by: PickyP - 06-01-2018, 02:16 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (8)

Can anyone give me some advice as to how I can keep my chickens out of the garden. They have a 3 acre paddock and meadow with a lovely wooded area, but insist on coming over the 5 bar gate into the garden and are currently digging up all my spring bulbs. I have clipped their wings but they can hop onto the gate and off the other side.

Does anyone have any idea how I can keep them out? OH is getting most upset Blush

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  Newest post - first
Posted by: mikswi - 04-01-2018, 08:57 PM - Forum: Using this website - How do I ? - Replies (1)

Can someone please tell me how to change the preview settings, that will put the newest post first, when I open a thread? I checked the User CP, if its there - I missed it.


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  [split] Supporting the forum ideas
Posted by: mikswi - 02-01-2018, 04:11 PM - Forum: General Chicken Chat - Replies (6)

Well I just became a supporting member, so this site has to stay up for at least another year! laugh

Maybe start another thread with ideas on helping the site grow?

  • Can we find some sponsors? Any sponsor would not only help support the forum, but it would expose this site to all of the sponsors customers. Exposure is the key to growth
  • In the U.S we have a chain of stores for agricultural needs. "Tractor Supply". Brochures could be left for new "Owners" when they have their annual "Chick Days".
  • Find a way to get the website into your local schools as an approved resource? Sponsor a project with kids that includes an essay?
  • Maybe members can donate some chicks to schools for a project?
  • Do you have Farm fairs/events?
  • Get in with the local FFA or animal clubs
  • Etc, Etc
I know very little about writing code, so I would be useless in helping to maintain the site on that end. Thoughts? Suggestions? Anyone?......

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Thumbs Up I am back!
Posted by: mikswi - 01-01-2018, 04:05 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (4)

Making my way back - after taking a break for several years! :o)

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