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Chaos (and anyone else), been thinking about the feeder issue we discussed yesterday. I wonder if your feeder designs fairs well outside a run, in terms of the chickens being rather more exposed to hawk attacks. Their vision is limited when they are feeding - may be an issue? Hawks are the only really predator here. 

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

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Chaos (and anyone else), been thinking about the feeder issue we discussed yesterday. I wonder if your feeder designs fairs well outside a run, in terms of the chickens being rather more exposed to hawk attacks. Their vision is limited when they are feeding - may be an issue? Hawks are the only really predator here. 

I think it would depend on the number of birds you have and how many feeders you deploy. Not all the birds could stick there heads in the hole at the same time so while some would be in the dark others would be paying attention. Just my thoughts as I don't leave feed out in the run.

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


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The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


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I think it would depend on the number of birds you have and how many feeders you deploy. Not all the birds could stick there heads in the hole at the same time so while some would be in the dark others would be paying attention. Just my thoughts as I don't leave feed out in the run.


Good point. I have my feeding stations in the garden - whilst betwixt shrubs / bushes etc,  its not a guarantee that a hawk will not try their luck. I just need the bamboo that I have planted to get growing, then it will provide even more cover. Thanks, pal!

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Anybody else following the high strain AI outbreak in Europe?
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"Know well the condition of your flocks...."  Proverbs 27:23
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Chaos (and anyone else), been thinking about the feeder issue we discussed yesterday. I wonder if your feeder designs fairs well outside a run, in terms of the chickens being rather more exposed to hawk attacks. Their vision is limited when they are feeding - may be an issue? Hawks are the only really predator here. 

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I think it would depend on the number of birds you have and how many feeders you deploy. Not all the birds could stick there heads in the hole at the same time so while some would be in the dark others would be paying attention. Just my thoughts as I don't leave feed out in the run.
agree with chaos. My feeders are identical to his, just some are larger but they are kept inside the run where they are protected with netting from overhead predators
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Anybody else following the high strain AI outbreak in Europe?


Seen a thread about it, yeah. 

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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agree with chaos. My feeders are identical to his, just some are larger but they are kept inside the run where they are protected with netting from overhead predators


I think I'll give the idea a miss. After doing some rough calculations, I may as well wait until i get back to Blighty and buy something that may hopefully work.

 

Thanks for the input - much appreciated! 

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Good morning everyone! TGIF! Not too cold here. Only '28'. Oldest daughter carrying our first grandchild gave us a scare yesterday. Doctors office thought the babies heart rate may be dropping so they rushed her to hospital to put the baby on a monitor. Turns out our grandson is just super active so his heart rate increases and decreases while he's playing and resting.

 

Good news, Oz.  Sounds like a busy boy in the making.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
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Anybody else following the high strain AI outbreak in Europe?


I heard they were having one but that's about all I know. Is it the same strain we had go across the US?

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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