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post #11 of 15

My RIR votes for wall. I had a nest box on the floor, and she made her way to the shelving where I store my gardening supplies, knocked everything off, including some tiles, and laid her eggs  there, high up. I wondered who did that, and then I caught her in the act.

 

Two sassy Red Stars, one dignified Rhode Island Red, one lovebucket Black Copper Marans, one pretty peafowl, a quartet of mellow Silkies.  Dark Brahma chicks, too.

 

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

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Two sassy Red Stars, one dignified Rhode Island Red, one lovebucket Black Copper Marans, one pretty peafowl, a quartet of mellow Silkies.  Dark Brahma chicks, too.

 

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

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post #12 of 15
Has anyone tried the plastic ones with a sort of step on the front? The look like sideways litter boxes? I thought it would be an upgrade, and it comes off for cleaning, but my girls won't have anything to do with it. They are 7 and not really laying all that much, so I am not sure if they are boycotting because of this or just taking a break, it's been 9 days. They are not interested in elevated. So this is just a small hop off the floor.
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Okay, thanks! I heard that silkies were quite broody. I want to get a couple!

If at first you don't succeed, you should probably just give up.

 

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If at first you don't succeed, you should probably just give up.

 

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Oh dear. All of my chickens are heritage breed. :-(

If at first you don't succeed, you should probably just give up.

 

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Oh dear. All of my chickens are heritage breed. :-( You may have better luck, Hens are more likely to go broody at or near the end of their heavy laying cycle just before to they go into a heavy molt at almost 2 years of age.

 

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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