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  • :frowHi, I’m from southern nsw and have 3 pet silkies. I’m new to the site, so hope I haven’t offended anyone. Still working out how all this works Featherfoot rooster, Amber, little Damsel are my three pets.
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    Hi Veb!
    I have 4 hens. Only one is laying at the moment and Deana, my Rhode Island Red (5.5 years old) seems to have stopped laying for good. But she has a job keeping the youngsters in line for as long as she wants. 😉
    Veb
    Veb
    :clapSoo cute, top chook 5.5 years old and still the boss. Yay
    In case you've even noticed; I am not ignoring you. I've accidently hit something on my phone. I think I've fixed it. I should be so peeved to start missing posts from you. :hugs
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    :hugs
    I'm usually pretty oblivious. As you can tell because I only just noticed this message.
    I did notice that you hadn't reacted to some of my posts, but there were others you'd missed too so I wasn't feeling singled out! 🤣

    Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad I haven't offended you or anything. 😁 😘
    I just want to thank you for being Australian, your country keeps this world moving on! Aluminum, great health care, and awesome talented engineers. I know. because I am one!
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    You're welcome? I've never been thanked for being Australian before. 😂

    I'm glad you think we have talented engineers, I didn't know.

    Take care :hugs
    Ha, we both have Peoper’s lol ..I was interested, Mary said you make chook ice blocks? Would you be so kind as to enlighten me, please?
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    I take a plastic ice cream container with a lid, 3/4 fill with water and add whatever I have laying around at the time that I think the chooks will like.
    At different times I have added:
    1/2 a chopped tomato
    halved cherry tomatoes ( both very popular)
    alfalfa sprouts (they weren't too keen on those)
    chopped banana
    chopped apple
    5 or 6 raspberries
    1/2 teaspoon honey
    sultanas
    bird seed
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    We have been having some issues with thin shells so I have added some liquid calcium supplement to it the last couple of times too.

    I have a plastic tray in their run and i invert the ice cream container over it and leave until the ice drops out, then I refill the container for the next day. This way they can pick things out of the ice at their leisure and get lovely cold water all day too.

    Hope this helps!
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    They had stale torn up bread in honey water in the ice block today which they seemed to enjoy.
    5 Chooks, Tsuki (Leghorn), Deana (Rhode Island Red), Alice (Araucana), Edwina (Olive Egger), Pepper(Olive Egger)
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