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    Comment by 'RachelGM' in article 'Accessorizing Your Run- How to Make Your Run More Fun For Your Chickens'

    In the 2nd photo showing the stairs, you have a dark brown hen. What breed is she? I only ask because I have one just like her and don't know the breed. Great ideas, by the way, will be trying those in my run!
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    Cutest chicken contest!

    Jamie (the cream)and her sister Joanna are never far apart and always have to be photographed together. Here at nine weeks. And then at fifteen weeks.
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    What were your worst mistakes when you first started?

    I still miss them. The last, Martha, died in October. I now have an olive egger, her brother and two bantams, all under a year old. Bitten by the bug, I guess!
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    What were your worst mistakes when you first started?

    These were not battery hens. They were previously owned by a fellow allotment holder on my site, who neglected them. When I took them on they didn't have much body fat and were a real sight to look at. And they were only with me for a matter of a few weeks. But they looked a lot better by the...
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    What were your worst mistakes when you first started?

    Lots of people thought my taking on old hens was a mistake, because they would have health issues (mine had scale leg mites and one, a bad abcess that soon meant she had to be dispatched), poorer eggs (they'd been badly fed before I got them) and simply wouldn't live long enough for me to enjoy...
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    Okay, did my research. I have an olive egger. Not sure about the cross combination though.

    Okay, did my research. I have an olive egger. Not sure about the cross combination though.
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    Please, can anyone tell me what breed of hen lays olive green eggs?

    Please, can anyone tell me what breed of hen lays olive green eggs?
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    All was quiet in the run yesterday until a distinct crowing made me look up. Esther looked back...

    All was quiet in the run yesterday until a distinct crowing made me look up. Esther looked back. She is in fact a he. Now calling him Edgar.
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    Between the losses of the rescued girls, I've got two gamebird crosses and two bantams. wouldn't...

    Between the losses of the rescued girls, I've got two gamebird crosses and two bantams. wouldn't be without them.
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    Comment by 'RachelGM' in article 'How To Incubate & Hatch Chicken Eggs - Just 21 Days From Egg To Chicken!'

    Very interesting and informative. I'm thinking about trying to hatch my own eggs and this has assured me that it's notas scary as it first seems. Thank you!
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    The last rescued hen died today, RIP Martha. I'm sad, but at least I was able to give her life a...

    The last rescued hen died today, RIP Martha. I'm sad, but at least I was able to give her life a decent end.
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    Comment by 'RachelGM' in article 'Chicken First Aid Kits - Handy and Essential Supplies, and How to Use Them'

    Being new to keeping chickens, I found this very useful. I shall now take this list and see what I can find, thank you!
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    All I've got to do is apply vaseline #flyingfeathersandstickyclothes!
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    Hi rjohns39. The girls are settling in fine, giving me an egg a day (sometimes 2!). I'm treating them for scale leg mites at the mo, which is interesting - usually invoving me getting into the pen and trying to catch them one at a time with a jar of vaseline in one hand, but they're starting to...
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