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  1. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    Hi Ana - thanks for thinking of me! All my new chicken plans are on hold at the moment - been having a bit of a rough time with them with too many roosters which I got sorted and now a bad red mite infestation! I have a new job which is taking lots of time so it is all just a bit much so I'm...
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    New to having chickens

    Welcome @Pollywonk. I'm in the Dordogne, where are you?
  3. PouleChick

    how many Eggs you get today

    Sorry you have been unwell @karenerwin hope you are feeling better soon. Eggciting news :jumpy:jumpy:jumpyI managed to hatch all 5 of my eggs in the oven :jumpy:jumpy:jumpyand snuck the first 3 under Doris the Slightly Dim Silkie Friday night and the following 2 Saturday night - she accepted...
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    Urgent help what do you think!?

    Thanks all - thought I'd update on my 'incubating in the oven' story! In the end I got ..................................................................................................... 5 out of 5 :jumpy:wee:jumpy3 were born at the end of day 20 and I snuck them under Doris with no problem...
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    Peeps in Europe!

    I still have bags of them frozen from last year (and peaches and plums - didn't do al lthe crumbles I'd planned over the winter!). A nice dish I've discovered to use them up is I dump a bag of figs (maybe 800gms?) in the bottom of the slow cooker with sliced onion (1 large / 2 med), garlic, a...
  6. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    Oh nice group! Do you know I never thought of that - presumably that is why it does it!!!! Will have to try in the summer with my figs and stuff!
  7. PouleChick

    how many Eggs you get today

    OK I have wonderful news :celebrate:celebrate:celebrateI was a bit worried over night as wondered if my oven had some turn itself off after a certain number of hours safety thing :lol:. Got up this morning and it was still on, quick peek no chicks :hitThen about 9am saw that the temp had dipped...
  8. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    OK I have wonderful news :celebrate:celebrate:celebrateI was a bit worried over night as wondered if my oven had some turn itself off after a certain number of hours safety thing :lol:. Got up this morning and it was still on, quick peek no chicks :hitThen about 9am saw that the temp had dipped...
  9. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    Exciting - what are you getting?
  10. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    I think down to 30c
  11. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    I put a glass of water in there so should be OK. They are in a baking dish with the tea towel in there.
  12. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    OK I have wonderful news :celebrate:celebrate:celebrateI was a bit worried over night as wondered if my oven had some turn itself off after a certain number of hours safety thing :lol:. Got up this morning and it was still on, quick peek no chicks :hitThen about 9am saw that the temp had dipped...
  13. PouleChick

    how many Eggs you get today

    Sorry lovelies I haven't abandoned you I promise! Must to bed, will try to be on more! Help! https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/urgent-help-what-do-you-think.1308566/#post-21327835
  14. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    Drama in France: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/urgent-help-what-do-you-think.1308566/#post-21327835
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    UK Member Please Say HI

    Guys!? https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/urgent-help-what-do-you-think.1308566/#post-21327835
  16. PouleChick

    Broody Hen Thread!

    My Doris has a happy 3 or 4 day maybe now chick but they shouldn't have hatched yet so I think there has been a stuff up with my nieghbours eggs as she abanded them today. Full story here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/urgent-help-what-do-you-think.1308566/#post-21327835
  17. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    Are they going to be OK with a tea towel under them? Worrying now if they hatch overnight as I need to go to bed!
  18. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    Never even thought of the crock pot :lau:lau:lau:lau that gives me hope!!!
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    Urgent help what do you think!?

    Wanted to add, I'm suspicious I picked up one of my neighbours silkie eggs and that is why I had the early hatch on the first chick throwing it all out!
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