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  1. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    I had a nightmare a few weeks ago with my only blue egg layer and one of my silkie mums getting murdered. I gathered thier eggs I could find and found a neighbour that had an incubator already running so he said bring them over and I did. My other not dead silkie went broody so I went to get my...
  2. PouleChick

    Urgent help what do you think!?

    I had a nightmare a few weeks ago with my only blue egg layer and one of my silkie mums getting murdered. I gathered thier eggs I could find and found a neighbour that had an incubator already running so he said bring them over and I did. My other not dead silkie went broody so I went to get my...
  3. PouleChick

    My first necropsy on my lovely Matilda (graphic pic warning).

    My lovely Matilda has passed away :hit:hit. I just went down this morning to get my little guy an egg for his brekkie and I saw her in the corner of the coop. She is a black sex link type chicken (Harco) - I did notice she was on the nest box a lot yesterday and I thought I'd double check on her...
  4. PouleChick

    Openish coop in a 'mild' climate?

    I've still not managed to build our big coop and just managing with what we have but not ideal! I had / have a plan in my head about what i'd like to do but again today drove past a guy who has his chooks in one of those strong wire run things that you can buy and it got me thinking again. Up...
  5. PouleChick

    Ivermectin

    :frow:frowHi, I'm currently trying to deal with a SLM problem (my own fault for buying Silkies with it when I was a total ignoramus then not recognising it for along time, then thinking it had got better then realising it hadn't) in my flock of chooks - half of whom have feathered legs or lots...
  6. PouleChick

    Peeps in Europe!

    :frow:frowI thought it might be nice to have a European thread to share our experiences and support each other when needed. I also like the idea of somewhere to ask about meds / products that we have access to that are different to the US and UK. I'm guessing even hatching eggs would possibly...
  7. PouleChick

    Sand under roosts over whole floor of a raised coop?

    Hi, I have a funny 2 story coop - all they do is sleep upstairs and access the nesting box, downstairs is really only used while standing to be let out in the morning and for a bit of shelter sometimes if it is pelting down. I currently use shavings in the coop up and down. With them obviously...
  8. PouleChick

    Over a year of planning for today!!!!!

    I'm soooooo excited! :celebrate:ya:wee:ya:wee:ya:celebrateMy plan from the start has been to have a coloured egg basket, I did my research, bought my silkie mummies, sourced and drove all over to get the hatching eggs and today it has all paid off - look what I just found! I was a bit worried...
  9. PouleChick

    Treating a broody for scaley leg mites.

    I need to treat all my chickens for scaley leg mite and have managed to find some vaseline which I'm thrilled about (wasn't sure if I could get it here), I'm going to mix in some Tea tree oil as well as my treatment. I have one silkie who is currently broody and sitting on eggs we are about 1/2...
  10. PouleChick

    Orpington confusion!

    I got some eggs back in the summer that I hatched and in one lot I had some Orpingtons and some Australorps. My black Australorp died but I'm looking at my grey 'Orpington' Penelope and wondering if she is actually an Australorp (I think I read somewhere that they do come in grey but maybe I'm...
  11. PouleChick

    What sex are my Marans?

    Hi knowledgeable people :frow:frow. I now have 3 Marans - 2 blue and one BCM the black and one of the blues are the same age - 21.5 weeks and the other blue is 11 weeks today. Here are some pics starting with the 11 weeker (sorry the first pic is actually the older blue but can't seem to edit...
  12. PouleChick

    How long does chicken... umm you know ... last?

    :frowAnother newbie question from me! my cockerals have now started (quite gently - I'm impressed!) mounting the girls but I'm not sure what is 'normal' for chickens doing the deed? It all seems to be over rather quickly so I'm not sure if the boys know what they are doing or is it a fast thing...
  13. PouleChick

    Help hatching disaster - a few questions!

    I've had 24 eggs split between 2 broodies and an incubator. It has been an absolute disaster we are now end of day 22 heading to day 23 and I have 1 CHICK :hit:hit:hit My biggest concern at this stage is the broody who has no chick. I have found someone who has 15 day old chicks - I'm guessing...
  14. PouleChick

    Dead Australorp :(

    My only Australorp pullet (3 months old) was found dead yesterday :hit- I dont' know what happened or what got her and hoping you may have some ideas. I looked over her carefully and the only sign of violence I could see were some ruffled / missing feathers on the back of her neck. After we...
  15. PouleChick

    September Hatch-a-long!

    :frow:frow:frowHi everyone! I thought I'd start a September hatch-a-long (if anyone else is doing it so late in the year!). A little about me and my hatching for those that dont' know me. I have gone a bit hatching mad :jumpy:jumpyI knew I wanted to build my own flock so at Christmas started...
  16. PouleChick

    Starting to think ahead to get coloured eggs!

    Hi, first time I've posted in here so please be gentle while I get my head around it all! I have hatched Araucana eggs, I've got a pullet and a cockerel for blue eggs and 8 cream legbars are going under broodies tommorrow. I also have various light brown and white breeds and some Marans (at...
  17. PouleChick

    One little chick just gone - poof!

    I have a whole load of chicks running around, the eldest are 3 months, then 2 months and the babies about a month. Yesterday I was down getting pics of the middle lot and I didn't see all 3 of the Vorwerk chicks together but didnt' think much of it as they all just run around like nutters. It...
  18. PouleChick

    Finally I think they are old enough to ask the big question!

    :frow Hi all. I've been holding off asking but hoping that now we can have a good guess on sexes? From my 2nd broody I have 5 live chicks - they are now 8.5 weeks old. Thanks to handy feather colours I'm blessed that my only Faverolles that made it is a girl :ya- meet Chloe: Her other 4...
  19. PouleChick

    Individual nest boxes v communal box

    I'm (I use that term loosely :lau) just about to build our hanging nesting boxes off the back off our current coop. I am constrained by the top of the triangle wall on that end to a width of 80cm. I was originally going to do 2 separate nesting boxes but now I'm thinking they all use the same...
  20. PouleChick

    Solved Help please - photo uploads not working.

    Hi, I've been having trouble a couple of days now. I have tried search and looked through this board for similar issues but have not had any luck. I posted on a thread yesterday and added photos the way I always do (using the image icon (mountain) that appears at teh top and pasting the image...
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