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  1. lemoniee

    Phantom broody?

    Ive got a bit of a problem with two of my girls, the thing is, about a week ago two of them started sitting on eggs laid by the rest of my girls, I kept pulling them off the eggs and sending them out of the box, they would run off to get water and food and run back in to sit again but in this...
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    poorly hen or just tired?!

    thanks for the link, very interesting reading and a bit of thinking to be done over whether to worm or not to worm!
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    Marble sized egg

    yep deffo sounds like a fart egg! I had one of my girls lay one of these and she is now laying "normal" sized eggs, the little one she laid was like an over grown jelly bean and yes amazingly it did have a white and yolk albeit tiny!! i decided against having it for my brekkie!
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    poorly hen or just tired?!

    Thanks for the info, she hasnt been wormed no...sounds silly but do i get a kit to worm her or do i need to go to the vets? i will check her over tomorrow and report back ty x
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    poorly hen or just tired?!

    Needing a bit of advice/symtoms to look out for...one of my girls has had a bit of an odd day. She has been wandering around to find a quiet place to stand, fluff her feathers and wings up, sink her neck into her shoulders and sleep, even when i picked her up she wanted to go down to stand and...
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    How to pet a chicken?

    This is a very informative and interesting topic, thanks! whenever i go down to touch/stroke my girls they too squatt down on the floor, i thiknk ill try stroking them on their chest or neck from now on, ive got one chicken who loves being picked up and being held in my arms but the rest get a...
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    Hen preening a cockerel?!

    phew glad im not the only one thou, i too thought it was cute when she was doing it but he's looking a bit bald where she preened him! gonna keep an eye on it as i dont think he is mating with her just the others...
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    Hen preening a cockerel?!

    Hi all, Ive just seen the oddest thing whilst round with my chickens, my cockerel who is very teratorial and doesnt like the hens been around him unless he is doing the business with them was stood totally still with one of my lavender hens doing what looked to be preening the cockerel, she was...
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    The gross truth about ducks...

    Dont kno what # wer up to now but ive had so much fun reading these, ive got 3 khaki campbells, 1 aylesbury and 1 mallard... ** they love nothing more than watching me struggling with a big pile of fresh straw for their bed, get under my feet and as soon as i put it in their box they have gone...
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    Double yolker

    Looks like mr fox is partial to a bit of RIR as i had one till he got it for his tea after the daft RIR wouldnt go into the box at bedtime! it decided to camp out up a tre for the night and thats the last we saw of it cept for obvo feathers on the floor the next morning:hit i do want another one...
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    Mini Egg!

    haahaa love it EGG NEWTON! im still finding it funny in a childish way now! i cracked it open and found a teeny egg white and a little spot of yolky stuff thou am not gonna eat it, dont think it will really fill me up ha!
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    Mini Egg!

    Love the piccies of these fairy fart eggs! am going to have to try to figure out how to post pics on here, so i can put mine on! x
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    Mini Egg!

    A fart egg! i like! id love to see one of them lay one of them! id be chuckling along with the rest of my hens at what had just popped out! as far as i know all of my girls are laying except my buff orp and my speckeldy that we rescued a few weeks ago...im gonna crack it open before i go to bed...
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    Mini Egg!

    Hiya all! I went round to check for eggs from my ladies this morning, collected some eggs then looked at the mess they'd made with their feeder and saw a teeny weeny mini egg on the floor! picked it up and its not much bigger than two jelly beans but end to end and double one of their fatness...
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    Show me your egg collection!! :)

    Are the dates on your eggs Poultrygeist to show when they were laid or their best before dates? looks like a good idea but does it do anything to the eggs inside?
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    I love my colored eggs!!

    wow pink eggs!! i love it! what chickens laid them beauties? ive got some Araucana lavenders just started to lay this weekend so ive had 2 baby blue shelled eggs! how exciting eh, I was wondering if anyone knew what colour eggs buff orpingtons lay as ive got one, are there any other breeds of...
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    Blue/grey duck egg.......

    Thanks for the replies and the info, im so proud of my mallard to have started laying, havent tasted one yet thou as im a bit dubious as the first few chickens that started laying their eggs tasted a bit wierd for the 1st couple that were laid, I didnt even know that ducks laid different colour...
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    Blue/grey duck egg.......

    Hi all, I opened my duck nesting box this morning to find an egg had been laid that is a bluey/greyish coloured shell, im wondering which of my duckies it could belong to? ive got 3x khaki campbells who are laying white shelled eggs and an aylesbury and a mallard which arent laying atm, can...
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    **Ducks getting excited!!**

    Ive got 3 khaki campbells, one aylesbury and a mallard! they all do it! dafties!
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    **Ducks getting excited!!**

    My ducks make me laugh! when they get up in the morning and come out to play they waddle straight over to their pond or paddling pool, whatever takes their fancy really! they have a swig of water then stand there in a line and do this odd syncronised head bobbing! they quack insanly and bod...
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