Chicken breeders or Folks in South Africa?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by FRANCOIS, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I got my bantams from her too - she has wonderful healthy birds.
     
  2. hedz82

    hedz82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shame that is sooo sweet!! I would love to get one of those awesome dogs, but I am afraid I have maxed out my animal credit with already 4 dogs and 2 pet chickens..[​IMG]
     
  3. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of MAYBE having puppies with Zenky but need to find a female not related - I know the lady in Roodepoort has just imported one so maybe will get a puppy ***** for Zenky but think Xaras nose will be put out!! but if I do decide to do it. You are more than welcome to have one free 'cos your S Afrcan!!! no seriously. Funnily enough they really don't eat much for all their size and are very good with other pets.

    I see you keep your girls inside - how do you cope with the poop? I had my sick one inside for months and its was hectic running after her all time.
     
  4. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must check out 'Heritagechickens.co.za' he has BEAUTIFUL birds for sale, Blue Orpingtons yeah[​IMG] - am going to get some, its a bit of a trek he is in Kyalami - but would be worth it.
     
  5. hedz82

    hedz82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, thank you that is very kind! how much do they shed? is their hair soft or wiry? i have allergies..[​IMG]hence also the pet chooks, who are my cuddle bums. I play with and scratch my dogs but then i always have to wash my hands immediately. my chickens sit on my chest and cuddle under my chin when I watch TV and i can snuffle my face into them. its the best!! I have never been able to do that with any other animal, so the poop is a small price to pay. they are both orpington bantams so its not that much. I do go through a lot of kitchen roll though and have tiles in the whole house and leather couch. anything else is just not an option..but i guess people with parrots have similar problems unless they are locked in a cage which is just disgusting anyway..
    also, they have free access to the garden and are outside when I am not home, so no mess then. but when I am home they hang around me and sit on my desk when I work, etc. then the kitchen roll comes out..but we can also watch TV at night for 2 or 3 hours and there wont be any poo, or maybe one. as you must know, most are dry pelletty and not stinky, so over all its really not that bad
     
  6. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, they don't shed at all, you just have to brush them - not like German Shepherds that dump a carpet when they get up. Their coat is very soft and silky and is two layers, the underneath one is a protective layer against cold ha ha!!! and the top one is soft, soft. I am also a walking allergen and don't have a problem with them at all. The only draw back is when they drink, they make a helleva mess and drool everywhere other than that they are perfect dogs.!!

    I simply love the way you have your chooks around [​IMG],I wish I could do the same. Ginger was my baby and also snuggled but sadly she was continually getting sick, she had a neuro problem and the last time I had to put her down as the vet said she was in pain and really would not recover.

    Can I ask what pellets you feed? I use the chick chick fine and all the different mashes and veggies. Mine are definitely vegetarian they will not eat any meat or fish, very weird.
     
  7. hedz82

    hedz82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shame, I am so sorry about Ginger. I have lost some of my pet chooks before and it is so horrible and sore. My bantam orps only get a type of green waterfowl pellet from animalzone that my vet recommended, because my one got so horribly obese. They only get about half a cup of that a day and otherwise free range, and I put tomato, cucumber, marrows, spinach, lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower out for them to snack on and keep busy. I often put a tiny bit of feather or immune oil on their pellets and then coat them in spirulina and probiotic powder. I know, they are horribly spoilt, but they are my children!![​IMG]
     
  8. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh great, will definitely get some pellets, also give the probiotic powder. Have tried all the veggies you said but mine will only eat celery, pak choy and parsley - very picky chooks. You must try and get some oyster shells they love them. There is a wine and oyster show at Monte Casino they give away the shells - not sure where you are. I get mine from the local Japenese Restaurant. Just wanted to show you my babies they have grown out of the prehistoric period and are very cute now. The dark one is another Roo, I think he will grow into a stunning bird, I can't give him away but Henry will be very upset. Just have to see how it pans out!!


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    And this is Henry doing what he does best at 5 in the morning

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    Here is Molly my favourite, she is so small

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    Hope you have a great weekend - lots of braaing!! weather is wonderful now don't you think. Bit chilly in the mornings though...
     
  9. hedz82

    hedz82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, well i am in Cape Town and our weather is TERRIBLE!!![​IMG] I don't cope well with darkness and rain!! Molly is sooo pretty! So shiny!! What breed did you say they were? She looks like a bantam orp! Just with fluffy feet! (Note this is a great compliment from a bantam orp lover). How old is she? Is she a bantam or full size? She looks so healthy! I always wanted a black one.. I have a thing for black animals (dogs, chickens, etc..), its just never worked out that way. One day when I am 80 and retired and live on a farm I am going to have a flock of australoprs or ayam cemanis and 5 massive pitch-black dogs! have you seen those black alsations? gorgeous! Anyhow, have great sunday
     
  10. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well what can I say CT [​IMG] we used to live in Durbanville before it got built up - then hubby got a job in Jo'burg. The one good thing about up here is the weather I miss the wine farms!! Hermanus and the beaches. I got sunburnt today in the Winter so sitting here with burn shield (oh pain) - I swear to god that my hubby could braai on a spoon and two twigs - we ran out of wood and friends pitched with a kudu that was hurt so they had to shoot it - very sad but good for us. Not actually a fan but makes good wors.

    I have it on good authority, Michael O'Shay, that Molly is a Cochin she is a year and I thank you for the compliement [​IMG] but I now have a problem she is sitting on eggs and won't eat or drink and Henry has gone into decline -Do chickens mate for life? this is what happened to the mum of the chicks she wouldn't eat or drink and just upped one day after they were born, sat on a rock outside being very sick, she died on the way back from the vet. The vet said she was undernourished - that psychologically ruined me as I feed everyone and everything far too much. infact my son says that the Chinese Army could come over the mountain and I would still have enough food.lol!!

    I also love black things, don't know why, have black dogs, cats, car, clothes even made black rice the other night!! obsessed

    What black Alastians? not seen

    I have the space now but only have chickens too much other wildlife!!
     

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