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Hello from the hilltop forest of NSW Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1000years, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. 1000years

    1000years Just Hatched

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    hi everyone!

    I have been reading articles and forum posts on this great site for a few years,
    But now a tricky question that my local friends can't answer has encouraged me to become a member..
    Next I will be posting my question in the chicken health forum.

    We live in a rural area and our chooks free range.
    We are lucky we don't have any trouble with chicken-eating creatures like foxes etc. so we let our chooks take them selves to bed and let themselves out in the morning.

    This makes life easier but we do have to go funny places to collect eggs, like on top of my husbands travel bag stored on top of a wardrobe on the veranda..which means he had to find a different bag to take on a recent trip! We wouldn't want to disturb a regular laying spot!

    Look forward to being part of this great community
    JO
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Jo, very nice to meet you. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Did you know there is also "Australia, six states and one funny little island," in case you want to see what others are doing around you.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Jo and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Jo, welcome to BYC! Laying can be a problem with free range hens. In order to develop good laying habits, people will confine them to the coop/run for a few days to hopefully encourage them to lay in the nesting boxes. You could also put some golf balls in the nest boxes. Then, once they're laying in the nest box, they can free range again. Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is the kind of thing I would do, get a new bag instead of disturbing the birds! lol Welcome to the hobby!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Double post, sorry
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  9. 1000years

    1000years Just Hatched

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    Wow what a lovely welcome , thank you all!

    If anyone has experience in diagnosing 'fatty liver' I have posted a question in the EMERGENCY thread

    Thanks for the good advice on the free range laying... luckily at this point we know where everyone has their nest!

    I'll go and find the Australia gang... good idea

    :)
    Jo
     

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