My first eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JeannieWish, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    New chicken keeper here.
    I'm in Ireland.
    These are my first eggs,we have four hens, they are very social and tame, really lovely girls.
    Do you think my eggs look ok? I think they look fine, I didn't need to wash them I just put them straight in the fridge.
    I do have a question if you don't mind please?
    In the outside run we have sand on the floor, we put the hens food in feeders and their water in a large bowl.
    If my hens have any treats I put them on a metal plate that I keep only for their use.
    If I'm walking past lettuce and see one has bolted I will just throw it in for the hens, they love the lettuce lol
    Sorry... My question is, should I put straw over the sand in the run? It looks a bit bare.
    I have sand in the coop with wood shavings and. I am cleaning this out every other day.
    That's ok, I don't mind doing the cleaning but I'm looking for a job and if I , no when I get one I am going to need a more low maintenance bedding for the hens.
    What would you recommend please? Straw seems to be the most practical option for me I think .
    Thanks for reading lovely people xxx
     
  2. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm , no picture
    I must be doing something wrong here.
    It definitely embedded .
    Any advise from more techie person than myself lol
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Sand is okay, but I put hay (straw) in the run just to entertain them. Congrats on your flock!



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  4. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you chick xx love your picture xx
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm in agreement with the oldchick, straw would be a good idea too, although sand is not bad. Enjoy your girls, they are so great to have! Welcome to BYC, so glad you joined us here!
     
  6. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi b.hromada ,
    Thank you for the lovely welcome.
    I think I will go looking for straw bales tomorrow hun.
    Shouldn't be hard to find in rural Ireland lol xxxx
     

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