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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Habibs Hens, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. ooRachyoo

    ooRachyoo Out Of The Brooder

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    How are your flock settling in ? Everyone here are so friendly and helpful, chicken people are just awesome :D
     
  2. fieldyollie

    fieldyollie Out Of The Brooder

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    My flock are doing fab :D they must feel happy here because they have been laying for us :) and yes chicken people are amazing and I'm proud to be one lol :p
     
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  3. ooRachyoo

    ooRachyoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations on your eggs, Happy chickens= happy eggs = happy humans
    How old are yours ? Mine are only 16 weeks so got a few weeks til they start making me breakfast, I can't wait for my first egg
     
  4. fieldyollie

    fieldyollie Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe they are around 6 months old and yes very happy chickens :)
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi all new members to the thread :frow Great to hear everyone's new birds are settling in well.


    Barbara - I've been good and ridden!! :yesss: Im making more of an effort now got a bit of extra time now that most things are turned out for the summer so I'm going for it. Shocked myself too and cleaned my tack!! Oh it was filthy this too is more on the top of my list. How's your flock doing all ok I hope?

    I've got 25 more in the incubator on day 15 and all doing ok when I candled them yesterday. Ooh can't wait for more chicks. Only hot 3 out in the shed at the moment that I'm saving for my Mum. A frizzle that's looking very male and a runty polish that could be male. The little brown one is a girl I think, here they are
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    I'm just not sure with them though?
     
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  6. fieldyollie

    fieldyollie Out Of The Brooder

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    they are beautiful [​IMG]the brown one looks female and I would also say maybe the black one is but the sliver one looks male! but I don't really know lol just what I have read [​IMG]
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

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    My thoughts too. The little polish does have me a bit stumped!! The tail is telling me male but the head set and lack of wattles on it are telling me female. They are hard work these pesky polish, time will tell though. Hoping to get them out into coop and run and the weekend as I will be needing the shed soon for the next hatch. They are coming up 6 weeks this weekend and they are weaned of heat during the day so hopefully the weather will be cooperating at the end of the week.
     
  8. fieldyollie

    fieldyollie Out Of The Brooder

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    you will have to let me know, what they end up being :) and fingers crossed, finger crossed with the weather this weekend! [​IMG]
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I certainly will let you know what they end up being. I have my fingers crossed for the weekend weather I'm just hoping this wind is going to go away!! Very blustery today up here in Yorkshire. Got lots of washing dry though so that's a real bonus. Chickens not so keen on it though. With having polish they don't see well at the best of times and this wind really spooks them. But then again they are not looking like drowned rats as they do when it's raining.
    How's your settling in? All ok still I hope?
     
  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi to all the newbies on the thread. Great to see more UK members enjoying their chickens and sharing their experiences here.

    @ Yorkshire coop

    Well done for getting your handsome lad out for a ride. Hope you manage to keep it up.
    I've had a few setbacks in recent days/weeks. MeMe over reached a few weeks back and made a real mess of her heel. She's had a couple of weeks off during which time she managed to get tangled in some plain wire that was coiled up out of the way, but Rascal managed to pull it out. Anyway, it looks like she may have fallen (I am guessing as no one saw it) and hit her head as she didn't want me touching her head or neck for several days and her muzzle was really swollen and eating was difficult. Once it was healed enough that she would let me have a look at it, I found an inch long gash inside her top lip where her teeth must have cut through. Anyway, having got over that and her over reach reasonably healed, I put boots on and took her out again for a gentle hack. Halfway round the boot came off and there was blood all over her hoof and sock and the over reach had opened up again. Then last night I went up to do my bed time check on them and give them some haylage...(I'm still waiting for my grass to come away after fertilizing) and found Rascal and her in the feed room, with every feed bin opened, some knocked over and all had been sampled. This included the hen feed... both layers pellets and mixed corn as well as Hi Fi, fibre nuggets, unsoaked sugar beet pellets and a sack and a half of carrots and 2 bags of haylage.... oh and full egg boxes tipped over and smashed everywhere and a large tub of meal worms that I just bought for the chucks, smashed and scattered! And they had been in there long enough to poo everywhere too! What a mess!!! And an even bigger worry of course!. I spent the night at the stables waiting for colic to set in, apart from half an hour when I dashed back home to do a quick internet search on the possible effects of what they had eaten and glug a very strong coffee to keep me going. Hugely relieved to report that there have been no ill effects so far other than very fat bellies, but I'm aware that it may spark a bout of laminitis. Of course my good lad, Rebel, hadn't followed them in ...(to be fair, there is barely room for 2 people in there with all the junk I hoard, let alone 2x 15.2hh horses... but Rebel wouldn't be naughty like that anyway)....it's always that Rascal who is getting into mischief and he's leading his baby sister astray with his escapades.... she's like his shadow!. .All 3 share a large open stable (it's an old byer) and farmyard and the feed room has a small access door off the stable which was definitely latched because I clearly remember double checking it.
    Anyway, I invited my two special needs chickens in to the feed room, to help me clean up and they rather enjoyed that.... the meal worms particularly! I managed to grab a couple of hours sleep at lunch time, once I was reasonably confident that the chance of colic was passed,, but I'm pretty much on my last legs now and it will be an early night for me.

    Needless to say, another day when I didn't get to ride.... or do any of the many other tasks that are at the top of my "urgent "to do" list. Arghh! That Rascal will be a juvenile delinquent till the day he dies.... thankfully it seems, despite his best efforts, that will not be today....., but I must confess that I was mentally preparing myself for the worst last night!.

    Chickens are a doddle to look after by comparison! My chicks are 4 weeks old and there is no doubt that I dipped out this time with gender. I've definitely got 3 little cockerels. I really hope your little brown one turns out to be a pullet. On a positive note, I've at last grasped the nettle and started using my new phone, which has the facility to take photos and down load them, so hopefully I'll be able to share some pics soon. I feel like I'm missing out on a whole dimension of the forum by not being able to share pictures of my beasties like everyone else,,,,,it's like watching a black and white TV when everyone else has colour!

    Well that's my update for now. It would be nice not to have such traumatic stuff to write about next time!

    Hope everyone's chucks are happy and healthy and laying lots of eggs or getting ready to lay their first egg in the case of those with point of lay.... first eggs are so exciting!

    Regards

    Barbara
     

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