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#41 Fri 13 Nov 09 10:47pm

starlatifah456

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

well i think the chicken

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#42 Fri 13 Nov 09 10:57pm

leon01

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

It had to be the egg which came first.....2 birds not quite chickens mated, which created the egg that hatched into the chicken.

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#43 Sat 14 Nov 09 3:41am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

leon01 wrote:

Chickens and going on holidays can always present problems, thankfully I have friends down the road that also keep Chickens, ducks and geese. I rounded up my birds using a landing net, so much easier than trying to catch them by hand and less stress for the birds and currently they are on holiday at my friends.

Ive decided to sell the hens to my friends and will just take Spike the cockral back with a view of buying just one hen in the new year with a view of raising my own chickens with the aid of Spike. My daughter is looking forward to raising some chicks and it will be fun to see what they will look like crossing the birds. Pictures of Spike and the run can be seen at: www.brittanyholidaycottagestorent.com

I am also looking to buy a pair of Ducks next year after seeing my friends.

One hen might not be enough if your rooster is a typical rooster. he could keep hassling her.

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#44 Fri 11 Jun 10 8:39pm

leon01

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

Ive had my birds now for just over a year, recently had a week of heavy rain and the chicken run was just slippery mud throughout....any one have any advice. I was thinking of adding some sand and grit to assist in drainage.

http://www.brittanyholidaycottagestorent.com



help

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#45 Sat 12 Jun 10 3:04am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

Can you put down lots of straw? (And wear spiked boots?)
Good luck sorting it out.

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#46 Sat 12 Jun 10 3:10am

SonomaEddie

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

We used to put down a ton of straw out in the winter (our rainy season.)  It worked great and we had something nice to put in the compost come spring.

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#47 Sat 12 Jun 10 3:35am

nanstertoo

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

Straw sounds just the thing...I like the compost connection too thumbsup

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#48 Sat 12 Jun 10 6:37am

SonomaEddie

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

We let "the girls" run through the garden in the winter making sure we kept our winter garden off limits with fencing.  We had the best garden ever when we had chickens.  As soon as I get the old chicken coop repaired, I am going to get some more. thumbsup

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#49 Thu 08 Jul 10 6:44pm

leon01

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

Ive been keeping chickens now for just over a year and love their ways, this year I bought new stock after giving my hens away when I returned too the UK to work last October.

This year Ive bought 2 hens, 2 ducks and  a turkey, for pictures and details of the last 12 months, Ive started writting a blog on life in Brittany and life with the birds.

http://brittany-holiday-cottage-gite.bl … %20Cottage

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#50 Fri 09 Jul 10 1:38am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: New to keeping chickens in the garden - help needed

I love chicken and ducks.
I really laughed about turkeys on a show made here about a food critic who went to a farm to grow and make his own. It was a lovely series about his first year. He loved animals, but just couldn't get the turkeys, when he tried to explain it he said that the only thing they did was that when he bent his head sideways and looked at them, they bent their necks and looked back.
Made me laugh! smile

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