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by 3441sussex
12 Oct 2014, 10:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: New hen today!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: New hen today!!

I bought a silver Sussex and a light Sussex hybrid four years ago and hatched out another light Sussex, a buff Sussex and speckled Sussex the year after. They laid reasonably well, but are classed as dual purpose birds. The eggs are a cream colour. All, except for the silver Sussex have been culled ...
by 3441sussex
25 Sep 2014, 23:15
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Introducing hens..
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Introducing hens..

There is no need to get rid of the broody. As she is a hybrid she should not go broody very often and just needs to have her broodiness broken. You need to put her in a dog crate raised up on bricks with food and water for a few days so that she is uncomfortable and not able to get to the nest. This...
by 3441sussex
22 Sep 2014, 18:28
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Removing eggs from nest
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Removing eggs from nest

Did any of the eggs hatch?
by 3441sussex
19 Sep 2014, 09:48
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Newbie - Help with Rooster
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Newbie - Help with Rooster

I have Jersey Giant hens and a mix of smaller large fowl and hybrid hens. I hatched the Jersey Giants out a couple of years ago. I had three cockerels, but never considered keeping any of them because of their size and the damage and distress they would cause the smaller breeds. I separated them and...
by 3441sussex
17 Sep 2014, 09:47
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Removing eggs from nest
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Removing eggs from nest

If it were me I would prepare a house and run for the duck and her ducklings for when they hatch. Ducklings grow very fast and should be well grown and feathered by winter. Aylesbury ducks are ready to kill for the table at about 10 weeks of age. If you do decide to take the eggs away from their mot...
by 3441sussex
07 Aug 2014, 21:37
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: They refuse to lay
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: They refuse to lay

ladyplumber wrote:straight wheat is less fattening and doesn't heat them up as corn does
What do you mean by corn? Wheat is corn.
by 3441sussex
27 Jul 2014, 18:31
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Culling or Rescue options?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Culling or Rescue options?!

What is wrong with the pullet?
by 3441sussex
01 Jun 2014, 10:17
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.
Replies: 86
Views: 26313

Re: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.

Unlike some people my chickens will be egg laying pets. I cannot take then on knowing they are not as safe as possible. I don’t quite understand the significance of your first paragraph, however, I can assure you that no-one on this forum would want their chicken taken by a fox. Everyone makes thei...
by 3441sussex
31 May 2014, 15:02
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Electric fence energisers
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Electric fence energisers

I should use a fence tester and check the voltage before replacing. A cheap way of testing if you haven't got a tester is to get a piece of insulated electrical wire (about 20cm long ), strip about a cm of plastic sheaf off each end, leaving bare wire. Touch the fence with one end and a metal stake ...
by 3441sussex
31 May 2014, 09:38
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.
Replies: 86
Views: 26313

Re: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.

Henwife wrote:Climbing plants grow happily up netting
If there are no chicken around!
by 3441sussex
16 May 2014, 11:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broody worries?
Replies: 93
Views: 5277

Re: Broody worries?

Number 5 has arrived we have 4 girls and 1 boy, no sign of life in egg no 6 :( but will leave it till the morning but it's not looking good for poor no 6, no movement or sound nothing :( but absoultly delighted and thrilled to bits with the results. Don't take the egg away just in case it is just a...
by 3441sussex
11 May 2014, 22:01
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.
Replies: 86
Views: 26313

Re: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.

Found this and he has not said no. http://www.moorlandspoultry.co.uk the Swinford pen. We can raise it. Any good? This coop looks fine for 3 or 4 chicken. If you don't raise it up rats could take up residence underneath. I don't know if you intend to move your house around but I put my chicken hous...
by 3441sussex
11 May 2014, 20:33
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: New keepers hen selection
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: New keepers hen selection

They're all 17 weeks so hopefully they're young enough :) What is the best way to make them friendly? At the minute I'm resorting to grabbing them and letting them perch on my hand. They seem happy enough to be stroked, it's the chasing around the run that they either A) really enjoy or B) absolute...
by 3441sussex
10 May 2014, 18:30
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: What do you feed molting and laying hens?
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: What do you feed molting and laying hens?

inferno22 wrote:and what's the difference between layers mash and growers pellets? Thanks in advance.
Layers mash or pellets is for adult/laying hens. Growers pellets are for growers (young chicken - including pullets and table birds). There is also a finishers pellet for table birds.
by 3441sussex
07 May 2014, 21:03
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.
Replies: 86
Views: 26313

Re: Yesterday's scouting mission for coops.

Looked at the Withy Poultry website. I can understand the manufacturers of the cheap imports over estimating the number of chicken their houses can accommodate, but how can someone who has 35 years poultry experience and who breeds chicken make the same claims? 6 chicken – house size 80cm x 80cm. I ...