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by CLUCKINGHELL
16 Oct 2013, 16:46
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Do I need a ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: Do I need a ramp?

Mine is 18 inches ish from floor to coop entrance I have given a ramp but have see them just jump straight up and in .
by CLUCKINGHELL
13 Oct 2013, 18:49
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Floor covering in run.
Replies: 14
Views: 3476

Re: Floor covering in run.

IanG-T wrote:Well sand is down and the girls love it. Scratching in it, rolling in it and nibbling up small pieces of grit out of it. I threw a few meal worms around for them to chase and find and they couldn't be happier by the sound of them!

Thanks for the info guys :thumbright:

Any pics?
by CLUCKINGHELL
06 Sep 2013, 07:50
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Winter food
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Winter food

great stuff , thanks as usual Nannyp

Steve
by CLUCKINGHELL
05 Sep 2013, 21:28
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Winter food
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Winter food

My little flock will be entering its first winter and although the weather here is still very very warm I`m thinking about Winter . Mine eat as much layers pellets as they want the odd hanging cabbage a few handfuls of corn mix free range a from 2 to 5 hours a day should I do anything in particular ...
by CLUCKINGHELL
04 Sep 2013, 19:26
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Is this a good coop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4682

Re: Is this a good coop?

Good work :cheers:
by CLUCKINGHELL
03 Sep 2013, 15:50
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: DIY waterer
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: DIY waterer

Charliechook wrote:This design needs a lid so it causes a vacuum or the water would just pour out but agree with a filter to keep the bugs out :grin:
Chickens eat bugs so why a need for the filter?
by CLUCKINGHELL
25 Aug 2013, 08:30
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Nipple Drinkers...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Nipple Drinkers...?

CH, Thank you for your reply. Yes, I'm quite taken with their products. I'm probably going to order 2 cups attached to the pipe which I will affix to my own container. Are the cups easy to clean? I worry about breaking the little yellow 'tongue.' The cups are easy to clean when I empty out my water...
by CLUCKINGHELL
25 Aug 2013, 08:28
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: What are the fake/rubber eggs for?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: What are the fake/rubber eggs for?

I had dummy eggs in my nest boxes from day 1 and have never had an egg laid in the coop or the run ,.
by CLUCKINGHELL
20 Aug 2013, 21:48
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Nipple Drinkers...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Nipple Drinkers...?

Well happy with these , I,m using 2 on a 100 litre water butt fed by rainwater , cleaned monthly ish ...no problems so far . http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WET-A-CHOOK-LUBING-Cup-Chicken-Drinker-Waterer-for-Poultry-Feeder-2-Pack-/130800894839?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item1e74574377 Pics of my set up on my...
by CLUCKINGHELL
18 Aug 2013, 21:24
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Coop and run ++update 15/5/13++ THE RUN EVOLVES
Replies: 80
Views: 8979

Re: Coop and run ++update 15/5/13++ THE RUN EVOLVES

Another update After having the 2 white hens suffer prolapse and sadly having to destroy them I have replaced them with 3 more . A Light Sussex , a White Leghorn (those 2 my grandson thinks were on holiday) and a Nera ..6 in total! They came form the same supplier as the last batch, I let the first ...
by CLUCKINGHELL
12 Aug 2013, 20:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Poop
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Poop

If this is in the wrong place can a mod please move it . I poo pick my run and lawn every day and was given one of these by my son in law who sells pet supplies . I can highly recommend them and have found them easy to use . Though I would offer the last few here . http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/...
by CLUCKINGHELL
06 Aug 2013, 06:26
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Are chickens greedy?
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Are chickens greedy?

crazypianolady wrote:Let them have free access to pellets, they'll self limit the amount they eat. :) Mixed corn's a different story altogether! :lol:
My feeder is "open all hours " they seem to only eat when they need it , mine are out 2-4 hours each evening free ranging .

Steve
by CLUCKINGHELL
29 Jul 2013, 08:04
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Itshappening again (help)
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Itshappening again (help)

Well the other 3 seem to be fine , touch wood....they are not and do free range a few hours every day ....considering replacing the lost 2 now.
by CLUCKINGHELL
29 Jul 2013, 07:54
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: My New girls - Dustbath problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: My New girls - Dustbath problem?

I made an area for a "dustbath" in my run (oics on here some where) but they didn't seem to use it....I let mkne free range 2-3 hours in the evenings and they have made their own and use it all the time...I just put the mite powder and ant killer in the holes they use ....no mite problems as of yet....
by CLUCKINGHELL
29 Jul 2013, 07:51
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: A close call...
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: A close call...

I have one of these ...http://www.hasbro.com/nerf/en_GB/shop/details.cfm?R=C775732F-5056-900B-10CC-7728268A1181:en_GB I use it to keep mine away from the berry bushes.....fires 75 ft and even if I could hit one it would,nt hurt it ...just the sound of me cocking it to fire is enough now to send them...