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by Birdxman
25 Jun 2012, 10:58
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Growers Pellets
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: Growers Pellets

Which is exactly why mine go from chick crumb to layers pellets. As they are out and about by then I really don't think the middle step matters. Purists, breeding for show, will probably disagree with me, but mine are house hens for pleasure and eggs. As long as they're healthy, I'm happy. Henwife-...
by Birdxman
23 Jun 2012, 10:47
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Growers Pellets
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: Growers Pellets

Getting back on to the actual topic of this Thread---do I take it that no one can shed any light as to why the Growers pellets might be larger than the Layers pellets?
I guess it will remain one of lifes imponderables..........
Thanks
by Birdxman
21 Jun 2012, 18:15
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Growers Pellets
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Growers Pellets

With growing chicks I readily understand the need to wean them from Crumb to Growers Pellets and then on to Layers Pellets,what I dont understand is 'Why is it that the Pellets in Growers are actually 'cut' larger than the pellets in Layers?' I have tried 2 Companies Growers and each of their pellet...
by Birdxman
18 Mar 2012, 12:49
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Eggs For Sale - 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3659

Re: Eggs For Sale - 2012

HI Im only a 'hobby' smallholder but I do have pens of the following Breeds and Colours if anyone is interested (ALL LARGE FOWL) in their eggs: (I wont have birds available until a couple of months time) Orpingtons= BLUE, BLACK, LAVENDER, GOLD LACED, BLACK MOTTLED, BUFF COLUMBIAN, LEMON CUCKOO and a...
by Birdxman
08 Aug 2011, 10:47
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Who is the non-layer in the group?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Who is the non-layer in the group?

Thank you to each of you for replying. I do want to have sturdy birds who are good egg layers both in size and shape of eggs as well as numbers hence my pursuit to 'root out' any non-egg layers.(I expect my birds to earn their corn) I take on board what each have said but I am convinced there is 1 n...
by Birdxman
07 Aug 2011, 19:20
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Who is the non-layer in the group?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Who is the non-layer in the group?

Hi all When you run small pens of birds (i.e.1 Cock and 4 hens) to produce hatching eggs and you are convinced,over time, that only 3 hens are laying is there an easier way to find out who is the non layer other than seperating each hen out (one at a time) to a spare house on her own and wait to see...
by Birdxman
30 May 2011, 12:26
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cuckoo Scots Dumpy
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re: Cuckoo Scots Dumpy

Now that is really interesting Andy-thank you.I certainly want to freshen the blood line up hence why I was after the new eggs in the first place.
(I do love Genetics ,I just wish I understood them better.)
Assuming she is a hen I think I may well use her following your words
thank you
by Birdxman
29 May 2011, 16:08
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cuckoo Scots Dumpy
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re: Cuckoo Scots Dumpy

Andy
Thank you for taking the time to explain,I certainly can understand the genetics better and i can understand where this Black has come from now.
I want to keep my Cuckoo's pure if I can, so I think I wont use this black in my pen.
by Birdxman
27 May 2011, 20:06
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cuckoo Scots Dumpy
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Cuckoo Scots Dumpy

I have a question I hope someone can answer for me please? Can a Cuckoo Scots Dumpy be split/carry Black? Im asking as I purchased 6 Cuckoo Scots Dumpy eggs--only one hatched and it is a short legged Black. The Breeder I purchased the eggs from insists the eggs came from his Cucko's so I'm thinking ...
by Birdxman
24 May 2011, 15:45
Forum: Breeds
Topic: scots dumpy's
Replies: 31
Views: 11773

Re: scots dumpy's

Hi all--Im after someone who has a knowledge of Scots Dumpy genetics--I'll explain why: I bought 6 eggs (from a certain website) as Cuckoo Scots Dumpy's. Only 1 hatched which turns out to be a Black Scots Dumpy I spoke to the seller who is certain eggs were not muddled up (He keeps both varieties) a...
by Birdxman
15 Apr 2011, 13:19
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: 5 toe'd breeds????
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 5 toe'd breeds????

Lincolnshire Buffs too I believe.
by Birdxman
14 Apr 2011, 19:54
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Eggs for Sale - 2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4949

Eggs for Sale - 2011

We keep the following varieties (all L/F) Black Orpington Blue Orpington Lemon Cuckoo Orpington Lavender Orpington Scots Dumpy Mottled Orpington Gold Laced Orpington French Copper Blue and Black Marans (Dark Brown Eggs) Please PM me if your interested for availability and prices. We are South Lincol...
by Birdxman
23 Feb 2011, 10:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Kent Poultry Auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Kent Poultry Auctions

ilex-Thank you for that-Ive had a look but I dont believe its the one I was expecting to see-too many single cockerals.
Ive found another which is probably the one-Lambert and Foster at Detling-this coming weekend-that looks better.
by Birdxman
22 Feb 2011, 19:51
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Kent Poultry Auctions
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Kent Poultry Auctions

No 'Men of Kent' or 'Kentish Men' know anything about these auctions then?
(Dependant on if you were born North or South of the River Medway)
by Birdxman
21 Feb 2011, 19:10
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Hyline hens?
Replies: 24
Views: 3867

Re: Hyline hens?

Well we got 4 hens on Saturday afternoon, 2 pols and 2 a few weeks older. The lady we got them from said to leave them locked up for a week but that seemed a long time so I let them out yesterday afternoon and they were fine, only went about 10 yards away from the coop and all went back in when the...