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by CP
13 Aug 2018, 11:35
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Hello again

Quite a few of them are spammers!

I spend a lot of time on here deleting & banning them. ;)
by CP
12 Aug 2018, 10:36
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Chicken run on bare ground
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Chicken run on bare ground

Welcome AyeAyeMagpie. :grin: I don't have a free-standing run so maybe not the best person to advise but here goes! I'm guessing the run has a wooden framework. You will have to protect the area just outside the run against foxes too, so paving slabs that just go under the run edges & extending out ...
by CP
09 Aug 2018, 22:01
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Hello again

Hello Meghen (Juju). :grin: Unfortunately a lot of our members have fallen by the wayside! Or maybe gone to Facebook. There's still a few of us stalwarts around but the forum is a shadow of it's former self, which is a shame. :( I've tried to get people posting again but it ain't easy! [-o< :-({|=
by CP
08 Aug 2018, 22:08
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Help with the breed (pic heavy)
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Help with the breed (pic heavy)

The breed standard is for yellow legs & feet.

Maybe they're a X-breed?
by CP
07 Aug 2018, 23:09
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Pullet or Roo?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Pullet or Roo?

Welcome to the forum Kelly14. :grin:

If you click 'post reply' instead of 'quick reply', you will see options/attachments at the bottom. Click 'attachments', then 'add files' which should then allow you to add photos from your computer. ;)
by CP
07 Aug 2018, 23:02
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Help with the breed (pic heavy)
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Help with the breed (pic heavy)

My guess they are Welsummer or Welsummer cross. Should have yellow legs but it may be the photos not doing them justice.

They lay dark brown eggs.
by CP
04 Aug 2018, 19:48
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broody yet AGAIN!
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

"There are 2 perfectly good nesting boxes side by side, but of course they all want to use the same one!"

Yep, that's usual too! :lol:
by CP
04 Aug 2018, 13:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broody yet AGAIN!
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Broody yet AGAIN!

I think you've just been unlucky. Some are more inclined to go broody than others. Breed doesn't necessarily matter, either. :roll: You just have to keep persevering to break her or let her sit, it's up to you really. Shame they can be so persistent though as they can lose condition & of course it m...
by CP
02 Aug 2018, 22:00
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Debcat
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Debcat

I'm not sure exactly how old she was. Younger than me.
Perhaps in her mid-40's?

We met her a couple of times at the PK meets.
by CP
31 Jul 2018, 15:33
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Debcat
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Debcat

Some of our members may remember Debcat, one of the first people to join back in 2005 when the forums began.

So sorry to tell you that she passed away on Sunday 29th July.

She will be missed by everyone who knew & loved her. :cry:
by CP
31 Jul 2018, 11:39
Forum: Chickens
Topic: Breed
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Breed

I'm no expert but possibly Cream Legbars?
by CP
08 Jul 2018, 10:07
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: PEN CONSTRUCTION ADVICE
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Re: PEN CONSTRUCTION ADVICE

They both have advantages & disadvantages.

It really depends on what your requirements are & whether you need it to be mobile or to stay in one place. ;)
by CP
30 Jun 2018, 19:26
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Egg Shell Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Egg Shell Quality

Do they have oyster shell in with the grit?

If you get some good shells, dry them off & crush them to add into their food. Can sometimes help. ;)
by CP
15 Jun 2018, 13:17
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Keeping Foxes Out
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Keeping Foxes Out

Looking good Eglwyseg & a generous size too.

You might want to add a smaller holed mesh to the bottom foot or so, just so the birds can't poke their heads through for Mr.Fox to take a bite at. ;)
by CP
07 Jun 2018, 10:54
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Nostril enlarged Polish hen
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Nostril enlarged Polish hen

A shame no one had any advice for you polish2018. :( I've certainly not come across this problem before.

Did you manage to find out anything & did your hen recover? [-o<