Well there's a thread for puppies......
I've just bought an eglu and 3 lovely chickens. I know there are other chicken keepers out there so come and share your pics and any advice you might have for a new chicken lady.
Here is Brenda, Mavis and Amy on arrival on Saturday. They are starting to settle down nicely and will be let out of the pen in a couple of days.
I don't know anything about keeping chickens, but I've just learnt the word eglu!
My eyes have been truly opened to the accessories available for garden/outdoor animal accommodation. Check this out, you can convert your guinea pig run to a rabbit run with this guinea pig run to rabbit run converter. Ace! How does one go about breaking the news to a guinea pig that it's being upgraded to a rabbit?
Back to chickens (sorry SD ) - hasn't Dark Vader brought a few birds back to health?
PhilPub wrote (see)
My eyes have been truly opened to the accessories available for garden/outdoor animal accommodation. Check this out, you can convert your guinea pig run to a rabbit run with this guinea pig run to rabbit run converter. Ace! How does one go about breaking the news to a guinea pig that it's being upgraded to a rabbit
What a cool site, PP, I wany a duck eglu.
Only I haven't got a duck. Or indeed a pond. In fact I live in a flat. Without a balcony.
Maybe I haven't thought this through properly.
yeo wrote (see)
What a cool site, PP, I wany a duck eglu.Only I haven't got a duck. Or indeed a pond. In fact I live in a flat. Without a balcony.Maybe I haven't thought this through properly.
As you were....
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They get noisy when hungry and we can't keep up with the egg production.
Maybe you can sound-insulate your eglu with egg boxes.
I have chickens.. these are ex-battery farm hens..
These are the same chickens.. photos taken last November... it took a couple of months for them to become fully feathered again.. we have a fox problem too. Have lost several chickens due to foxes but we try to take as much case as we can. The coop is within a covered enclosure that has mesh fencing dug into the ground and wood/concrete perimeter. We've never had a fiox get inside. The kills have always been when they are running around the garden. We have a dog now and haven't lost a chicken since. Maybe the presence of the dog scares the foxes off..?
Our chickens all lay eggs.. most lay every day, a couple lay once every two days. We give most of the eggs away. They are very pets and when its time to put them back into the enclosure they follow me like the pied piper!
They eat most of the food scraps from dinner. I buy layers mash and mixed corn as their regular feeds. Its great to see them make dust bowls in the garden and sit there sunbathing....!
Aww - poor things!!! They look a lot happier now! Mine are still a bit nervous of me but I'm feeding them tit bits in the afternoon by hand so hopefully they will soon get used to me. I could watch them for hours.
hope to......Click on image, select "my computer" tab and then browse. You might have to re-size it but should be okay.
Mine aren't allowed in the garden...
I would show you how much attention they take of that, but I don't know how to make my pictures small enough to upload.
Johnny - I edit my photos on Microsoft picture manage and click the compress option for web pages near the bottom of the edit menu. don't know if its the best or only way but it seems to work.
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