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Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bernie wrote:
Northern_Lad wrote:
Penny wrote:
Is it just me, or is there something slightly obscene about the way that Chicken is laid out


Erm, now, how to break this to you gently...


Eeeeewwww


Just me then I'll be off now..........

Treacodactyl
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Even with just three hens we decided to use two drinkers. One open bowl and one of those ones with a reservoir. Open one was easier to know over and the reservoir one was prone to cloging up with shavings, but with two one lasted the day. Raised on a brick helps keeping them clean and when we get more hens I'll get one of those hangy reservoir type drinkers. Not sure what everyone else uses.

Joey



Joined: 03 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Silkies!!!

Isn't that a girls blouse of a breed?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Joey wrote:
Isn't that a girls blouse of a breed?


A perfect match for Jon then.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We all want to know: how are they?

Mine are very lucky: they drink out of a pond and stream with a drinker for back-up. Also seen drinking the dew-drops off the fence...

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ahhh i found one of mine sipping the dew drops from the lady's mantle

vickersdc



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Location: Surrey / Hampshire Border.
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We've got a magnificent Silkie cockerel if anyone wants one - free to a good home (or oven?).

It's either a new home for him, or I'll be making use of that jointing article....

Cheers,
David.

Woodburner



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 06 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Penny wrote:
Is it just me, or is there something slightly obscene about the way that Chicken is laid out

Is this better?

Anna-marie



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Woodburner wrote:
Is this better?


Much better - thank you Woodburner!

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ruby wrote:
Ahhh i found one of mine sipping the dew drops from the lady's mantle


That's got to be disgustingly rude somewhere, surely?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

All fine, shat everywhere but happy enough, went to bed on their own last night too.

When it says that silkies dont fly they mean it, they don't even bother to hop up onto the perches.

And for the macho chicken breeders above, silkies are very good with kids, broody and surprisingly hardy. Which is why they still survive as a breed despite the average egg production. They won't be our only breed but I reckon they're a good one to have around in a small flock.

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Glad they are OK

Anna-marie



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The three ducklings that I bought from Sunnyside were hatched and reared by a Silkie
Good little mummy she was, too, despite the ducklings being three times her size
Anna-marie

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 06 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bet you're relieved, eh?! Bit like when you send the kids off for the first day at school!

If they're good broodies then they're OK in my book. I have a Silver Spangled Hamburg Bantam who I think is sitting: I only see her for a few minutes a day and I can't find her nest anywhere. Just hoping she'll appear one day with a few tinies in tow!

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