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  Topic: Eggs!
TimNeo

Replies: 5
Views: 4390
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu May 15, 14 1:31 pm   Subject: Eggs!
Throwing axes and hens - is that an egg laying incentive?

Just forward thinking if they stop laying.
  Topic: Eggs!
TimNeo

Replies: 5
Views: 4390
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu May 15, 14 11:26 am   Subject: Eggs!
Wife shut up the run on Tuesday night and managed to miss our first egg on the floor of the run which I found early the next day. She wasn't at all surprised to have a very small speckled egg shoved ...
  Topic: Found feed, found chickens
TimNeo

Replies: 8
Views: 6068
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue May 13, 14 7:46 am   Subject: Found feed, found chickens
Yesterday the cat decided to chase one of the chickens. I hoped one of the girls would give her a peck to deter but no such luck. Free ranging might be a bit of a pain.

That's probably put my chi ...
  Topic: Found feed, found chickens
TimNeo

Replies: 8
Views: 6068
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon May 12, 14 6:37 am   Subject: Found feed, found chickens
They'll love either, just not too many treats though. Overweight hens can end up with egg laying problems. Enjoy your chooks, they are great timewasters

No luck on bananas but gobbling down gra ...
  Topic: Found feed, found chickens
TimNeo

Replies: 8
Views: 6068
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed May 07, 14 4:20 pm   Subject: Found feed, found chickens
tips on making them friendly...

along with picking them up, is FOOD!

a little bit of corn,
or a piece of banana for the ones that come to you.
They will soon be literally eating out of your h ...
  Topic: Found feed, found chickens
TimNeo

Replies: 8
Views: 6068
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed May 07, 14 9:56 am   Subject: Found feed, found chickens
Sorted!

I have chickens, they are in the run. Lots of chook noises, they love grapes etc.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/26038/wpid-wp-13991384117701.jpeghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/2603 ...
  Topic: Found feed, found chickens
TimNeo

Replies: 8
Views: 6068
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 14 1:48 pm   Subject: Found feed, found chickens
Thought I'd let you know I've found a supplier of feed (9.50 for 25kg) and chickens at POL 6ea.

A friend of a friend has a chicken they tried to integrate with an existing flock with bad results, ...
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 14 12:43 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
If you could find something that would eat bindweed, you'd be a millionaire.

Dave Castlefarm swears by a grain only diet for his birds

Remember, not an expert, don't they need grit and ca ...
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 14 9:13 am   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
I buy bagged wheat from a local farmer for 4.50p per 25kg. I picked up 15 bags of oats from the same chap yesterday to make up part of my pigs ration.

I'll be milling them through the super duper ...
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 7:46 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
do they eat grain left over from brewing?
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 2:15 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
I don't mind the odd run out that way - I've had a couple of friends recommend places on facebook as well

Thanks for all the help people!
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 1:54 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
http://www.yell.com/s/horse+supplies-southend+on+sea.html

Most of them will do chicken stuff

Cheers Tahir gives me a place to start!
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 12:45 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
You'll be burning plenty of diesel Southend to Billericay and back. Got to be somewhere nearer

Quite! Also need somewhere reliable to get chickens from. Originally thought smilers but been told by ...
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 12:18 pm   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
I'm Southend way, but it's a doable distance. Seems to be mostly clustered around Chelmsford.
  Topic: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
TimNeo

Replies: 29
Views: 18769
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 14 11:13 am   Subject: Where to get feed and keeping the cost down
I've just had a quick look at your blog and your design for nest boxes.

Have you got a good 'How to.......Chickens' book? The design should not encourage hens to roost on or in or above the nest b ...
 
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