Chicken keepers show me your chooks :)

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Found 27th Aug 2009
ok lets see your lil egg laying machines,if anyone has a white silkie dont post pic i want one badly lol

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Original Poster

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x254/mardy-ass/june25th016.jpg
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http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x254/mardy-ass/indianrunner017.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x254/mardy-ass/chickys003.jpg

just some of my clan

brilliant pics, got no chicks alas, had a few............................................Im going, Im going :oops:

My sister keeps chickens, rescued battery hens. some before and after pictures

first rescued
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/n738798123_839583_4793.jpg

about 3 months later
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/n738798123_839587_6090.jpg

Original Poster

wow what a change, a friend of mine keeps battery hens and they do fluff up nicely with some tlc

The piccy of the chicks is mega cute x x x x

heres a couple of eggs laid last week, what a difference!!!!

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/bitseynmoo025-1.jpg

aaaaaaaaaaw bits, what a sorrowful sight in the first pic and how funny in the second hehehe

Original Poster

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x254/mardy-ass/bantams001.jpg

like the hair do? lol

lil polish bantam chick

OMG!! those chicks are soooooo cute, best not show my sister or she will want some!

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ClarityofMind;6137944

The piccy of the chicks is mega cute x x x x



theyre not chicks theyre runner ducklings that the black hen hatched,it makes me laugh that pic the way shes looking at them as if to say "what the hell are you" lol

Mardyass;6137880

just some of my clan



OMG your chickens had ducklings!!!!


Cute pics though :thumbsup:

gosh this thread is making me want chickens

Original Poster

yeah she had ducklings lol

Mardyass;6137958

like the hair do? lollil polish bantam chick



gorgeous :-D:-D:-D

Original Poster

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These pics were back in December

chestnut

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08009.jpg

their old house

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08008.jpg

My ickle man

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08006.jpg

See what i mean about chestnut......

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08004.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08003.jpg


http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08005.jpg

Black Silkie

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr101/superskilly/15thdec08002.jpg

Original Poster

oh wow i want that white silkie!!!!

Banned

why do you guys have chickens? are they your pets?

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bykergrove;6138451

why do you guys have chickens? are they your pets?

got ducks too,the eggs are unbeatable and they make great pets:thumbsup:

Mardyass;6138443

oh wow i want that white silkie!!!!



hahaha... i have quite a few more now as we had some babies..... all were white except one which was ginger... hoping that ones a girl...

bykergrove;6138451

why do you guys have chickens? are they your pets?



yes

Its definetly the sort of thing I'd have if we lived somewhere else.

Unfortunately I could probably imagine the local neds having one on a spit over the nearest bin they've set on fire.

Would also love to grow my own veggies.

one of my sisters chickens is deaf, but its the friendliest out the lot......more like a faithful dog than a chicken

Bits was it your sis was looking for a temporary home for chicks a while back? Glad to see the rescue ones doing so well!

harlzter;6138527

Bits was it your sis was looking for a temporary home for chicks a while … Bits was it your sis was looking for a temporary home for chicks a while back? Glad to see the rescue ones doing so well!



yes it was, she managed to get someone to take them while she was away and now they are back with her they are flourishing :thumbsup:

Mardyass;6138498

got ducks too,the eggs are unbeatable and they make great pets:thumbsup:



Knew someone with geese. Their eggs are enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or a large family.
Lovely pics

This is gonna sound silly but how do you know the eggs they lay aren't chicks?

Like you obviously have had some that have been chicks because of the photos up there.

I'd be too scared to crack the egg, or is there a way you can tell?

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WoolyM;6138544

Knew someone with geese. Their eggs are enough for breakfast, lunch and … Knew someone with geese. Their eggs are enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or a large family. Lovely pics



i had 2 goslings sold them for xmas dinners but yes i love goose eggs although you need to use a mug as a tea cup lol

Mardyass;6138625

i had 2 goslings sold them for xmas dinners but yes i love goose eggs … i had 2 goslings sold them for xmas dinners but yes i love goose eggs although you need to use a mug as a tea cup lol



Sure you meant egg cup but understood anyway :-D

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AshleyRFC;6138580

This is gonna sound silly but how do you know the eggs they lay aren't … This is gonna sound silly but how do you know the eggs they lay aren't chicks?Like you obviously have had some that have been chicks because of the photos up there.I'd be too scared to crack the egg, or is there a way you can tell?

hens lay eggs regardless if they have a male or not,many ppl just have hens and no cockerels so the eggs are never fertile

however if you have a cockerel running with your hens you can still enjoy fresh eggs or incubate them and let them grow into chicks:thumbsup:

Original Poster

WoolyM;6138638

Sure you meant egg cup but understood anyway :-D



yeah daft me meant egg cup lol

Love all the pics from everyone :thumbsup:

jennybubbles;6137990

OMG your chickens had ducklings!!!!


Good one Jen:thumbsup: I was trying to think of a funny like that.:-D

superskilly;6138414

These pics were back in December


...and now they're everywhere.:thumbsup:

Strange how what goes around, comes around. When I was little all the grans and grandads had chickens and many had a pig or two as well. Then no-one ( well no-one I knew!!) had hens for years and now quite a few people do, again.

Mardyass;6138640

hens lay eggs regardless if they have a male or not,many ppl just have … hens lay eggs regardless if they have a male or not,many ppl just have hens and no cockerels so the eggs are never fertilehowever if you have a cockerel running with your hens you can still enjoy fresh eggs or incubate them and let them grow into chicks:thumbsup:



Ok, see I always thought that every egg had the potential to turn into a chick, so thats right?

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AshleyRFC;6138738

Ok, see I always thought that every egg had the potential to turn into a … Ok, see I always thought that every egg had the potential to turn into a chick, so thats right?



only if a cockerel has been running with the hens and fertilised the eggs:thumbsup:

Mardyass;6138748

only if a cockerel has been running with the hens and fertilised the … only if a cockerel has been running with the hens and fertilised the eggs:thumbsup:



Ahhh ok, I swear I'm not blonde I'm just interested lol.

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AshleyRFC;6138772

Ahhh ok, I swear I'm not blonde I'm just interested lol.

lol a lady who knocks for eggs told me i need to get my cockerel to do his job better as the hens hadnt laid very well that day,i then explained to her that the hens lay regardless of if the cockerel gets a look in and she was shocked:-D

Are chickens easy to sex? I say that cos guy that had geese never knew which were male and which were female

Mardyass;6138843

lol a lady who knocks for eggs told me i need to get my cockerel to do … lol a lady who knocks for eggs told me i need to get my cockerel to do his job better as the hens hadnt laid very well that day,i then explained to her that the hens lay regardless of if the cockerel gets a look in and she was shocked:-D



Wow someone comes to your door for eggs?

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AshleyRFC;6138890

Wow someone comes to your door for eggs?

yes i have a queue when the shop runs out of eggs

Mardyass;6138904

yes i have a queue when the shop runs out of eggs



Lol cool, do they pay? Do you mind?
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