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    Hi all

    This is the place to talk all things Chook.

    So, these chickens.......

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    I have checked and checked again!

    There are a few traces of them still in the roof, which is where they were roosting, but I am spraying every 7 days.

    I think I might dust the birds again to be on the safe side.

    I really wish I had an Eglu Cube! this wooden coop milarky is not so fun!
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    Has just bagged a Lottie!
    Oh and the chickens are taking over my garden!
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    A couple of my hens have started to lay in the run, but only cos they are copying the ducks!

    They wait for the ducks to lay, then go on over and snuggle in the now-very-warm nesting spot
    I've tried to make their nestboxes more comfy, but they seem to like outside! Well, until the torrential monsoon this weekend!

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    well we got 2 eggs today, both smaller than average.

    The other thing I noticed was white feathers everywhere, without stating the obvious and answering my own question, but could she (said white chicken, loosing feathers!) be going the her mault?
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    Yes, probably moulting. It's the time of year for it for most hens.

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    If my pen is anything to go by then it's definitely moult time. But mainly for the Geese! One of my, usually tidy, Copper Marans has a bald head, and tatty body at the moment, and looks quite comical! Some of the Batties are looking tatty too, and egg production has slowed by about a third.
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    Hello grapes!
    I'm just back from hols in Cornwall (where it is warm enough to sunbathe and swim in the sea) to Lancashire (where I think we may have had a frost last night brrrr!). Couldn't wait unitl morning to see the girls so checked on the d'uccles last thing and they are HUGE now, some bearded, some not. Let them out with the big girls this morning and they all tucked into scrambled eggs. Everyone seems to have recovered from moulting and the young peke Lazara now has a lovely beetly green sheen on her feathers. Its a peaceful scene out there in the sunshine with banties pootling about under bushes or snozzing in the sun.
    Did anyone get to the Carlisle rare breed sale?
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    Just had to share pictures of my new girls... I am so proud of them, they are settling in so well and someone is laying???!!!!!!

    Evelyn has the lovely orange/yellow collar and Veronica-Jean is the beautiful ginger warren... Irene is equally lovely but camera shy as yet!
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