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New Chciken Mum needs advice
Mon 17-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple
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As I wrote earlier - it would not be an expensive experiment, I have the oats, water, salt and smoked paprika.  I don't usually eat before midday and if the temps are due to be lower again, it will do me good.


Let's see if this will post.

I'll try that again!

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don't fancy the idea of porrisge with paprika meself, think I'll stick to the golden syrup on it.

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wave  I'm with you Janet, although as a Scot I should be advocating salt only. dalek

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or evaporated milk.

Mon 17-Jan-11
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Eew, the only thing I usually have is Maple syrup, not as sweet as those things you mention.  Back to chickens my dears...wink

I'll try that again!

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My dear departed father-in-law liked his porrage with a shot of Bailey's.......laugh

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oh yes, chickens..right....erm, sorry to hear the sad news on Carol, sounds like she had an interesting life. Not had a silkie egg since I mentioned on here that she was still laying regularly.. and then today an egg, wey hey! - they may be small but they are lovely tasting eggs.

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My young pullets are just coming into lay so I keep finding them all over the garden......they free-range out there as it is a mini woodland themed garden (except the area where the raised vegetable beds are & that I try to keep the birds away from)!!! The young'uns seem not to be able to cope with the concept of laying in the boxes to begin with & get 'caught short'. They soon get the idea; maybe their mothers take them aside & explain the system.......???  big_laugh

The older hens are really annoyed with the return of the colder weather & have slowed down a bit but I am still getting plenty enough for me & friends. ok  laugh

 

 

 

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Aww, they're amazing aren't they?  If people cared for their off-spring as well as 'nature' does, what a better place we would live in!

We've a lot to learn from animals who nurture their young.

I do miss having hens, beautiful, fresh eggs daily, well grazed, naturally fertilised soil, then move their run on to the next patch.

They even have their own personalities, we treated them more like pets, the down-side being, in summertime, no chance of having lunch out in the garden, unless you didn't mind a hen or two taking a bite out of it!  Those were the good days....Think I'll look into see if I'm allowed to have any where I am now, doubt it though, my neighbour complained about me feeding the birds!

We are all different, I suppose that's what makes life!  Never mind, I shall try.

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Terrier said:

oh yes, chickens..right....erm, sorry to hear the sad news on Carol, sounds like she had an interesting life. Not had a silkie egg since I mentioned on here that she was still laying regularly.. and then today an egg, wey hey! - they may be small but they are lovely tasting eggs.


You can't beat your own freshly laid eggs, there's no taste like them.....i_am_hungry
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danast said:

wave  I buy layers mash and mix it with warm water.  The ducks like it too.


That's what we used to do, make them warm mash, oh how I miss not having them.

How did the speech go danast, well I hope, I don't think that they'll be any doubts there!

All the best for 'Burns Night', it'll be great. star champagne wave 

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