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Cherami
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What a magnificent creature!  Named???

I'll try that again!

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Thats our Dorking Cock and he has five hens who we are now sure are the rarer of the Dorkings because they are the size of normal Chickens so they would be the bantams and not the full size one's we were conned by a breeder (could be spelt another way) in the UK, so we are now on the look out for some others.

That is our temp home in the background well temp is six years now. Why Toffeapple that's what I want to know ?

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 wave A beautiful Dorking cock....I have a garden full of them.....too many I'm afraid so a lot of them will go into the freezer.....they are delicious. I also have some crosses (with white Plymouth Rock batam) who are smaller. The crossed hens lay even better than the Dorking hens......how do your Dorking girls lay?  I get 5>>6 a week from each one but 6>>7 from the crosses.

 

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Well this last year was not good because the housing is just no good but before they were put into a different place they laid very well ans sat very well too, eggs are good to eat. So this year they will have a nice house to live in.

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In deed a fine looking bird Robert.

We were thinking of getting chickens for our land but having them in arks as we are not there all the time but we may have to revise that idea and have them nearer to our house as we discovered that a lynx has now taken up residence on our land this winter and is a very regular visitor at the moment " might keep the deer from noshing our trees though cheers

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LynxImage Enlarger wow I am jealous but not good for chickens.

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wave  Both the cockerel and the lynx are beautiful creatures.

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Cherami said:

Well this last year was not good because the housing is just no good but before they were put into a different place they laid very well ans sat very well too, eggs are good to eat. So this year they will have a nice house to live in.


Dorking hens make wonderful broody hens & good mothers, training them up to behave well.  I had one last year who ended up with 18 chicks in her care as she took over the hatch of one of my cross breed girls; she got bored with motherhood & left to play with the boys......whistle.

I'm glad they now have good living accomodation. Good luck for lots of eggs this year.

 

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Not at all but hopefully not very good for wild boar piglets either i_am_hungry. They are gorgeous looking animals and one of the ladies in my English class saw one while out skiing not long ago. They are probably hungry about now as there is still a lot of snow about and we are seeing more wildlife like deer in the gardens even in broad daylightcheers

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OK, my heart is in my mouth over this test photo (albeit a bad one) of my piece of free-form crochet, just finished but unblocked etc. 

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wave  Hurrah!!  You did it Nadine. welldone   welldone    That is wonderful!  Clever girl!   magic

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Well done- my first attempt at posting a photo did not work, so welldone to you

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Oh, really well done Nadine!! (on mastering the camera, uploading pic to computer and getting it on here....and of course the wonderful crochet).  You should be proud of yourself, you clever thing you welldonewelldonestar

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What Sue said!  big_hug

I'll try that again!

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