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  • #63399
    *Nat*
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    Ok, for a while now Matt and I have fancied the idea of keeping chickens  ;D We always thought ok, we’ll wait til we get a house with a bigger garden etc but…..yesterday he said “what’s to stop us having them here” and I said “nothing really”  :happy: So we were at my mums for dinner last night and popped round to see her neighbour who just has 2 chickens, hardly take up any room and we are really up for it now!  ;D We think we’d like 3 or 4, mums neighbour has offered us their old hen house and a water feeder, so we just need to make a run and obviously sort out some hard standing for them in the garden, so it’s easier to clean. Ooh I can’t wait  ;D Got some books to have a read up on them and I have the number for someone who sells them  ;D

    Ok one question!!! Piper!!! How do I stop her from going nuts at them?  ;D Bev  ??? Any tips?

    Does anyone else have chickens?  🙂

    #99450
    Izzie
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    I dont but I know a friend who has 4, she has 4 dogs who are fine with the chickens.

    Have fun with them!

    #99451
    *Nat*
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    I think Piper will be ok once she’s used to them, it’s the initial “what are they doing in my garden” that I’m concerned about  ::)

    #99452
    Izzie
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    As long as the run is pretty sturdy, she will get used to them.

    course you could clicker train her to be calm around the chicks-

    Or you could just clicker train the chickens!  ;D ;D

    #99453
    *Nat*
    Member

    Lol clicker trained chickens, now that’d be fun  ;D

    Kids have come up with some great names – Tikka, Nugget, Casserole, Korma, KFC…..  😀

    #99454
    Anonymous
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    I really want chickens too  ;D

    Have got good names lined up – Princess Leia, Shelly and Omlette  ;D

    #99455

    I know nowt about chickens – but good luck ;D

    #99456
    *Lassie*
    Member

    If you are keeping them for the eggs good luck as they are very clever at hiding them ;D
    If you plan to eat any of the chickens then I wouldn’t name them

    #99457

    😮 😮 you cant eat them!!! lol  ;D

    #99458
    *Lassie*
    Member

    [quote author=dogloverwoooo! link=topic=14051.msg265435#msg265435 date=1239048363]
    😮 😮 you cant eat them!!! lol  ;D
    [/quote]

    Are you a vegetarian ?
    Most people in the villages kept chicken, duck,geese (for Christmas) and the odd pig or two. If a hen was a bad layer or you were short of money then it went in the pot.

    #99459
    *Nat*
    Member

    Lol they’re for eggs  ;D Matt said if one stops laying he’ll feed it to Piper  😮  😀

    #99460
    .dodger.
    Member

    i”m dying to get some hens since we used to keep ducks and a few geese a long long time ago but our garden is to small right now. Once i have my own garden I’m planning on getting a few ;D

    #99461

    no i’m not a veggie, just a big softie  ;D

    #99462
    *Lassie*
    Member

    [quote author=dogloverwoooo! link=topic=14051.msg265459#msg265459 date=1239115108]
    no i’m not a veggie, just a big softie  ;D
    [/quote]

    Don’t ever get a smallholding then or a farm ;D ;D

    #99463

    bonnie would like to eat them 🙂

    ppl always give me dark looks when i am explaining the meats at tesco to Harry …

    funniest was when one morning we chose some roast turkey slices and in the afternoon popped over to the rescue and i stood there and went ooh harry theres a turkey thats where your turkey slices come from that we chose this morning !  …. what exactly is wrong with that ?????!!!!!!

    oh and i ate pigs that had names – no problem … very tasty bacon and sausages indeed from spotty and scratching haha !! 🙂

    perhaps better not to with kids to eh 😀

    Claire x

    p.s. maybe this is why rabbit isnt selling well !!!! (see bev’s post)

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