April 6, 2009 at 8:30 am #63399
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? 🙂April 6, 2009 at 8:55 am #99450IzzieMember
I dont but I know a friend who has 4, she has 4 dogs who are fine with the chickens.
Have fun with them!April 6, 2009 at 8:55 am #99451
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 ::)April 6, 2009 at 8:57 am #99452IzzieMember
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 ;DApril 6, 2009 at 9:00 am #99453
Lol clicker trained chickens, now that’d be fun ;D
Kids have come up with some great names – Tikka, Nugget, Casserole, Korma, KFC….. 😀April 6, 2009 at 9:47 am #99454AnonymousGuest
I really want chickens too ;D
Have got good names lined up – Princess Leia, Shelly and Omlette ;DApril 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm #99455SuzAndTheDivaMember
I know nowt about chickens – but good luck ;DApril 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm #99456
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 themApril 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm #99457dogloverwoooo!Member
😮 😮 you cant eat them!!! lol ;DApril 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm #99458
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😮 😮 you cant eat them!!! lol ;D
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.April 7, 2009 at 10:43 am #99459
Lol they’re for eggs ;D Matt said if one stops laying he’ll feed it to Piper 😮 😀April 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm #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 ;DApril 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm #99461dogloverwoooo!Member
no i’m not a veggie, just a big softie ;DApril 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm #99462
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no i’m not a veggie, just a big softie ;D
Don’t ever get a smallholding then or a farm ;D ;DApril 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm #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 😀
p.s. maybe this is why rabbit isnt selling well !!!! (see bev’s post)
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