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nicandem

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Berkeley, Glos
our first ones
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:36:23 pm »
Got our first chickens today :excited:


is it normal to keep on wanting to go out and look at them? :-J



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Pasture Farm

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • East Lincolnshire
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Re: our first ones
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 06:04:30 pm »
yup :thumbsup:

mentalmilly

  • Joined Nov 2012
Re: our first ones
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 06:34:35 pm »
You can't help yourself, you are  hooked for life now.  Nice isn't it?

ppd

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Sutherland
Re: our first ones
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 09:18:01 pm »
 :thumbsup: nicandem
and just wait till you get your first egg - I got so excited about the first one we got that you would have thought that I had laid it myself ;D
It was tiny and my OH and I shared it - 1 teaspoon each :roflanim: :roflanim:
 

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: our first ones
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 08:00:23 am »
You can waste SO much time watching chooks. Lovely creatures.

taz08

  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: our first ones
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 08:40:33 am »
give then some grapes   :roflanim:

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: our first ones
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 10:11:07 am »
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give then some grapes   :roflanim:
and dried mealworms - they will follow you around like puppies!   My hens come running across the garden as soon as they hear the car pull in to the drive and spend ages outside the back door hoping we will come out and chat to them!   I find my 9 girls so entertaining - the only downside is that I can't walk around barefoot on the grass anymore come summer time  :-J

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: our first ones
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 11:06:16 pm »
Actually it gets worse the longer you have them. You gradually get to recognise their individual personalities and end up talking to them! :innocent:

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: our first ones
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 11:10:01 pm »
Actually it gets worse the longer you have them. You gradually get to recognise their individual personalities and end up talking to them! :innocent:
:innocent: :innocent: :P ;D

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: our first ones
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 11:11:06 pm »
I recognise all the above madness since we got ours 2 years ago  :innocent:

Our first egg was boiled and split between 4 not before photos were taken and sent to family  ;D

Still stand watching their little ways  :love:

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: our first ones
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 08:29:05 am »
We spent a lovely evening yesterday sitting in the enclosure with our chickens watching them. With a bottle of cheap french wine for sustenance obviously! Had them for 6 years now and the novelty is far from wearing off Nicandem. They are highly evolved creatures and worth studying closely. They all have different characters and all breeds speak different languages but are universally understood. We have a lot to learn from them.

 

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