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northfifeduckling

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2009, 10:22:54 pm »
I would check that you don't find evidence of egg eating, just in case.  :&>

sandy

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2009, 06:25:42 pm »
I'm from  Leicestershire and have a short tongue so maybe thats the reason for my short r's ;)

Unicorn

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009, 06:30:53 pm »
I'm from  Leicestershire and have a short tongue so maybe thats the reason for my short r's ;)

I didn't realise that Sandy - How tall are you?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

doganjo

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2009, 06:32:59 pm »
About fve foot nothing, I'd guess! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2009, 06:36:07 pm »
My 4 Black Rocks continue to lay fine - 1 egg each per day (apart from one who has been a bit poorly but seems on the mend so hopefully will start laying again any day now!). I am no expert, but I assume that as your hens are about a year old then the moult seems the most obvious reason for the tailing off of laying. If they are displaying the sighns of moult then I would assume that is what it is. Give them poultry spice and wait for them to recover. It must take an awful lot of energy to grow a new plumage, poor things! If no signs then maybe think again.

I find it strange that ex batts keep on laying even though they arrive with virtually no feathers.  Admittedly it's erratic but I wonder if the farmers have it all wrong - I hope they have and they continue to get it wrong.  Maybe the battery hens would start laying every day again if they had a short feather holiday. ;D
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sandy

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2009, 07:03:39 pm »
5ft.1" the " is important!!!!

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2009, 07:47:43 pm »
 ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

OKAY!!!  Five Foot One Inch! ;)
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Unicorn

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2009, 09:56:42 pm »
I believe it is because they are in heat that they lose their feathers - there not actually in the moult.

Thats why they still lay eggs.

sandy

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2009, 10:02:08 pm »
Do chickens have hot flushes then,

Unicorn

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2009, 10:17:13 pm »
Probably when there crammed into a heated shed - I certainly would ;D ;D ;D

sandy

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Re: aaaargh
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2009, 10:24:57 pm »

 

Aaaargh - trouble getting new hens into coop

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