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terryh

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • rugeley uk
hello guys
« on: April 09, 2010, 09:35:01 pm »
i purchased 4 chickens from the market on Wednesday was told they was 30 weeks old i bid £25 for them
I'm new to keeping chicken all advice welcome
thanks
terry

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: hello guys
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 09:40:42 pm »
Hi, Terry, and welcome. Lots of advice on TAS and in the poultry forum.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Qui? Moi?
    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
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Re: hello guys
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 10:03:45 pm »
Hi Terry and welcome.  I have a Light Sussex Cockerel and his sister, and 7 ex battery hens, one of which has stopped laying but is a nice wee hen so she'll just stay here for the rest of her natural, 3 khaki Campbell ducks and a Swedish Blue drake, a ginger non tom, 4 Brittanys and a German Wirehaired Plonker.  I try to grow veg and fruit but am not very good at it as yet.  I'm in Clackmannan near a good few others on here.  How about the low down on what else you have other than the chooks?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: hello guys
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 11:02:59 pm »
Hello Terry, and welcome!!

Do you know what breed the hens are - or a description of what they look like?  If they are 30 weeks, you should be getting eggs once they are settled in to their new home!

I have a big free range flock of all sorts of hens and bantams.  I feed mine layers pellets in the morning and mixed hen feed before they go in at night.  Oh, and water, they get through lots of water!!!  So long as they are well looked after, and wormed, your hens should live a long and happy life with you.

terryh

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • rugeley uk
Re: hello guys
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 11:28:33 pm »
hi guys
the chickens i have are brown ones  ::) lol
i also keep and breed fife canary's and pied green finch and lesser redpolls
we also have 2 dogs a patterdale and a a sprocker (springer x cocker) he is on the go 24. 7  and a small pond
i did breed kids but stopped at 6  :)
had to make this small coop till im free to make it bigger

Annie22

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Hoddles Creek
Re: hello guys
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 12:34:13 am »
Hi Terry Welcome from cloudy, drizzly Australia.  We have a mixed animal farm, pigs, chickens, Dexters, goats, horses and a cardigan corgi.  Looks like one of your hens is either a maran or a welsummer, can't see the colour of her legs.

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: hello guys
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 08:27:15 am »
Hello Terry, and welcome from Devon  :)
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: hello guys
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 08:35:05 am »
Good morning Terry from a very sunny Grimsby it's been a grand week really for the weather set off nice not cold rainy sunny on Monday and Tuesday turning to sunny days the rest of the week a little windy yesterday but it seems to have blown past.
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: hello guys
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 08:58:45 am »
Hello Terry from sunny Worcestershire  :)

hubby and I are relatively new to chooks and smallholding and this forum has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion for me!!  We have a flock of chickens (various breeds) and sell eggs at the farm gate, we grow veg and have a plum orchard from which we make wine and jam!

enjoy your new girls  :)

Lisa x
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: hello guys
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 09:07:28 am »

Hi Terry and welcome from a sunny and dare I say it warm Scottish Borders, we have 34 chooks af various breeds mainly hybrids with half a dozen light sussex, 17 ducks again quite a mix some aylesburys, kahki campbells, runners and a call duck. 14 shetland sheep, 6 who are due to lamb in a couple of weeks and 7 of last years lambs due to go to the butcher any day now, also 4 horses 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Anne

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: hello guys
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 02:22:26 pm »
Welcome from fife  :wave:

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: hello guys
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 05:45:53 pm »
hello and welcome from Derbyshire
Little Blue

terryh

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • rugeley uk
Re: hello guys
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 06:36:55 pm »
hi roxy
thought i would show you the birds it better than explaining  ;D


little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: hello guys
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 06:49:52 pm »
? welsummers??
Little Blue

terryh

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • rugeley uk
Re: hello guys
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 06:53:22 pm »
thanks little blue
i did a google on welsummers thats the same bird ok
cheers
terry

 

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