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jan3182001
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Re: Our new feathered friends

Postby jan3182001 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:27 am

Geordie_Girl wrote:What kind of place do you live? An estate or in the country:(


Bit of both, we're on the edge of an estate but to the back and side of our rear garden is fields. The hens are quiet but the cockerel has started crowing though you need the windows open to hear him - for now. So dont iknow how long we'll have him for :cry:
There are lots of different breeds of hens if you look around bantams are smaller, different types lay different amounts of eggs aswell - ours should be about 200 each per year.

I'd rather hear them clucking than a dog barking all day cause its owners have gone out and left it. :?

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Re: Our new feathered friends

Postby millercl_6 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:40 pm

ohh wow good for you hope you get loads of eggs.

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Re: Our new feathered friends

Postby Rae » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:34 am

Keeping chickens seems to be the in thing at the moment. Your very trendy!!

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Re: Our new feathered friends

Postby Velvetsteph » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:45 am

Oooh MIL has hens and the hens get all the kitchen scraps - and the eggs are delicious!
Isabelle LOVED feeding them the other week :)

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Re: Our new feathered friends Page 2 UPDATED

Postby jan3182001 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:19 pm

They've now laid 4 eggs though they are only small - might bake a cake with em tomorrow.

They are all trained now. When they hear a whistle they come running up to you - the first time they did it they ran so fast i thought they were going to flatten me :D

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Re: Our new feathered friends *UPDATED* page 2 end

Postby ericaj1 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:21 pm

Fabulous, your own free range eggs. Enjoy

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Postby Annette » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:25 pm

Ooooh lovely, can't beat proper free range eggs :D

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Re: Our new feathered friends *UPDATED* page 2 end

Postby cherobanne » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:49 pm

Fantastic, hope the cake baking goes well! :)

Joanne

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Re: Our new feathered friends *UPDATED* page 2 end

Postby juboo752 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:32 pm

There's nothing better than your own eggs! They bake really good cakes too!

Ours have stopped laying now for the winter :(

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