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    • edwink
    • By edwink 7th Jul 15, 4:07 PM
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    Keeping hens and ducks chat!! Hens & ducks names & how many eggs do you get per day
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    • 7th Jul 15, 4:07 PM
    Keeping hens and ducks chat!! Hens & ducks names & how many eggs do you get per day 7th Jul 15 at 4:07 PM
    As a hen and cockerel keeper myself I thought it would be interesting to ask what you name your hens and cockerels. And also ask how many eggs you are getting every day!! I know the egg laying changes when hens moult but just thought it would be interesting to see how many eggs you get. I have hens that are named Bluebell (typical name I think!!!), Muesli, cornflake and scarecrow plus some others. I am getting around 4 to 6 eggs a day at the moment!! Had a delicious egg salad for supper last night OMG it was lovely!!!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Apr 19, 7:49 AM
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    Edwink
    Originally posted by edwink



    That hen is definitely saying: "Oi! Wot yoo lookin' at?"
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    • By Pyxis 6th Apr 19, 8:06 AM
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    The vent can get a bit mucky from time to time as this is where the poo comes out from and also where the egg comes out. Sometimes the feathers can get a little sticky with poo on the surrounding feathers and if they do not clean it off it dries and when they poo again that also gets stuck on too. So always worth keeping an eye on their bottoms to make sure it is kept nice and clean. Because this can cause problems with them laying if their bottoms are clogged with mucky feathers.

    Inside the vent there are two canals one where the poo comes along and the other where the egg comes along. Both end up coming out of the one vent in the picture above.

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    Originally posted by edwink
    That was interesting because I always assumed that the egg came out of its own external orifice; I didn't realise that it emerges from the equivalent of an anus!

    Similarly, during the posts about poorly crops, I had thought that the crop was in the throat, but your diagram showed it is a lot further down.
    Also, I sometimes got the crop mixed up with the wattle.

    I'm becoming very knowledgeable about hen anatomy!

    I also had a little smile, Edwink, when you suggested giving Bessie 'a little bottom wash'.
    If ever any hens are in the earthly equivalent of hen heaven, it's all the hens on this thread.
    (Cue tearful eye at the thought of such kind hen-owners).

    All the things you people do for your hens, compared with the conditions they were living in before............ you should be VERY proud of yourselves.

    With such deep caring also comes deep sorrow sometimes, but don't let that put you off giving some other poor hens a chance at a normal henny life.
    Respeck.

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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 6th Apr 19, 1:19 PM
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    Aw pyxis

    Thanks to you too edwink Pleased to report that Bessie's nether regions are as they should be

    In fact everyone seems to be as they should be today Marauding around demanding treats, of course. We tried to leave the house earlier and were completely ambushed. Then we tried to come back in with several bags of food shopping and of course they all followed us in and we couldn't do anything about it. Had to go and collect them from various rooms in the house. Pesky things!

    Just looking out of the window and most of them are pathering about the garden but Mildred is sat atop a wall sunning herself, one leg stretched out Clearly it's the day for it, as there are two collared doves just sat in the floor in some dust the chickens have raked up. Never seen collared doves just plonked down on the floor before!

    Ha - three chickens just wandered over to them and they took flight - Bessie stared upwards as if she was wondering how they got into the tree, then tried a little run and experimental flap herself across the lawn

    So lovely to see them in the sunshine
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Apr 19, 7:37 PM
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    Thinking about it, why can't hens fly? I mean I know they can flutter about a bit, but why can't they fly properly like pheasants?

    Are their wings clipped to stop them flying away?
    Or have they been bred over the centuries to be heavier, and so can't really take off?
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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 6th Apr 19, 11:30 PM
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    I'm not sure even the original jungle fowl ancestors of domestic chickens could fly that much, but they've definitely been bred to fly even less. Some do have their wings clipped (apparently you can do it yourself, and only have to do one so they can't take off over a fence). Not much point here!

    Quite glad these lot can't fly - can you imagine the peskiness?!
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    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 7th Apr 19, 12:15 PM
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    Preferably the wing feathers rather than wings :-)

    Yes, you can remove the flight feathers. They do grow back as long as the clipping is done properly.
    • edwink
    • By edwink 7th Apr 19, 3:52 PM
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    Hens can and do fly but not to any real distance as its more of a flutter than a fly really. When I had my hens and was walking up towards them with treats the odd bossy hens would take flight and land at my feet flying over the other in the process. Probably around 3 or 4ft in distance at the most.

    When it comes down to a fox trying to get them they will always do their best to fly up and down to stop being caught. Some of you may remember I took in one hen on her own because her 16 friends were all killed by a fox. She got away by flying up a 6ft fence and just perched up there all night until her owners went to open up in the morning and found her sitting up there on her own whilst all the others had been killed. One clever hen she was.

    You don't actually clip the poultry's wings at all you actually clip their flight feathers. Its a bit like us cutting our nails, it doesn't hurt us and it doesn't hurt them clipping their feathers. Often as already mentioned owners will just clip one side only as that will stop poultry especially ducks from taking off and flying. It just isn't possible to fly with only one side of flight feathers the proper flying length. Imagine an aeroplane trying to take off and one side of its wing being half the length of the other side, it just wouldn't take off and fly would it?. So that's the general idea of just clipping one side with poultry.

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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 12th Apr 19, 10:28 PM
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    Well all this talk of flying clearly inspired Mildred. She was sat on the wall outside the living room window yesterday (it's a kind of tiered thing, I've seen them flap up from the lower tier which is a couple of feet)

    Anyway, the spirit of adventure clearly got into her because she took off and landed right back down on the lawn! Probably a good 6 feet lower, and 6 or 7 feet in distance, it was quite a descent!

    Can't say she landed particularly elegantly mind you but we won't tell her that she did look rather surprised with herself

    Speaking of adventurous spirits... Rusty gave us a fright yesterday Went out to put them in the run about 5pm, the other four turned up immediately at the rattle of treats but Rusty was nowhere to be seen.

    Of course we have no fences literally none, she could have been anywhere We tried all their usual haunts (they're creatures of habit) - the compost pile, the windbreak, the chicken dust bath area, the veg beds, the coal shed (goodness knows why they like it in there but they do), the back field, behind the house... Everywhere we've ever seen them go (they don't actually go that far).

    Eventually I remembered that I'd once had a similar issue with the dear departed Hermione, who I'd ended up chasing half way across a different field one evening. Out of desperation I headed up there - and spotted Rusty up near the top of the drive (the drive is at least 200 yards so quite a way). Completely oblivious, wandering and scratching.

    She came as soon as she spotted me, bless her, we were so relieved She tried following me off up the drive when I went for a walk this morning too

    Pesky blighters

    Oh, and as I said they've been laying in the coal shed (mr cheery has now put a basket in there to stop them just laying randomly on top of the coal ) Yesterday I went to get coal and there was a chicken in there, then when I went back later, there was one broken egg @and another broken one a few yards away nearly in a field clearly a chicken hasn't managed to roll an egg up the step out of the coal shed - I'm suspecting a rat, and just hoping it's not a stoat
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 19, 7:51 AM
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    You'll have to call her Rusty the Roamer!
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    • edwink
    • By edwink 13th Apr 19, 4:21 PM
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    Aww my 2 remaining ducks have finely made friends and sit together all the time now. Ebony was always attached to Pingu and those two used to get up to all sorts so we nicknamed them Bonnie and Clyde. They went everywhere together but Ebony is no longer with us. Cathy was pally with Hoppy as they were both a bit slower than the others and they often sat next to each other throughout the day, I think that Cathy used to mother Hoppy a bit too. But, we lost Cathy so its left us with one very timid quite duck who wouldn't say boo to a goose and a very active one that is currently trampling all over my flower beds digging for worms. They are both still going to bed really early after a swim in the pond. Its light for another couple of hours but they still go in to their hotel and snuggle down next to each other so for safety we lock them up then. Seems a shame when there is still a fair bit of daylight left but I'm fine if they choose to do that as they are obviously wary of the dark now and make sure they are in bed really early, bless them.

    Have ordered them some meal worms today, they will love them and give them something to do if I scatter them around the lawn for them to pick up. Hoppys walking is a bit better now so it will encourage her more to walk around the lawn with Pingu picking them all up.

    Had some positive thoughts today about getting some more hens but want to get the fences done first. Its the trellis fencing that has always bothered me but neighbours that put it up before we moved here. They are selling up so although it's our boundary anyway we have approached them about changing the fencing and they are fine about it which is good. Just waiting for the fencer guy to come back to us with some prices and a design for the permanent coop roof. The coop currently has a chicken wire roof so nothing can get in the coop at night but it will make our lives easier having a permanent roof with guttering and water butts to collect rainwater instead of bringing it from another water butt in another area. Will be useful too using any surplus water from the water butts to top up the pond when it needs topping up as the pond is by the coop.

    Once the new non see though fence is up we will use black netting again along the tops just for added height security. We use black as it can't be seen unless you are close up to it.

    The good news is we have decided to get 20 ex-batt hens in one go from Little Hen Rescue. We are not sure when the rescue dates are yet but I don't want to check them out until the fencing is almost finished and we are nearly ready to get them.

    We are still both very upset with the fox incident and still struggle daily about it but grateful we still have the 2 ducks left but being extra cautious with them.

    Cheery I hope also it is a rat that is trying to steal your eggs and not a stoat, although Magpies and Crows will also steal them too. Stoats are meant to be shy of hens so as it is in the daytime that they are being eaten it is quite possible that it isn't a stoat. Although you previously had a problem with a stoat that was during the dark and not in the daylight. We have had problems here in the past with rats taking the eggs, they are a flipping nuisance. The only way we made sure we got to them first was to keep going out every half hour or so and checking all the areas the hens used to lay and getting to them before any rat did. Rats are notorious for stealing eggs by the way. Also remember that hens will eat their own eggs too and when a hen gets the taste for them they will carry on doing it so it could be one of your hens actually eating them so I would keep checking as often as you can and beat them to them. You might even catch a hen eating one as we have done here. The naughty little thing flew out of the nesting box with egg all over her beak and shot out of their hotel and coop and ran off somewhere, she appeared terrified that we caught her in the act.

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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 16th Apr 19, 8:40 PM
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    Hi all

    Glad your ducks are paddling about together edwink, and that you can start to think about rehoming some new ladies How is the fence coming along? And how are YOU coming along?

    All good here. Goodness me the ladies are a nuisance when I'm gardening Today I was trying to move some raspberry bushes - it took me about three hours! Rusty, bless her, insists on being right next to whatever I'm doing - even when it involves a pickaxe How I didn't decapitate her I don't know Mr Cheery distracted them for a few minutes, and I moved very gingerly for a long time

    Raspberries were planted at the other end of a field, so I trundled over there with the wheelbarrow and a spade - and Rusty tagging along behind

    Dug them up (with her putting her beak in the way of the spade every few seconds) then trundled all the way back with her in hot pursuit

    I was trying to spread a bit of cow manure on the space I'd just dug before I planted but honestly, trying to do anything with five chickens is ridiculous At one point I lifted up the space along with a pile of soil AND Rusty about four feet into the air

    Bless their little beaks Wouldn't swap them for the world They'll be cursing us tomorrow as we're out all day so they'll get a little wander in the morning but about 10am we'll have to shut them in the run (we're not back til about midnight). They will NOT be impressed Although they will have plenty of food and water, and I'm going to shove a small pallet and a pile of compost in there for them as they've been having great fun rootling round in my collapsed compost bin

    How are everyone else's hens etc getting along?
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    • edwink
    • By edwink 17th Apr 19, 11:46 AM
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    Hi all
    Glad your ducks are paddling about together edwink, and that you can start to think about rehoming some new ladies How is the fence coming along? And how are YOU coming along?

    I was trying to spread a bit of cow manure on the space I'd just dug before I planted but honestly, trying to do anything with five chickens is ridiculous At one point I lifted up the space along with a pile of soil AND Rusty about four feet into the air

    Bless their little beaks Wouldn't swap them for the world They'll be cursing us tomorrow as we're out all day so they'll get a little wander in the morning but about 10am we'll have to shut them in the run (we're not back til about midnight). They will NOT be impressed Although they will have plenty of food and water, and I'm going to shove a small pallet and a pile of compost in there for them as they've been having great fun rootling round in my collapsed compost bin
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff
    The Fence is not coming along First quote 6,700 + VAT... OUCH!!! Had someone else who had a look last week but texted yesterday to say he is heavily delayed on the job he is doing now as has been let down by the guy that works with him so he has been working on his own and won't have time to fit it in as has another job already lined up. We did tell him the job need doing ASAP. Spoke to someone else yesterday and going to have another chat with them this afternoon and he definitely looks more promising

    The fence is ok but half of it is trellis fencing which I have never been quite happy with, not because it is trellis fencing as it does look quite pretty but because of the safety of my girls. Its not the whole length of the fence but the half way bit which is opposite the coop and the length of my allotment growing area. It was put up before we moved in by our neighbours on our boundary with permission from our previous owners. So we could have changed it but didn't want any animosity with them as it was a fairly new fence when we moved in 10 years ago. They are moving now so out of politeness more than anything we have asked if we can change it and they have said yes fine we can as it is getting on a bit now anyway and a little wobbly in places.

    Also we are having an additional tall fence put all the way along the back, not at the very top but 2ft behind where my greenhouses are as they are being moved at the same time. We cant move those until the new fence is put in as that would open it all up to our wooded area which we don't allow the hens in to now, we used to but after spotting a fox further up the bank one day we decided it wasn't safe enough for them to be up there which is a shame. There is another fence further back from where we spotted the fox behind but that is see through as is a chain link fence which actually backs on to the woods themselves. At the moment the greenhouses are part of the boundary fence along with other fencing if that make sense. So moving the greenhouses now would leave the area too open at the top. So we cant do one without the other which is a nuisance but safer for our two ducks if the new fence goes up first.

    We have 3 greenhouses up there and can't work out where best to put them. Once all the glass is out of them all we can just move the frames about and position them where we think they will be best. But, got to wait on the new fence 60ft from the top as the greenhouses are part of the boundary fence 60ft from the chain link fence at the top. Blimey does that make sense or am I going round in circles?. just imagine a line of greenhouses and some fencing that would be easier and moving them would open up to the wooded area we have at the top. The new fence with gated access will close this off to the hens and we can move the greenhouses. Does that make more sense?

    Next question... how am I coming along? Not too good I'm still reliving the whole thing loosing them. I miss them all so much as we had some of them here for over 8 years, that's the ducks. They all had their own personalities and I got so used to them being here. My dear little old ex batts were doing so well for their ages at nearly 6 years old that's fantastic for ex batts and then my two new girls that were only here for just under 2 weeks I find it all so sad. Having kept all mine for 10 years now its a bit of a shock to the system. I knew backing on to the woods could always pose a problem so did everything we could with the fencing by netting the tops therefore extending the height and especially their coop like cementing the chicken wire right in to the ground so nothing could dig underneath all the way around it, also putting a chicken wired roof on the coop made it fox proof at night. We thought it was so safe for them here but that fox beat us. It will take a lot to get over because my feathered friends were my world and I adored everyone of them. Just so wish I didn't have to witness what had happened but I had to be part of the clean up process which will take me sometime to forget. I miss my beautiful tame Cockerel, I loved that boy so much and he always had a stoke from either one of us every night at bedtime from the day he arrived here as a rescue boy. I just wish it wasn't me that found him because he was in such a bad way obviously he wanted to protect his girls but was no match for a fox.

    Cheery we have had many a hen lifted up on a spade or a fork. Yes they are a bit of a pest when you are digging but just look at the enjoyment they are having. We always have a giggle about it once back indoors and finished outside for the day. We once had a hen in the wheelbarrow looking for worms and down flew our resident robin and stood foraging next to her. I wish I could have got my phone out of my dungaree pocket quick enough to take a pic of both of them together. You only had to dig up some carrots here for supper and you were descended on by 10+ hens at one time. Right old laugh we used to have with them all but boy does it make digging 10 times as long time wise Oh and Cheery don't worry about them being in the coop if you are out for the day. They have the time of their lives with you in or out. Its not as if you just put them in a cage for the day with nothing to do is it?. They have plenty to do inside and out and I am sure are thoroughly amused either way. So If I were you I honestly wouldn't worry about it because they have everything they need either way and a mum that spoils them. So don't be hard on yourself you are doing a great job with them and I am so sure they are so much more happier being with you than they were in the first few years of their life.

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    • By Dizzy Ditzy 19th Apr 19, 6:45 AM
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    We got our first egg yesterday it's a teeny little thing and we think it was the white Sussex who laid it I've briefly seen her do a little sort of semi squat a couple of times but it was a blink and you miss it kind of thing

    The threat of putting a disposable BBQ and a box of stuffing in the run with them obviously did the trick
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    • edwink
    • By edwink 21st Apr 19, 9:39 AM
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    Aww bless my 2 remaining ducks, they follow each other everywhere. We have obviously been observing them very closely due to what happened and what they witnessed just to make sure they are ok. Hoppy she never used to go in to the pond much but stays in there a lot longer now if Pingu goes in there. Pingu was always one to spend a lot of time in there so much so at bedtime as it started to get dark we always had to coax her out of the pond. It was like "I'm not ready to get out, can have another 15 minutes please?". No Pingu it will be dark then please get out now. She was always the only duck to play up at bedtime because of her last minute swim before bed.

    Just waiting on a price for the fences now, so at least that is some progress. Should see fencer on Tuesday so will know more then. He said he could start it in 2 weeks time so if price is good and roughly what we are expecting we will definitely get him to do the job as we have seen his work as he has just done the other side of next doors fence. Then I can get my greenhouses moved and start making the raised beds. Then shall check out dates for some more rescue hens. I do miss them so much. Wherever I went outside and sometimes inside they were around my feet. I do really miss them.

    We have raised the fence that we believe the fox exited from. On that evening we found one of the hens dead at the base of this fence, so obviously it was too high for the fox to get out with her so had to leave without her thank goodness. So for the fox the fence was pretty high already but we decided to raise it any way.

    I've taken some pics of my remaining 2 ducks so will try and get them on here in a while. I would put more pics on here but because I do it rarely I always forget how to do it and actually find it a real pain to do.

    How is everyone else getting on?

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    • By edwink 21st Apr 19, 10:42 AM
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    • By edwink 21st Apr 19, 10:50 AM
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    Lovely reminder & pic 2 days before the fox attack of my 4 ex-batts and my beautiful boy
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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 21st Apr 19, 10:59 AM
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    Aw, lovely picture edwink I must learn how to do it myself, I take several hundred pictures a week of my lot

    Well, we nearly had a cockerel this morning we'd been offered one weeks ago and been pretty non committal, although were slowly coming round to the idea.

    This morning I saw the bloke who'd offered it who said 'I'll drop that cockerel round today'... I went along with it - but Mr Cheery wanted us to think about it properly and decide for ourselves (rather than just end up with a cockerel because we were too embarrassed to say no )

    Anyway, I had to go back to the farm and apologise profusely and say no they were fine of course, and I did get to meet the chap who is a handsome chocolatey coloured speckled chap so we'll see in the future...

    Rusty tried to steal a whole apple from Mr Cheery yesterday it was quite impressive how wide she managed to get her beak open
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    • edwink
    • By edwink 21st Apr 19, 11:14 AM
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    edwink
    Aw, lovely picture edwink I must learn how to do it myself, I take several hundred pictures a week of my lot
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff
    I use Postimages Cheery. I am pretty good with computers as previously to starting the Goodlife here 10 years ago I worked for Local Government and was on them all day nearly and went on several courses whilst there. But, for me trying to get pics on MSE I find it a nightmare to be honest. So I am sorry but I wont be able to explain how I've done it this morning but today it worked and sometimes it doesn't so then I just give up. Pyxis is the one to explain how it is done because she is the one that helped me originally. There are many photo hosting sites but I find Postimages the easiest of all the ones I have tried and believe me I have tried quite a few of them. With Postimages from what I remember and how I do it is you must click do not resize photo. Otherwise you get all these weird and wonderful sizes and some are way too small and others much to big to see on here. I remember that's what I was told about Postimages.

    I hope this link might be of some help Cheery. Maybe have a look at it and if you get stuck I am sure Pyxis will be able to help you or give me a shout and I'll do my best to try and help.

    https://postimages.org/

    Edwink
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    • By Karmacat 21st Apr 19, 12:58 PM
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    Delurking to thank you for the photos, Edwink. The third one is very sad in some ways, but lovely to see all the same.
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