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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2008 11:22pm (May 12th 2008)
     
    saw cam ride today:):D
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2008 11:22pm (May 12th 2008)
     
    How is Elvis the parrot doing?
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 3:13am (May 13th 2008)
     
    Wow, I never knew macaws were THAT BIG!!! He's almost as big as RED (who looks lovely, by the way!) .

    Is Elvis safe in the sky? Are there hawks around???? Would any kids in the area take a shot at him??
    Those would be my only concerns about his flying free....seriously, are there any dangers for him that might be lurking??????
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 6:07am (May 13th 2008)
     
    Oh Gosh, I just saw a whole group of baby chicks hatch out on a school website. They are in an incubator and there are bound to be some excited kids when they get to school tomorrow, http://nwcsdwest.camstreams.com/
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 7:48am (May 13th 2008)
     
    Looks quite a crush inside that incubator!

    I didn't realise that the chicks take cues from each other about when to keep heads down and when to jump about. In that confined (!) space it is so much more obvious.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 12:33pm (May 13th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Elvis is pretty safe I think - we don't have any kind of hawk big enough to take something that big (I think sparrow hawk's are the biggest predator we have around here), and as far as kids go, I think they love him - it's his unusual-ness I guess!

    Of course that doesn't mean some weirdo somewhere won't try and get him, but he seems quite savvy - he mainly stays on people's roofs when he isn't flying about - I was amazed when he climbed down the tree onto Scarlet (and I think he only did that as he'd just seen us talking to his 'dad')

    Otherwise, he looks simply amazing flying around...

    Janice, the chick cam isn't working for me but I'll try again later.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 1:49pm (May 13th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Elvis is a stunner, isn't he? :)

    The chick cam won't connect, i wanna see some little fluff balls :(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 8:11pm (May 13th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The chicks' voices are breaking :boogie: :rolling:

    They tend to cheep for the majority of the time, but every now and then a cross between a cluck and a honk slips out. Our babies are growing up, they'll be clucking properly soon :heartsabove:
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 8:17pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    There appear to be about 6 little chicks hatched out at the school site. There must be lots of people going to the cam site to watch and it is getting overloaded. Sometimes I go and it says it is offline but the next time within minutes it is up again. Just keep trying. There is also a camvista site with a broody hen due to hatch chicks on May 26, but when I typed up the link for it..... it went to a pornsite.:shamed:... so glad I did not post it.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 8:24pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Hi everyone sorry Ive come online later than usual. Its because I just finished an english essay thing due for tomorrow. Oh and we had the tree hugging teacher today and because her name changes every day , today her name is Mrs Popadom and on friday it was Mrs Ryvita heehee
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 8:40pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Just type " broody hen cam " in the browser and hit search and there will be a way to find it on camstream. Mother Hen was just now turning her eggs.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 10:19pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Red. We MUST not miss out on this "a cross between a cluck and a honk slips out" you have told us about before.
    Please work out some way of organising it.

    Vicki. Are you sure this "teacher" is a real teacher? Sounds rather wierd to me. Or is this how it is nowadays?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 10:54pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    A cross between a cluck and a honk is a clonk. Or a huck...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 10:54pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Elvis is very handsome and HUGE!! I didn't think he'd be that big or that good looking!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 10:55pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    I know...it's amazing he hasn't been half-inched by some toerag, innit?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 11:00pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Too right. He would be gone in 60 seconds around here!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 11:04pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    Either that or his feet pinched, and left standing on bricks...:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2008 11:07pm (May 13th 2008)
     
    LOL!! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 8:26am (May 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're working on it Ollie, but it might not be possible. Once the chicks start sleeping in their coop at night (tonight hopefully!) we're going to try and work out how to move the camera so far up to the chick's coop.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 11:19am (May 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think it should reach, as long as it isn't routed via the shed as it is at the moment.

    Keep an eye on the cam around 6pm our time and you might get a dizzy cam ride up to the chicks :)
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 12:20pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    Hey Wazza, without a sense of humour what are we? And Yes you can have a bite but remember..a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 6:43pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    Er, 6.42pm Neil and no cam ride!!! We're off to the pictures in a minute to see Ironman. Don't really fancy it myself, but don't get taken out very often so hey, whatever's going!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 9:57pm (May 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Argh I had a phone call at 5:25 that our nephew was playing in a cricket match so we had to go straight there from work and they last HOURS...

    I'm moving it now :)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 10:37pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    Aw, what a shame! There we all were, watching with baited breath for the big event and you were off watching a cricket match!

    Did they win?
    Helps to compensate - a bit....

    Oh, I forgot.. It isn't the winning, it's the taking part...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 10:41pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    If it was cricket, I spect they're still playing...:\
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 10:54pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    So we have had it for Thursday too then?
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 4:02am (May 15th 2008)
     
    Amazing set of pictures of the coop, Neil! Are all the chicks going to fit in that tiny box??? It should be fun to see them try!!

    Oh, dear, all this talk of building a coop makes me long for chickens again.

    It's a very suppressed urge which pops up once in awhile...sigh....

    Why do black hens like to sleep at the entrance of their coop??? Just asking....
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 7:50am (May 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ollie, you should know by now that when my dad says he's going to do something in the next hour or so, it usually takes him a few days at least :-) And Tom didn't even get to play in cricket, he was gutted :(

    Gloria, it's just Tilly who sleeps by the door at night. She's very protective over her flock, and sleeps there to guard the entrance. I also think she likes the breeze on her face on a warm night :P
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 8:06am (May 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Cam is in process of moving, which is why all you can see at the moment is half a gate and the end of the chicken coop!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 8:15am (May 15th 2008)
     
    Now this is amazing!!
    I haven't seen anything of the new coop before. Now here we are with a wonderful view of the teenagers in their palace taking breakfast.
    Do you have to crawl about to attend to the coop, or does the lid/roof lift off?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 8:16am (May 15th 2008)
     
    The chicks are getting all excited. I can hear Red and Dad's voices.
    Whoops. Cam going walkabout again!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 8:21am (May 15th 2008)
     
    I love that piece of dry stone wall along side the coop there. I did some in my garden but the garden above mine has a spring which keeps pushing it over!
    A real stone wall builder did some work alongside the main road locally. It stopped the traffic! So many people wanted to watch and collect his details, he had to put up a little sign with his number.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 9:27am (May 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's a real skill isn't it? I know Helen was talking about wanting to go on a course to learn how to do it a bit ago (!)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 10:34am (May 15th 2008)
     
    Lessons - Thats what I could do with. Mind you I skipped putting in foundations too, so I really need my legs slapping.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 1:08pm (May 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Everyone i have some sad news. Jayden, Martha's daughter who accompanied her mum to the vets when Martha was put to sleep, has a tumour :( I knew that Patch & Jayden had an even higher chance of getting a tumour because their mother had one, but i'm really upset. I know you're not supposed to have favourites with pets, but i've got soft spot for Jayden. She's such a beautiful little mouse and so friendly. When we came back from the vets that time she sat in my sleeve all the way home and came out for kisses...I can't believe she has a tumour :cry:

    I've booked an appt for the vets at the bottom of the road for 5:00pm tonight, so all i have to do is walk down with her. I don't think it's gonna be good news though, there isn't much you can do for mice :(
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 3:53pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    O blimey, Red...fingers crossed for her. I'll be sending some positive vibes at 5pm for you both.:heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 5:14pm (May 15th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you CC. Well, i just got back from the vets. I feel much better about it now, the vet was really nice and very good with Jayden. He let her have a pootle around the examination table and stroked her, and was chatting to me about her - very nice, and Jayden didn't get stressed at all.

    He said it's either a hernia (sp?), abscess or tumour; but considering her mum had a tumour it's more likely to be that. For hernias and tumours there's nothing they can do for mice :( , but an abscess will burst within the next few days and then i need to go get some anitbiotics for her.

    He said just look after her and give her lots of love and, if it turns out not to be an abscess, have her put to sleep when the time is right :( I'm just gonna have to keep a very close eye on her and give her lots of special attention. Here's hoping it's an abscess.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 5:16pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    O Red, that's sad. But it might be treatable if it's an abcess. Fingers still crossed...:heart:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 5:57pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    You can even smuggle her into school tomorrow !!!
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:33pm (May 15th 2008) edited
     
    :heart::heart::heart: Ohh Jayden , you came and you gave me a ermm friend but now you are ill oh jayddeeeeeen but now I can love youuuuu for more than ever ohh jayden. :heart::heart::heart::heart::heartbounce::heartbounce::heartbounce::heartbounce::heartbounce::heartbounce::heartbounce::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: from red to jayden sent by telepathic waves from red to me to the forumm
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:45pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Hello!
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:46pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Yaaayyyyy ace I missed youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:46pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Sorry Vicki! I have just moved house.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:51pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Won't be getting the Internet at my house until Monday. So i am in the library usin the Internet here.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:52pm (May 15th 2008) edited
     
    Oooohhhh apparently my mum told me the helicopter in this country park club thingy accrroosss the road from my school crashed on a field. Oooeerrrrr :shocked:

    It happened at 2:50 pm hmm that was when I was doing geography. I hope the horses , goat , sheeps , lambs and hens wernt hurt. It says no people got hurt
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:53pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    That's weird. Sorry Vicki i have to go but i will speak to you reallllllllllllllllllllllllly soon.:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:53pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Bye bye.:)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 6:59pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Oh I hope Jayden is okay. My fingers are crossed too Red.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 7:00pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Oh my gosh is it me or does my computer say 52 guests !!??!! :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 7:03pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Its 2 minutes since your post and now I see *zero* Didn't catch the 52 - I wonder what was going on??
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 7:16pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    One of the teenagers is roosting on top of the little door to their mini-coop. I have a nephew who used to to that all the time. At 17, he still hangs out in high spaces as much as he can... The chicken looks very cute his (most likely) butt is hanging down. Doesn't seem entirely comfortable but I'm not a chicken. Or a teenaged boy.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 9:54pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Red I'm so sorry about Jayden. I hope she's OK and gets through this. HOw old is she? I went to the garden centre tonight and they had some baby mice there - they were just the sweetest little things, white with black patches. (There was a sweet teeny rabbit too). Wonder if rats and mice get on ... !!
    • CommentAuthorJacqueline
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 10:55pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    Sorry about your mouse, Red. I hope she'll stay with you a bit longer, but it's so hard when they often get cancer. I have had a few hamsters and had two female mice. It''s always hard. I do hope she'll remain in good health for a while. Sorry about her.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 6:47am (May 16th 2008)
     
    Kate ... you've been spending a lot of time at that garden center. Are you thinking of adding to the family?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 7:12am (May 16th 2008)
     
    Red, I'm so sorry to hear about poor little Jayden. I hope it's just an abscess and not anything worse.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 8:39am (May 16th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you everyone :grouphug:

    Vet said if it hasn't burst (yack. hope nobody is eating whilst they read this!) within a week then it's not an abscess. I'm checking Jayjay four times a day to check on her and give her loves. Just gotta wait...

    I'd also just like to announce that these past few days the girls (big girls) have been doing really well with egg-laying, and have been laying 2-3 eggs a day for the past week or so :cheer:
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 3:52pm (May 16th 2008)
     
    Red,
    So sorry about your Jayden. That is a bummer. I was wondering how old the chicks were when you guys put them outside? Our chicks are two weeks old but have a while til their ready for that.
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 4:20pm (May 16th 2008)
     
    Red, am so sorry to hear about Jayden. Fingers crossed that it is a treatable abscess!
    I had a gerbil once who BLEW UP....the vet dismissed it, but the kind assistant told me to get an eye dropper and get some olive oil into her. Well, miracle of miracles, the oil managed to dislodge the blockage and she survived to a ripe old gerbil age. This little one had expanded from about 1.5 inches wide to about 4-5 inches wide! So....miracles CAN HAPPEN!!!!

    Now...it looks like the "teens" are enjoying their new coop! So am I ....it's quite lovely and the view is great!!!!! Hats off to Neil!!!!

    About the wall....yes, it is so great to see these wall put together. Down here in New Mexico, every house is surrounded by stone walls. They are automatically included to help block blowing stuff and erosion. But, they are assembled with mortar....
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 4:28pm (May 16th 2008)
     
    Hi, Red...you just came and went...heard the door bang!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 5:13pm (May 16th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you, nothing has changed with Jayden so far...Thanks for the positive story Gloria.

    Forester, it depends on what kind of temps you have been having where you are and how many chicks you have. Our chicks were able to go out at 7 weeks old, the temp got as low as 8*c (46.4F) at night and they were able to sleep through that. We'd been letting them stay out throughout the day and bringing them in at night since they were 6 weeks old.

    Also the more chicks you have, the younger they can stay out as they will huddle together to generate warmth. We built up a tolerance to outdoor temperatures by taking the chicks out for a few hours a day from 4 weeks old. Hope this helps :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 6:45pm (May 16th 2008)
     
    Blimey, Gloria; I'm going to drink a pint of olive oil now, to see if I can get down to a size 8! :)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 16th, 2008 10:29pm (May 16th 2008) edited
     
    CC. Try Castor oil, it works (you) a treat.
    Guaranteed to lose some weight.... A pint will be adequate...




    Standing by........



    Well out of range....
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 7:50am (May 17th 2008)
     
    The chicks seem to have knocked the cam over, all I can see is a close up of the rocks or something. It's a little fuzzy, but it looks like rocks.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 8:07am (May 17th 2008)
     
    I was wondering what you thought we might be looking at Lynn. Why is it we are hearing the Girls though?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 1:07pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    This is the first time I've caught the chicks in the daytime in their coop- they look so big!! Are they settling in OK and getting used to the dark?!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 1:09pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    Its been raining here for the past 3 hours (that horrible fine stuff that soaks everything) but looks like you've got sunshine there.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 4:20pm (May 17th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're getting rain here too, Kate. It's rubbish :( We're at my grandma's now, we took Joe out on his new bike and now we're all damp and tired. We have to cycle back yet as well! :P
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 4:20pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    the chicks look absolutely adorable together. I hope there is a way to have all of them live in one home, it would be a shame if they had to be separated:cry:. Two chicks are now sitting on the door like little pigeons. Is the audio in the big girls' home? I can hear clucking and the pecking of Milly by Penny and Tilly.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 4:21pm (May 17th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't think there is Nancy. Sunny and one of her brothers will be able to stay together, but i doubt the others will as Dan doesn't want more than one roo. As they get older they will fight more and more, and when fully grown may fight to the death. It all depends on their temperament when they're adults :confused:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 4:35pm (May 17th 2008) edited
     
    Well, I drank the olive oil. Changing the subject entirely, has this thread been sullied by the subject of Runny Poo yet? Diane?
    I love the lads perching on top of the door; if it gets windy, will they get a ride? :)
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 5:56pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    What about sending the chicks to the farm where lottie lives? theres enough room. Oh and is there a way we can hear the chicks honking??
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 6:27pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    I hear serious pecking of Milly by Tilly and Penny on the other side. Poor Milly:(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 10:34pm (May 17th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Two of the chicks are going to that farm, but Dan won't take more than one boy because they will fight and injure each other, no matter how much room there is. They don't just fight over territory.

    Also Nancy, most of the time when Milly shrieks she hasn't been pecked. Tilly only has to glare at her and Milly shrieks - she just likes making a fuss.
    • CommentAuthorSweetPea
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 10:47pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    We are going to be moving the 10 older chicks to their new spot in a little while. My husband Tim is putting the final touches on the door and roosts. I can't wait because they have outgrown their area and have been very bored! I'll keep you posted...btw...it's only 5:45 pm here. ;-)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2008 10:51pm (May 17th 2008)
     
    My chickens are both tucked up in their coop...I'm hanging about for a camride!
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:40am (May 18th 2008)
     
    Great view! I think that's a pile of huddling chicks there in the doorway...oops, a couple are stirring, now settled back down. They look nice and comfy!!!

    I think a car just went by...who's out a 2:45 AM??
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:42am (May 18th 2008)
     
    One of the chicks is now standing up and overseeing the flock!!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 5:42am (May 18th 2008) edited
     
    I see the chicks are up bright and early this morning. They seem to be having fun playing around.
    Yesterday one of the baby ducks that the duck hen were sitting on hatched, but somehow it fell or was put into the water dish and it was dead when I found it. This morning I found a live baby out in the cold that was about half dead, so I took all the rest of the eggs away from the hens and put them in the incubator to finish hatching so they wouldn't all die. The book said that Runner ducks aren't good mothers..the book didn't lie..they are TERRIBLE mothers. I have hatched out 7 more babies and still have 9 more to go..I hope they will all be out in the morning...so..I'VE GOT BABIES again...I'm going to keep most of these babies.
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 5:44am (May 18th 2008)
     
    LynneW...good luck with all the hatching!!!!!

    Chicks are having a great time, hopping on top of the little door and generally having a ball! Looks like a dry day...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 11:15am (May 18th 2008)
     
    Don't forget to post pictures Lynn!! Sorry about the first 2 but at least you found out and have saved the rest. Good luck!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 12:47pm (May 18th 2008) edited
     
    At the tranny caf., I was in charge of the overnight accomodation. Chambermaid type stuff, included the washing, drying and ironing of the bedding. We had 3 or 4 permanents too in the attic. All very low paid workers.
    At lunch time I was in the cafe serving etc. We had a little bandy legged cook, female. She taught me a lot about cooking tricks.
    I worked school hours so missed a lot of the breakfast rush but the pots had piled up and we didn't have a dish wash machine!
    Oh, and I did all the floors etc too.

    Talking of cafe and smelling your bacon is making my tum rumble. Need to take care today. I ate too many nuts yesterday and have a bit of the RPs!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 12:49pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    Think I sent that in loud voice mode!
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 12:52pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    lol. like it. I have to do all the washing up as no dish washer, boo hoo. I do the cookin gand the cleaning. its just me ya see. also if steady, i help out in the clothing shop too and sort the anglers out. we all muck in together and help each other so its cool.
    I used to waitress in a cafe and that was hard so when chance of getting my own little van came up I grabbed it. (My ex bro in law left it up here and we said take it or lose it. he left it so we took it. nice!)
    Cafe is so much nicer than that tho.
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:44pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    Demolition of the feed bowl by the chicks
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:48pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    Oh no, now all I can see is white and a little bit of the top view:( These chicks have obviously planed this!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:49pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    Perhaps it's the chick equivalent of celebs who slap their hand over the lens of a paparazzo camera - "No pictures!"
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:53pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    These are very smart chicks:cool:
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:53pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    oh wait it has been removed!!!!
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:54pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    good job to whichever chick this is:thumbup:
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:58pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    The screen of their coop seems to be a very popular spot.The chicks really do look like pigeons when they sit there on the screen door:)
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 2:59pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    Perhaps they are going to plan their version of "The Great Escape" so whilst we are all focused on the bowl some of the chicks are digging a tunnel in the hutch?

    This is what happens when I spend too much time with two moggies and three goldfish my mind wanders!
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:01pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    I was just wondering how heavy the chicks are with 3 of them sitting on the door of the hutch?
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:02pm (May 18th 2008) edited
     
    good point, the screen seems to be wobblying a lot when the chicks move even the slightess and right now it looks like chaos as one just flew away
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:03pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    I'm amazed they were up there without a squabble
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:05pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    I think we are getting inspected!
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:09pm (May 18th 2008) edited
     
    I wonder if the chicks or the big girls ever realized what the camera was there for???... I bet they would be shocked and abhored if they ever found out that it was a tool for the whole world to see their every movements.
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:14pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    I'm sure they would be quite offended and hone their skill at blocking the cam.
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:36pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    :grouphug:the chicks are taking a dust bath...how cute:)
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:36pm (May 18th 2008)
     
    look at that one balancing on the door to the hutch.
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    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2008 3:41pm (May 18th 2008) edited
     
    these chicks could go to the olympics with their balancing skills:)