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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2011 5:15pm (Jul 15th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some loony waving a flag around, what a fool :001_rolleyes: Some of the courses gave you penalties if you didn't go over their insanely hard obstacle courses...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2011 5:19pm (Jul 15th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, and did you know I could levitate? :tooth:
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2011 7:04pm (Jul 15th 2011)
     
    Red, I just LOVE your hair! Great pictures!! Looks like you had a lot of fun playing golf.
    :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 15th, 2011 7:57pm (Jul 15th 2011)
     
    I love the green :nodyes: but in Oz they call folks with RED hair "BLUE" :nodno:
    .
    A little confusing in your case but an interesting twist.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 16th, 2011 9:57pm (Jul 16th 2011)
     
    That looks fun! How did you levitate?!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2011 8:15pm (Jul 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hehe, thanks everyone. Kate, it was these little metal balls on the golf course, you can see them in the pic below:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2011 8:17pm (Jul 18th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Unfortunately I don't have green hair anymore...the dye was so old it washed out in like two washes...I did however decide I wanted bright hair again, so dyed it another awesome colour...you're gonna like this...PURPLE! :tooth:
    It looks much more purpley in the pics, but they'll have to do :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2011 9:33pm (Jul 18th 2011)
     
    That is a great colour and suits you! I've seen one or two people around with hair the same colour as some famous singer (Rhianna maybe?) It is properly red, like a wig would be, and looks fab! They must have all their natural colour stripped out to get that effect though. I have never dyed my hair - well, I tried a 'Toners' in red once, but it didn't take, so I never bothered again.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 19th, 2011 1:22pm (Jul 19th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is the third time I've dyed my hair...red at uni, green the other day, and now purple! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 19th, 2011 5:18pm (Jul 19th 2011)
     
    YESS! PURPLE! Hope your hair doesn't frizzle up and fall out with all the dye though! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 20th, 2011 3:54pm (Jul 20th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Seems fine so far, thought you would approve :P
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 21st, 2011 7:53pm (Jul 21st 2011)
     
    Excellent Red love it we never no what is coming next !!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2011 7:33pm (Jul 22nd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Lee :)

    We just had a horrible experience...Kasp found what we thought was a dead pigeon, then Lyle said "Scarlet it's flapping." Got him to drop it straight away, which was so good of our dog, and I brought it back to the house in tears...just to make it obvious, bird was already dying when Kasp found it, he didn't catch it.

    I've named him Benny, he's only young and is so sweet. On the walk back he snuggled against me and hid his beak in my fingers :cry:

    He can't walk or move his wings, is just lying there with one eye shut, other a little open. He's very poorly. Why do I always find pigeons when they're too injured for me to help? :(

    We've set him up in the bath tub (safest dog-free place) and put the heating on to keep it warm. Put him on a bed of straw with some bread crumbs, not sure whether to or how to give him water...I know he's not going to make it though...

    I don't want to call RSPCA or anything because they'll just put him down as he's "just a pigeon"...but what else can I do? And we're going on holiday with my parents tomorrow agh :cry: If Benny makes it through the night I'll get my parents to drive me to Shires Vets with him tomorrow...

    He's a gorgeous little thing though, you can't see how special he is from the pictures...
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2011 9:40pm (Jul 22nd 2011)
     
    Oh Red I am just like you if i found a pigeon i could not just leave it i like pigeons think of it like this Red he or she is not suffering in a dark and lonely place now it is with you and could not be in a better place!!!!

    :face-smile::face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd, 2011 11:22pm (Jul 22nd 2011)
     
    He has very unusual markings - doesn't look like your common or garden pigeon.

    I also couldn't leave it but don't know what I'd do! Have you got a small dropper or syringe that you could offer it some water from? If it can't move, walk, fly, then maybe it does need some help to put it out of its misery. It's the one kindness that we can do for animals that is not extended to humans. Whatever happens it is safe from a terrible death, which is what it was facing before you found it. For tonight at least it is warm and safe, and if it doesn't make it through the night you must remember this kindness that you did for it. Of course, it might just be stunned and you could wake tomorrow to find it flying around the bathroom and pooping everywhere!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2011 12:24am (Jul 23rd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Benny passed away sometime between 11.30pm and 12am...we're both devastated, a couple hours after we brought him back we found him standing and thought he was on the up...I should have known shock's too big a thing for birds...

    I am heartbroken. We're going out to give him a good send off now :cry:
    These are from when he was standing :(
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2011 7:18am (Jul 23rd 2011)
     
    poor Benny he had a good end to his life Red :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2011 2:43pm (Jul 23rd 2011)
     
    Yes, at least you saved him from being eaten by a cat or something, Red. and you're not alone; i've twice driven pigeons over to Tiggywinkles when other people have said to wring their necks! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2011 9:58pm (Jul 23rd 2011)
     
    I'm so sorry Red, but I think you knew that was the most likely outcome - doesn't stop you hoping though. I assume you don't know what had happened to him in the first place, but at least you knew his death was 'safe' and humane, and he went knowing someone cared. :heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2011 6:39pm (Jul 24th 2011)
     
    Red, I'm so sorry you lost little Benny, but you gave it a valiant try. He was a beautiful little guy.:heart::flowers:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2011 3:26pm (Jul 26th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks everybody. We've buried him in a lovely spot, I got a photo on Lyle's phone so will post it at some point soon.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2011 7:44pm (Aug 4th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We had some friends round to stay these past few days and went out last night...Lyle went out as Geek of the Week, and the rest of us spiked all our hair up :bigsmile:

    Lyle is the best geek ever :tooth:

    Oh, he got a onesy too!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2011 9:08pm (Aug 4th 2011)
     
    I hope Lyle is famous one day - that picture will come back to haunt him!!!! (He DOES make a good geek, doesn't he?!)
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2011 7:21am (Aug 5th 2011)
     
    I think your hair spiked up red looks pretty good!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2011 8:36pm (Aug 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh yes, he makes (is) a fantastic geek :tooth:

    Thanks Lee!! I'll have to try a mohican next time ;)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2011 6:41am (Aug 7th 2011)
     
    Great looking Geek..love the spiked hair, Red!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 7th, 2011 7:23pm (Aug 7th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks everyone - Kate, knowing Lyle I don't even think he'd be embarrassed of that photo if he got famous!! :rofl:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 8:31pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     
    WHEN he becomes famous...:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:05pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, he is planning on making a game soon, after the house move :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:14pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle has just been talking about his game with me, AND I HAVE GOT IT INTO HIS HEAD IT SHOULD BE A CHICKEN GAME! My ideas might have been a bit complex for him at the moment, but he's sold with the chicken idea :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:20pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     
    Computer game, or dress up and run round the garden game?!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:46pm (Aug 8th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Computer game :001_tt2:

    He's just started working on it - here's the chicken he has created so far! Not bad to say he did it himself :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:47pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     
    That's a cute chicken! Look forward to playing it in the future!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 8th, 2011 11:50pm (Aug 8th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I said he'd have to put it on hencam first :cool:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2011 9:03am (Aug 23rd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some photos of Pearl being cleaned out this morning :)
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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2011 9:23am (Aug 23rd 2011)
     
    oh the little sweety, she has such beautiful markings.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2011 6:12pm (Aug 23rd 2011)
     
    Little Pearl is looking as darling as ever, Red. How did she like the "big move" to the new place? Is everyone adjusting to the surroundings?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd, 2011 7:13pm (Aug 23rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    To be honest I don't think she's even noticed Lynn :laugh: Pearl doesn't care about much as long as she has her food and her wheel!! She seemed very happy today though, but then again she did have a wheel in her playpen with her XD
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2011 7:43pm (Sep 1st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some photos from Lyle's phone; the view from the viaduct and from World's End View, Lyle as a Yorkshireman (he sent this pic to his parents! :rolling: ) and the sheep skull - we think - Kasper found!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2011 10:53pm (Sep 1st 2011)
     
    Eee bye gum he looks the part!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2011 5:55pm (Sep 3rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :laugh:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2011 6:21pm (Sep 3rd 2011)
     
    That is one big Head Red !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2011 6:50pm (Sep 3rd 2011)
     
    I hope you haven't introduced him to the drugs practice rife in Yorkshire; I hear they rub an Ecstasy tablet just above their teeth and get high.
    It's called E by gum...:tooth:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2011 12:06am (Sep 4th 2011)
     
    oh CC very funny and very naughty.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2011 12:59am (Sep 4th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenI hope you haven't introduced him to the drugs practice rife in Yorkshire; I hear they rub an Ecstasy tablet just above their teeth and get high.
    It's called E by gum...<img src=" title=":tooth:" />

    :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

    Posted By: leevauxThat is one big Head Red !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Yeah, Lyle does have a big head doesn't he Lee?! :rofl:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2011 5:54am (Sep 4th 2011)
     
    Red, I do think Lee was talking about the sheep skull.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2011 7:34am (Sep 4th 2011)
     
    Posted By: LynnWRed, I do think Lee was talking about the sheep skull.


    I certainly was Lynn,what is it made of and why is it there Red ? :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2011 10:22am (Sep 4th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnWRed, I do think Lee was talking about the sheep skull.<img src=" />


    Haha, I know I was just messing ^__^

    It worked especially well because me and my friends have a joke going about how massive Lyle's head is hahaha!

    Lee, it's actually a real skull! We weren't sure why it was there, think it must have come from one of the farming fields which has loads of bones in it...I guess it's from when wild animals kill the sheep?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2011 7:26am (Sep 5th 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedLee, it's actually a real skull! We weren't sure why it was there, think it must have come from one of the farming fields which has loads of bones in it...I guess it's from when wild animals kill the sheep?


    You must think i am stupid red, i have just realized it is sitting on top of a wall!!!! the photo makes it look like it is a giant head sitting in a field!!!!!!!!!!

    :face-smile::face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2011 2:22pm (Sep 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: leevauxYou must think i am stupid red

    Ha, no! It's not exactly something you expect to see out and about is it, a whole skull??
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2011 11:22pm (Sep 5th 2011)
     
    Actually, I scrolled back to see if I could see Lee's view of it, and I could! It's an optical illusion picture-if you super-imposed a tiny picture of yourself, say as big as a tooth, it would look like a ginormous skull! That's fab Lee, well spotted!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2011 8:58pm (Sep 6th 2011)
     
    Thanks Kate i thought i was the only one that could see it,and i am a bit strange !!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2011 10:53pm (Sep 6th 2011)
     
    Well, I'm often told I am too, so maybe it is a weirdo thing!! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 7th, 2011 3:25pm (Sep 7th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It was Joe's 13th birthday the other day. He went raft building at Doe Park with his friends, then had family round in the evening and stayed out ours' for the night. We've also said we'll take him to the Russian Restaurant for a meal for his pressie too (he had a choice between that and the Moscow Circus)

    Here are some photos from his birthday when we got back to ours'...they're mainly of Lyle and Joe wrestling (the dog wanted in on the action too :rolling: )
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2011 4:33pm (Sep 17th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    A bit of Tesco wrestling now, and Lyle's new best friend! It was a gorgeous little calf...the adult cows in the field all had two tags in their ears; one was a number and the other was a name! One was called Bianca :laugh:

    Our last batch of dog treats too...including new large bones and christmas trees!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2011 4:38pm (Sep 17th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh and this is the gorgeous Chip, who is almost 11 years old :)
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2011 6:57pm (Sep 17th 2011)
     
    Red, I like the Christmas treats you and Lyle made. I'll bet they are a hit with the dogs.

    Chip is a real cutie...love his face.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2011 11:41pm (Sep 17th 2011)
     
    Who does Chip belong to?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2011 12:41pm (Sep 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Chip is my Aunt and Uncle's dog (well my Nana's brother, but I always call them Aunt and Uncle). He's 11 in December, is grossly overweight, covered in harmless cysts, had to have some teeth removed and he's still absolutely gorgeous. He only stopped acting like a hyper puppy-dog about a year ago :smile:

    He is also our main tester for healthy dog treats! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2011 3:22pm (Sep 18th 2011)
     
    ...a very appreciative one, I bet!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2011 7:52pm (Sep 18th 2011)
     
    Posted By: Redwell my Nana's brother, but I always call them Aunt and Uncle)


    They are your Great Aunt and Great Uncle then..so you are right to call them aunt and uncle, Red.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 18th, 2011 11:27pm (Sep 18th 2011)
     
    He looks like a really lovely dog, and as CC said I bet he's very appreciative of the treats! He definitely doesn't look like he's 11 - maybe your treats have "youth preserving" properties!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2011 7:36pm (Sep 20th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He is lovely, they adopted him as a tiny puppy and because I wanted a dog so much they always said he was half mine...in fact, wait a minute (think I've posted this before hehe)

    This is me and Chip when they'd just adopted him! :laugh:
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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2011 8:52pm (Sep 20th 2011)
     
    aaww sweet puppy Red.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2011 9:05pm (Sep 20th 2011)
     
    Aw, BLESS!!!! Look at the lickle face!!!
    The dog's all right too...:rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 21st, 2011 5:30am (Sep 21st 2011)
     
    Awww, Red you and the puppy are sooo cute!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 21st, 2011 8:50pm (Sep 21st 2011) edited
     
    Still VERY new to hencam and my chickens, but wanted to show em off a little, hope no one minds but feel a bit like a new father at the mo

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 21st, 2011 11:03pm (Sep 21st 2011)
     
    We love to see pics of people's chickens Mac, feel free to post as many as you like! They are lovely - are there 4? If so, is the 4th one missing from the (absolutely lovely!) coop picture, or can I just not see her? Have you named them all yet?
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 7:46am (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    There are 4 of them, button (cos she has a button nose) is the one sitting on my shoulder in the top pic, Polly ( short for Pollyphobia, meaning fear of many things ) is the shy speckledy, Bussle ( because she bussles her way to the front ) is the White Sussex and Amber is the one with the masses of red around her neck and chest.

    Polly probably saw the camera and hid until at least 2 of the others had checked it was safe, I think she was in the hen house. I've been amazed at the completely different personalities that are so evident.
    Do you plan on having hens ?
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 10:05am (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    Beautiful girls and names, that hen house is really really lovely.
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 10:57am (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    Thank you, we had the hen house from chickencoopsdirect.com a good price and fast delivery but had to do a few alterations due to screws being too short etc, we've extended the run another twice since the pics were taken
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 4:44pm (Sep 22nd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ha, that was my tomboy stage...which hasn't really ended to be fair :tooth:

    Your girls really are lovely Mac; I think maybe Amber is my favourite, she has even more orange than Penny :smile: It's great they're so friendly already too. Good job on extending the run, it looks fab!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 7:56pm (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    Thanks Red, I can't believe how quickly they've let me in to their little flock, I have my first coffee of the morning with them all gathered around and then one when I get home from work, Button literally runs toward me with her wings out for balance, she reminds me of a little boy with his arms out playing aeroplanes lol
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 11:24pm (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    I love their names (and the reasons behind them) and the sheer pleasure you are getting from them. No, I don't plan on getting any - my garden isn't really suitable and to be honest I don't have the time to give them what with work, grandkids, housework, volunteering and love of TV! I don't think it's fair to have animals if you can't give them the time and attention they deserve so for now it's a big no-no.
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd, 2011 11:39pm (Sep 22nd 2011)
     
    Well maybe next time I'm coming to wilkos at the wood i'll bring em with me and you can keep an eye out for us all walking the circle and come say hi lol
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2011 10:41pm (Sep 23rd 2011)
     
    That'd be a sight to see!!! Don't get taking them into Asda - you don't want the girls to see what THEY do to chickens!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2011 12:23pm (Sep 24th 2011)
     
    I can just imagine them looking at the rotisserie thinking " crikey, that looks like an uncomfortable way to perch " lol
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2011 11:16pm (Sep 24th 2011)
     
    Or along the freezer aisles thinking "they really should ask for more straw in this barn"! Mind you, 4 hens walking round would up the IQ level a few points over the usual patrons!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2011 10:34pm (Sep 26th 2011)
     
    my my what are you saying :face-devil-grin:

    you didn't say in your post, what volunteering do you do ?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 26th, 2011 11:26pm (Sep 26th 2011)
     
    I volunteer at the Birmingham Cat Protection rehoming centre. My nan used to say "where there's muck there's brass" and if the amount of cat poo I wash away is anything to go by I should be rich by now!!! It is a good excuse to fuss loads of wonderful cats though (and occasionally dodge a few well-aimed teeth and claws) but I love it. Best morning's work I do!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 27th, 2011 5:26am (Sep 27th 2011)
     
    Mac, I loved the pictures of your girls..they are lovely! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. I love their house too, very nice.
    Chickens are wonderful pets, people just don't take the time to get to know them..I guess if they did, they wouldn't want to EVER eat one again.
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 27th, 2011 7:45pm (Sep 27th 2011)
     
    You're not wrong, I honestly thought the hens would just sort of be there and we'd look after them, but they are 4 very individual little ladies, their habits and personalities are so varied and because they are still so new to me i'm learning more and more each time I sit watching them.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2011 4:55pm (Sep 28th 2011)
     
    Yes, they're absolute time-wasters, aren't they? But very soothing to watch. My new sablepoots, Trinny & Susannah, are hilarious - they have discovered a suntrap in the early morning and spend a lot of time balanced on the dustbin lid!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2011 6:03pm (Sep 28th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah CC you have your new girls?! How are they settling in? And how can we get photos of them?!? :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2011 10:03pm (Sep 28th 2011)
     
    I can lose hours watching em do their chickeny thing... Would love to see pics of your new girls balancing on the bin lid :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2011 10:17pm (Sep 28th 2011)
     
    Do they have the personalities of Trinny and Susannah?! We'd all love to see pictures of them but understand how technologically useless you are CC. :face-devil-grin: Take photos and next time someone visits ask them to upload them for you!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 5:26pm (Sep 29th 2011) edited
     
    They bustled out of the box and were immediately charging round the garden looking at everything and the implication was 'We're pedigrees you know, fraightfully posh and are slumming it here. That ought to be over there, that should be painted, I'm not going near THAT, what on earth is that supposed to be?'So I thought of two supercillious posh birds, st voila! Trinny & Susannah.
    Treacle the rabbit has unfortunately rediscovered the joys of Chicken Skittles and now has two discrete groups to charge through, eliciting satisfactory squawking and fluttering. When/if the two groups eventually start speaking to eachother and associating, she'll have one big group to scatter. Dunno if that'll be more fun or less...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 7:38pm (Sep 29th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah bless them, two separate tribes is better than constant squabbling I suppose :smile:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 10:10pm (Sep 29th 2011)
     
    ha ha what an image that conjures up CC:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 11:25pm (Sep 29th 2011)
     
    Treacle is so naughty - just imagine all the hits a video of that would get on YouTube!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 1:17am (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Oooooh CC new hens how eggciting they sound real lovely could you take piccys and send them to Neil to put up for you like you did with Littlebeak ?? Mine went into two tribes when I got Baby Blue and the speckly sisters. They come together eventually also that way they didn't squabble much which was a blessing.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 6:31am (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenMy new sablepoots, Trinny & Susannah, are hilarious


    What color are they, CC..over here we call them Millefleur, but there are several colors of them. Lavender, white, Lemon..what color are they??? They are darling chickens by the way..no matter what the color. I wish you could post pictures. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 5:30pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot bantams. Far too posh for the likes of me... :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:19pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We changed our recipes today so our biscuits are now wheat, gluten and dairy free (they contained gluten before) which is fab...these are our Butter Bones!
    And our iced honey cookies :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:25pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And these are from the walk to Wilsden:
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:45pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Blimey they make me feel hungry let alone a dog !!!!!!!!!
    Remind me next year Red i must come to West Yorkshire it looks beautiful.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:53pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, thank you Lee!! :laugh: :blush:

    You should definitely come to West Yorkshire, and meet the girls! If the weather's anything like this we could have another BBQ :smile: You could meet Kasper as well, with Dodger!! Although we'd have to be do it carefully so he wouldn't be scared of you!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:58pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Oh yes i just remembered Kasper does not like men does he so i would have to be very careful Dodger gets very excited when he meets other dogs,i think we will defo come to Yorkshire next year.
    :face-smile: :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:01pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Heh he's not a fan of certain men, the ones he deems scary...if they have a dog and we meet them out on a walk, he's fine. In fact most men we meet outside he's fine, it's when they come into his house...usually if they sit on the couch and don't look at him, or give him treats, he comes around though bless him.

    Oh Kasper was like that with other dogs when we first got him, just sooo excitable, he just had to run and see every other dog in the world!! He settled down around 12 - 14 months old and is very polite now...better Dodger be excited about other dogs than fearful or aggressive, I always say!

    I'll bet Kasper would love to play with Dodger, as long as Dodger likes to play chase and a little rough - boxing is one of Kasper and Snoop's favourite games! :laugh:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:08pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     
    Oh yes Dodger plays with dogs that knock him flying !! he just gets up for more,clearly though when your out with other dogs some are not friendly at all the owner has them on a lead and some have muzels on so quite a big clue to stay away.