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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:18pm (Jun 6th 2008) edited
     
    As you all know my dad and i have started building our chicken coop. I have taken a few photos so you can all see how it is going.

    Photobucket
    This is where the coop is going to go.


    netting
    This is a side panel with netting on it.


    coop door
    This is one of the coop doors.

    coop door
    This is the coop door attached to the side panel.

    Chicken coop
    This is the chicken coop, when it has been put together.

    coop
    This is the coop at the other side.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:29pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Blimey, Ace; that's really posh!
    Tell me - did you want hens and therefore find Hencam, or find Hencam and therefore want hens? Just curious!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:35pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Thanks CC.:) I wanted hens first. So i googled hens and found hencam.:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:36pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Sensible. I GOT hens, panicked and THEN found Hencam...:\ You're evidently brighter than me! :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:40pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    No i'm not. I'm stoooooooopid!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:48pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    No you aren't; you did it the right way rather than wading in and then panicking! :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:49pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    If i hadn't have found Hencam, then i wouldn't know anything about chickens.:)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:51pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    You and me both, kid!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:56pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    I think you're getting them at the right time - Red's still around and not engrossed in University so can advise you on any problems!! The coop looks great and what a lovely spot for it! Tell your dad he's done a grand job on it. Don't forget to post photos of the chickens when you've got them. Have you some names sorted out or are you waiting until you see them?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 8:58pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Thanks Kate.:bigsmile: Well i am thinking i will call the 2 Miffy and Maisy. But if i get a 3rd one then i will just have to see.:)
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:24pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Jemima puddle-cluck !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:28pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ace, that is a mighty fine coop - tell your dad from me he has done a good job! It's a real beauty, and i'm sure any hens you get (2 or 3 or whatever ;) ) will feel proud to call it their home.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:30pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Thanks Red. Hopefully they will appreciate all the hard work that has gone into making the coop.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:32pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'll bet they will. Give them a few days to settle down and they'll be loving it ;)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:35pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    I will have to bribe them with sultanas and spaghetti.:)
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:41pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    And grapes !!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:42pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Why do they like grape?:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:51pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    All the chickens i have ever had, including Eva, have gone crazy for grapes. The chicks seem to prefer red grapes, but i think that is just them :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:52pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Ok. Tommorow i will go out and buy some grapes. Then they will like me.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:59pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And cream cakes! But don't feed them too many, only special occasions like birthdays and Christmas, otherwise they will get fat, haha! And they'll like you anyway, Ace...after they've calmed down after the stress of moving they're gonna love you. You'll be getting fresh eggs and chicken cuddles before you know it ;)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2008 9:59pm (Jun 6th 2008)
     
    Yay! Sound like fun.:)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 2:36am (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Nice COOP Ace!! Lucky chickens about to arrive. :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 8:37am (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Thanks Diane! Yes the chickens are going to arrive TODAY! I am soooooo excited.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 10:39am (Jun 7th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    ACE!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE GETTING YOUR CHICKENS TODAY?!?!?!?!? Which breeds are you getting, and how many? And what age? Ohhhh this is really exciting :cheer: You absolutely have to post picks of your girls, yes? :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 1:50pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    I have to take pics of them 1st. I have 2 Warren hens that are 19 weeks old. They are soooooooooo cute.:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 2:33pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Excellent! So did you decide on names? I've been thinking about you all morning!

    I went to the garden centre earlier to get treats for the rats, and as I walked out of the door I suddenly remembered I wanted to show hubby the chickens. He said no, not until we have a conservatory built and the garden sorted, then he'll THINK about chickens. We NEVER get anything sorted! :(
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 2:43pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Two? TWO??? I thought you said three???
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 3:29pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    I know i said 3, but they only had boxes of 2 or 4, and i think 4 is a bit too many. I have decided their names now. They are going to be called Milly and Maisy.:)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 4:27pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Another Milly! Splendid! How are they settling in, Ace?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 6:03pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Yahoooooo!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 6:49pm (Jun 7th 2008) edited
     
    They are settling in fine. Milly has lots of confidence, thats why i called her Milly, but Maisy is a bit scared. :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 6:58pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    Don't forget the pics!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 7:03pm (Jun 7th 2008) edited
     
    I will take them tommorow and post them on the same day!:)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 7:16pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    :thumbup::clap:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 9:40pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    *chants* WE WANT PICS, WE WANT PICS!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2008 9:49pm (Jun 7th 2008)
     
    I will take them tommorow!
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:35am (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Piccies tooday !
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:47am (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Ace your coop is just ACE LOL I love it.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:18am (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Thanks Wazza. Mabye i should call it Ace coop!:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 4:23pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    *runs through waving arms and screaming*
    Where are the pics? You can't do this to us, Ace... :(
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 7:43pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    I am taking them in a few mins and will post them VERY soon. Like in 30 mins at the latest.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 7:54pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    *glares* You'd better...

    Oooh, i'm all excited now!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 7:56pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    WELL DON'T HANG ABOUT FOOLING ABOUT ON THE POOTER - GO AND TAKE PICS!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 7:57pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're not bullying you by the way, Ace, we're just giving you some friendly nudges to post some pics of your fantastic new chickens ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:02pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    And bullying you. :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:32pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Its time for the photos. Is everyone excited!:)

    Maisy

    Milly

    Photobucket

    Photobucket

    Milly and Maisy

    Milly

    There is that enough pics for you all. Aren't they cute.:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:37pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Vicki is online. That means she is going to be the first to see them. Aloha Vicki!
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:40pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     
    Aloha hehe yay theyre ccuuutteee they look like sunny and co
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:41pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Is that runny poooo on the 2nd , 4th and 5th photos ? Diane wont be happy !
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:41pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    I know they do don't they. Maybe they are the same breed.:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:42pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yeah that is RUNNY POO Vicki. But Diane will be happy!:devil:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:42pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah i thought they looked like the cheepers. What breed did you say they were? They're beaks look a little dodgy...
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:43pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    They are Warren.:)
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:46pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aww bless, they look a lot like the chicks (but nobody suggested they were Warren's when we asked for what breed they looked like - maybe as they were a lot younger then).

    Are they battery rescues? They've been debeaked haven't they, poor things... :(
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:47pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    What does debeeked meannnn ??
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:48pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Have they? No they aren't battery rescues.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:50pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Battery hens are debeaked when they are day olds (they take the end of the beak tip off by hot knife or cutter), to stop them doing too much damage to other hens when they are cramped in battery cages.

    (Yes that's right, they don't do anything about the hens not having enough room, just make it harder for them to hurt each other while they are cramped together)

    Sometimes a debeaked hen will regrow some or all of it, but occasionally it can cause them problems eating certain foods etc.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:52pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It looks a bit like it on some of the pics Ace. (Some free-range farms debeak hens too)

    If you look at the beak of the hen on some of the pics, the top beak doesn't meet the tip of the bottom bit.

    Scarlet will dig out some pics of Eva for comparison...

    I don't know a lot about the Warren breed, but they seem to range from been mostly red/brown with very little white to more white in them...

    Have a look at these!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:52pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Is that why their bottom bit of the beck sticks out futher then the top one?
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:55pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes... shouldn't really bother them though, just make sure they're eating enough (they might have been on different food before you got them) - sometimes a debeaked hen has to "scoop" more at food as they can't peck bits up as other hens would.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:57pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They're lucky, sometimes the top and bottom beak tips are cut and this can cause serious problems. They should be fine Ace, they'll just eat slower than other hens. Eva never had any problems.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:58pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yeah they have been scooping their food up. But does that mean they are deffinetly ex batt hens. They are only 19 weeks old. Why would they have been batt hens because they haven't even started laying yet.:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 8:59pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Its good toknow that they are able to eat ok.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:02pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh no if they're that young they won't be ex-bats! The farmer could have been intending to sell them as battery hens, or maybe he de-beaks all his flock. I don't understand why they do this, it's a horrible practice and can cause some really nasty problems. Many young chicks bleed to death, and others their beaks never heal so they are forever in pain. It should be made illegal :angry:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:06pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yes it should be made illegal. Maybe the chicks were pecking at each other when they were little and drawing blood.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:07pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ace, here are some pics of our Eva darling - these are the best ones i could find to show her beak.

    Darling Eva
    Black and white, sorry, i was feeling 'arty' :-\

    Eva
    And sleepy Eva!

    Hope these help. You have some beautiful girls there, and i'm glad they went to a nice home :)
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:08pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Lets start a new petitionn !!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:09pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    De-beaking is usually done when the chicks are day-olds, so i doubt it's because they were pecking. Some farmers are in it for the profit, and the younger the chicks are de-beaked the quicker they are said to 'recover.'
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:10pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yes i am glad i got them too.Appearently they are the most common breed to use in battery farming because they produce so many eggs. If i hadn't had got them then they would have prob gone to a battery farm.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:14pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We think Eva was a 'Production Red' - a cross with RIR's, they're well known for producing way too many eggs, too. Good job you got them, if they were planning to be used as battery hens they'd have been shipped out in the next week or two. I hate how some people treat chickens...This happened to someone on BYC the other day, i asked her if they were ex-bats because they'd been debeaked. She was like, "WHAT!?!?!" They were gonna be used as battery hens, so i told her how lucky they were and what a great thing she had done :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:15pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Awwwwww. That is soooooooo cruel of them. How could they do that to cute little Milly and Maisy.:(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:18pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    70% of eggs produced in the UK are battery eggs. That's a lot of hens, and most if not all of them are as cute as Milly and Maisy. It really brings it home when you come face to face with an ex-battery hen, or even with hens that are debeaked...makes you think of what a screwed up system it really is.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:20pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     
    Is it true that after 2012 they won't be able to sell batt eggs anymore?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Um...yes, but 'enriched' cages are still allowed - these are basically battery cages with monir adjustments. They are slightly bigger, include a perch and a nest. They will still be very cramped with little room to stretch, but it is an improvement.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    I hope so !!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yes i hope so too.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:25pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Can't see it! WAH :(
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:26pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Hey where did it go?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:26pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    You lot have put me off eating eggs so much, even though I get 'battery', that I traced the awful smell in my fridge to that last egg !!!!! It was gross !!!!

    I am at a loss as to which eggs to buy. Any guide lines ,please?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:27pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    If you want to see the amazing difference in cages, click the link and then click on About Battery Hens, there's a pic if you scroll down of a battery cage and 'enriched' cage...I mean, what's the difference really?? And battery hens so don't look like that either...
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:28pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Not batt eggs thats for sure. I get free range eggs. It says on the carton free to roam all day.:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:29pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    They're so alike - can you tell which is which Ace?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:29pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Theres hardly any diference. Thats REALLY mean.:cry:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:30pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ace, the pic wasn't working so i had to link to the site, sorry... :(

    Ollie, organic free-range eggs are the best you can hope for from supermarkets, but they're pretty expensive :angry: If there's a local farmer who you can ask about his chickens, that's probable your best bet.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:30pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Er, what's mean? Me or the egg production?!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:30pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    I can tell. Maisy has light patches at the top of her. And Milly is light brown on top.:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:31pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    The cages are mean. You are NOT mean Kate.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:32pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    My comments keep disappearing :confused:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:32pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    This is why I am so confused...

    Free range doesn't mean that much either does it? It means they are let out for maybe an hour...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:33pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Thanks Ace, as Vicki would say, I got a bit confuzzled!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:33pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah that's right...that's why it's best to ask a local farmer, but even they could lie i guess! Free-range are the best you can get though, even they're not up to much...

    Best just to get your own hens for eggs, Ollie ;)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:35pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Actually Kate, i am confuzzled too. By the photos i can't tell which is Milly and which is Maisy.:(
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:36pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    We are so fast that we are overlapping our comments.
    I did have a local supplier that had hens in the true old fashioned way but the farmers have got too old and has stopped now.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:37pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     
    I hate when we overlap comments.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:38pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    So do i...I keep thinking "eh? what has that got to do with anything?" and then it's from a few comments ago... :fierce:

    Ace, that's like when all the chicks were together in photos. I can't tell them apart in pics (it's a lot harder anyway) but i could when i saw them in the flesh :) What treats have they had so far then, as well as grapes? And what food are they on? They really are stunning, i bet they shine in the sun!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 9:41pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    They are on growers pellets. I have given them raisons (sp) and bran flakes. They seem to like them.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:29pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh yes, raisons are a favourite too. Ours love lettuce and tomatoes, too...sounds like you've been giving them healthy snacks so far! You can dig them up worms and woodlice too if you happen to be gardening, they'll be your best friends for life. The next big excitement is the first egg - it might look a little dodgy, or it might be perfect, but either way you'll think it's beautiful :D

    Will you post pics of whosever's first egg, pleasepleasepleaseplease?? :P
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:31pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     
    Yes i will. I think i will try and give them some lettuce next. Milly likes trying to eat the leaves off the ground so she should like lettuce.:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:35pm (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     
    I went to Holland and Barrett today and bought the pullets lots of nice treats. Do they like apples because i got them some apple pieces.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:40pm (Jun 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The big girls don't like apples, but they like pears. Sunny loves apples, and beetroot too. It depends on their tastes, just try them and see! :)