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    • CommentAuthorjoannec
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2007 10:41pm (Oct 13th 2007)
     
    Hi There

    My name is Jo and i have just joined.

    I have to hens and they are eating each others eggs : (

    Any ideas on what i can do?????? We have raised the perches spilt the nesting boxes and they are still doing it, i have only had them since last Sunday and i love them to bits.

    Also can you give chickens cows milk?

    Thanks

    Jo
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2007 8:42am (Oct 14th 2007) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi again and welcome Jo!

    That's a good question - once you get a chicken that eats eggs, they often "teach" the other hens that eggs are tasty and nutritious too.

    Often people will cull egg-eaters, but I don't really agree with that, Milly is quite partial to egg but we couldn't even consider that of course!

    The first thing you need to do is make sure the laying area is dark - it's good to do this for two reasons - firstly, hens like to lay eggs in dark, private areas, and secondly, if they can't see eggs, they can't eat them! If the current nest-box is too light, then try hanging material across the entrance to the nestbox, cut into strips (we used strips of pond-liner!), the hens are quite clever they learn to push past it and lay happily in their new privacy!

    Secondly, collect the eggs if you can as soon as they've layed - then you are removing temptation! :) I know this isn't feasible if you leave for work early, but try and check for eggs when you can every day and take them as soon as possible.

    Thirdly, there's a few things you can do that might help, such as putting in a fake egg (we use a rubber joke egg, but you can get ceramic ones!) - they were originally thought to encourage hens to lay where you want them to (hens like to lay eggs together, so a broody hen would be able to hatch them all), and my thinking is if your egg-eating hen tries to eat a rubber hen, she won't be able to and might start to learn that eggs aren't actually that nice to try and eat! Other thoughts say you should fill an empty egg with mustard, but it's not really proven that this works (hens like the taste of the strangest things!), so I would try adding one or two fake eggs, they won't hurt and might reduce the chances of your hen going for a real egg!

    There are some more tips in the hen care and tips section which might help you too.

    Oh and regarding feeding chickens milk, we haven't done that as we don't have dairy milk in the house, but we have given them soya milk which they seem to like quite a lot! I have heard of some farms giving their chickens feed mixed with milk powder as it fattens them up more with no ill-effects... so I guess you can give your hens milk if they like it, but watch they don't get too fat as it wouldn't be healthy for the animal. (having said that, chickens are quite active all the time so you'd have to give them pints and pints to cause them problems I believe... Ours eat the occasional cream-cake with no ill-effects!)

    Hope this helps, let me know how you get on!

    Cheers

    Neil
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2007 8:14pm (Oct 14th 2007) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hey Jo :-)

    Just wanted to add, sometimes chickens will eat their eggs as a way of getting nutrients - if a chicken isn't get enough grit in their diet then they can subsitute the egg shells for grit. Chickens need grit to digest the food they have eaten in the gizzard. This is more likely to occur if your chickens aren't let out to free range, as free-ranging hens usually dig up their own supply of grit / small stones.

    If the egg eating continues, try adding a small bowl of grit in the chicken's coop / run etc. If they decide not to eat it try scattering it on the ground or mixing it in with their feed.

    As for the milk...I've heard chickens can't eat potato skin due to the salt, but i'm not sure about milk, sorry :P

    Red
    • CommentAuthorjoannec
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2007 9:02pm (Oct 14th 2007)
     
    Hi Neil and Red

    Thank you so much for your help, i went out and brought some oyster shell today and put it into a feeder in there pen. No egg eating today (way hey)

    Another problem though went to the coop first thing his morning and there was an egg in the nest box uneated but the shell was rubbery it was like a clear embrio??????? what on earth is that about, i though chicken lay soft shells that went hard after a few minuted but this was like it for a good hour or so, not very pleasent but at least it was still whole. Do you think this will sort itself now they have oyster shell?

    Regards

    Jo
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2007 7:32am (Oct 15th 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi Jo,

    Soft (or shell-less) eggs can be another indication that your hens don't have enough calcium in their diet as they need this to form the shell on eggs - although most (if not all) layer's pellets feed will have enough calcium in already, it's probably not a bad idea to give them a calcium suplement so if the hens feel the need they can have more.

    Don't beat yourself up over this though - quite often when hens are ending their laying period (or just starting it), they'll lay some odd eggs - strangely shaped, shell-less, even tiny ones!

    I suspect one of your hens is starting to molt or just finished and their body is gearing up for the change.

    By the way - you can still eat it if it's clean and unbroken :)

    Oh and the shell is "put on" last in the chicken, and if a hen gets a shock or is scared during these last few hours of egg creation it can create very pale shells in hens that lay brown eggs! Shells come out hard though, they don't toughen up after they've left the hen.

    Hope this helps! One of the fun things about keeping hens is they never stop surprising you, and there's always something new to learn!

    Neil
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2007 3:15pm (Oct 15th 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We've had our chooks lay soft shelled eggs a few times, mostly Tilly. They were laid because the girls were coming to the end of their laying period...we also had small eggs that had no yolks and oddly shaped eggs, too.

    Tilly once layed a soft shelled egg and then stood on it by accident...she ended up wearing the rubber shell like a slipper until we took it off :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2007 6:58pm (Oct 15th 2007)
     
    I've just read in the Daily Mirror (English newspaper for those who've never heard of it!) that playing them classical music boosts their egg laying. They suggested Classic FM rather than pop music. Ever tried it?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2007 8:23am (Oct 16th 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We used to play the radio in the coop for the girls - one day "Yellow Submarine" came on and they all went wild for it! :)
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2007 4:06am (Oct 17th 2007)
     
    We use to grow little egg shaped gourds and would put some in the nest of broody hens when we would take their freshly laid unfertilized eggs. My only problem was that I got flogged a few times when I robbed the nests.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2007 7:33am (Oct 17th 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hehehe Janice! :) I hear where you're coming from!

    It's not often hens can be intimidating (well, not if you don't have roosters!), but trying to collect eggs from Tilly, when she was full-on broody, feathers fluffed out, tail fanned out, she looked HUGE, and growling in that weird hen "get away from my would-be babies!" way... it made me think twice!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2007 6:40pm (Oct 17th 2007)
     
    Ah Tilly. You go girl. Although you have nothing to fear from Neil - he only ever has your best interests at heart.
    • CommentAuthorAnne
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2007 4:27pm (Oct 31st 2007)
     
    Hi I have just joined, very interesting site thank you. I have had hens in the past but this is the first time my POL chickens have started laying and then apparently stopped. I have had the eight of them for 19 days now and in the first few days got 6 eggs, a great start I thought! Since then nothing. I check the nest boxes several times a day. One friend tells me not to dispair as her new hens have always traken a little time to settle in and start laying but I fear I have one or several egg eaters. I dread the thought of culling as they're lovely and I'm already picking out the different personalities. The new hen house is quite small (a bigger on on the way hopefully this weekend) my 3 ducks will be very happy with the small house, although I may have to have a serious talk with them also as so far no eggs there either. I will try more grit with my hens and make sure the nests are dark. any further advice gratefully received. Thanks.
    Anne
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2007 4:33pm (Oct 31st 2007)
     
    Hello Anne.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2007 5:50pm (Oct 31st 2007)
     
    Hi Anne - WELCOME to hencam! :)

    After the Halloween festivities are over, Neil & Red will likely have more time to talk to you about your hens. As the Hen Keepers they know the most. I, on the other hand, know nothing so all I can say is: welcome!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2007 8:57pm (Oct 31st 2007)
     
    Hi Anne, welcome from me too!

    I hope your hens settle in and start laying for you soon.
    How long have you had ducks? What're they like?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2007 2:03pm (Nov 1st 2007) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi Anne, welcome to the forum :)

    Are there any signs that an egg has been eaten?

    Usually if a hen is eating eggs, there will be traces dotted around the nesting box...for example little bits of smashed shell, yolk splatters on the walls, yolk mixed in with the sawdust etc. Another good indicator is the hens themselves - if they are light colours, then often when they have been egg-eating there will be big patches of dried yolk on their feathers, usually on their chest.

    One thing i will say about chickens that eat eggs: it's not necessary to cull them!! Milly, our gorgeous light sussex hen, is one of the sweetest chickens i know. She also happens to be the best egg-layer! However, she does occasionally eat eggs - not often, maybe a few times a year, so it doesn't really matter.

    Is it possible that your hens have stopped laying for the year? Chickens need 14 hours of sunlight a day to be able to lay eggs, so if you're not getting that much sunlight, then that could be why you have no eggs! Also, if they're moulting they'll stop laying too.

    And, like your friend said, it could just be that your new girls are taking a while to settle in.

    Hope this helps (and makes sense!) - let us know if they start laying again :)

    Red
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2007 7:35pm (Nov 1st 2007)
     
    14 hours of sunlight a day!! Its a surprise any English hens ever manage to lay any eggs!!!! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2007 3:32pm (Nov 2nd 2007)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I know :)

    Especially considering that some breeds of chickens are very poor layers.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 3:15pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I am trying to save this discussion. So seen as though it is called egg eating. I have to say that i eat eggs. And what is everyone elses favourite type of egg. I like boiled egg! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 3:18pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't eat eggs :( Used to love 'em though - fried eggs, yummmmm!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 3:26pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I know you are a vegan but couldn't you eat M,P & T's eggs because you know they are treated very well. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 3:28pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some vegans do eat eggs laid by their own chickens, but i don't which is a shame...i don't know why i don't, i just think that would be cheating. Although i do wear wool :confused:

    D'you like your boiled eggs with runny or hard yolks?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 3:30pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Hard yolks! I call myself a vegetarian but i eat fish.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:09pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow most people like runny yolks! My mum's a hard yolk person too :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:41pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I don't eat anything runny. Except for melted chocolate! lol! Egg doesn't look nice when its runny, thats why i don't like fried egg! :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 5:11pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I'm a carnivore...but I could never eat Sage's eggs as it felt like eating my own grandchildren. Weird or what? There's a vegan in me somewhere...I ATE HER....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...:crazy:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:28pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Your scaring me now CC! :)
    • CommentAuthorjimr1603
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:34pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    A veggi who eats fish is actually a piscatorian, I'm not sure about the spelling. Our chickens were too good at laying eggs. It came as something as a relief when they didn't lay as many. I like mine fried. Especially if it's between slices of fried bread.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:19pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I like boiled eggs with a hard yolk too - well, a tiny bit of runny right in the middle, but only enough to dip one soldier in! Fried eggs are great with chips - I like the bottom of the white to be crispy though. Pete says its a cruel thing to do to an egg - burn the bottom! He always puts loads of fat in the pan - I ask if he's teaching them to swim! If I have a fried egg sarnie it has to be a runny yolk.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 4:24pm (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Mmmm...runny egg and crispy bacon sarnie....mmmmm....:hungry:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 10:12pm (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Mmmm, do one for me too CC, I'll be there ASAP! (Oh, hang on, you can't cook!)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 4:34am (Apr 10th 2008)
     
    Deviled eggs. And hard boiled eggs dipped in a little salt. Or egg salad sandwich. Or, for the month I lived in London - soft boiled egg, sitting in a little egg cup. Sweet.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 4:57pm (Apr 10th 2008)
     
    :shocked:Haven't you got egg cups there, Diane??? That's appalling!!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 5:24pm (Apr 10th 2008)
     
    I have an egg cup. It is like humpty dumpty holding the bit where the egg goes. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 6:45pm (Apr 10th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We had three egg cups made with Penny, Libby and Tilly engraved on the front, so we could put the eggs they'd laid in their individual egg cups :D

    Then for my birthday one year one of my friend's got Milly engraved onto a cup, and said it was a present from Milly, which i thought was dead sweet!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 6:50pm (Apr 10th 2008)
     
    What great presents!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2008 6:54pm (Apr 10th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Can you imagine if Lynn did that for each of her girls?? She'd have cupboards full of egg cups... :D
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2008 7:08am (Apr 12th 2008)
     
    LOL. There are probably 'Mericans with egg cups but the only time I've ever eaten from one was all those great breakfasts in England.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2008 3:03pm (Apr 12th 2008)
     
    Yummmy English breakfast. Without the meat that is.:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2008 6:22pm (Apr 12th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Or with fake meat :wink:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2008 6:52pm (Apr 12th 2008)
     
    Yeah that works too.:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2008 11:02pm (Apr 12th 2008) edited
     
    So how do Americans eat a boiled egg if you don't have an egg cup to put it in?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2008 11:50am (Apr 13th 2008)
     
    Just bite off the top, spit it out and pour the egg down their throats. That's how the cowboys would do it...:)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2008 9:52am (Apr 14th 2008)
     
    I don't know anybody who eats boiled eggs, unless they are hard boiled. Well, maybe its just the people I know around here.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2008 5:44pm (Apr 14th 2008)
     
    What, no runny yolks to dip soldiers in??? Dear God, no wonder we sent you away...:)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2008 6:53pm (Apr 14th 2008)
     
    lol CC!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2008 8:34pm (Apr 14th 2008)
     
    What a backwards country they are!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2008 9:23pm (Apr 14th 2008)
     
    I don't know anyone who eats soft boiled eggs either. I don't like runny yolks.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2008 5:31pm (Apr 15th 2008)
     
    :shocked:I cannot believe what I'm hearing here...a supposedly civilised country where nobody eats runny-yolk eggs with dippy soldiers??? I think we ought to send missionaries...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2008 11:03pm (Apr 15th 2008)
     
    I'm with you CC - its incomprehensible!! (BIG word for 11pm at night!) They really don't know what they're missing - perhaps Jamie Oliver should start a new campaign to get them to eat runny yolk eggs. Hencam could have a nice little sideline exporting egg cups!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 4:10pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I used to love runny yolks *feels normal* :o
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 6:31pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    I might have one for tea. Or a sausage sandwich. I'm hungry now!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:08pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    I'm having pizza for tea!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:08pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    non-meaty I hope? :wink:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:09pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Yes it is a vegetable pizza.
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:18pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    :D Wooo!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:24pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Yummy!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:24pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Luke have u seen my acount picture?
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:25pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    I have now :D
    Is it someone playing the flute?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:27pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Yeah it is Ian Anderson frontman of Jethro Tull!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:27pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Sorry I don't know all the people in the band, I just like their music...
    Ohhhh - I see
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:28pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    You should go and see them. They are really good live.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 7:33pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    Ian Anderson used to live near me... I never tuned his piano, though...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2008 10:44pm (Apr 21st 2008)
     
    I wondered what your picture was - very different!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 12:40pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    Where was that CC. And i don't think he ever has had a piano.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 2:56pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ian Anderson is an annoying kid at my school :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 4:40pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    He had a house called 'Pophleys' at Radnage, near Stokenchurch, Bucks. My ex boyfriend went to mend his washing machine...he had a shooting range in the cellar! There WAS a piano there, but he probably got Steinways or someone to tune it. Or it could have been a bit of set-dressing. I believe he sold the house to one of the Police. The band, not Wazza's lot...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 7:39pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    Ahem...I have an announcement to make;

    :cheer::swingin: LIVIA LAID AN EGG!!!:crazy::clap:
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 7:41pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    wow, congratulations. Will you be eating this egg or keeping it as proof?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 7:47pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    Ever tried blowing an egg to keep the shell?
    Great fun.
    Wonderful thing to do with that egg so it may be preserved.
    Congratulations Livia.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 8:37pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    heehee
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 8:53pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    That's great news!!!! Don't suppose she's sitting on it?!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2008 10:03pm (Apr 22nd 2008)
     
    WAY TO GO LIVIA!!! That's great news, CC. Do you think it may be a fertile egg? Are you going to let her hatch out chicks?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2008 7:51am (Apr 23rd 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Hoots Mon CC. cool
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2008 4:36pm (Apr 23rd 2008)
     
    I hope she isn't sitting on it; it's in a basket on the kitchen 'work'(?) surface...
    I suppose it might be fertile, but it was so weeny only a wren would hatch out of it! I'll let her have a bit more practice before I let her sit.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2008 11:49pm (Apr 23rd 2008)
     
    Wrens are such pretty birds! It could've been a bonsai chicken!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2008 5:58pm (Apr 24th 2008)
     
    Well, I could always put it back...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2008 6:20pm (Apr 24th 2008)
     
    No, I think its her present to you.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2008 6:49pm (Apr 24th 2008)
     
    I've waited patiently for long enough...it may be another six weeks before the next one!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2008 8:25pm (Apr 24th 2008)
     
    Crikey - good job you're not relying on them for breakfast, you'd starve to death!! At least she's produced one and knows what she's doing now. Next one could be a chicklet!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2008 8:57pm (Apr 25th 2008)
     
    Ah, well, there's been a development; Livia may have laid a few other eggs before this one. I found the shell of a Livia egg in the garden this morning...only the egg had obviously been chewed open and eaten. We have a lot of squirrels, and I think an opportunist had seen the egg and decided to supplement his peanut diet!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2008 9:50pm (Apr 25th 2008)
     
    Perhaps Livia decided the poor squiggle was in need of some protein so laid it for him! She's such a generous bird!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2008 5:11pm (Apr 26th 2008)
     
    Also, I found today that the rabbits appear to have laid an egg in their hutch...and there were 2 in the coop. 4 eggs (proof to follow in the form of a pic from Wazza) - almost enough for a (small) omelette!
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2008 8:41pm (Apr 26th 2008)
     
    What ?? I didnt know rabbits laid eggs !!??!!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 5:34am (Apr 27th 2008)
     

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    Vicki of course Rabbits lay eggs.. where do you think their babies (Kittens) come from ?
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 12:02pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Oooooh so rabbits have baby kittens and cats have rabbits oohhhhhhhh now I get it
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 12:47pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Don't be silly. Rabbits have chicks.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 3:31pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Where do bunnies come from then?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 3:53pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Chickens.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 3:58pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    easter eggs ???
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 5:33pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    The pet shop?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 7:41pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Baker's shoppies.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 8:24pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    confuzzled I am
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 8:36pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     

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    Vicki... where do you come from..?

    You came from an egg and thats a fact
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 8:40pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    no I came from a dinosaur in the pond down the road thats where I come fromz
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 8:45pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     

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    Dinosaur OMG is it the Milton Keynes GREEN one

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=Comp003.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/Comp003.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/?action=view&current=WALES0041.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/wayland2770/WALES0041.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 8:46pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    hehe er no its the one in starmount
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2008 10:34pm (Apr 27th 2008)
     
    Blimey, look at those bloodshot eyes. Is it hell up there in MK, is that why they have bloodshot eyes?
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeApr 29th, 2008 4:37pm (Apr 29th 2008)
     
    wazza has a photo for everything.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2008 1:53pm (Apr 30th 2008)
     

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    I do.... and eggs laid by the bunnies are still in my camera.. and will be posted sometime soon