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    • CommentAuthorTimbronze
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 4:57pm (May 8th 2009) edited
     
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 6:11pm (May 8th 2009)
     
    Can someone turn that into a link for the techno-pillocks amonst us, please? All right, for ME then...:D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 6:32pm (May 8th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    SkyNews article

    Little rescue

    Dad I want some, I seriously think we could and should adopt two!! I told you i wanted a new and different coop, one that would allow us to split it in to two if needed. Well, this would be a perfect time for a coop like that. Let's do it. I finish uni for the summer on the 12th June or something, i'll have a whole summer to settle them down. We can buy the new coop before then and I can come home one weekend whilst we put the chucks in the new coop.

    All we gotta do now is persuade mum :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 7:50pm (May 8th 2009)
     
    I read about this on sky news and just the picture of the poor wee birds set me off sobbing. I passed the link on to my son they have loads of space and hopefully he will get some. Please talk your Mum into having some Red. Unfortunatly I can not have any more, But will try to get people to have some.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 8:42pm (May 8th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Red
    Dad I want some, I seriously think we could and should adopt two!!
    All we gotta do now is persuade mum

    Do you know, I reckon my pooter's playing up - it completely missed out the reply fromNeil saying'Ooo yes wot a splendid idea darling...':D
    O, I wish I could take a couple...:(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2009 1:28am (May 11th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: nanny north Please talk your Mum into having some Red.

    Not likely, my mum and dad are like brick walls, I'll never get around them :P
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2009 10:20pm (May 28th 2009)
     
    Crying again..
    Got to help havent i..
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2009 10:29pm (May 28th 2009)
     
    Stop looking as you are making your self worse and will upset the baby then neither of you will want to sleep tonight. Wait until you have baby, give yourself a few months and then reconsider having more hens you will be stronger then. You will have plenty to do with new baby and the rest of your family and the pets you already have. Don't put more pressure on yourself or you will be so exhausted you wont enjoy anything.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 2:35pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    What a day i had yesterday, cryed over everything. I will wait, But i have a friend who has just had a chicken pen build, but her hubby just lost his job, she cant afford to pay for her hens now. are Battery hens are free??
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 3:34pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    I think you make a donation for them best thing to do is give her the info and let her decide. Then you don't have to look again. You know what it is all about now so please don't keep torturing yourself. It isn't good for you and the family if you keep weeping all the time. Be happy and know that other people are aware of the poor hens plight so many will be rescued do your bit as Neil suggested by spreading the word. Enjoy the animals and family you have at the moment, you are lucky as you have more than a lot of people would even dream of.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 4:19pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    I have more than i though id have, I dont have much, but what i do have ive got myself..
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 4:30pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    thats the best way to get things I think you appreciate them more.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 4:48pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    Not saying i wouldnt like to win the lotto....
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 5:57pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    Sorry cherub, it's MY turn this week...:D
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 10:35pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    No, i got 5numbers 2weeks ago....





    2 on one ticket..
    3 on another... I did win a tenner...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 30th, 2009 4:10pm (May 30th 2009)
     
    Better than nothing. Well, I have EXCELLENT news for you, cherub; I forgot to buy a ticket today and it's so HORRIBLE and hot I simply cannot drag my sorry carcass down the path to get one. So fill yer boots, girl! :D
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2009 4:09pm (May 31st 2009)
     
    I didnt get one, Im not going to look what numbers they where, coz i use the same numbers..
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2009 7:53pm (May 31st 2009)
     
    Ah, but you WILL look.
    You'll not be able to resist...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2009 9:45pm (May 31st 2009)
     
    bit like me with chocolate can not have just one piece whoops now it is all gone !!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2009 4:41pm (Jun 1st 2009)
     
    It's the hot weather, NN; it evaporates, you know...:weather_hot:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2009 4:44pm (Jun 1st 2009)
     
    yes it sure does before you can even share it as well
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2009 6:32pm (Jun 1st 2009)
     
    Nope still havent looked, thought some1 would put them on here.... thanks for not..lol
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 1st, 2009 7:45pm (Jun 1st 2009) edited
     
    ohhh Sara we are not that bad, plus I dont think any one thought of it but seeings as how you have mentioned it.................who knows
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd, 2009 3:53pm (Jun 2nd 2009)
     
    3,7,21,9,4,12 and 9,865,876,275...:rolling:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 12:34am (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    I just knew you would CC ha ha
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 3:35pm (Jun 3rd 2009) edited
     
    Couldn't resist it....no, it would've been mean to post the real ones. But slightly amusing...:devil:
    Also, it might have caused Our Dennis to put in an early appearance...:shocked:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 4:13pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    you are a bad girl CC.... maybe thats why I like you ha ha
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 1:48pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Found this interesting little article and thought I would share it with you all.....

    Woolly jumpers knitted for 1,500 chickens

    A Norfolk woman has had woolly jumpers knitted for 1,500 balding rescued former battery hens.
    Jo Eglen, 29, who runs the Little Hen Rescue Centre in Norwich, has rescued and re-homed a total of 5,750 battery hens.
    But many had lost their plumage so Mrs Eglen turned to her local community asking for people willing to knit jumpers for the bedraggled birds.
    The teaching assistant, a mother-of-two, began rescuing battery hens after a visit to a local farm, reports the Daily Telegraph.
    She said: "Some battery farms have up to 10,000 hens of the same age. But when the birds stop or start to slow laying they are sent to the slaughterhouse - not to be used as meat, but just to be culled.
    "We know that once they're out of the farms they start laying good eggs again. They get quite thin and bald because of the stress and heat. About 60% of the hens that come through are bald.
    "We have patterns on our website that are straight-forward and simple. We've had 1,500 jumpers come through in just the past two months."
    Mrs Eglen set up the Little Hen Rescue Centre with another volunteer David Doy, after being given free use of land by a local farmer.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 2:19pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Yes and when i asked my Nanna to knit me some jumpers for my hens for in the winter, she said i was daft. i didnt think that was daft. so im going to save my baby jumpers and make them into chicken jumper for winter.
    CC i really thought id missed out on wining a tenner there...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:46pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Ha! You mean I actually guessed some of your numbers??? I must be telescopic...:D
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:53pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    ha ha ha you need to be to tune painos dont you CC.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:03pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Yes, specially the tall ones!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:32pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    yes you got a few. not telling u which ones, u might copy. them id have to share..
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:39pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    I don't do it often, but when I do I stick to my own ones...and maybe a Lucky Dip too. Makes no difference - I still don't win!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:42pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    IVe won a couple tenners.
    The 1st ever lotto, my hubby got the 1st 5numbers, he was sweating.. lol..
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:51pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Ist ever lottery, my Eric got ALL SIX NUMBERS. On 3 different lines...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:52pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    No way..
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:55pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    O yes...he wasn't v. pleased. I think it was going to be like the old joke: 'Pack yer bags, woman, all six numbers have come up!'
    'Great! Where are we going?'
    'We???'
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 6:09pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    lol...
    What would you do if you won a coulpe mill. hhmm
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 12:15am (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    You'd have to give it away, woudn't you? I mean, you think of a few things and then...you'd end up giving it away!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 3:28am (Jun 5th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I might share out a bit of it, but use / save most of it to go towards my dream: my animal sanctuary! Never happen, but I can dream right? :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 9:51am (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    just think each hen could have its own cam with that sort of money they could be gold plated ones as well ha ha
    I just spotted that we have twenty three guests this morning all at the same time thats the most I have ever seen, it is usually only one or two.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 9:31pm (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    Red i too would do the same..

    Nn they where all my friends the guests..lol
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 9:45pm (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    The guests are the people who look in at us all and read what we have written but dont join in. If you look at the left hand side at the top there is a box that says who is on line, At the moment it says Vicki, Nanny North and Sara. if any one is having a look at us it will have one guest or two guests all depending on how many there are . There are no guests at the mo. I would not really call them our friends as we don't know who they are.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2009 5:42pm (Jun 6th 2009)
     
    Spys.. why not say hello, Its good to talk..
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 6th, 2009 7:08pm (Jun 6th 2009)
     
    No I don't think of them as spies, I was a guest for a short time before I joined. A lot of people are real interested but do not want to commit themselves thats all.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 2:48pm (Jun 7th 2009)
     
    Maybe they think you have to have chickens to join?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 3:58pm (Jun 7th 2009)
     
    not if they read the posts properly as we are always saying if we have hens or not when someone new joins
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 6:29pm (Jun 7th 2009)
     
    cool. Im going to get more people from Northampton to join..
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 6:50pm (Jun 7th 2009)
     
    But it doesn't say in the blurb at the beginning that hens are non-essentials.

    I think I should rephrase that!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2009 6:52pm (Jun 7th 2009)
     
    Ha ha a cool mistake there Ollie, but I am sure most of us will know what you mean