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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 12:09pm (Feb 18th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Poland are trying to delay the ban on cruel battery hen cages, which is due to be introduced on the 1st Jan 2012.

    What's worse is that DEFRA want to weaken this ban, to allow battery eggs to be still produced and sold within the country of origin.

    That's not a ban!

    Please take a moment to sign the petition which is hosted on Compassion in World Farming site.

    http://www.chickenout.tv/polandban

    Ta!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 12:49pm (Feb 18th 2010)
     
    Done it....... thanks for the info Neil
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 6:43pm (Feb 18th 2010)
     
    Done Neil thank you :smile:
    • CommentAuthorStuart
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 6:49pm (Feb 18th 2010)
     
    I'm one of the 168648.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2010 9:14pm (Feb 18th 2010)
     
    I had an e-mail from them telling me about this so I think I am too Stuart. I probably joined after a previous post from Red or Neil. Have done this too and will forward to some friends to see if they'll join in too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 11:16am (Feb 19th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    DEFRA are idiots...
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 4:14pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Yea they are! They wouldn't like it if the chickens grew giant and shoved them in a cage, never mind the battery ones!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 5:03pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Oh Georgie i love your spirit!!!!! you are so right. :smile:
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:12pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    :thumbup1: Thankss!! :D x
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:14pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Posted By: Georgie:)They wouldn't like it if the chickens grew giant and shoved them in a cage, never mind the battery ones!

    God, wouldn't that be splendid?:)
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:16pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Yup it sre would, should be made into a tv channel and we would be able to watch it, Millie would chuckle at that!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:19pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    I'd rather watch that than Big Brother or Sliding About On Ice or any of that stuff...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:27pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Giant hens they could call it Henzilla
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:39pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    :clap: thats a good one NN they could call the channel Henzillas Victory :) x
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:52pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Sounds real cool to me, we could have, big hen house instead of big brother and chicks do the oddest things, what about chooks on ice and a question of corn.
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 7:53pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    and churp factor and coops got talant.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 8:03pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    Ha ha ha ha thats two good ones I can not think of another at the moment
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 8:04pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    The Pecks Factor...
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 8:06pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    :) thats good, and the pecks factor judge: cherpy cole!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 8:11pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    through the pop hole............thats the little door in the big door. not a bum hole just in case you thought my spelling was bad
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 8:13pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    :L I knew what you ment!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 10:02pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    We'd need some soaps - EastHenders or Hennerdale or Chookside
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2010 10:11pm (Feb 19th 2010)
     
    birdloo road :)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 3:25am (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    Home and Away....Coop and Forest

    Mythbusters.....Henbusters

    Getaway....Henaway

    The Sopranos...The Henpranos

    Movies.....
    Gone with the Hen
    Hen Alone
    Hen Wars
    Hentanic
    Lord of the Hens
    Godhen
    Shawshank Redemphen
    Ben-Hen
    One Flew over the Hen's Nest
    Raiders of the Lost Hen
    Rosemarys Baby Hen
    The Hen of Oz
    Forrest Hen
    The Hen on the River Kwai

    seems I must be feeling lots better after that attack of the 'stupids' but it made me laugh!:laugh:
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 12:00pm (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    woww how can uu think of all of them it would take me a week and a half!:cheerleader:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 12:24pm (Feb 20th 2010) edited
     
    Ha ha it is good fun and does you good to have a few daft moments every day, well I get them quite often now I am getting older Ha ha. I thought up a couple more

    Cockeral Dundee
    Chook Norris
    How clean is you hutch?
    Hatch of the day
    Eggciting racing at brands hatch
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 12:47pm (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    The C Word.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 4:49pm (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    Coronations Beak
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 5:16pm (Feb 20th 2010) edited
     
    Ha ha thats a good one CC. How about scratting on ice. Or Ice road cluckers.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 6:25pm (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    :rollonfloorlaughing: :rofl: Ice road cluckers :rollonfloorlaughing:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2010 6:33pm (Feb 20th 2010)
     
    I think we got the same warped sense of humour Lee
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 2:40pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    And some cartoons:

    cluckleberry hound
    Hen and Stimpy
    The Simphens
    Hen 10
    And a real one of course - Chicken Little!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 2:57pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Ha ha well done kate you have come up with some real good ones there. Mind you I don't know what poor Neil will make of his serious thread after we have all put our oars in it.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 2:58pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Kateb ware on earth do you get all this????? :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 2:59pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Ooo, I hadn't noticed which thread it was in to be honest! I did forward the mail on to a few people though so lets slip this in as a reminder to folk to do that!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 3:03pm (Feb 21st 2010) edited
     
    Still funny though kateb :rocking: ware ever it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:06pm (Feb 21st 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    CluckleVision :crazy:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:13pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    :rolling:Heee hee good one Red.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 5:38am (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    You are right folks, we have gone off topic in every thread we are all over the place, Neil will send us to dentention, sorry Neil for being so frivolous on this thread.( she smiles quietly to herself).
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 3:49pm (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    It is great really because that's just how it is when you all have a good chat together. Hopefully he is used to us all now.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 10:39pm (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    Oh Neil is very used to us going off thread. As long as we're not rude and don't spam and don't talk in text speak he's pretty cool about it all. That's why we all love it here!

    (clucklevision! :D )
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 12:44am (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    Off topic??..what is off topic??..have we heard of that here on hencam?..You all are too much..thanks for making me giggle.:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 1:03pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: nanny northHa ha well done kate you have come up with some real good ones there. Mind you I don't know what poor Neil will make of his serious thread after we have all put our oars in it.


    It's ok, I don't think off-topic exists on here, and you never know it might help this thread appear on search engines :-)
    • CommentAuthorGeorgie:)
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 4:29pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    henbob squenpant and as ollie know I LOVE SPONGEBOB :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 9:52pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    My son and his partner do to Georgie, and they're 22 and 18! Caitlyn likes him too but her current favourite is Peppa Pig.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 11:07pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    From the "Chicken Out" team
    Great news!
    Yesterday the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers rejected Poland's attempt to delay the Europe-wide ban on barren battery cages. As a result, the ban is still due to come into force as planned in 2012.

    Thank you to the 10,214 dedicated supporters who lobbied the UK government by sending emails, post cards and letters - once again, you have shown that we can get things done for farm animals when speaking with a united voice
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 11:31pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Was just about to post the same Ollie ;)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 12:09am (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    yyeeaahhh that is great news Ollie and everyone.

    Now don't get me started on the illegal whaling that Japan persists in carrying out. We see a lot about it in the media here as it's done in our waters far too often. Our gov has made plans to take them to international court if they dont stop by deadline.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 6:53pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    Thanks for letting us know Ollie, it is good to know that we all managed it pulling together.
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 7:15pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    I'm so happy that your campaign worked and the cages will be banned by 2012. Way to go!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 8:46pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    I hope your government succeed with that one TM - whaling is awful and so unnecessary.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 8:49pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    I got my email from the chicken peole too- brill......
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 8:52pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    Yes, just read mine too. Good news!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 2:32pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Got mine this morning as well they must make the wires red hot sending all those Ha ha.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 8:46pm (Mar 1st 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Just shows what we can achieve when everyone pulls together!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 8:49pm (Mar 1st 2010)
     
    Your so right Neil. Makes you feel like the system might actually work occasionally.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2010 7:34pm (Mar 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We signed some post cards to stop whaling today after an aquarium walk-through at Alton Towers...
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2010 8:18pm (Mar 23rd 2010)
     
    Excellent Red There really is no need for Whaling at all!!!!!!!!!
    And i have never been to Alton Towers keep talking about it though!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2010 5:19pm (Mar 24th 2010)
     
    I can't believe the idiots are still whaling. Pillocks. :(
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2010 1:06am (Mar 25th 2010)
     
    I agree, what is wrong with them? It is actually so unnecessary too.:cursing:
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2010 6:46pm (Mar 25th 2010)
     
    Whailing is nasty,
    Ihave found a lady who lives not to far away she helps out at BHWT,im getting 3 battery hens off her 11th April.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2010 7:21pm (Mar 25th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Way cool Sara!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 6:02pm (Mar 26th 2010) edited
     
    Excellent Sara in the next couple of months i will be getting another 4 chickens i am just rearranging the Garden first!!! Can,t Wait don,t forget to get some photos for us to see.
    :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 7:09pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    Lovely! It's so lovely when these poor hens find loving homes.:)
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 7:25pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    Sara that's wonderful!! I'm so glad they will have such a happy home!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 8:33pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    im a bit scared. They have never been outside. They will not of had any love.what if they are nasty.as my girls love a good hug.the lady said that they are just fed on cheap hen pellots.so i'll have to watch there diet, they will be in badshape. She said get 3. I said i wanted2.but she said better get3 as if 1dies then other1 be on her own. So im gettin 3. Been trying to think of 3names4them.one has to be Annie.from the film.she had a poo start in life,then everything was good in the end. [ so any names?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 8:48pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    Sara they will get picked on by the others for a while but it will pass and they will no ware they belong with each other!
    And as for names well what do they mean to you after the loss of Ginger.
    It could be Hope,Buttercup,Freedom,Candy,Gina,Cinnamon,Ethel,
    Its so exciting Sara!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 8:53pm (Mar 26th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sara, don't worry about them not being friendly - it seems with most ex-bats that they are desperate to find as much love and affection as they possibly can, especially if you befriend them with treats! :tongue:

    Eva, for example, adopted me as her 'mummy' three days after we found her. The first day when we caught her, she was screaming and terrified of all human contact. By the third day she was asleep on my leg and following me about everywhere. She even let me pick her up, cuddle and kiss her. Milly was insanely jealous!

    They probably will be in quite poor condition, so a little extra love is needed, especially when you first get them. Another thing, they won't know what treats are, so will need to be introduced to them slowly and you might need to show them how to eat the treats. Eva didn't know what a tomato was, and it wasn't until i ripped it into tiny shreds and dropped it in front of her repeatedly that she tried some :bigsmile:

    I'm sure you will love them, and pics will be very much appreciated!

    I like the name Annie too, if i think of any more i'll be sure to share.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 10:48pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    tomato! Mine dont eat them! Yes a small treat every now n again. How do i show them how to eat them.my hubby said it will be them pickin on mine.As they are from the geto! Can wait. Im goin to keep them away from mine for about a week.Then i'll just open their cage.they can come out if they want.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 10:52pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    I'd say its more like they've escaped from a prisoner of war camp than coming from the ghetto!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 11:01pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    o its just so sad.i just wish i could do more to help. If i see any1 buying cheap eggs. I ask why. I should offer to give them some of mine for free.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2010 11:08pm (Mar 26th 2010)
     
    A woman brings eggs in to work to sell. She tells people they're from her neighbours chickens. She lives next door to a battery farm. I keep telling people but they'd rather have cheap eggs. I'd rather pay an extra few pence and buy something more ethical.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2010 7:33am (Mar 27th 2010)
     
    Hear hear Kate, we buy free range non cage organic fed hen eggs, haven't bought the other sort for years. I am still thinking about us getting some hens at some stage.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2010 2:49pm (Mar 27th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    When the ex-bats have gotten to know you a little and are calm around you, just rip any treats up into little pieces and drop them repeatedly in front of them. Or you can mix them up with their pellets.

    Eva was never aggressive towards anyone or anything. Milly was absolutely horrible to her (only time I ever got cross with Mills!), but Eva was the softest lump ever!

    Posted By: KatebA woman brings eggs in to work to sell. She tells people they're from her neighbours chickens. She lives next door to a battery farm. I keep telling people but they'd rather have cheap eggs. I'd rather pay an extra few pence and buy something more ethical.

    That's horrible!!!
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2010 11:29pm (Mar 27th 2010)
     
    kate name n shame her!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2010 8:18pm (Mar 28th 2010)
     
    She's a manager and I need my job so can't do that Sara!! She doesn't tell people that they're something they're not, just omits that information.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 11th, 2010 10:37pm (Apr 11th 2010)
     
    ok hunnie,xx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 10:18pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    I couldn't remembered where I'd posted this so thanks Sara - I have a sort of update today.

    We've had a move around at work so that our secretary can sit with us. She said today that she had forgotten to get her eggs from 'this person', and went on to say they are free range. I said "are you sure?" and she said "yes, they're from her neighbour". When I told her that the neighbour runs a battery farm (or barn eggs) she was horrified as had been led to believe they were pet hens/proper free range etc. She is going to ask to find out for sure and will let me know.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 5:10pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    Good work, Kate! Hopefully word will get round and her 'bargain' eggs wil be shunned.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:58am (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    I wonder how much you can trust someone who can so easily deceive?
    What else could she be saying that manipulates the truth?

    It is the same as a health professional telling me to drink 8 glasses af water daily. That person has obviously not read the research done on this, so makes me doubt other "advice" they may give.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 10:11pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    You know how sometimes you just get that 'feeling' that you don't like someone but don't know why? That explains how I feel about her.

    Advice changes like the weather sadly. I take it all with a pinch of salt (we do still need a bit of salt in our diets even though we're told not to!! LOL!)