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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 1:35pm (Apr 5th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yep, it's that time of year again! For those of you who are unaware or new(ish) to the site, you might have no idea what I am on about...

    Well, May is INTERNATIONAL LOVE-A-CHICKEN MONTH!!

    Okay so that's not it's official title, but you get the idea...May 4th is International Respect for Chickens day, but the whole of May is supposedly the month where human kind are supposed to show their respect and love for chickens.

    So, I ask you all, devoted Hencam People, what will you be doing to show your respect, love, devotion and all the rest for chickens?

    I'm going to move May forwards a bit because I'll be at uni in May, so I'm going to cook Tilly and Penny a lovely meal this month, and let them roam the garden and have a grand old day instead. In May I'll also go see the chickens in Stafford and take them something too!

    Lyle has decided (with no imput from me) to not eat any chicken for the whole of May, and he's not going to buy any of his own eggs either, although he's not gonna stop eating things with eggs in them. I thought that was very brave, if he manages to do it :wink: :tongue:

    Um...so yeah :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 3:16pm (Apr 5th 2010)
     
    Mine ALWAYS roam the garden, so that wouldn't be a treat for them. Perhaps I'll try to get Eric to stop threatening to drop-kick Onion over the wall when Onion attacks him in the garden...or try to dissuade Onion from attacking Eric.
    Although it is entertaining...:)
    I'll resume glowering at people who buy battery eggs and saying 'disgusting!' in a loud voice.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 6:21pm (Apr 5th 2010) edited
     
    I will be revamping my garden to house more chickens because i love em:heartbounce: and i will save some ex battery hens to go in the new area!!!!:great:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 6:25pm (Apr 5th 2010)
     
    Lovely job...I wish we had room for more...
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 6:37pm (Apr 5th 2010)
     
    CC I wish i could fill my hole garden with them!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2010 8:30pm (Apr 5th 2010)
     
    I'll try to talk my sister in law into getting some chickens. (Does that count?!!!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2010 3:11am (Apr 6th 2010)
     
    No Kate, it's time YOU got some...go on, just a couple of little bantams...he won't even notice one! (Unless he gets mugged by one as he's on the way to his shed...that CAN happen...) !
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2010 10:18pm (Apr 6th 2010)
     
    Sorry CC, I can't hear you (la la la with fingers in my ears!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2010 10:35pm (Apr 6th 2010)
     
    Look into my eyes,into my eyes, not around the eyes, look into my eyes....You will purchase a few bantams and a nice little house for them to live in. When tackled by husband, you will point out that they produce eggs, thereby saving money, and take up less room than motorbikes/ice hockey tackle. Three, two, one, you're back in the room.
    How's the toofache, Kate...? Not making you feel lightheaded at all?:tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2010 8:50pm (Apr 7th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I really want to get a new chicken as part of the May Respect campaign, but i can't, it wouldn't be fair :crying:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2010 8:52pm (Apr 7th 2010)
     
    The toothache seems to have mostly gone. Hubby pointed out last week that when I'm knitting (The Blanket - the return) I pull a funny face, and have realised this week that I grit my teeth so am wondering if that caused it?

    Now, I have a sudden desire to go find a miniture chicken. I wonder why?!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2010 8:58pm (Apr 7th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh god, not another blanket!!!! Are you mad?!?! :tongue:

    Totally unrelated, but I've discovered I have started to clamp my jaw really hard when i sleep (especially through bad dreams) and it sometimes aches when i'm awake now...sort of related, actually, maybe... :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2010 9:23pm (Apr 7th 2010)
     
    *sob* Another blanket! *sob*
    Now, where did I put that gin bottle...?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2010 10:11pm (Apr 7th 2010)
     
    Red said "I really want to get a new chicken as part of the May Respect campaign, but I can't, it wouldn't be fair "

    Now, I would have thought that a new chick would be a big indicator of respect, especially one that needs respect.

    Go for it, I say!
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 5:28am (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    Posted By: ollie in UKNow, I would have thought that a new chick would be a big indicator of respect, especially one that needs respect.

    Go for it, I say!


    I totally agree with Ollie, Red.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 1:08pm (Apr 8th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I really would love a new chick, or ex-bat! The problems are... Tilly and Penny would attack the poor mite a lot! The poor thing would be absolutely battered, haha, and we don't have enough room to get more than one newbie. Then there's the problem that I wouldn't be able to see it much because I'm predominantly at Keele now, and my dad doesn't have time to sit with the chucks like I used to with Milly. So the chick would spend most of her time pining. Lastly, Tilly and Penny are quite old now, and there'd be such a huge age gap...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 1:43pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    Now, now, that's ageism!!!

    How about a chick that Tilly/Penny have hatched themselves?

    or am I talking through my vent?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 1:52pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    But, logically thinking, Tilly and Penny would die before the youngster, yes? And then it'd be left alone, and the whole farce of new introductions would have to start all over again...and my parents wouldn't be too happy at a new chicken either :tongue:

    T&P are sadly too old to hatch out chicks now, it'd be a miracle if they went broody now but I'd certainly put some eggs under them if they did!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 1:55pm (Apr 8th 2010) edited
     
    Red said "then it'd be left alone, and the whole farce of new introductions would have to start all over again.."

    but that is what it's all about. Turn and turn again.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 5:29pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    I could send you some fertilised Frizzle eggs!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 10:49pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    Ooo, CC - are you having more chicks?!!

    I know what you mean Red, its the problem I have with my rats. I only got the twins to keep Molly company and she died 18 months before she was expected!

    Are you staying at Keele for ever or coming home at some point?

    And finally, and most importantly, this is HENCAM - sort of needs a hen to point the cam at. So what are we gonna do when P & T, er you know, 'leave' us?! :confused1:

    (Quick CC, send her those eggs!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2010 11:14pm (Apr 8th 2010)
     
    I've got loads of eggs since Littlebeak AND Livia (and, apparently, the rabbits) are laying now. Say the word and I shall write your name and address on every egg, stamp it and lob it in the postbox, Red...:)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 1:54am (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    Ha ha I keep getting eggs in Daisys kennel CC, They do make me smile as I have seen the hens having a crafty peek about to see if any one is watching them go in there.

    Poor Eric getting attacked by Onion, has Onion always gone for him?

    My girls are spoilt rotten every day, what with their ham or marmite sarnies for elevenses and bean shoots, cottage cheese and lettuce or warm sweet corn for afternoon tea. Then they like a few worms dug for them at lunch time that's if it isnt too wet under foot !!!! Mind you they have bit of a shock comming as Grandad North has almost finished making a picket fence for the veg plot to keep them off there so they will be complaining about that I am sure. hee hee
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 2:14pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    Did you see on tv where the farmer wrote the name of each duck on it's eggs?
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 2:33pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    I could say that I'd stop eating eggs but I only eat maybe 1 or 2 eggs in a whole year so it'd be easy for me to not eat any eggs for the month of May.

    :_pecking:
    What I'd love ot do is to have some chickens in my garden. Maybe I should look inot the cost of it all again and see if i can afford it.

    I also wonder if I'd have to check with the Borough Council to see if I am allowed to keep chickens in my garden..

    It is also National Vegetarian Week from 24th - 30th May.:hiwave:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 5:30pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    DON'T check with the council, Init - tha answer will always be NO whatever you ask. We're BCC too, I never bothered asking and neither did anyone else I know. None of their business anyway!
    Onion has always had it in for Eric, NN. Dunno why. That's why if i ask him to put the chickens away he always asks hopefully 'In pastry??' :\
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 7:29pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebOoo, CC - are you having more chicks?!!

    I know what you mean Red, its the problem I have with my rats. I only got the twins to keep Molly company and she died 18 months before she was expected!

    Are you staying at Keele for ever or coming home at some point?

    And finally, and most importantly, this is HENCAM - sort of needs a hen to point the cam at. So what are we gonna do when P & T, er you know, 'leave' us?!<img src=" title=":confused1:" />

    (Quick CC, send her those eggs!)

    Chickens, like a lot of animals I guess, can be quite difficult to introduce new ones into, as well. It's always horrible to watch.

    I'm really not sure where I'll stay. Eventually want to set up an animal farm / sanctuary that people visit in the long run, so will have chickens again. It's a shame I aren't able to keep chickens at Keele, really, because then it'd be no problem...

    Haha, not sure what's in store for hencam! Think it's something my dad's been fretting about a lot more since Millyhen...me and Lyle have decided to have cams and a forum and stuff on the farm when weve set it up :smile:


    CC, I wish!! Oh, I love frizzles too!! But i reaaaally can't - there'd be nobody to raise the chicks. And we'd have to borrow / buy an incubator again. But thank you so much for the offer :heart:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 7:48pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    Actually, I went out in the garden tonight and couldn't find Littlebeak. I was worried because she was on her own in the hutch. So I stroked her head...she pecked me, told me to bog off and scooched her egg into a different corner. So she's gone broody! I gave her 2 other eggs to look after. Watch this space...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2010 8:59pm (Apr 9th 2010)
     
    Ha ha I like the in pastry comment CC !!! It didn't take Little Beak long to go broody Bless her how exciting I have my fingers crossed.