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    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 9:33am (Sep 28th 2013)
    i am getting 12 new chickens soon! i am gettin 4burford brown, 4speckeldys and 4white stars! a restaurant wants the burford eggs so it should be great! will give you another update once i have them!:face-smile:
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 3:12pm (Sep 28th 2013)

    Keeper of the hens

    That sounds very exciting george! I'd never heard of Burdford Browns before, their eggs sound really cool! When are you getting them? :smile:
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 3:35pm (Sep 28th 2013)
    Wow, the brown eggs are amazing; bit like when we used to dye them with onion skins!
    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 4:40pm (Sep 28th 2013)
    not sure where we're getting the burfords from yet :)but we@re getting the others off a nice lady called susan :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 6:35pm (Sep 28th 2013)
    Sounds great, George. I don't think I've ever heard of Burfords before either. You'll have to take lots of pictures of them for us.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2013 5:03pm (Sep 29th 2013)
    we got the girls today! they are abseloutely gorgeous. we got 2black rocks, 2white stars,1skyline, 1araucana cross and 2 abseloutely beautiful gold laced orpington bantams! they are all so happ! :):):)
    • CommentTimeOct 1st, 2013 6:44pm (Oct 1st 2013)

    Keeper of the hens

    How exciting! Have you thought of names for them all yet? :)
    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeOct 18th, 2013 9:35pm (Oct 18th 2013)
    as always, i need some help! :face-smile: the two white stars and the skyline have snotty noses to the point it is running down their beaks and dripping, is there any connection between this and their halt in egg laying? before this, all three were laying but they have all stopped now? would appreciate a diagnosis, and resolution if possible? thanks from george! And to red, the bantams are called mia and gloria, the skyline is scarlett, the black rocks are regan and alyx and the cross is franky after frankenstein (she is an experiment) :face-smile: thanks to all!!!:face-smile:
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2013 2:04pm (Oct 19th 2013)

    Keeper of the hens

    Just like us chickens can suffer from colds - although I've never heard of quite such a runny nose before!!

    Citricidal ( ) is said to be beneficial to chickens and can help them get over a cold, so I would recommend buying some of that and adding a few drops to their water. It's tough to diagnose a hen over the internet though, so if the cold hasn't improved in a few days, as always I recommend a trip to the vet.

    Are you going to separate the ill ones from the rest of your flock?

    I love their names by the way! :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2013 8:48pm (Oct 21st 2013)
    It's best to always quarantine any new chickens you get, from the ones you may already have. The sick ones should be kept separate from the other new ones that don't seem sick. They may have chronic respiratory disease, which comes on when they are stressed by a new home or new chickens being added or any number of things that stress them out. You can get more info by going to google and typing in: "Chronic Respiratory Disease in chickens". I love the names you picked for your new girls too.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeOct 27th, 2013 11:38am (Oct 27th 2013)
    thankfully, they are all well now! and i like their names too!:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2013 4:53pm (Oct 30th 2013)
    I'm glad they are all feeling better, George.:thumbup: