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Keeping Chickens

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:36

Thanks for that, David.  They have layers pellets, but also mixed corn, and I probably give them too much corn (wheat, really).  OK, corn to be rationed from now on.  I'll check their grit tomorrow.  I mix coarser stuff with oyster shell, but I suspect they've picked out all the oyster shell and could do with some more. 

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:27

Or even particular!

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:16
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David, I would love to see a chicken thread here.  In fact one of my chickens laid an egg with a paper thin shell yesterday, I could do with some suggestions as to what to do about it.  Off to work soon now, will look in again later. 

The posts don't seem to be numbered here, you can't reply to a specific message.  Unless I've missed it somewhere, still finding my way round. 

You can do this-point the mouse on the empty spot to the right of the message you want to reply- two icons come up "quote and send" click on quote-then in your reply click on the ''  icon in the bar above next to ABC and magic happens.

Thanks a lot Geoff, this is all new to me.  There's a lot here to play with!  I've seen this "quote" stuff on other message boards.  It's a bit messy looking and takes up a lot of room on the page.  I notice that each message is marked with the date and time it was posted so you could refer to a particuler message that way, possibly?

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:57

Hello, I only have 2 hens at the moment - a Silkie and a Pekin bantam.  They are 5 years old, hardly give me any eggs, and none at all in the winter, but they are lovely characters, and being small they don't destroy my garden when I let them out. 

I wonder has anyone else ever had eggs with very thin shells?  Yesterday one of them laid an egg with a paper thin shell, although today she laid a perfectly normal egg. Could it be a calcium deficiency?  They have grit available, and get out into the garden most days. 

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:05

David, I would love to see a chicken thread here.  In fact one of my chickens laid an egg with a paper thin shell yesterday, I could do with some suggestions as to what to do about it.  Off to work soon now, will look in again later. 

The posts don't seem to be numbered here, you can't reply to a specific message.  Unless I've missed it somewhere, still finding my way round. 

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:32

Hello, I have jumped over here as well.  I didn't post very much on the BBC message boards, used to lurk a lot though!  It's nice to see familiar names.

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