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01/03/2014 at 19:16
I am considering it as a possibility for when we move! A woman at work keeps them and we get eggs from her and B loves them the eggs from her - he would live off them if he could.
01/03/2014 at 19:18
A couple of hitchers do, maybe shout out over there too. I think
Jojo might be one of them?
01/03/2014 at 19:19
My step mum used to. She taught them tricks like to jump onto her hand and stuff.
01/03/2014 at 19:30
I think Margot might?
01/03/2014 at 19:53
I keep chickens. They're ex-battery hens and have such characters. Ours get fed with layers pellets and corn as well as having scraps of veg. They're partial to snails and their own eggs, which is a lovely treat for them. Their run is going to get extended so they don't have to free range as much on our lawn, which has been mullered by them over the autumn and winter (the lawn was shite in the first place). We have had to treat them for red mite which is very common, and worm them, but other than that, they're very easy to keep.
02/03/2014 at 10:40
I'd love to have them but our garden isn't that big. My friend is part of a chicken collective - they keep them on the local allotments and take it in turns to look after them and have the eggs for that week.
Our neighbour did have them and she worried about them making a noise first thing and waking up all the neighbours but it didn't bother us.
The real danger is foxes. I was overhearing a woman who keeps 40 telling about the fox massacre they had on new year's day this year as the fox managed to get in.
09/03/2014 at 19:47
Foxes worried me but I thought cats might be a danger as well?
DS - do they dmaage the lawn then or was the lawn just in a state anyway? Hope that doesn't sound cheeky! Do you worm them twice a year as standard or jsut when you see soemthing?
09/03/2014 at 21:42
My lawn is a pile of poo away, but they've mullered my borders so I'll have to replant those. They will scratch up anything, and have created holes in the lawn for dust baths. I follow the instructions on the side of the worming granules.
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