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by Chris Kurzfeld
28 Jul 2013, 08:41
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Fresh Air hens!
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Fresh Air hens!

I have a few runs with coops in that i believe are totally fox proof but the chooks in them get locked in their coop every night - I would never forgive myself if they did get broken in to. Also, come winter you will want them to go away so better they learn now.
by Chris Kurzfeld
28 Jul 2013, 08:37
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: DOH!
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: DOH!

Unfortunately it is beyond repair - would cost more than it cost me in the first place! Not sure i will replace it as i have both an Iphone and Ipad that take good pics and it is simple to just upload them into emails, Facebook etc..... straight from them. No faffing about downloading to the compute...
by Chris Kurzfeld
27 Jul 2013, 09:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Ffairfach auction...
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Ffairfach auction...

When i sold some last time i also did it online - i did get an email confirming my entry. PMd you on the PG forum about the Dottes - hope you aren't taking them!!!!!!
by Chris Kurzfeld
27 Jul 2013, 09:07
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: DOH!
Replies: 2
Views: 966

DOH!

I bought myself a trio of wheaten OEG bantams a while back and when my bantam Dotte went broody i put some of their eggs under her. 5 of the 6 hatched but to my surprise 2 were black :shock: . They are now 6 weeks old and the 2 black ones are really weird - they are one of each sex, both have flat c...
by Chris Kurzfeld
14 Jul 2013, 13:10
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: hot sun and chckens
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: hot sun and chckens

I have been pinning double sheets over all runs that have no trees or bushes in, also going out and wetting the runs with a hosepipe to cool things down. Ice cubes in their drinkers help too.
by Chris Kurzfeld
13 Jul 2013, 09:47
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: WTH is this thumb-size foetus I found by the eggs?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: WTH is this thumb-size foetus I found by the eggs?!?

Definitely a lash - don't usually see them as the chooks usually eat them YUK :puke:
by Chris Kurzfeld
07 Jul 2013, 08:43
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: breeding wynadottes
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: breeding wynadottes

I am not sure - you are talking to someone who is computer illiterate :grin: . It is possible it is a closed/private group and you will need to be added by a member - are we friends on FB? If so PM me your FB name and i will see if I can add you to the page (I am Chris Chickens Rock Kurzfeld (if we ...
by Chris Kurzfeld
07 Jul 2013, 08:38
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Mysterious Hen Deaths, Please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Mysterious Hen Deaths, Please help!

I have recently lost some chicks to rats, in fact i think it is one rat in particular and it chewed through thick meshing to get at them. We have bait boxes everywhere and live traps (my OH shoots any we catch) plus we have 3 cats and a JRT that all catch them BUT - there is one that evades all atte...
by Chris Kurzfeld
07 Jul 2013, 08:20
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: New babies
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: New babies

The 2 stripey ones look like female Cream Legbars - cuties all of them :grin:
by Chris Kurzfeld
07 Jul 2013, 08:18
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: breeding wynadottes
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: breeding wynadottes

So sorry Kelly :( . Do you go on Facebook? If so there is a Wyandotte UK page on there that has lots of experienced Dotte people as members.
by Chris Kurzfeld
11 Jun 2013, 10:46
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Chief counter surfer.
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

Re: Chief counter surfer.

You have our settee : :lol:
by Chris Kurzfeld
05 Jun 2013, 08:37
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Arghhh Bl00dy Red Mites!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 7527

Re: Arghhh Bl00dy Red Mites!!!

If you want weapons of mass destruction then try Ficam W - it is what I resorted to last year after years of battling them. Did all houses twice last year - 6 to 8 weeks apart and this year there is still no sign of the red devils. I am just about to spray a few of the coops that haven't been used f...
by Chris Kurzfeld
02 Jun 2013, 08:14
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Wheaten OEG bantams - question
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Wheaten OEG bantams - question

About 2 months ago I bought a trio of 2012 hatched wheaten OEG bantams - first time with this breed and love them :grin: - i did have someone with me that knows the breed who said they were nice birds and worth buying. They settled in very well and have laid constantly since i got them so when my Do...
by Chris Kurzfeld
02 Jun 2013, 08:07
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broodys, broodys everywhere!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Broodys, broodys everywhere!!!!!

LOL :grin: - Been quite lucky so far (touching wood now) - my first lot 12 weeks ago produce 3 of each sex Pekins, 2 LF Modern Game pullets, 2 Friesian Fowl Pullets and 3 Friesian Fowl cockerels. My 8 week olds are 3 Pekin Pullets, 3 LF Modern Game cockerels and 5 LF Modern Game Pullets. Third hatch...
by Chris Kurzfeld
01 Jun 2013, 09:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broodys, broodys everywhere!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Broodys, broodys everywhere!!!!!

I've got chicks hatching all over the place and more to come!!!!!! :grin: =D> . Me think I am beyond saving :grin: