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Chickens

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by halight, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. halight

    halight Busy Member

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    Hi all,

    I just wonted to know if any of you keep chickens? or have in the past?
    Im think of starting it up as a bit of a hobby Pluss i think it would be good for my twin girls when thay are older to have live animals about that give us food eg eggs as we have become very removed in this country from were our fod comes from.
    Any help or advice gratfully recived:up::):up:
     
  2. petethebus

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    yea mate chickens are relatively easy to keep, a nice pen with no draughts and they wiil eat any scraps of veg left over. just be aware that some cockerels will crow very early in the morn.:up:
     
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    always wanted chickens but the dog is a worry:(
     
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    dont worry they wont hurt ur dog.lol:D
     
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    the only problem with keeping chickens mate is sooner or later you will have rats visiting thats why i gave up keeping them mate
     
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    Well at least ill have somthing to shoot at that moves:D
    But yes as you say that will be a problem! And i have thourt about that. But i do also have two cats. That will help with the rat problem. But could make a problem with the chickens
     
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    Yes the rats would put me off and they are quite messy mind you so are teenagers and they answer back :D I should off had chickens.
     
  8. simply james

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    that made me laugh margaret,yes mate it can put them off laying for a bit but a bit of night shooting and the cats will keep them under control
     
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    i was reading a few weeks ago that you can get chicken feed with garlic in it and it makes them smell weird and is suppost to keep the rats away :confused: apparently it makes the eggs taste a bit weird though

    but we used to feed ours out of a tray and not drop food on the floor , just kept ti tidy really and it was rear we seen a rat

    bl**dy dog kept eating them though :(
     
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    lol im not messy just not very organised:D yes chickens would be less stressful:D
     
  11. Margaret13

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    You don't pick up after my daugher she tells me she will do it later but that was back in 2000 :eek:

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    would night shooting keep the teenagers under control too :D
     
  12. hughie

    hughie Posting Addict

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    yes true yeah but it would help if mums stopped nagging:p
     
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    GO TO BED NOW :mad:
     
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    Best place for keeping chickens is in the freezer :D
     
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    Lol nice try :p
     

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