Anyone keep hens/chicks?

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  1. leesey

    leesey Well-Known Member

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    I've just got myself three chicks, who are handfuls but adorable! Been here a week and already grown so much, so they'll definitely be going out to the chicken coop in a couple of weeks providing the weather keeps nice.

    Does anyone share this happy hobby? Would be nice to hear how people get on having poultry with young children as I'm not sure how to get wee one involved in the coming years xx
     
  2. Cersei

    Cersei Well-Known Member

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    My neighbour has a little black chicken she keeps coming to our garden and I think she loves me lol she follows me all the time, I think they're really cute :lol: never had one myself but I love animals so why not. Need to be careful though foxes are everywhere x
     
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    I'm from a farming background so there's always plenty of chickens running around, normally driving the dogs berserk. :)
     
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    We have three chickens, they are funny little characters, each one has their own personality, we get 3 gorgeous eggs off them every morning x

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  5. MrsS143

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    I have 6 atm
    Pekin X bantams

    I hatched all of them bar 1 (the mum - who is incidentally thinking she is a cockerel lately ha)
     
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    HopesDreams Well-Known Member

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    I have Shamo's, Barbu De Watermael, Silkie's, Taiwan's, Bantams. :)
     
  7. Cazza

    Cazza Well-Known Member

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    We have 6 chooks and a cockerel - fantastic little pets for LO!!

    My 17 month old adores the chooks and comes in with us to feed them twice a day, collect the eggs and she's holding the bowl of corn for them now!!

    Our ex batts in particular are very friendly and she can touch them!
     

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    Kloe Well-Known Member

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    I love to have chickens when I get my own place. My granddad has always had chickens. Nothing like fresh eggs.
     
  9. ShirleyR

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    I dont have but I need one.
     
  10. MrsGriff

    MrsGriff Well-Known Member

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    I have 6 chickens atm but sadly I think we are going to have to re-home them. There's just no time in the day anymore to look after them properly and with another baby on the way.....
     
  11. MrsS143

    MrsS143 Well-Known Member

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    Chickens are hardly any work
    Plenty food and water and space to roam and theyre happy
    Collect the eggs often enough
    They take themselves to bed
    They won't hold it against you especially as they have each other for company x
     
  12. mummyjulia

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    I have a phobia, but they do taste nice lol
     

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