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Introducing...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by wafflycat, 19 Apr 2008.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
  2. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Welcome Wafflychooks!!

    How are they settling in?
     
  3. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Seem fine. Their combs are pinking up: especially Anode's. Not doing a lot of moving about yet - it's all very new to them. Only Cathode has been debeaked and thankfully, only a tiny amount. Feather condition: I saw worse. So hopefully, once they've settled in, they'll perk up quite quickly. Cathode was very vocal in her comments about the sound of next door's tractor..
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    They must be battery hens, right?
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Indeed they are now ex-batts.
     
  6. Ah! Durathread - lasts longer than conventional threads...:biggrin:
    No Maz - I reckon filo chickens... 'many layers'.:ohmy:

    Nice waffly - look forward to the eggstreme close ups.:wacko:
     
  7. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    No more throwing away kitchen scraps!

    We intend to have chooks & ducks when we finally settle the homestead in Ireland!
     
  8. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    What a fab idea! I wonder if I can interest my son in some chickens instead of the guinea pigs he so desperately wants. Do they need much space (not talking about putting them in a battery cage obviously) and what about foxes?

    Yours in suburbia.
     
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Wonderful names. Loving it!!
     
  10. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    My parents both came from farming families and gave me a chicken as a pet when I was a child. My dad just built a pen that was about 10' cube out the back of the house and the hen always seemed happy enough. The only trouble we had was with cats, but the hen liked to peck the hell out of any paw that was pushed into the pen.
     
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me!

    No seriously, the boys have outgrown a playhouse that is a 6' x 6' cube raised by about 18 inches off the ground which I thought I might be able to adapt.
     
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    They look nice, I'll give you a pound each for 'em. PM me if you want rid.
     
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    and I'd be making a profit. But no, Anode & Cathode are here to stay for the rest of their lives, however long or short. :becool:
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    MM garlic and herb stuffing make a fantastic roast.
     
  15. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Great names!