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jimmy mac
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Chickens Reply with quote

I just got my first 4 chickens(ready to lay in 4 weeks)I have them 2 days but they seem to spentd most of their time in the box sitting in the nesting boxs and on the floor of the box.They dont seem to be eating much yet.Is it because they may not be used to being outside.The box i have was purpose built.In my ignorance i am afraid that they will starve.I am feeding them layers pellets only for the 1st month as advised by Martins poultry which is where i bought them.They are isa reds according to them also.Any words of comfort.Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they rescue chickens?

if so it will take time for them to adjust the new environment.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one depressing photograph Belfast.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are not rescue hens but they are starting to come around now.Feeding and drinking but still spending most of their time inside,and im saying come on out and enjoy the weather you will be stuck inside long enough when the rain comes lol.Thats a horrible pic.I have to start eating free range only.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not like the way chickens are kept in cages.

I try to go for organic chicken my self.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my young day chickens were always free range and Nuns were kept in a convent.
Today all nuns are free to go anywhere but chickens are confined.
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