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by Hen-Gen
14 May 2017, 10:53
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Newcomers!
Replies: 9
Views: 2682

Newcomers!

Well, I've returned :grin:
Come on you lot, join me, the waters lovely!
by Hen-Gen
08 Jun 2015, 10:12
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Layers sample bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 8946

Re: Layers sample bags?

Nest boxes need to be dark both to attract the hens to lay in them and to prevent egg eating. Try pinning black bin bags to the tops of the boxes and hanging half way down the fronts. The hens will be able to push their way in but it will make the interior of the boxes darker. It worked for me on th...
by Hen-Gen
25 May 2015, 10:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken Bully
Replies: 16
Views: 12345

Re: Chicken Bully

I've come to the conclusion that human etiquette has evolved and left me behind in my own private ecosystem. How many times have I had the following conversation in my house:- Guests mobile rings - 'Do you mind if I get this? Me - 'Yes, I do actually' Sent my 13 yo god-daughter £50 for her birthday ...
by Hen-Gen
16 May 2015, 23:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken Bully
Replies: 16
Views: 12345

Re: Chicken Bully

Sorry to hear that you are having this experience. It is, unfortunately, a common event. The underlying cause is that chickens have quite well developed flock hierarchies and newcomers do represent a threat. In the late Autumn and Winter hens can be mixed and matched with few problems. However in th...
by Hen-Gen
06 May 2015, 09:57
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: FOR SALE (is it OK to post this?)
Replies: 13
Views: 5388

Re: FOR SALE (is it OK to post this?)

MamaOwl wrote:Hello Brade,

You are at liberty to close your account in your UCP whenever you feel.

Admin
Commendable restraint! :grin: :grin: :grin:
by Hen-Gen
14 Apr 2015, 09:52
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Poultry saddles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Poultry saddles?

.......... It's the advanced, Blue Peter master class in poultry accoutrements. Or you could just buy one and go for a drink! :grin: :grin: :grin:
by Hen-Gen
05 Apr 2015, 08:51
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Rhodebar Genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 6933

Re: Rhodebar Genetics

Your explanation is correct. The other boy would throw RIR pullets as well as Rhodebars.
Your over all project sounds a good one. It has been my observation over the years that many breeds are inbred and substandard. A bit of judicious outcrossing would work wonders.
by Hen-Gen
04 Apr 2015, 15:07
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Garvo Alphamix
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: Garvo Alphamix

Just googled this product for adult hens and discovered that apart from costing £19.95 for 12.5kg it contains dried lobster. What planet?
by Hen-Gen
04 Apr 2015, 14:52
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Garvo Alphamix
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: Garvo Alphamix

I've never seen this stuff in the flesh. If you could put some in a dish and post a close up pic that would be great.
by Hen-Gen
04 Apr 2015, 13:53
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Preparations for christmas begins
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Preparations for christmas begins

Apart from which ............................... up here where Grey Lag Geese are available for the taking .............! :grin:
(though we do have one or two turkeys of the non feathered variety).
by Hen-Gen
04 Apr 2015, 13:02
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Rhodebar Genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 6933

Re: Rhodebar Genetics

Good to see you here, FF. it seems the popularity of forums is in decline as Facebook marches onward! The expectation from a Rhodebar Cock x RIR Hens mating is that all the pullets should be true breeding Rhodebars and all the cockerels should be impure (single copy of the barring gene) Rhodebars. I...
by Hen-Gen
03 Apr 2015, 08:16
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cockerel bullying one hen!
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Re: Cockerel bullying one hen!

Have to admit that this is outwith my experience. Normally cocks are very accepting of any hen. Only two possible explanations spring to mind:- 1) He senses that she has some defect that would render her disadvantageous as a potential breeder. Birds are often ruthless in their persecution of those w...
by Hen-Gen
25 Mar 2015, 16:13
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: That's better!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

Re: That's better!!

Oh I so miss open air swimming in the winter. Our local outdoor pool re-opened on Saturday and 0630 this morning I admired the frost covered hills of this Derbyshire Valley from warm and steamy waters. Bliss. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful facility http://www.hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk/...
by Hen-Gen
21 Mar 2015, 11:11
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: MAjOR COMPLAINT about the site
Replies: 6
Views: 2895

Re: MAjOR COMPLAINT about the site

subruss wrote:Why is there no Turkey in the group of animals below the site name. I feel deeply offended and as a minority group demand the same rights as everybody else. :lol: :thumbright:
And a white lamb. They've clearly got some problem with blacks! :grin:
by Hen-Gen
20 Mar 2015, 20:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Conversation about the eclipse with wife
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: Conversation about the eclipse with wife

Excellent. She has her priorities sorted! :grin: