August 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm #525785
HAhaha! Looks like they approve of the new roosts! :laugh:
Btw I think it is true that my chicken has been making noises about laying her eggs. Today the other faverolle started making almost exactly the same noise and running around like a stress head. Turns out she was trying to decide where to nest. Once she laid her egg she was fine.
Incidentally I feel like I need to install some toilet music in the backyard. My poor chooks remind me of young ladies in a workplace toilet where they are sitting as quietly as they can in the hope that the others go away and leave them alone so that they can finish their business with no-one hearing a plop or psss. They make quite a big deal out of going to the nest to lay the egg but waiting for the appropriate amount of privacy. Should I give them some light reading? :laugh:August 7, 2012 at 12:10 am #525786
That’s hilarious Jenoka 🙂August 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm #525787
Founda nother duck egg this morning, laid in the mud rather then the laying box I made them. I think they may be sleeping in it, which I don’t mind as they don’t really have anywhere else comfy to sleep at the moment. Also found a pigeon in there area, which I thought I was going to have to try and get out, but it managed to find a hole itself.
Also found that one of the chooks layed on their perch, rather then on the ground. It was quite a morning lolAugust 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm #525788
……don’t you just love that we all have funny chook stories.Gotta love ’em! :laugh: :laugh:
Hope you get your roost finished OK, Jenoka! Quick Miss 11 there I think!! :tup:August 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm #525789
Well I am the proud owner of 2 rhode island red pullets. What age can you tell the sex? They are 4 months old and appear to be girls, but stranger things have happened :whistle:.
The 3 sussex hens have been a bit crappy with them, hopefully just sorting out the pecking order. And Flynn the rooster did some lovely dancing for them 😆
I’ll take some pics later. :tup:August 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm #525790
Congrats Vickie I check mine by saddle and hackle feathers.
From 8-10 weeks girls will have rounded feathers
Boys will have pointed ones.
I got that advise from here 😀
Kristy very clever chook you have :clap:
BW chooks are great fun. So glad I have them.
Miss 11 told master 10 to go out with a stick and do weights
5 chooks each side 😛August 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm #525791
… told you you had a quick miss there!!August 8, 2012 at 1:18 am #525792
I’ve finally worked out how to get pics up :S
The new roost. We finished it this afternoon.
Before the crooks decided it was time to go to bed
The chooks love it but still squish together.
Still training mumma and Margaret to roost.
They were over 12 months old when I got them and have never roosted
Photos taken on phone after dark with flash
Hence the confused chock lookAugust 8, 2012 at 1:18 am #525793
Congrats Vickie, new chooks are always exciting!
Here’s an egg laid by one of our old girls today….August 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm #525794
I’m thinking that is a very small egg BV?
Cleo the duck laid another egg and this time in her laying box, woohoo! SO I took it out and replaced it with a white golf ball. No idea if she will fall for that, but thought it worth a shot!August 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm #525795
BV, did you weigh it?
Had to chase one of the new RIR’s through blackberries last night. She had roosted in the canes. The noise she made when i was trying to catch her was amazing. But she seemed very happy to sit next to her friend in the tank when she got there.August 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm #525796
What a cute little egg! :laugh:
Ouch Vickie, did you come out of the bramble in one piece?August 9, 2012 at 12:43 am #525797
I’m a bad chooka mumma I just got home and it’s snowing
The girls are fed and watered
But I’m not going out for bed time pats tonight.
Our cattle would be up the mountain in the bush but snow
Is settling on the neighbours cows
:dry:August 9, 2012 at 12:58 am #525798
Jenoka, we drove through sleet today, it has been super cold. My 3 year old wasn’t keen on the dog walk this morning. brrrr
Miaowzen. I got one prick in the face, and only one on the hand 🙂 so i was lucky considering holding a torch and grabbing a screaming chook in not easy at the best of times. She was all snuggled up with an ISA brown tonight so that’s good news for both of us 😉August 9, 2012 at 3:39 am #525799
……the dreaded SE QLD August Westerly Winds have arrived tonight :ohmy: ……the chooks on the dome roof won’t get any sleep because the tarp that rests on their backs will be flapping up and down like crazy ……..if it’s still attached!!
Sensible Hugo and the one girl who roosts with him IN the dome should fare a bit better , but it will be very noisy up there tonight.
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