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Introducing the girls

Discussion in 'Poultry Chat' started by NaomiM, Dec 1, 2018.


  1. NaomiM

    NaomiM PetForums VIP

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    I've been a little quiet on here this week - partly because three new additions to the family have been keeping me busy! But since they've been with me a week now and are getting quite settled, I thought I'd better introduce them properly!

    Please excuse the state of my garden in the pic - the rain has barely let up all week, and between that, the chickens' scratching around and my constant tramping backward and forward to the coop, the ground is one big bog. The chooks don't seem to mind too much, though, and are enjoying decimating the grass and gobbling all the worms and caterpillars they can find!

    Peach (named by my 7-year-old son)
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    Rosie (named by my 2-year-old daughter)
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    Dot (named by me on behalf of my 9-month-old daughter)
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    A couple of pics of them all together (though it would be too much to ask to get them all looking at the camera at the same time!)
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  2. AyeIt'sLiv

    AyeIt'sLiv PetForums Junior

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    Very cute! I would suggest if it rains a lot, to get something hard, like some big tiles or sand/smalls rocks to put around and/or in the coop as their feet are sinking into the mud, and with mud comes bacteria and diseases such as coccidiosis. Hope this helped :)
     
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  3. NaomiM

    NaomiM PetForums VIP

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    Thanks :) Yes, I've gathered a load of fallen leaves to use as a temporary measure to help keep their feet a little dryer, and those went into the run today. I'll be looking into more permanent solutions too. They have been vaccinated against coccidiosis so hopefully that's one less thing to worry about!

    In other news, I got my first egg!
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  4. AyeIt'sLiv

    AyeIt'sLiv PetForums Junior

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    Oh my gosh! Congrats!
     
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  5. Kim Watcham

    Kim Watcham KIM N ARCHIE

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    loveley pics thank you for sharing your wonderful chickens with us :):)
     
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