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Discussion in 'Poultry Chat' started by ASmolBird, Oct 20, 2018.


  1. ASmolBird

    ASmolBird PetForums Newbie

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    Hello! I'm planning on getting Chickens, namely ex battery hens. I have bought a feeder and water feeder recently. I am still working on getting the coop and other materials. I'm making my deadline March, though I would like to get chickens sooner, but since I do not live alone, an agreement has been made for March.

    I am looking for advice and suggestions. Name suggestions are also awesome.

    My garden is of a decent size. I think it'll suit 3 chickens and no more than that. I have a cat but I am sure she will do fine with the chickens as long as i monitor how both parties do with eachother. Got two books on chicken keeping so I'll be memorizing the rountines listed in both. Even with the books, I'd like to hear about other's experiences with chickens.
     
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  2. Wild With Roxi

    Wild With Roxi PetForums Senior

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    Chickens are absolutely fantastic. They're like feathered dogs :)
    I'm so glad you're rescuing ex-battery chooks, they deserve a good home to live out their days after all they've been through, and you sound like you'll give them that :)

    I have found Chickens to be full of personality, highly intelligent and so funny and adorable to have around. They become attached to you the same way any other pet would, and will become your best friends with time. They can be taught tricks, and how to walk on a harness and lead. They learn what time they get fed at and get super excited. They're just sooooo awesome.

    Diet wise, Pellets work great as a staple. But they also enjoy foods like veggies,dried meal worms, pasta and oats.

    Here's pictures of my two girls, one of which is passed now and the other lives at a family member's house as we don't have enough room fir her to roam and live the best live she could anymore.

    And a tip, some Coops will say suitable for 3 chickens, when they are really not, I always say go for double that, so look for a 6 chicken coop if possible :)

     
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  3. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Hi @ASmolBird :) I can't offer any advice as I don't yet have chickens, but just wanted to say hi as I'm planning on getting some at much the same time as you are :)

    This is one website I've been using for advice: http://longdownfarm.co.uk/farmer-bryans-chicken-site/ The site is run by a farm near me that specialises in all things poultry-related :)

    @Wild With Roxi has also been giving me some good tips! :)

    As for names, I think hens suit old-fashioned names - I'm thinking of naming my girls Hatty, Hetty and Heidi!
     
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  4. Wild With Roxi

    Wild With Roxi PetForums Senior

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    hehe :)
     
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