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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2010, 09:46:45 pm »
Saw it the other night.  Bloody brilliant telly  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2010, 10:02:23 pm »
Never knew that about their eyes. One for eating, other to keep a look out.

Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2010, 11:22:27 pm »
I was amused that they'll hunt and eat rodents.  Who needs a cat when a chicken will do much the same!
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2010, 07:57:23 am »
Never knew that about their eyes. One for eating, other to keep a look out.

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Not sure I believe that.

(It might be described in Rogers and Anson (1979) Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 10(5):679-686, but I can't get the paper here and it doesn't appear to study natural behaviour.)

Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #79 on: July 21, 2010, 11:26:04 pm »
I was amused that they'll hunt and eat rodents.  Who needs a cat when a chicken will do much the same!

A pheasant got into my friends chicken pen last year. They had about twelve of the big brown girls. They ganged up on the pheasant cornered it and killed it. They can be quite vicious things chickens. Mind you not as vicious as the fox that got in in broad daylight past the electric fence and killed the lot a few weeks later.
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2010, 02:47:19 pm »
All of my neighbours' chickens got taken by foxes last week. I did tell them that they shouldn't leave them in a pallett-pen outside at night surrounded by chicken wire that was not dug in, even on a hard old gravel driveway... the foxes dug in through the gravel and probably spent a hour or so coming back and clearing out the lot. A racoon probably got in on the act too - we found a paw print!

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2010, 04:40:57 pm »
All of my neighbours' chickens got taken by foxes last week. I did tell them that they shouldn't leave them in a pallett-pen outside at night surrounded by chicken wire that was not dug in, even on a hard old gravel driveway... the foxes dug in through the gravel and probably spent a hour or so coming back and clearing out the lot. A racoon probably got in on the act too - we found a paw print!

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2010, 11:19:40 am »
If I had got some Chickes sooner I they may have stopped the mice eating all my Strawberrys !.

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2010, 09:10:12 pm »
Anode, Dolce & Gabbana



Have now been joined by

Coco



Chanelle




Anode no longer lays any eggs but is enjoying her retirement in rude health, as the grande dame of my little flock. Dolce is the light sussex, Gabbana the silver sussex (both laying) . Coco and Chanelle are now also laying and you can tell Chanelle has maran in her veins as her eggs are a rather lovely deep brown.

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« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2010, 11:35:35 pm »

Arrived today
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2010, 06:16:42 am »
If I had got some Chickes sooner I they may have stopped the mice eating all my Strawberrys !.

 :'(

Then the chickens would have eaten them. My five *adore* strawberries. And pear. And peach. And nectarine...

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2010, 06:56:34 pm »
Another one arrived today

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2010, 02:38:01 pm »
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2010, 04:42:59 pm »


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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2010, 03:01:49 pm »
A bit older but still roosting under mum's wing at night.
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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #90 on: October 02, 2010, 09:02:13 pm »
Really starting to turn cockrelly..

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Re: Gratuitous chicken pictures
« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2010, 10:59:19 am »
Brown hen was not very happy getting her photo taken this morning.