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    [QUOTE=d.b.asfTallulah(white) Morticia(black) and Maybeline(brown).

    Have you named yours? Have they started laying yet?

    They also love forget-me-nots, they destroyed ours completely.[/QUOTE]

    Haha! Brilliant names, Morticia's really suits her!! They're all gorgeous.

    No, no names yet - I'm waiting for inspiration. They're quite boring chickens really, so I can't think of any good names based on their appearance.

    They haven't started laying yet - the farmer we bought them from says he thinks they're only around 15-18 weeks, and I think they start laying from around 20?? So a few weeks to go yet
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    Haha! Brilliant names, Morticia's really suits her!! They're all gorgeous.

    No, no names yet - I'm waiting for inspiration. They're quite boring chickens really, so I can't think of any good names based on their appearance.

    They haven't started laying yet - the farmer we bought them from says he thinks they're only around 15-18 weeks, and I think they start laying from around 20?? So a few weeks to go yet

    Ours took aaages to start laying, but now we get 3 every day.

    Also, after a few weeks they really started to show different personalities which is very amusing (Tallulah is the bold one, she chases our dog!) maybe once yours start to show their personalities you might get more inspiration.

    Let us know when you've thought of names! (am keeping this as a watched thread, I didn't realise quite so many people on here had chickens)
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    (Original post by francesca88)
    They haven't started laying yet - the farmer we bought them from says he thinks they're only around 15-18 weeks, and I think they start laying from around 20?? So a few weeks to go yet
    Those look great although I wouldn't hold out hope based on what a farmer says, the bloke I bought my quails from said they'd lay by christmas, and they've never laid a single thing, right up until they were stolen last week! Yes really, someone nicked them. Or an incredibly dexterous fox worked out how to undo the catch on their hutch. So long Marilyn and Audrey!

    Still, chickens are amazing pets, have fun! I might get myself some silkies or something now.
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    Those look great although I wouldn't hold out hope based on what a farmer says, the bloke I bought my quails from said they'd lay by christmas, and they've never laid a single thing, right up until they were stolen last week! Yes really, someone nicked them. Or an incredibly dexterous fox worked out how to undo the catch on their hutch. So long Marilyn and Audrey!

    Still, chickens are amazing pets, have fun! I might get myself some silkies or something now.
    Oh dear, were they definitely female?! I'd love to have quails, are they expensive? Although you wouldn't get a decent fried egg sandwich with a quail egg would you :p:

    Sadly, theft of poultry is getting more and more common as it becomes more popular to keep them as 'pets'.

    You should get some silkies - they're gorgeous!
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    (Original post by francesca88)
    Oh dear, were they definitely female?! I'd love to have quails, are they expensive? Although you wouldn't get a decent fried egg sandwich with a quail egg would you :p:

    Sadly, theft of poultry is getting more and more common as it becomes more popular to keep them as 'pets'.

    You should get some silkies - they're gorgeous!
    Nah they were cheap, think I paid a tenner for three. I also bought some really pretty chickens which were black with white spots at the same time, but my sister managed to let them escape in the first week! We still see them wandering around the village

    You can also buy quails eggs (as well as chickens, ducks etc) which will hatch on ebay, search for 'hatching eggs' and it's something like £6-10 for six. Think you'll need an incubating light and whatnot, but wouldn't it be cool hatching your own!

    I was looking at chocolate Indian runner ducks, they kind of stand up tall, I want a flock of those running around!
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    (Original post by GorgeousMatt)
    Nah they were cheap, think I paid a tenner for three. I also bought some really pretty chickens which were black with white spots at the same time, but my sister managed to let them escape in the first week! We still see them wandering around the village

    You can also buy quails eggs (as well as chickens, ducks etc) which will hatch on ebay, search for 'hatching eggs' and it's something like £6-10 for six. Think you'll need an incubating light and whatnot, but wouldn't it be cool hatching your own!

    I was looking at chocolate Indian runner ducks, they kind of stand up tall, I want a flock of those running around!
    Aw, I'm surprised nothing has happened to them! Do you not get many foxes where you live?

    I really wanted to hatch my own eggs, but we have five cats so didn't think having a bunch of chicks running around was a good idea
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    They'd be fine in a hutch or something, I reckon.

    Not many foxes, mainly because everyone around here has completely ignored the hunting legislation. My friend had some guinea fowl wandering around his farm for ages (they just turned up one day) and they never got eaten.
 
 
 
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