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here are some of the current babies.............will add more later

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note..as usual way too many hen babies :(

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New nesting materials......have converted over to using porridge oats.

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Brilliant !!! Go girl Go...

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Very Nice KAZ. What are the benefits of using oats?

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I've used oats before and I found they absorbed the droppings and the other stuff alot better than shavings. I went off the oats because the hen would spend all day throwing it out and making a huge mess.

Nice babies as always kaz.

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Very Nice KAZ. What are the benefits of using oats?

The eggs and babies dont sink in it as easily as the pine shavings. Soft but firm enough to create a good "floor" for them. Easily mouldable into a concave section. Doesnt scatter and fly into the air as easily as shavings. Keeps warmth for the chicks better than anything else I have tried. When chicks begin to pick at things in their nest, its edible. Also bored Mums in the nest can nibble something not harmful to them.

 

Pearce..........if you go to the deeper nestboxes like Daz makes then nothing gets thrown out...too deep and too many trips for the Mums to bother throwing stuff out of the nestbox.

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I will be getting some nest boxes from Daz so it will be good.

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More photos....

Fledged babies...........

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Nests

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good babys kaz

 

good pied hen

The pied is a scatty thing, she screams and burrows when I look in the nestbox. :D

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A few of my hens do that too Kaz. One bites and does not let go. She is not intimidated in the slightest. She stands her ground more than any bird I've ever seen. I've come away second best a few times with that hen.

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Gorgeous bubs :lol:

If you have an excess of hens i have space over here :D - lots of hens are awesome! you will never get too many :)

I like oats as nesting material. i have been told they are no good for eggs, but are great when the chicks come.

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how do they compare cost wise?

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how do they compare cost wise?
Not cheap. A kilo plain brand pack does about 4-5 nestboxes at around $1.46 per pack. I am currently negotiating a price for a 25 kilo sack from Quaker oats as you can buy the lower grade that isnt sold for breakfast eating.
I like oats as nesting material. i have been told they are no good for eggs
What was the reason ?

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nice to see your babies again Kaz, as aways they are so adorable and healthy looking :D

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okay... i want... let me see... ALL OF THEM! haha

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Cute babies Kaz I love the yellow faced blue fledgling, he's beautifull

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excellent pictures Kaz. Are all the babies in the nest with the mother opalines?

Very nice.

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excellent pictures Kaz. Are all the babies in the nest with the mother opalines?

Very nice.

No...not all of them...a couple of hers are in another nestbox and some of the ones in her nestbox are fosters. The pied in the other nest is hers too.

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very nice kaz this going to be lovley when adult

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Little pied chick looks good in the nest, are you still breeding many Rec pieds?

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Little pied chick looks good in the nest, are you still breeding many Rec pieds?

 

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I have some recessives breeding but have more cocks than hens and waiting for some recessive hens and splits to grow up to breeding age.

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