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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 16 9:21 pm    Post subject: Looking for birds Reply with quote
    

Due to an unfortunate Fox Vending Machine incident, followed by an even more unfortunate Fox Buffet, I am looking for new birds. I am in the midlands, but trundle round the country with alacrity, so fetching them from further afield will probably not be a problem as long as we can be a bit flexible about when. I can't take hatching eggs. Yet.

I am especially looking for a Croad Langshan breeding quartet/trio and large fowl hens as follows: Dorking, Leghorn, Cream Legbar, Arucana, Welsummer, Cuckoo or Copper Marran, Light Sussex, Buff Orpington and White Wyandotte. I would also like some Silkie bantams and a Warren. I'm looking for pretty egg colours in the laying breeds, and the heavier breeds will cross with the Croads to make tasty meat birds. I don't want any other cockerels, because I want to minimise penning them up. I like to see them out, and it makes mowing a faff.

Please don't try and sell me other breeds. It's bad enough as it is!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8646
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 16 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You are clearly spending too much time with Chez... she has exerted a bad influence over you.

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4893
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 16 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
You are clearly spending too much time with Chez... she has exerted a bad influence over you.

She hasn't mentioned rabbits.


Yet.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8646
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 16 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Give her time and she will want emus too.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 16 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'll have y'all know I came back from Chez's with NO BIRDS.

And I'm not one for rabbits. Or rabbit.

I don't think I am in any danger of buying Emus. Guinea pigs, possibly.

This is not getting me any chickens. I got barracked by an 80 year old at knitting group for not bringing proper eggs. There will be no cake for knitting group until I do. If don't sort something soon, I'm going to get lynched.

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35931
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 16 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I will message you. Your proposals were sound

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 16 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Makes a change!

So can no one sell me chickens? Ready cash waiting...

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8646
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 16 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Slippery slope....

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 16 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not yet. I'm poised and ready to slide...

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8646
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 16 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm sure Chez will give you a good shove!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 16 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We're already hatching hatching plans. But I need birds that are in lay, too.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8646
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 16 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hmmm, I'd offer you some hatching eggs if you are not too concerned about breed because my lot produce quite an interesting mix of egg colours.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 16 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have so far resisted an incubator. Even then I went to auction and they had one. It went for a tenner, but it was over before I could get my wits together!

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35931
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 16 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I don't mind hatching some of Shan's for you, too, WW

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15033
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 16 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I could do a few birds that are in lay (I know it's early) anyway, the kitchen is already full of Probably-Marrans.

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