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is it a lot of effort?
One of them got an eye infection so she put lemon juice in her own eye in order to get a prescription for human eye drops to give to her chicken.
unless you're really into that kind of thing it's not worth the vet bills, feed bills, etc etc. You end paying more for your eggs than you would from the shops.
has to wait until rabbit dead. cba tbh.
my friend used to keep them. didn't really seem that difficult.
not sure i can be arsed
they go in their chicken house by themselves, you just have to close the door
or coop if you want to get technical
ok, you have to open the door in the morning and close it at night then.
I just meant you don't have to herd them, they do it by themselves*
chickens in the garage
I heard them and then peeked through the fence to confirm.
Do you think it would be weird to knock and ask if I could buy some eggs?
go for it.
I looked after them when they went on holiday. Just involved putting some feed and water in their run, letting them out during the day if I was in, and shutting their door at night. Got 4 eggs a day for the trouble. Housemate cleaned their hut occasionally, and moved the run around the garden a bit. Never went to the vets in all the time he had them at ours.
fascinating beasts, my neighbours have 4.
Guess you'd have to install some fox-proof fencing and whatnot?
in my experience your housemates deal with it and you just eat the eggs
and they got eaten by a fox...........................................again
No, they arefucking shiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttttt. Stink of shit and are generally shit and so much effort for some eggs
Despite building massive chicken runs with barbed fencing and conreting the foundations so that teh foxes can't dig under, my hippy aunt and uncle (the island dwellers, not the ogdparents) are still getting through a couple of chickens every few months. the foxes always get them in the end. Cruel Critters.
your uncle is shit at fencing is it ?!
Some rabbits had been chewing their wild garlic and then this other bunch of rasbbits came along and one of them was dillydallying at the back of the pack ansd BOOM my uncle shot it derad. tasty stew we got, but not that wee rabboit's fault.
I swear, they have had specialist fencers and excavaotrs in to sort out the coups- they cannot work out where the foxes are getting in or how. There seems ot be a housdini fox in the area. given this I agree with your implied suggetsoin that they should just bin the idea altogether as I odn't think it's fair on the chooky critters.
is always on about getting chickens, it just isn't practical for us though, although we have a big garden the amount of work involved puts me off. And if our neighbours two doors up are anything to go by (their chickens escape all the time onto the road) it would be a right pain in the arse.
but so are the solar panels I want to install on my roof, LoLLLLL.
as the solar panels are actually a great idea (I'm going to generate my own leccie- bleieve it or not glasgow gets enough light for this) but I would NEVER have chickens. So yeah, nice ideas sometimes translate into real life and sometimes they don't
I think you'd be on to a winner.
Cats are more receptive to cuddles.
too much shit for one cat.
Or you're feeding it bad food.
Think she's partying with next doors cats..
Just get a pet fox.
Put newspaper down in their coop and replace it once/twice a week to remove their shite
At night they all huddle together and go to sleep
Sometimes they jump if there's a branch sticking out above their head that they want to peck and it's entertaining to watch because they're shit at jumping and they don't do any acrobatics ever so it's a rarity
If the sun's out they'll sit down in it loving life
(the 0 is an egg)
That's what I want to do.
She made honey for their wedding favours.
saw him Sunday night hanging from the curtain, haven't seen him since, it's dead easy!
Right up until the day you've got to get her across a river in a small boat with a fox and a bag of grain. Then you've got a problem.
Main problem is they attract rats. This has been enough to put me off so far...!